Bangor is the third most populous city in Maine, with approximately 35,000 inhabitants. Boasting a 31-foot statue of the legendary Paul Bunyan, Bangor was once known as the “Lumber Capital of the World.” Some sawmills and federal-style mansions remain in the Broadway region, luring residents and tourists alike. Home to horror novelist Steven King and other notables, Bangor preserves its rich heritage of logging and milling. People come to shop among the 19th century buildings of the West Market Square Historic District and visit Hope Cemetery, one of the nation’s oldest garden cemeteries. For years, the Bangor personal injury attorneys at Peter Thompson & Associates have dedicated themselves to providing the highest quality legal representation to injury victims in Bangor in addition to other cities and towns throughout Maine.
Accidents happen every day in Bangor and surrounding areas. As Maine’s media and transportation center, Bangor is no stranger to traffic accidents and fatalities. In fact, car crashes are the number one cause of injury and death in the United States. But many of these accidents are caused by negligence. Negligence refers to the breach of a legal duty that one party owes to another. Motorists breach a legal duty when they fail to safely operate their cars. If careless driving causes an accident that injures someone, at-fault motorists will be held accountable. They are financially liable for any damages arising out of their negligence. Personal injury law provides a legal recourse for injured victims to recover compensation for their harm. A Maine car accident lawyer can ensure that at-fault parties pay for your car repairs, medical bills, lost income, and other damages caused by the accident.
Like drivers, doctors and other medical providers are also held to a legal duty of care. They breach that duty if they fail to properly diagnose, treat, or operate on patients. Doctors and hospitals often make preventable errors caused by negligence. When this negligence injures the patient, the responsible parties are liable for medical malpractice. Delivery mishaps, for example, can cause severe cognitive dysfunction or permanently impair a child’s motor skills. Failure to follow the proper protocol in operating rooms can likewise lead to chronic infection and open wounds. Medical professionals who prescribe the wrong drug or botch an operation clearly breach the legal standard of care owed to the patient. A Maine medical malpractice attorney will help you present the most persuasive medical malpractice case.
Most construction injuries are caused by faulty equipment, structural support failure, and other preventable accidents. Scaffolds fall when an unsupported landing buckles underneath workers. Equipment failures and electrical shock are also common causes of injury. Construction workers can be maimed in falls or electrocuted by malfunctioning machinery. Engineers and lead contractors have a duty to regularly check the support system and tools used on a jobsite. Manufacturers must also perform multiple safety inspections before placing construction equipment on the market. Because these parties are in the best position to correct defects and prevent injuries, they are liable for any harm caused by their negligence. A Maine construction accident lawyer can help you recover compensation from all negligent parties.
Nursing homes have a duty to provide quality care to their patients – our beloved family and friends. This requires ensuring that each resident receives the proper nutrition, hydration, and medication to safeguard their quality of life. These basic duties are essential to preventing accidents that could seriously injure patients. Lack of food and water, for example, can ruin any chance of recovery and threaten the patient’s survival. Weakened patients tend to fall, further impairing their mobility and lack of appetite. Failure to notice symptoms of overmedication or severe side effects may also cause the patient’s decline. The nursing home has a duty to prevent malnutrition, dehydration, and other mistakes that should not happen when delivering around-the-clock care. This includes helping patients maintain proper hygiene and regularly turning them over to prevent bedsores. Nursing homes that fail to provide for a patient’s basic needs clearly fall below the required standard of care, making them liable for any harm caused by their neglect. A caring Maine nursing home abuse attorney will ensure that you recover compensation for your injury.
If you or someone you love was injured by negligence, the skilled Maine personal injury lawyers at Peter Thompson & Associates can help. We have successfully handled all types of cases involving car accidents, medical malpractice, construction injuries, and nursing home abuse, recovering multi-million dollar awards for clients throughout Maine. Our litigation skills and commitment to service have earned us a reputation for excellence in personal injury law. At Peter Thompson & Associates, we understand that accidents can be traumatic and threaten financial peril to you and your family. That is why we are dedicated to helping you recover the compensation you deserve. Call 800.804.2004 for a free consultation or contact us online today.