Articles Tagged with Maine motorcycle accident lawyer

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has remanded for further consideration a case in which a wife sued her husband for damages caused by his negligent operation of a motorcycle on which she was a passenger.

Although it often seems unthinkable outside of family court that spouses might sue one another, this case shows how most of the time, these claims are not personal. In the vast majority of situations in which relatives or friends are on opposites sides in civil litigation, it’s not the individual from whom they are trying to collect. Rather, it is the insurance company.

Here, plaintiff sought payment of medical bills and other expenses from the motorcycle insurance policy carried by her husband. But here in Maine, it is not possible to sue the insurance company for liability in an accident (except for when the insurer acts in bad faith). Instead, one must file a lawsuit against the insured. Continue reading

As we thaw from a frigid winter season, motorcycle enthusiasts are eager to ride.

The problem is as they emerge from their winter hibernation, car and truck drivers aren’t used to watching out for them. Motorcyclists must drive defensively, or risk a potential crash. Bangor motorcycle injury lawyers note several such incidents recently in the state.

  • One crash resulted in the death of a 30-year-old motorcyclist in Bath who was struck by a car when the 46-year-old driver turned left. Authorities are still investigating, and have yet to assign fault, though they don’t believe alcohol was a factor.