Poland Personal Injury Attorneys Providing Strong Representation for Injured Clients and Their Loved Ones
The city of Poland in Maine is full of historical and natural beauty, and our firm is proud to serve local area residents and offer top-notch personal injury legal representation and services. Whether you are relaxing at Poland Spring Inn & Resort or spending the afternoon hitting a few rounds at Summit Spring Golf Course, we hope you never need to think about what happens after an accident – but if life happens and you need a personal injury lawyer, know that you can count on Gideon Asen LLC. Call us at (207) 766-7761 and we’ll help you get the money you need to get back on your feet.
How Do I Know If I Have a Claim?
Most personal injury claims we handle include a few key elements that make them eligible for compensation. First, you must prove that you were injured and that the injury was a direct result of a preventable accident. This accident, in turn, was caused by a negligent act of an individual or company that owed a duty of care to you and breached said duty of care either unintentionally or willingly. Next, the injury was significant enough to cause you some form of complication or loss, such as inability to work, need for medical care, and expenses related to receiving treatment for the injury.
In other words, if you found yourself in a slip-and-fall accident that caused you to get some bruises because you failed to see the “wet floor” sign, you will have a hard time initiating a valid claim. However, if you slipped and fell and broke a hip bone at a retail store because nobody saw or posted an alert about a slick spot, then you might have a solid case and a justification for seeking compensation. Our firm not only handles slip-and-fall cases but we can also help you with the following:
- Car Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Industrial-Related Accidents
- Maritime Law and Jones Act Claims
- Product Liability
- Wrongful Death
If you are unsure whether you have a valid case or not, reach out to our personal injury attorneys. We can assess your case and help you decide if you have a worthwhile case.
Do I Have to Accept the First Settlement Offer?
After you filed your claim, it may come as a surprise that the insurance company may act fast and make you a settlement offer for your case. For some, they may even feel that the insurance company is pressuring them into accepting this first offer. The problem is that more times than not, the initial settlement offer is excessively low and does not cover all the client’s losses and damages.
We recommend never accepting a settlement offer without consulting your attorney. You are not required to accept their initial offer, regardless of what they may try to tell you. If you refuse their first offer, they are required to come back with a new offer. Your attorney can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to secure a fair award amount.
What If I Can’t Afford a Personal Injury Attorney?
Unlike most other practice areas, personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they will only require payment after you win your case and receive your settlement. If your accident resulted in financial hardships, you do not need to worry about having to pay for your attorney upfront – in fact, if you don’t win, no money is owed. If you have been hurt in an accident caused by someone else, reach out to Gideon Asen LLC at (207) 766-7761.