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
  • Speeding
  • Failure to abide by traffic signals
  • Inattention
  • Carelessness
  • 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 the accident.
  • 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.

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