Wrongful Death

In Maine, there are three major steps that need to be taken in order for a wrongful death claim to be filed. The first step before a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed in Maine is to have someone designated as the deceased’s “Personal Representative”. Sometimes the deceased has a Will that names the person… Read more »

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can happen in an instant and change a person’s life forever. Anyone can suffer the devastating effects of spinal cord damage. Whether it results from an automobile accident, medical malpractice, or a swimming pool accident, these injuries can require lifelong care. The Maine serious injury lawyers at Briggs & Wholey recognize that victims of… Read more »

Railroad Accidents

The attorneys at Briggs & Wholey know the devastation that can result from a railroad accident. Trains are large, heavy, and fast, and any impact is likely to result in death or catastrophic injury. Our Maine railroad accident attorneys know how such injuries can result in severe emotional trauma in addition to financial hardship. If you… Read more »

Products Liability

In Maine, liability for defective products is regulated by statute.  Title 14 M.R.S. § 221 governs defective or unreasonably dangerous goods and applies to any seller of a good or product.  Sellers can include any seller in the distribution chain, up to and including the manufacturer, as long as the product hasn’t been significantly changed… Read more »

Premises Liability Accidents

The Maine slip and fall attorneys at Briggs and Wholey understand that premises liability accidents can cause life-long injuries. We also know that it can be difficult to move forward with a claim when the responsible party is a friend, relative, or business associate. If you have been injured on someone else’s property due to their negligence,… Read more »

Personal Injuries

The personal injury lawyers at Briggs & Wholey are committed to protecting the rights of Maine people and families who have been injured by the negligence of others.  We are one of the select few law firms in the state of Maine to specialize exclusively in personal injury cases.  Our personal injury attorneys provide the… Read more »

Nursing Home Neglect

Is this nursing home neglect? What information will the lawyer need? How long do I have to sue? What do I do if my family member died because of nursing home neglect? Are there any special laws in Maine that cover nursing home neglect ? Is nursing home neglect the same thing as nursing malpractice… Read more »

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents can happen to anyone at any time.  The physical and financial toll of an injury that is not your fault can quickly turn your life upside down.  The emotional toll of watching your life fall apart around you can be just as severe.  Most car accidents aren’t accidents at all.  They are… Read more »

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice refers to negligence by doctors and related health professionals. There is an important distinction between careless acts of others and negligence by a professional because doctors are held to a higher standard of care than the man on the street. Physicians are required to perform at a certain “level” expected of their profession…. Read more »

Liquor Liability/Dram Shop

When someone is killed or seriously injured by a drunk driver or in any other kind of incident caused by someone else being intoxicated, the focus is usually on the person who drank and then decided to get behind the wheel.  Maine law recognizes that irresponsible decisions by bartenders and other alcohol servers can be… Read more »