Fatal Collision Involving Bucket Truck and Utility Wires Claims Man’s Life in Rangeley

According to a recent article, a tragic incident occurred in Rangeley, Maine, where a man lost his life after a bucket truck collided with utility wires hanging across Main Street. The incident took place on Tuesday, and despite prompt medical assistance, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police investigations indicate that the bucket lift, attached to a Ford Econoline van, struck the suspended utility wires while traveling south on Main Street. It is suspected that the man had been inside the bucket at the time of the collision and had fallen out as a result.

The Legal Implications:

When a person’s death occurs as a result of someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or deliberate actions, it may be deemed a wrongful death. Wrongful death claims provide a legal avenue for surviving family members to seek compensation and hold responsible parties accountable for their actions. In the Rangeley incident, if it is determined that the accident occurred due to a failure to follow safety protocols, inadequate training, or faulty equipment, the family of the deceased may have grounds to pursue a wrongful death claim.

How Peter Thompson & Associates Can Help:

At Peter Thompson & Associates, we understand that no amount of compensation can fully replace the loss of a loved one. However, we are dedicated to assisting grieving families in obtaining the justice they deserve. Our experienced team of personal injury attorneys specializes in wrongful death cases, and we have a proven track record of successfully advocating for our client’s rights.

  • Compassionate Guidance: Our legal team approaches each case with empathy and compassion. We understand the emotional toll that a wrongful death can take on a family, and we are committed to providing personalized support throughout the legal process.
  • Thorough Investigation: Our dedicated attorneys will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragic incident. We will gather evidence, consult experts, and work diligently to establish liability.
  • Skillful Negotiation: Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who will work tirelessly to reach a fair settlement with the responsible parties or their insurance companies. We will strive to secure compensation that covers medical expenses, funeral costs, lost wages, and other relevant damages.
  • Aggressive Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, our legal team is prepared to take the case to court. We will provide strong representation and tirelessly advocate for our clients’ rights in the courtroom.


The recent tragedy in Rangeley, Maine, serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of seeking justice in wrongful death cases. At Peter Thompson & Associates, we are committed to supporting grieving families during their difficult times and providing them with the legal expertise needed to pursue justice. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, our experienced team is here to help you navigate the complex legal landscape and seek the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a compassionate and confidential consultation. Call us at 207-874-0909 or visit our website now.

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