Portland Car Accident Lawyer
The State of Maine reports that there were:
Alcohol Related Crashes: 286
Speed Related Crashes: 840
* In Cumberland County 2010
Source: 2012 Maine Highway Safety Plan
Located on the Casco Bay in Southern Maine, Portland is a thriving cosmopolitan city with a small town feel and vibrant working waterfront. Originally the official Capital of Maine, Portland, is now the largest city in the state, housing one-third of the state’s total population and serving as both the economic capital and the county seat for Cumberland County. This diverse city is a center for commerce, the arts, entertainment, and tourism. Rich in beauty, history and culture, there is something here for everyone! Portland has received many accolades over the years, for its regeneration, performing arts, and its food. In 2009 Forbes magazine voted Portland number one on its “America’s Most Livable Cities” list. With such recognition, its no wonder Portland has become a premier tourist destination, even for those of us who call Maine home.
Attorneys at Briggs and Wholey realize that as the numbers of motorists on our roadways increase, so too does the risk of traffic accidents.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that approximately 32% of all traffic fatalities in 2010 within the United States were caused by excessive speed and 31% were a direct result of alcohol-impaired driving. An estimated 10,228 persons were killed in alcohol related crashes. Among those killed in these collisions, approximately 65% were drivers, 28% were vehicle occupants, and 7% were non-occupants. In addition to these fatalities, information provided by the Centers for Disease Control, estimate that over 4 million people were injured. (NHTSA, FARS, CDC, Century Council)
Within our state, Cumberland County had the highest concentration of accidents attributed to both speed and alcohol of any other county in 2010, as reported by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety Department. There were 840 accidents caused by excessive speed within the county accounting for 18% of the states’ total; and 286 alcohol related crashes, or 23% of Maine’s total accident count for that criteria. (MeBHS)
Briggs & Wholey accident attorneys believe in a strong justice system that will dispense severe penalties for any driver that is found to cause an accident due to illegal or unsafe behavior, and demands that they be held accountable for any and all harm caused by such action. We possess the experience, litigation skills, and resources to thoroughly investigate all types of vehicle accidents and are proud to provide a strong record of success. Our Portland injury lawyers represent clients in all types of traffic accidents, including car accidents, bus accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, and trucking accidents.
Our clients entrust us with their well being when they are wronged or injured, and we take that responsibility seriously each time we accept a case or enter into a courtroom. At Briggs & Wholey, LLC, we take an individual approach to each case. After carefully reviewing the facts and circumstances of your case with you and your family, we will assign a team of professionals to thoroughly review and investigate the causes of your injuries and the various parties who could be held responsible.
Although each case varies in severity and legal approach, damages frequently sought can include costs pertaining to; medical expenses, lost wages and reduced earning potential, replacement of property value, pain and suffering compensation, loss of consortium, and even funeral expenses.
While vehicular accidents represent the most common injury claim, they certainly are not the only cause of personal harm. The seasoned Portland attorneys at Briggs & Wholey, litigate all personal injury and wrongful death cases, including but not limited to:
At Briggs & Wholey, LLC, our Portland personal injury attorneys are ready to step in when you’ve been injured through no fault of your own. You can feel confident that our lawyers will offer powerful, trusted, legal representation and the compassionate caring service you deserve. We will be your advocate and fight for justice on your behalf, so you can concentrate on the healing process. Please feel free to contact us by taking a moment to fill out the “contact form” on our website, or by phone (888) 596-1099. We will be pleased to explain your rights and review your claim.
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