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Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers in Maine

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, let us help you

A catastrophic injury―a severe injury that will require medical care and other support for years or even for an entire lifetime―is 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.

Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation.

For the best results, you need the best Maine catastrophic injury lawyers

Berman & Simmons is widely recognized as the best personal injury lawyers in Maine and among the best in the U.S.

We have obtained several of the largest medical malpractice jury verdicts in Maine history, and many of the largest settlements for our clients. Our attorneys are extremely knowledgeable about medical issues and skilled at proving fault, documenting the extent of your losses, and ensuring that your family receives full compensation. We have recovered $1 billion for our injured clients.

Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation. You pay nothing unless we win by settlement or jury verdict.

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.

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. Damage to the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal can cause permanent changes in sensation, strength, and function of the body below the injury site. Aggressive treatments and rehabilitation allow many people with spinal cord injuries, including paraplegics and quadriplegics, to enjoy a high quality of life that was once considered impossible.

  • Head and brain injury. Catastrophic brain injuries can result from a blow to the head, an object penetrating the skull, or damage to other bodily systems that can impact brain function. Bruising, bleeding, torn tissues and other physical damage to the brain can lead to long term dysfunction.

  • Loss of limbs/amputation. Nearly 200,000 amputations occur each year in the U.S., and roughly half of those are the result of trauma, such as an injury sustained in a car crash, or on the job. Tree care workers, wood products workers, and machine shop workers are among those with dangerous jobs often associated with the loss of limbs. 

  • Eye/ear injury. Injuries to body parts that affect the senses, such as loss of sight or hearing, can be the most life-altering injuries. They require highly specialized intervention and services to help with recovery and adaptation to long term or permanent deficiencies.

  • Blunt force trauma. Just as the name indicates, blunt force trauma is a severe injury to the body or head caused by a blunt instrument used with great force. An example would be a strike to the abdomen with a baseball bat. Sometimes, serious internal damage can occur with blunt force trauma, while the exterior damage appears to be minimal.

  • Burn injury. About 2 million people suffer from burns in the United States each year. Burn injuries are the nation’s third largest cause of accidental death and cause 300,000 serious injuries and 6,000 fatalities each year, according to The University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Burn Center. A burn is any injury to tissues of the body caused by heat, electricity, chemicals or radiation.

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.


Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation and to learn more about your legal rights.

Steven Silin
Attorney Steven Silin discusses a case involving a young girl who was catastrophically injured in a multi-vehicle accident.
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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.