Frequently Asked Questions about Pedestrian Accidents in Maine

At the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein, our experienced Maine pedestrian accident attorneys understand how difficult life can become after an accident between a pedestrian and a large car or truck. Pedestrian accidents are among the most serious type of personal injury cases our firm handles. We know that a serious personal injury resulting from pedestrian accidents is a life-altering event. If you're looking for information about what to do after a pedestrian 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, contact our office today at 1-800-CALL-JOE.

Do I need to hire an attorney after a Maine pedestrian accident?

You don't need to hire a lawyer after a pedestrian accident. However, you will discover there are numerous benefits to retaining an attorney. People who pursue pedestrian accident claims on their own often end up with a dramatically reduced settlement amount when compared to those who have legal representation. Pedestrian accidents often involve serious injuries or fatalities. Accident claims cannot be taken lightly by insurance companies. A Maine pedestrian accident attorney can provide aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation to maximize the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to learn more.

What types of damages can I collect after an accident?

Damages - the compensation available to injury victims after an accident - come in many forms. No two accidents are the same. Each pedestrian accident case is unique. Depending on the circumstances around the case and injuries sustained, you may be entitled to damages for medical expenses and cost of future medical care, lost wages from missing work and loss of future earning capacity. An attorney can evaluate your claim and help determine your best options. You may need to pursue damages for pain, suffering and emotional distress. In rare cases, injury victims may be entitled to punitive damages designed to punish drivers who act with gross negligence or malicious intent.

What if I was partially at fault for my Maine pedestrian accident?

Maine pedestrian accident victims may be entitled to collect compensation when partially at fault for an accident. Determining fault in a pedestrian accident case can be complicated. The insurance company for the driver who hit you may try to say you were to blame for the accident. Even if a driver is clearly at fault - such as a drunk driver, somebody texting while driving or somebody who sped through a red light - an adjuster might try to point the finger at the injured pedestrian and say the driver was minimally at fault. You can level the playing field today. Contact Joe Bornstein before speaking with an insurance adjuster or admitting fault in your pedestrian accident.

How much does a Maine pedestrian accident lawyer cost?

You owe us nothing until you win. At the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein, our Maine pedestrian accident attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. When you're dealing with the physical, emotional and financial impact of an accident, we believe you shouldn't have to worry about how you'll pay an attorney. We believe you have a right to receive legal advice - and to access state courts - without concern about out-of-pocket expenses. Let us fight for you. Call us right away. Dial 1-800-CALL-JOE for a free case consultation.