Car Accident Attorneys in Maine
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If you have been involved in a collision, you need to seek experienced
legal representation right away. The right car accident lawyer will be
able to represent your rights and seek maximum compensation for you and
your family. In most cases, you will need to face the insurance company
that represents the negligent driver. Many of these insurance companies
are large corporations with a lot of resources. Insurance companies will
also do everything in their power to pay victims as little as possible.
Facing a legal battle after an accident can be an overwhelming experience,
so it is important to put a knowledgeable car accident attorney on your
side of the courtroom. The Maine auto accident attorneys from Shaheen
& Gordon, P.A. understand the need for relentless legal guidance and
we strive to help clients secure justice and the maximum compensation possible.
Don’t wait. If you have been harmed due to the negligence of another driver,
contact our firm today!
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Car accidents can happen anywhere, at any given moment and are among the
most common causes of
personal injury. No matter how cautious you may be when navigating the roads, other individuals
may become reckless and careless in their driving.
Some of the most common causes of auto accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to abide by traffic signals
- Dangerous road conditions
- Defective auto parts
In the aftermath of your car accident, make sure that you have an experienced
legal team investigate the causes and liable parties in order to help
you prepare a strong case.
What Compensation Can I Recover After a Car Accident?
Whether you were in a minor crash or have lost a family member in an accident
caused by the negligence of another driver, you have rights after an accident.
Having a skilled car accident lawyeron your side can prove to be an invaluable
asset during your pursuit for compensation.
If someone else's reckless or negligent driving behavior caused your
crash, you may eligible to receive compensation, with the help of a lawyer,
in order to recover damages such as:
- Medical costs
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Chiropractic expenses
- Lost wages
- Physical Pain
- Emotional distresses
- Property damages
- Medical and funeral expenses connected to wrongful death
Don’t go into the fight alone. Let us represent you. From investigation
and evidence gathering to creating an effective strategy that establishes
the degree of your injuries, our firm can be with you every step of the
way as we help you recover the compensation you deserve.
What To Do After a Car Accident
Making sure that you take the proper steps after an accident can make a
significant difference in the outcome of your car accident claim. If you
have been injured in a car accident, follow these important tips below.
Stay calm. It may be tempting to panic or to get angry, but these responses are
counterproductive and will make you more likely to forget to follow protocol.
Check for injuries. If you, any of your passengers, or anyone in the other vehicle were hurt,
call an ambulance immediately.
Call 911 to report the accident, even if there are no injuries. When police arrive
at the scene of the accident, they will create a police report containing
the details of the accident.
Don’t admit fault. Avoid making any statements about who may have been to blame for the
accident. Even a simple statement like “I’m sorry” could
be used against you by the other driver’s insurance company as evidence
of admission of guilt, so try to say as little as possible and leave it
up to the insurance companies to decide who was at fault.
Swap insurance information. Drivers are required by law to exchange insurance information after an
accident. Make sure to take down the driver’s name, contact information,
and insurance company information. Also make a note of the description
of the vehicle and their license plate number.
Gather evidence. Take photos of videos of the damage caused by the accident, including
injuries and damage to your vehicle. If there were witnesses, take down
their names and contact information as well as a brief statement of what they saw.
Seek medical care immediately. Although you may not feel hurt, you should still have a doctor
monitor your health to document any injuries that arise as a result of
Contact an attorney for help filing a claim. An attorney knows how much your case is worth, and how to fight for the
highest possible compensation from your insurer.
Speak with a Maine Auto Accident Lawyer at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.
If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident, do not hesitate to contact
a compassionate and aggressive Maine car accident attorney from our firm.
We know your rights after an accident and can use our experience to counter
any argument made by the other driver’s insurance company. We work
ceaselessly to maximize your settlement after someone else's negligence
caused you harm, losses, or damages.
Call Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. today for your free case consultation. We can discuss your case and inform
you of your rights during this time.