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Rudman Winchell is a full service law firm serving the people, businesses and communities of Maine. With our vast legal resources and more than 30 attorneys located in Bangor, we become a true strategic partner with the clients we serve.

Rudman Winchell's Practice Groups

Individual Family

Rudman Winchell’s individual and family attorneys provide expert guidance and advice on matters involving all aspects of Maine individual and family law.

Business Corporate

Rudman Winchell business attorneys regularly represent clients in all aspects of business and corporate law.

Litigation Trials

Rudman Winchell’s trial lawyers have extensive experience in both federal and state courts in a vast array of civil matters as well as criminal defense.

Municipal Government Law

Rudman Winchell represents clients' interests in administrative and enforcement proceedings before government agencies and boards, including appeals.

Insurance Workers Compensation

Rudman Winchell’s insurance law attorneys offer specialized representation to insurance companies and their insureds.

Real Estate Property

Rudman Winchell has a broad Maine based real estate practice. Our real estate attorneys provide representation of banks and other lending institutions

Employment Labor Law

Rudman Winchell’s experienced Employment and Labor attorneys advise clients on preventive strategies and positive solutions in Maine labor and workplace law.

Timberlands Natural Resources

Rudman Winchell is located in the heart of Maine's industrial timberlands, and is a trusted partner of the timber industry and other natural resource based enterprises.

Healthcare Hospitals

Rudman Winchell provides a comprehensive array of legal services to clients in the health care industry, throughout the state of Maine.

From the Attorney's Blog


From the Attorney's Blog

Failure to Mitigate Damages

By: Rudman Winchell Attorney Blair A. Jones   If you are bringing a lawsuit to recover damages resulting from someone else’s negligence, you have an obligation to mitigate your damages. This means that you must take reasonable steps to ensure your damages are limited to least amount possible under the circumstances. In personal injury cases, this means you have to take reasonable steps to recover from your injuries, to return to work when feasible, and take other reasonable steps to limit your damages, where possible. The failure to do so can limit your damages, significantly. A plaintiff’s duty to mitigate damages arises after he or she has suffered an injury or loss, and focuses on whether the plaintiff took reasonable steps to avoid or reduce damages that were proximately caused by the negligence of the defendant. See Walter, 2000 ME 63, ¶ 27 n. 7, 748 A.2d at 971; Horton & McGehee, Maine Civil Remedies § 4-3(d)(1) n. 77 at 69 (4th ed.2004). Searles v. Fleetwood Homes of Pennsylvania, 878 A.2d 509 at 521 (Me. 2005). The doctrine of mitigation…

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