Thank you for all your help on [AW's] case. Without you, nothing would have come from it. We will be sending people your way. We hope that we will not need your help again, but if we do you will be hearing from us.”- J.W., East Machias.
We appreciate everything you have done for us. You made this whole process much easier on [P.C.] and me. Words cannot express our gratitude.”- K.C., Sanford.
Thank you for your efforts and hard work in resolving my case. Your leadership and initiatives were outstanding. I felt truly represented, respected and was treated with honesty and integrity. We are grateful for a positive result and grateful for the excellent teamwork!”- L.D., Portland.
I want to thank you and your staff for all you and they did. The professional and compassionate way my case was handled is greatly appreciated. It was a pleasure to do business with your firm and if the need ever arises I will be back in touch. Thank you again.”- M.H., Bangor.
If you've been seriously injured in an accident or due to medical malpractice, finding the right Maine personal injury lawyer to take on the insurance company and protect your rights and interests can seem overwhelming. With all those TV lawyers out there acting tough, it's hard to know what to believe and who you can trust.
All top-rated guidebooks on how to choose the best personal injury lawyer focus on four important factors you should consider: (1) the lawyer's experience handling personal injury cases and taking cases to trial; (2) the results that the lawyer has obtained for his clients; (3) the lawyer's reputation for trustworthiness and honesty; and (4) overall client satisfaction.Experience and Results
Our reputation was built on two decades of obtaining excellent results for our clients and treating our clients with respect. Attorney Thompson's legal team consists of award-winning attorneys with over 60 years combined experience in personal injury law, as well as expert case managers, paralegals, private investigators, and board-certified physician consultants. Unlike most other firms, we work as a team, bringing together our experience and expertise, and thereby achieving the best possible results for our clients.
And we've proven that this approach works. We have a 98% success rate, several nationally-reported victories and precedent-setting court decisions, as well as over 100 successful jury trials. In 2016 alone, we recovered over $15,000,000 for our clients and were voted, for the 9th year running, "Best Personal Injury Lawyer" in both Portland and Bangor. Our track record and experience earned our firm the U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” and “Best Lawyers in America” ratings.
Individuals and families who have been seriously injured in accidents trust us to handle their cases not only because of our reputation for obtaining excellent results, but also for giving our clients the compassion, respect, and attention they deserve. Our clients have rated our firm 4.9 out of 5 stars for "Quality of Service," "Communication Ability," and "Responsiveness," with 100% stating that they “would recommend” our firm to others. (Click here to see our Client Survey responses.) “To be a good lawyer, you must do more that just fight aggressively for your clients and achieve excellent results; you must also consistently address your clients' needs and concerns in a timely manner and develop relationships based on trust and respect,” Peter Thompson says simply. Our firm and its reputation have been built around this philosophy. At Peter Thompson & Associates, every client matters to us.Making Our Communities Safer
While Peter Thompson & Associates’ recoveries for our clients have been substantial—and have been for over 20 years—we understand that our clients rarely pursue a case solely for monetary gain. We are fully aware that, for many of our clients, holding negligent and careless people and doctors accountable for harm they have done is just as important as getting the compensation they need and deserve. Peter Thompson and his legal team are committed to fighting for accountability and justice. “We are in this fight to make our communities and hospitals safer places for our families and children.”We’re Here to Help
We also understand the stress that is caused by serious injuries and, for that reason, do everything possible to minimize that stress. We know that being injured in an accident can cause serious financial difficulties and, therefore, assist our clients in accessing disability and health insurance benefits and medical payments coverage, among other things.We Believe in Giving Back
Peter Thompson & Associates has been a strong supporter of non-profits such as the Brain Injury Association of Maine, the Disability Rights Maine, and Consumers for Affordable Healthcare. Our attorneys and staff have also invested thousands of hours supporting our communities by volunteering, providing pro bono legal services, serving on non-profit and municipal boards, and coaching kids’ sports teams.Our Maine Personal Injury Lawyers Represent Accident Victims Statewide.
Attorney Thompson and his legal team have successfully represented injured Mainers from almost every town and city throughout the State. Our main offices are in Portland, Bangor, Falmouth, and Camden, but we also have office meeting locations in Kittery, Wells, Sanford, Kennebunk, Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach, South Portland, Portland, Westbrook, Gorham, Falmouth, Yarmouth, Freeport, Brunswick, Bath, Lewiston, Auburn, Gardiner, Augusta, Waterville, Skowhegan, Camden, Rockland, Belfast, Newport, Bangor, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Machias, Calais, Houlton, and Presque Isle. If you don’t live near one of our offices, we’ll come to you. We routinely do home and hospital visits. We strive to make the entire process as easy as possible for you. Almost all of the information we need to put your case together can be obtained over the phone, by mail, or email.Injured while visiting Maine but live out of State?
Peter Thompson & Associates also represents many people who live out-of-state who were injured during a trip to Maine. In the vast majority of cases, we can successfully settle cases for our out-of-state clients without requiring them to return to Maine.If you don’t collect money, you don’t have to pay for our services.
Because the vast majority of our clients cannot afford to hire an attorney, we represent accident and medical malpractice victims on a contingent fee basis, which means we are paid a percentage of what you recover.