Personal Injury

Personal injuries can happen to anyone at any time.  Most of us think of a motor vehicle accident or a slip-and-fall, but there are many more causes: a twisted or broken ankle caused by a rotten step; a hit and run causing internal bleeding; a dog bite leaving permanent scars; misreading a bone scan that would have prevented cancer.  The possibilities are virtually limitless.  Whether you have a claim for products liability, medical malpractice, a car accident or premises liability, we can help you get the results that you deserve.

To prevail in a personal injury claim, you must first show that you have sustained an injury. Second, you must be able to prove that another entity or individual was negligent or did not meet the applicable standard of care under the circumstances.  Third, you must show that this failure to fulfill one’s duty is what caused your injuries.  Fourth, you need to prove that the medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and/or permanent impairment are directly related to the other party’s negligence.

While all four elements must be proven by a preponderance of the evidence, it is often causation that is the sticking point.  Just because someone acted negligently does not necessarily mean that they caused your injuries.  For example, the cause of your injuries could have been from something that happened to you last week or last year.  Many of us suffer from pre-existing injuries.  An insurance company will always try to pin your injuries on someone else or another event, whether it is true or not.  The insurance companies do not care who you are or what you suffered from.  They care about saving money and closing a claim.  We will work diligently with you and your medical providers to show that this incident was the cause of your injuries and that you are entitled to compensation as a result of these injuries.

So what do you do now?  How do you know if you have a claim?  Here at Shankman & Associates, we offer a free telephone consultation to discuss your potential personal injury claim.  We will listen to your story and be up front with you.  If you have a potential claim, one of our attorneys will schedule an appointment to meet with you and discuss how best to pursue your claim.

No one should have to bear the burden of fighting with insurance companies alone.  At Shankman & Associates, we will be with you every step of the way. We will keep you informed as to the status of your case.  We will work closely with you to ensure that you receive the settlement amount that you deserve.

Personal Injury law firm in Topsham

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472 Main Street
Lewiston, Maine 04240


2 Melcher Place
Topsham, Maine 04086


305 Main Street
Yarmouth, Maine 04096


472 Main St
Lewiston, ME 04240


2 Melcher Pl
Topsham ME 04086


305 Main St
Yarmouth, ME 04096,

DISCLAIMER:   This website is not, nor is it intended to be, “legal advice”.  While a great deal of care has been taken to provide accurate, current and unambiguous information, it should not be used as a substitute for the advice of a lawyer.  Contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding a particular issue.