A: After a car accident, a lawyer can thoroughly investigate the crash, determine the extent of your damages, and handle all communication and negotiations with insurance companies. This ensures that your rights are always protected and you don’t jeopardize your case. Your attorney will also work tirelessly to fight for a fair settlement or court verdict.
A: A car accident attorney can determine the value of your claim by tallying up your medical expenses, wage loss, property damage, and non-economic damages (e.g., pain and suffering). Your attorney will work to recover these damages through a financial settlement. If the at-fault driver’s actions were intentional, malicious, or grossly negligent, your attorney may also pursue punitive damages.
A: In Maine, you may still be eligible for compensation after a car accident even if you were partially at fault. Maine follows a modified comparative fault rule, specifically the 50% rule. As long as you are less than 50% at fault for the accident, you can pursue compensation. However, your total compensation amount will be reduced by the percentage of your fault. For example, if you were found to be 20% at fault and awarded $10,000 in damages, your final compensation would be $8,000.