“ Like many people in Maine, we were unaccustomed to defending ourselves from allegations of wrongdoing by others. Faced with the threat of civil action, we relied on Mr. Smith for advice. Our meeting with him provided comfort and direction. Whenever we had questions, he was rapidly responsive. Most importantly, his guidance led to an acceptable conclusion that avoided court or overly extended uncertainty. We highly recommend him for his assistance in civil disputes. “
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“ I am incredibly pleased I hired Steve Smith and Jack Baldacci to help with an unscrupulous builder. They went above and beyond to make sure A) the contractor finished the job they were paid to do and B) to prevent them from doing the same thing to anyone in the future. I highly recommend them. “
“ I’ve hired Steve for two cases and I am very pleased with my decision. He fights for his clients and strives for the best outcome. His entire staff is pleasant and wonderful to work with. “
“ I hired Steve for a parental rights case involving my 2 children. He was aggressive but supportive and did not file unnecessary motions that wasted my retainer. I was terrified of court but with his experience, I felt at ease. The process was explained and his staff was great as well. I would hire him again if needed and received a great outcome with an order that works for me and my children. “
Handled my Parental Rights Case with Ease
“ I wish I had retained him sooner, his help has been immeasurable. “
If you have suffered a serious or even debilitating injury due to someone else’s negligence, an experienced Maine personal injury lawyer could make the difference between remaining a victim or being able to move forward with your life. Hiring a personal injury lawyer ensures that the other party will take you seriously. In fact, studies show that leading car insurance companies consider whether a party is represented when determining their initial settlement offer, and offer more initially than they would to an unrepresented party. Having a personal injury attorney also ensures that your rights will be protected, and that you will be able to avoid the many pitfalls to which negligence victims otherwise may be vulnerable.
After you have suffered an injury caused by another party, the first thing that you should do is seek medical attention. This is important for a number of factors, including that it provides documentation of your injury. The medical treatment will also likely cause you to incur costs that can then be used to give you standing to bring a personal injury claim. After you have gotten medical help, the next step is to contact an attorney. Your lawyer will review the facts of your case and walk you through every step of the personal injury process, from filing a claim or a lawsuit to negotiating your settlement or bringing the negligent party or parties to court.
How much your personal injury claim is worth depends on a number of different things. For one, the total amount of your economic expenses will be considered. Economic expenses are all expenses incurred as a result of the injury. For instance, medical expenses, lost wages due to time off of work because of your injury, medication, physical therapy, and any other expenses incurred as a result of the injury can all be counted toward economic damages. Additionally, you can also receive compensation for pain and suffering, intended to compensate you for the physical and emotional damages caused by the accident. Finally, in some cases, punitive damages, intended to punish the negligent party, may also be available. As you can see, there are a number of variables and factors that go into determining the value of your claim. For this reason, the best way to get an accurate idea of how much your claim is worth is to talk to an attorney. It is a good idea to do this as soon as possible, before you start receiving settlement offers that may seem better in theory than they are in practice.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in an accident, our lawyers want to hear from you. We will fight to make sure you get the settlement that you deserve, and the resources you need to move forward with your life. Contact STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers in Maine today to schedule a consultation.
Like many people in Maine, we were unaccustomed to defending ourselves from allegations of wrongdoing by others. Faced with the threat of civil action, we…
Have retained the services of Steve Smith a few times. Very professional, hardworking for the client, straight shooter, for sure no sugar coating with this…
I am incredibly pleased I hired Steve Smith and Jack Baldacci to help with an unscrupulous builder. They went above and beyond to make sure…
I’ve hired Steve for two cases and I am very pleased with my decision. He fights for his clients and strives for the best outcome.…
I hired Steve for a parental rights case involving my 2 children. He was aggressive but supportive and did not file unnecessary motions that wasted…
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