Format: 2017-10

MaineBiz, the leading source in Maine for business news, published an article on Oct. 12, 2017 about the renovation of Berman & Simmons’ headquarters in downtown Lewiston.

The article, by MaineBiz senior writer Laurie Schreiber, highlights our recent renovation, some of our firm's history, and excerpts from her interview with our Managing Director, Craig Bramley. 


Author: Craig Bramley, Esq., Managing Director

More than 100 years after its founding, Berman & Simmons has evolved into a leading statewide law firm, employing the best talent and using the latest tools and technology to represent plaintiffs in personal injury and medical malpractice cases, as well as a wide range of legal disputes.  But despite our growth, the core of our original mission endures: We continue to pursue justice for the hardworking people of Maine, and take on even the toughest opponents that others refuse to face.

In this article, Managing Director Craig Bramley reflects on where we stand as a firm and how we're positioning ourselves for continued success in the future. 


Experiencing a personal injury can be devastating to you and your family. We understand that when you’re seriously injured, you face a combination of medical, financial, and legal challenges. Acting quickly on your personal injury claim will help make the process less stressful, safeguard your interests, and provide peace of mind when you need it most. 

In this article, we address some of the top reasons why it's important to hire a good personal injury lawyer as soon after your accident as possible. Time is of the essence! 

If you’ve been in a serious accident or harmed by someone else’s negligence, Contact Berman & Simmons as soon as possible for a free consultation and to get the process started. 


Author: Taylor Asen, Esq.

A recent study published in JAMA Dermatology showed that an increasing number of medical malpractice cases are related to injuries from cosmetic laser surgery, mostly by "untrained, non-physician operators." The study also revealed that a significant number of doctors offer or supervise cosmetic laser treatments outside the scope of their specialties.

In this article, attorney Taylor Asen provides the regulations for laser surgery practitioners and some safety tips you should consider before getting cosmetic laser skin treatments in Maine.

If you've suffered injuries related to the removal of tattoos, unwanted hair, wrinkles, and other marks due to laser surgery, please contact Berman & Simmons for a free consultation.


Every day, people in Maine are injured through no fault of their own and need to contact a lawyer. They may be overwhelmed by the physical, financial, and emotional impacts of the injury, and the task of speaking with a lawyer can seem daunting and stressful. 

In this article, we talk about common emotions people experience when they contact us, outline our process for determining whether or not you have a case; and answer FAQs about working with a personal injury lawyer.

If you’ve been in a serious accident or harmed by someone else’s negligence, we can help put your mind at ease. Contact Berman & Simmons as soon as possible before critical evidence is lost or becomes unavailable.


Personal injury clients come to Berman & Simmons in a number of different ways. They may be referred by friends, relatives, or other law firms; or they may have searched online and found us through our reputation as “the best plaintiffs' personal injury firm in Maine.”

Our first task is to determine whether or not you have a valid claim. We will need to prove that you suffered a substantial personal injury and the injury was directly caused by the negligence of another party.

This article discusses how to contact us—by phone, online, or in person—after you have been injured. This will get the process started, and then we’ll be in touch for more information or to schedule a free appointment, if needed.


After you are injured in an accident, the other driver and his insurance adjuster may seem concerned and friendly, with the adjuster promising to pay your medical bills. But in the real world, insurance companies are more concerned with their bottom line and staying profitable by denying and lowballing claims.

In this article, we reveal four of the most common tactics used by insurance companies to deny fair compensation to people who have been hurt in accidents.

If you are injured in an accident, don’t be victimized by an insurance company. Contact our experienced team for a free consultation. We understand the insurance system and know how to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.


Taking some basic steps after a serious car accident can make the difference between a legal claim that fails and one that provides fair compensation for you and your family.

This article lists seven detailed steps to take during and after an accident in order to be safe, stay as calm as possible, and preserve your rights if you are injured through someone else’s negligence.

Familiarize yourself with these steps and contact Berman & Simmons in the event of a car crash. We will protect your rights and guide you through the entire process, including dealing with insurance companies and handling all necessary paperwork.


Author: Travis Brennan, Esq.

Suffering a serious personal injury because of another person’s negligence is a life-changing event. In addition to taking care of your health and well-being after a spinal cord or traumatic brain injury, a lost limb, or a complex fracture, it is essential to make sure that your interests and rights are protected and preserved.

Written by Travis Brennan, this article describes five guiding principles to follow if you find yourself in aftermath of serious personal injury caused by another person’s negligence.

No one wants to be injured, let alone forced into a legal process to obtain full and fair compensation for their injuries. But if the unthinkable happens, contact Berman & Simmons for a free consultation.


In the wake of serious injury caused by another person’s negligence, it is natural to feel overwhelmed and confused. Many people experience the same kinds of emotions and questions when trying to decide how to proceed.

This article demystifies the process of hiring a personal injury lawyer. It answers ten of the most frequently asked questions we get about the process, outlines the basic steps of a personal injury lawsuit, and offers suggestions about how you can prepare yourself and get the information you need.

If you have been injured in a vehicle accident and you believe someone else was at fault, contact Berman & Simmons as soon as possible, even before speaking with the other driver’s insurer.


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Berman & Simmons has the experience, expertise, and resources to win your case

Berman & Simmons is the leading personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in Maine. For more than 100 years, our trial attorneys have represented those who have been injured or harmed by the actions of others. These personal injury cases range from car and truck accidents to the most complex litigation involving defective products and malpractice by healthcare providers. We are known as the firm that will stand up and fight for injured Mainers in disputes against big corporations and powerful interests.