Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • 3 Inspiring Advances in Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

    A car accident, sudden fall, or traumatic blow to the spine can fracture or dislocate vertebrae causing significant pain and permanent injury With further advancements in modern medicine and knowledge of these life-altering issues, patients with severe spinal cord injuries are making miraculous recoveries. Here are some examples of the recent advancements in spinal cord injury treatment:

  • What If I Get Hurt By A Driver With Insufficient Insurance (Or None At All!)?

    In Maine, the minimum uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM) coverage is $50,000 per person or $100,000 per accident, which is equal to the minimum mandatory liability coverage. However, if you are seriously injured in a car accident by someone with minimum coverage — or worse yet, no coverage at all — it will be very difficult for you to cover property damage, medical bills, lost wages, and other short term and long term expenses from your crash.In this article, we examine the risks posed by underinsured and uninsured motorists and specific steps you can take to make sure you are protected.If you were seriously injured in a car crash by and underinsured or uninsured driver, contact Berman & Simmons, Maine’s leading personal injury law firm.

  • Stay Safe in New England With These Fall and Winter Driving Tips

    Students going back to school and weather-related driving conditions can create hazards for drivers in New England during the fall and winter months. Unfortunately, hundreds of people are injured and several are killed this time of year in driving accidents that involve cars, trucks, and pedestrians.This article provides some of the driving situations you may encounter during the fall and winter, as well as some simple driving tips to keep in mind to reduce potential vehicle accidents, and protect yourself, your family, and other drivers.If you were in a car crash and were seriously hurt by someone else’s negligence or reckless driving, contact Berman & Simmons, Maine’s leading personal injury law firm.

  • Rear-end Collisions in Maine: Know the Facts and Your Legal Rights

    Rear-end car crashes in Maine are more common than crashes caused by lane departures, moose or deer collisions, and all other types. While these crashes are not usually fatal, they cause hundreds of injuries each year and account for millions of dollars in vehicle damages. In this article we take a look at some statistics, and the hazards posed by rear-end collisions. We explore some ways to keep your family safe, and give you advice on what to do if you’ve been hit from behind by another driver.

  • Weather-Related Car Crashes in Maine

    Drivers in Maine, New Hampshire, and throughout New England understand the weather can change rapidly, making roadways dangerous within a matter of just a few minutes. Rain, snow, fog, and wind can cause weather-related car crashes that range from single-vehicle accidents to chain-reaction pileups.

  • Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer: What to Expect

    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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.