Maine offers a host of adventurous activities, as well as fun things like museums and shopping for the "indoorsy" among us. Just like any other state, however, it has its fair share of negligence, car accidents and personal injury cases.
Sometimes you don't even know where liability lies. Maybe it was you who was injured, or maybe it was a family member or friend whose life was irrevocably changed. Whatever happened, if you need guidance for your personal injury case, Enjuris has the answers.
This is where you’ll find Maine's laws. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, monetary limits on personal injury cases (which are also known as damage caps), and other important information that you will need.
In Maine, you have six years to bring both personal injury and property damage claims. That means you have a full six years to file your paperwork with the court, not that your case has to be completed in that time frame.
The initial meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free of charge. (Note that other legal specialties, such as intellectual property law or criminal defense law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will receive a third of the eventual reward or settlement, plus whatever office expenses they incurred.
If your case ends up going to trial, the percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't set by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.
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There are lots of issues you can solve without the help of a lawyer, surprisingly enough. If you don't know where to start, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.