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Maine Personal Injury Overview

Personal injury law involves civil claims in which an individual is injured through the negligence, recklessness or intentional misconduct of another person, a company, or property owner. A personal injury lawsuit may arise from physical or emotional injuries. Personal injury law compensates individuals injured as a result of another’s negligence or intentional misconduct. Personal injury laws vary from state to state. If you believe you have a personal injury claim, you should contact a personal injury lawyer in Maine to evaluate your claim.

Maine follows a system using the modified comparative negligence – 50% rule.  In states following a modified comparative fault – 50% rule, an injured party can only recover if it is determined that his or her fault in causing the injury is 49% or less, with the resulting damage award reduced by the injured party’s amount of fault.  If the injured party’s fault level reaches 50%, he or she cannot recover any damages resulting from the accident.  For example, if Debbie sued Dave for damages she suffered in a car accident involving their vehicles, and Debbie was 50% at fault, Debbie would not recover anything from Dave.  If, however, Debbie was 40% at fault, she could recover damages, but the damage award would be reduced by her portion of the fault in causing the injury.  Therefore, a finding that Debbie suffered $10,000 in damages would result in Debbie receiving an award reduced by 40%, or a final award of $6,000. 

Click here to read about contributory vs. comparative negligence.

A statute of limitations is a type of law that restricts the period of time that a person may initiate legal proceedings.  Time limits can vary depending on the type of case and the state where the particular cause of action occurred. To learn more about statutes of limitations, read our Statute of Limitations page. To see a state by state comparison chart for the personal injury statute of limitations for each state, read our Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Actions page.

Maine Statutes of Limitations

In Maine, the courts follow a modified joint and several liability approach in entering judgment against multiple defendants.  Generally, defendants are responsible for the portion of the damages directly proportional to their share of the fault.   However, defendants found to have acted in concert in harming another are subject to joint and several liability.   

Click here for more about Joint and Several Liability.

One of the best ways to research personal injury lawyers in Maine is to contact courts in ME and ask them for information about the personal injury attorneys who utilize their legal facilities when they bring personal injury cases to court. We have compiled a list below of some courts in Maine to get you started:

Supreme Court
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
205 Newbury Street.
P.O. Box 368
Portland, ME 04112-0368
207-822-4146

Superior Court
York County Superior Court – Alfred
45 Kennebunk Rd
Alfred, ME 04002
207-324-5122

Androscoggin County Superior Court – Auburn
2 Turner St.
Auburn, ME 04212
207-783-5450

Kennebec County Superior Court – Augusta
95 State St.
Augusta, ME 04330
207-624-5800

Penobscot County Superior Court – Bangor
97 Hammond St.
Bangor, ME 04401
207-561-2300

Sagadahoc County Superior Court – Bath
New Meadows Rd.
West Bath, ME 04530
207-442-0200

Waldo County Superior Court – Belfast
137 Church St.
Belfast, ME 04915
207-338-1940

Aroostook County Superior Court – Caribou
144 Sweden St.
Caribou, ME 04736
207-498-8125

Piscataquis County Superior Court – Dover/Foxcroft
159 E. Main St
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
207-564-8419

Hancock County Superior Court – Ellsworth
50 State St.
Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-7176

Franklin County Superior Court – Farmington
140 Main St.
Farmington, ME 04938
207-778-3346

Aroostook County Superior Court – Houlton
26 Court St., #104
Houlton, ME 04730
207-532-6563

Washington County Superior Court – Macias
47 Court St.
Machias, ME 04654
207-255-3326

Superior Court – Portland
142 Federal St.
Portland, ME 04112
207-822-4113

Knox County Superior Court – Rockland
62 Union St
Rockland, ME 04841
207-594-2576

Somerset County Superior Court – Skowhegan
41 Court St.
Skowhegan, ME 04976
207-474-5161

Oxford County Superior Court – South Paris
26 Western Ave.
South Paris, ME 04281
207-743-8936

Lincoln County Superior Court – Wiscasset
32 High St.
Wiscasset, ME 04578
207-882-7517

District Courts
August District Court
145 State Street
August, ME 04330
207-287-8075

Bangor District Court
73 Hammond St
Bangor, ME 04401
207-941-3040

Bar Harbor District Court
93 Cottage St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-3082

Belfast District Court
103 Church St.
Belfast, ME 04915
207-338-3107

Biddeford District Court
25 Adams St.
Biddeford, ME 04005
207-283-1147

Bridgton District Court
3 Chase St. Suite 2
Bridgton, ME 04009
207-647-3535

Calais District Court
382 South St., Suite B
Calais, ME 04619
207-454-2055

Caribou District Court
144 Sweden St
Caribou, ME 04736
207-493-3144

Dover-Foxcroft District Court
163 East Main St.
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
207-564-2240

Ellsworth District Court
60 State St.
Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-7141

Farmington District Court
129 Main St.
Farmington, ME 04938
207-778-8200

Fort Kent District Court
139 Market St.
Fort Kent, ME 04743
207-834-5003

Houlton District Court
25 School St.
Houlton, ME 04730
207-532-2147

Lewiston District Court
71 Lisbon St.
Lewiston, ME 04243
207-795-4801

Lincoln District Court
52 Main St.
Lincoln, ME 04457
207-794-8512

Machias District Court
47 Court St.
Machias, ME 04654
207-255-3044

Madawaska District Court
PO Box 473
Fort Kent, ME 04743-0473
207-728-4700

Millinocket District Court
207 Penobscot Ave.
Millinocket, ME 04462
207-723-4786

Newport District Court
12 Water St.
Newport, ME 04953
207-368-5778

Portland District Court
205 Newbury St.
Portland, ME 04112
207-822-4200

Presque Isle District Court
27 Riverside Dr.
Presque Isle, ME 04769
207-764-2055

Rockland District Court
62 Union St.
Rockland, ME 04841
207-596-2240

Rumford District Court
145 Congress St.
Rumford, ME 04276
207-364-7171

Skowhegan District Court
47 Court St.
Skowhegan, ME 04976
207-474-9518

South Paris District Court
26 Western Ave.
South Paris, ME 04281
207-743-8942

Springvale District Court
447 Main St.
Springvale, ME 04083
207-459-1400

Waterville District Court
18 Colby St.
Waterville, ME 04903
207-873-2103

West Bath District Court
147 New Meadows Rd
West Bath, ME 04530
207-442-0200

Wiscasset District Court
32 High St.
PO Box 249
Wiscasset, ME 04578
207-882-6363

York District Court
11 Chases Pond Rd.
York, ME 03909
207-363-1230