Your Rights in an Auto Accident
Injury victims have certain rights under Maine law and deserve full and fair compensation
You have the right to:
- Have your automobile repaired to its original pre-accident condition.
- The fair market value of your automobile, if it is totaled.
- Select your own lawyer who doesn’t represent the insurance companies.
- Compensation for the loss of use of your car while it is repaired. Usually the negligent party’s insurance company will rent a car for you, but with some restrictions and limitations.
- Recover any lost wages resulting from the accident.
- Recover for the loss or impairment of earning capacity.
- The very best medical care available.
- Choose the body shop to repair your automobile.
- Choose your own doctor.
- Be assured that all other passengers in your automobile will also receive the same high-quality care, subject to available insurance coverage.
- Be compensated for any pain and suffering.
- Be compensated whether your injuries are temporary or permanent.
- Be compensated for disfigurement resulting from the accident.
- Have reasonable and necessary medical bills paid.
- Uninsured motorist coverage from your insurance company. If you are a passenger in a car you don’t own, you may be protected by the uninsured motorist coverage carried by the car owner.
- Have any other personal property damaged or destroyed by the accident repaired or replaced.
- Be reimbursed for medication, supplies, and special equipment (for example, a wheelchair) needed as a result of the accident.
- Be represented by the very best professional injury attorney to make sure that all of your rights are protected and that you have adequate representation to fight the insurance companies.
- Refuse to make a statement to an insurance company prior to consultation with your attorney.
- Receive a copy of your recorded statement given to an insurance adjuster. All you have to do is ask.
- Receive compensation from a governmental entity only if proper written notice has been sent according to Maine or federal laws as applicable. There are strict limits.
- Receive compensation from the negligent party’s homeowner insurance under certain circumstances.
- Receive compensation from several insurance companies under certain circumstances. Signing a release can stop your rights to any additional compensation. See an attorney before signing releases.
- Receive copies of all correspondences from your lawyer regarding your case.
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