Mann Law, a Maine-based personal injury law firm, run by women, is doing things differently. Our attorneys are invested in you, your case, and the process every step of the way. 

At Mann Law, you are not just a number. Not just another case. We don’t refer your case to other attorneys and our commitment to you is unparalleled. Because at Mann Law, we pride ourselves on getting to know you, our client. 

If you are in Portland, Maine, or the Southern Maine area and need professional legal representation, contact us. Mann Law is a top rated, female-led & owned personal injury law firm you can trust. 

Common Personal Injury Cases in Portland

Almost any situation in which someone was injured due to the conduct of another person or company could form the basis of a claim for damages. An injured person should consult a nearby attorney to determine the viability of their claim.

Common personal injury cases include:

Damages in a Personal Injury Claim

Getting hurt in any kind of accident, anywhere, can cause more than just physical pain. You may be unable to work while you recover, leaving you burdened with costly medical bills and other out-of-pocket expenses. The emotional trauma of a severe injury can continue to impact you for years to come. 

If your accident was caused by someone else’s reckless or careless behavior, you have the right to pursue legal action with help from an experienced attorney. A Portland, Maine personal injury lawyer at Mann Law is ready to fight for your best interests and support you throughout your recovery. With Christiana Mann to bio and the Mann Law team by your side, you can focus on healing while we focus on you and your case.  

When is Someone Else “Liable” for Causing a Personal Injury?

While there are a few exceptions, most personal injury lawsuits in Maine are built around the legal theory of negligence. As our personal injury attorneys in Portland, Maine can explain, someone is “negligent” if they fulfill the following criteria:

  1. They had a responsibility to act a certain way to minimize the risk of your injury 
  2. That person “breached” that responsibility by acting in a reckless, careless, and/or illegal way
  3. That person’s breach directly caused an accident that, if not for their irresponsible behavior, likely would not have occurred
  4. You suffered “compensable losses” as a direct result of that accident, including a physical injury requiring professional medical attention

What counts as “negligence” can vary from case to case. For example, property owners do not owe the same responsibility to trespassers as customers or other legal visitors. The Portland, Maine attorneys at Mann Law can explain the legal nuances that apply to your personal injury case in a free consultation. Contact Us Today.

Maine State Laws for Personal Injury Lawsuits in Portland

One important aspect of personal injury litigation in Portland, Maine is the modified comparative fault codified under 14 Maine Revised Statutes §156. This allows courts to reduce the total value of your damage award if you are found partially at fault for causing or worsening your own injuries. 

Additionally, if you are found equally or primarily to blame for an accident compared to all other involved parties combined, you may be unable to get any compensation at all. At Mann Law, our injury attorneys know how to fight allegations of partial fault by insurance companies and defense lawyers to get you the compensation you need. 

Another legal aspect of personal injury cases to bear in mind is the statute of limitations. 14 M.R.S.A §752 gives you six years from the date of your injury to file suit. Contacting a personal injury lawyer at our Portland, Maine office will enable us to begin building your case and collecting evidence as soon as possible. 

Talk to a Portland Personal Injury Attorney About Legal Options

Personal injury litigation is rarely a simple or straightforward process, especially if you try to pursue your claim alone. The case may appear straightforward to you, however, proving fault and getting the compensation you deserve requires significant legal experience. 

At Mann Law, we have nearly 50 years of combined legal experience and a track record of success on both sides of these cases – we have worked for the insurance companies and now we work against them. Our Portland, Maine personal injury lawyers are dedicated to getting you the resources you need to make your best recovery. We are a statewide firm with satellite offices for easy accessibility. Call us today to set up your free consultation and learn how we can support you.