Need an Injury Lawyer for an Auto Accident in Maine?
In 2016, Maine traffic accidents sat at 88 deaths; however, in 2017, there were 101 fatal auto accidents. Accidents happen every day across the entire state of Maine, most of which do not end in fatalities. Many causes minor to serious injuries that lead to lasting effects. When you have been involved in an auto collision, you may find that you have sustained broken bones, lacerations, traumatic brain injury, and more. With a variety of injuries, you may find that moving forward after your accident is more complicated than imagined, as the medical bills are piling up and you are living with injuries that will impact you for a long time. You have a right to be compensated during your difficult time.
Common Auto Accidents and What You Can Do
People are injured in serious auto accidents in Maine many times per year. Here are some of the most common reasons for these accidents:
- Rear-end collisions when one vehicle follows another too closely or somebody slams on their brakes out of nowhere
- T-bone collisions that most often occur at intersections when traffic is crossing
- Merging accidents when another vehicle tries to merge and clips your vehicle along the way
- Fender-benders like parking lot collisions and more, which can be anything from minor to major injuries
When you have been injured in an auto accident, you may have questions about where to turn for the compensation you deserve. One of the best things that you can do is preserve evidence so that you can prove your case. Many people do not expect their injuries to be serious enough to have a personal injury claim but find that, many weeks or months down the road, they are suffering from serious injuries that they may have never imagined. This is why you don’t want to wait when it comes to seeking medical attention.
Some other ways that you can preserve your accident is to always keep journals of the events that transpired as well as the effect injuries have had on your life, contact information from all parties involved as well as witnesses who saw the accident, and photographs that show damage to your vehicle and yourself. You will want to receive the police report from law enforcement, as it could show you who acted negligently in your accident and who should be liable for your injuries.
Determining Fault in Your Auto Accident
When you have been injured in an auto accident, a claims adjuster will be assigned to your case to help you determine who is liable. You will also be working closely with your attorney and other investigators who may be able to lend you a helping hand in your time of need. In some cases, liability will be simple and will be determined as “no-doubt” liability, which means that liability is obvious and no further investigation is needed. In other cases, liability may not be so clear and it may be determined that multiple parties were liable in your accident. When you have determined who is responsible for your injuries, you can seek compensation for damages.
Have you been injured and now you want to receive damages for aspects like lost wages due to missing work, medical treatment, rehabilitation costs, and so much more? We can help you in your desperate time of need as you work toward recovery. Call us today for more information.