Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers in Maine
A catastrophic injury a severe injury that will require medical care and other support for years or even for an entire lifetime one of the most devastating and life-altering experiences that a person and his or her family can face. Catastrophic injuries such as brain and spinal cord injuries often happen without warning.
We understand the unique physical, emotional, and financial challenges that victims of catastrophic injuries in Maine are up against, through no fault of their own. Our brain and spinal cord injury lawyers have represented countless courageous people throughout the state who have gone through similar challenges, and who continue in the fight to improve their quality of life.
Our goal is to make sure injured Mainers receive full financial compensation for their losses, while also providing the highest level of service to them and their families. We are proud of the results we have earned for these clients, and we are proud to be their allies.
Helping in all aspects of your recovery: Financial, physical, and emotional
We never lose sight of what’s at stake for our catastrophically injured clients. There is only one opportunity to build your case and recover a settlement or jury verdict in your favor. No other firm in Maine can commit more experience, expertise and resources to your case than Berman & Simmons. We will do everything in our power to hold the responsible parties accountable and ensure that you receive full and fair compensation for your injury.
While we focus on maximizing your financial recovery, we also serve as a partner for your physical and emotional recovery. Our lawyers and staff members take the time to listen to you, understand your concerns, and come up with helpful solutions. From day one, we will assist you in obtaining any necessary referrals to specialists for medical and mental health care. We can arrange payment or deferral of your debts until your case is resolved.
We will also help you navigate the complex maze of medical insurance and disability programs. With us on your team, you don’t have to travel this road on your own.
No other firm in Maine can match our resources and expertise
To help build and present a winning case, we regularly work with the top medical experts, accident reconstruction specialists, investigators, and other consultants in Maine and nationwide. These efforts can be critical in proving negligence and the extent of your losses, so that you can be fully compensated not just for the short-term, but for your future as well.
We are also the leaders in Maine in the use of state-of-the-art technologies in the courtroom, including anatomical and computer models and dynamic presentation of studies such as MRI and CT scans. We produce professional videos to help us show the true extent of injuries and the impact on you and your family.
This allows us to present complex evidence in a straightforward way that judges, jurors and insurance companies can easily understand. By demonstrating the impact, we put the opposition on their heels, and in a very uncomfortable position as they are trying to deny you compensation.
A Law Firm That Listens
Berman & Simmons is widely recognized as the best personal injury lawyers in Maine and among the best in the U.S., having won many of the largest jury verdicts and settlements ever obtained for injured people in Maine.
Our trial lawyers have won thousands of claims on behalf of those injured in a car accident, and each year we build on that successful track record.
Our attorneys and staff members will take the time to listen to you, work to understand your concerns, and come up with solutions that can make your life better, including obtaining payment for or deferral of your debts until your case is resolved. We help you recover and make sure you receive full compensation for your injuries and loss.
We'll Take Care of the Heavy Lifting
We are experts in a wide range of catastrophic injuries
All catastrophic injuries are accompanied by profound impacts. These are just some of the types of catastrophic injuries that our lawyers have handled.
Spinal cord injury.
Head and brain injury.
Loss of limbs/amputation.
Blunt force trauma.
A Team Approach for Our Clients
Paralysis due to mismanagement of
Catastrophic injuries in a head-on car accident
Wrongful death case involving negligent
Plaintiff Rear Ended by
Delay in diagnosis and treatment of cancer
Significant Head Injury Car Accident
What should I do if I have suffered a spinal cord injury?
The prognosis is different for everyone who experiences a spinal cord injury. Some patients recover fully and within a period of months; others suffer injuries that are likely to be permanent. Individual outcomes are influenced greatly by the timing and quality of medical care, and the support systems (family, community, medical) available to each person.
- Immediate, high quality medical care is essential after a spinal cord injury. Victims should avoid any movement while first responders and doctors oversee your care.
- After your immediate symptoms have been addressed and you are in a stable condition, doctors will work with you and your family to create a detailed plan for your recovery. This may include additional surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and other components.
- Emotional and mental health supports are also essential following a spinal cord injury. Individuals should consider a range of therapies to maintain a positive outlook, as depression and anxiety are common for SCI survivors.
What types of compensation are available to spinal cord injury victims?
There are two types of damages for which you could receive compensation: Economic and non-economic.
Economic damages include damages that can be calculated or fairly estimated, such as past and future medical expenses, lost wages and lost earnings potential. Expert witnesses can testify about how the injury impacted the person’s ability to earn a living in the future. These type of damages are sometimes referred to as “out of pocket” expenses.
Non-economic damages compensate victims for losses that are much harder to assign a specific dollar amount. Pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, the loss of companionship from a loved one, or permanent loss of function or permanent disfigurement are all types of non-economic damages.