Injured in a Car Accident?
Trust an experienced Maine car accident lawyer to fight for you!
Car accidents on Maine roads and highways unfortunately happen every day, from Biddeford to Bangor and all the way up to Caribou. Accidents can happen to the safest drivers through no fault of their own. You may be commuting to work on I-95 or driving on a remote road when someone who is texting, driving under the influence or simply not paying attention causes a serious car wreck.
If you or a loved one suffers a car accident injury in Maine, your life can be turned upside-down in a moment. In difficult times, it is important to have an aggressive, yet caring legal advocate on your side. At the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein, our car accident lawyers are passionate about helping those seriously injured in auto accidents anywhere in Maine.
A motor vehicle accident can lead to an inability to work, care for dependents, or live a life free from pain. If you or a loved one was injured or sustained significant property damage in Sanford, Biddeford, Portland, Windham, Lewiston, Augusta, Bangor or elsewhere in Maine, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Call Joe today! There is no obligation. Your consultation with us is free and confidential.
A Maine personal injury attorney can help you
At the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein, our experienced Maine car accident lawyers understand how difficult life can become after an accident. We know that a serious personal injury resulting from an accident can change your life. If you're looking for information about what to do after a car accident in Portland, Bangor or anywhere else in Maine, please read the answers to the following frequently asked questions. If you don't see your question listed, call our law office for free at 1-800-CALL-JOE.
Do I need a lawyer if I was injured in a car accident?
If you have been injured in a car accident because of someone's irresponsibility, you will likely want justice and compensation for your losses. However, accident victims are typically up against big insurance companies and their teams of attorneys. In many cases, the insurance companies will attempt to minimize your compensation or deny your claim altogether. Knowing that most non-lawyers do not fully understand their legal rights, insurance companies may offer a quick settlement and try to convince you that it's the best deal you can get. They may also try to take advantage of you by eliciting statements from you that can damage your case.
How long do I have to contact a lawyer?
Every personal injury law has a statute of limitations that can limit a victim's ability to seek compensation for his or her injury or loss. By acting quickly to secure legal representation, you can solidify your personal injury claim before any insurance company has bound you to a written statement. There is also the matter of witnesses and other supporting evidence (photos, for instance), which can become harder to document if too much time goes by.
How much does a lawyer cost?
Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis and believe that when you're dealing with the physical, emotional and financial impact of an accident, you shouldn't have to worry about how you'll pay a lawyer. Everybody has a right to get legal advice - and to access state courts - without concern about out-of-pocket expenses. Contingency fee arrangements mean you owe a lawyer nothing until you win a verdict or settle your case. Simply put, if you don’t win or settle your claim, we don’t get paid.
How much will I get paid for my car accident?
A number of factors need to be investigated before a claim is determined. Settling on a dollar amount too quickly often leads people to agree to a settlement that is lower than what they deserve. Different accident and injury scenarios involve different insurance coverage, perhaps from more than one party who may share liability for what has happened. A lawyer can make sure to consider all the ways an injured party was impacted, including income, the ability to support their family, their future ability to live independently, etc.
Do I need a lawyer if I was hit by a car?
There are many benefits to retaining an attorney after a pedestrian accident. People who pursue pedestrian accident claims on their own often end up with a dramatically reduced settlement amount when compared to those who have a lawyer. Pedestrian accidents that occur when somebody was crossing the street often cause serious injuries, so accident claims cannot be taken lightly by insurance companies. A pedestrian accident lawyer can provide aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation to maximize the compensation that you deserve.
How a car accident attorney in Maine can help
Fatal accidents sadly are not uncommon in Maine, with hundreds of tragedies every year. If you are injured or a loved one is injured or killed, you will need a strong advocate. Our staff of experienced attorneys and case managers work hard on behalf of clients to make sure they're fairly compensated by the insurance companies. The attorneys leave no stone unturned as they scour police reports, take witness statements, consult with experts and take other necessary steps to determine the full impact of the accident on a client's life.
Insurance companies may argue that you were somehow at fault in order to keep payments to a minimum or deny a claim outright. Since 1974, the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein has worked hard for clients by dealing aggressively with the insurance companies. Our firm has helped more than 25,000 Mainers collect more than $500 million in settlements and benefits. You can rely on our legal professionals if you are seeking maximum compensation for your case.
Car accidents in Maine can lead to any of the following types of injuries (among other types of serious injuries):
- Broken bones
- Cuts to the face and head
- Concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury or paralysis
- Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
Contact an injury lawyer now to pursue your car accident injury claim
We are ready to help. Contact a car accident attorney in Maine right away. Call Joe today: 1-866-275-4563. Insurance company scare tactics don't intimidate us. Our goal is to obtain the maximum settlement for our clients in Maine. Tell them you mean business.
"I contacted the offices of Joe Bornstein after my car accident. After a bad experience with my ex-husband's lawyer, I was very leery of lawyers. Everyone at the office made me feel welcome and was very reassuring. Amanda made everything very easy for me. The only thing I had to do was concentrate on my recovery from the accident. They took care of everything and I got my settlement. I would definitely recommend them!"
- B.B., Standish, ME