Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • Determining If You Have a Personal Injury Case

    Personal Injury clients come to Berman & Simmons in a number of different ways. Many clients are referred to us by other law firms or individual lawyers throughout Maine, New England, or around the country based on our reputation as the best plaintiffs’ personal injury firm in Main and the gold standard in personal injury law.

  • What to Do After a Car Accident

    Taking some basic steps after a car accident can make the difference between a legal claim that fails and one that provides fair compensation. Here are some suggestions to guide you during and after an accident.

  • Serious Personal Injury Cases: Five Guiding Principles to Remember

    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.

  • Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer: FAQs

    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.

  • Determining If You Have a Medical Malpractice Case

    The first thing for us is to determine, of course, is whether or not you have a valid claim. A bad result alone is not enough to establish negligence. This can take days, weeks, or even a period of months for more complex cases.

  • Rollover Accidents in Maine: Common Injuries and Resources

    In Maine and around the nation, rollover accidents are a persistent hazard on the roadways, killing and injuring thousands of people each year. The physical forces in these crashes are violent and extreme, and survivors often suffer serious injuries. This article gives statistical data and information about several common rollover accident injuries, including injuries to the spine, head and neck, and other sites. In addition, it lists support and resources for survivors to explore.

  • Patient Safety News: One third of drugs approved by FDA pose safety risks

    “To win FDA approval, medications must be shown to be safe and effective. But many pivotal clinical trials used for approval involve fewer than 1,000 patients with follow-up of six months or less, according to the study. Safety problems often crop up years later after therapies have been used by much larger numbers of patients.”