Maine Wrongful Death Lawyers

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The death of a loved one is never easy to bear. Such an occurrence is made unimaginably more difficult if it is the result of another person’s negligent behavior. Under Maine's laws, a wrongful death claim can be brought to recover damages for that wrongful death. While it may be hard to consider the legal ramifications of such a tragedy, it is important for families to look to the future.

Wrongful death claims include every type of accidental death, from car accidents to medical malpractice. The Maine wrongful death law firm of Skelton, Taintor & Abbott has successfully represented many families who have had to deal with the impact of a loved one’s death caused by the negligence of another person. We are familiar with the unique issues and complexities that are involved in wrongful death claims.

If you believe your loved one was killed as a result of the negligence or misconduct of another, please call us at (800) 639-7026 or contact us online for a case evaluation. We handle negligence claims on behalf of clients in the Lewiston-Auburn area, as well as Portland, Biddeford, Bangor, Augusta, Waterville, Rockland, and other Maine communities.

In Maine, generally wrongful death claims may be brought by surviving spouses or next-of-kin within two years from the date of the death. In some cases, the time limit can be as short as six months. Damages are based upon an estimated value of the financial support, services, and companionship that the victim would have provided.

The lawyers of Skelton, Taintor & Abbott have successfully represented a great number of families in cases involving wrongful death. Damages that we may be able to recover for you include:

  • Medical, funeral, and burial expenses;
  • Compensation for any pain or suffering experienced by the victim before death;
  • Compensation for the loss of the victim’s financial support;
  • Reimbursement for any future services normally provided to the survivors by the victim;
  • Compensation for the loss of the victim’s parental training and guidance;
  • Compensation for the loss of the victim’s companionship.

Since 1853, Skelton, Taintor & Abbott has been an integral part of Maine, building strong relationships and contributing to the communities we serve. We fight to protect the rights of injured people and their families, and we work tirelessly on your behalf to obtain legal compensation for the death of your loved one. During this difficult time, it is important that you have compassionate and experienced legal counsel on your side. We would like to meet with you to discuss your case. Please call us at (800) 639-7026 or contact us through our online contact form.