A: In Maine, you generally have six years from the date of your car accident to file a claim. However, the sooner you act, the easier it will be to gather fresh evidence, witness statements, and medical information. These details can build your case. It’s always best practice to consult with an attorney who can file a claim on your behalf.
A: Yes, you can still file a claim in Maine even if the accident was partially your fault. Maine follows a modified comparative negligence rule. This means that you can still recover damages as long as you are less than 50% at fault. However, your compensation may be reduced based on your level of fault. It’s best to speak with an attorney who can determine how much money you’re eligible for.
A: Car accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means that they only get paid if they win your case. In this arrangement, the lawyer's fee is typically a percentage of the final settlement or verdict. Contingency fees allow you to pursue legal action without upfront costs.