Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • Sexual Abuse by Doctors of Medical Institutions

    Few relationships are as deeply personal and sensitive as that between a doctor and patient. We trust physicians and medical institutions not only for their knowledge, expertise, and skill but also for their professionalism, discretion, and ethics. We share our most private information with them and allow them to touch us and engage in physical contact so they can perform […]

  • Sexual Abuse by Coaches of Sports Institutions

    Youth sports provide kids with opportunities to learn about teamwork and perseverance, improve their skills, exercise, and have fun. It may also be the ticket to scholarships, higher education and a professional athletic career for a select few. Unfortunately, youth sports also provide ample opportunities for sexual predators to misuse their positions of authority and trust and engage in horrific […]

  • Sexual Abuse by Clergy of Religious Institutions

    When Faith Turns to Fear and Trust Leads to Tragedy For many people, their church, synagogue, mosque, or other religious community plays a central role in their lives. They turn to their faith leaders for spiritual guidance and comfort. They rely on their houses of worship and the people who work and volunteer there to educate and care for their […]

  • Back Pain After a Car Accident

    Even low-speed collisions between two vehicles can lead to high-impact injuries. The most common injuries from car accidents are those affecting the back and spinal column. While back pain after a car accident is temporary in many cases, it can also be a sign of a more serious, long-lasting, debilitating condition.    Even people who feel “fine” after a car crash […]

  • Minor Car Accident Settlement Amounts: What to Expect

    Many car accidents are catastrophic; collisions cause serious injuries and take lives every day in the United States. But not every crash is so destructive. Many result in minor injuries and vehicle damage rather than years of pain, decreased quality of life, or families left grieving. But even “minor” car accidents can create major challenges and cause significant losses for […]

  • What to Expect Physically After a Car Accident

    Some car accidents cause nothing more than a few dents, chipped paint, and frayed nerves. Other crashes may cause minor aches and pains that quickly resolve with time and some over-the-counter pain killers. But many collisions result in catastrophic injuries or chronic pain that lingers for years. Even drivers or passengers who may feel “fine” after an accident experience delayed […]

  • How Long Should You Be Sore After a Car Accident?

    Soreness and Discomfort May Be Temporary – But Can Also Be Signs of More Serious Injury Most of us aren’t doctors, but all of us know how soreness feels. We may not be able to diagnose a serious injury, but we know when we’re hurt. That distinction between feeling soreness and discomfort and understanding its cause can make it hard […]

  • How Does a Car Accident Settlement Work?

    Your Car Accident Injury Claim Will Probably End in a Settlement. Here’s What You Need to Know. If you seek compensation after suffering injuries and losses in a car accident, there is a good chance that your claim will be resolved through a settlement. Over 90 percent of all personal injury claims and lawsuits, including those involving car crashes, end […]

  • Maine Car Seat Laws

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for the first three decades of an American’s life. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA) reports that child safety seats reduce fatal injuries by 71% for infants under one year of age and by 54% for toddlers one to four […]

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