A: It’s highly recommended that you consult with an experienced car accident lawyer after a crash. Insurance companies are known for taking advantage of injured motorists who don’t know their rights. They will likely try to reduce the value of your claim or deny it altogether. That’s why you need a strong advocate on your side who will fight to recover the full extent of your damages.
A: The compensation you’re entitled to depends on the severity of your car accident and crash-related injuries. An attorney will need to tally up all of your losses to determine the true value of your claim. These can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. An attorney may also pursue punitive damages if your crash was caused by gross negligence or malicious intent.
A: Under Maine law, all motor vehicle insurance policies must include uninsured motorist coverage, unless you reject it in writing. This coverage helps cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages resulting from the crash with an uninsured driver. Maine law also requires Medical Payments (MedPay) coverage. This covers your medical expenses up to the policy limit, regardless of who is at fault.