A: First, check on everyone involved in the crash and call 9-1-1 to report any serious injuries. Next, move your vehicle to a safe location, call the police, and exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver. You’ll also need to report the crash to your insurance company and seek medical attention as soon as possible. Lastly, consult with a car accident attorney to take the next steps in your claim.
A: Maine has a statute of limitations (legal deadline) of six years from the date of the accident for most car accident claims. However, it’s important to file your claim as soon as possible to increase your chances of building a strong case. Speak to an experienced car accident lawyer who can protect your rights and handle your claim for you.
A: Maine follows the modified comparative negligence rule. This means that as long as your level of fault does not exceed 50%, you can recover damages. However, those damages will be reduced by the percentage of fault you contributed. It's important to consult with a car accident lawyer who can assess the specifics of your crash and determine the value of your claim.