Hit-and-Run Accidents in Maine Require Experienced Legal Representation

The Maine Campus reports an arrest has been made in the wake of a hit-and-run car accident in Orono, Maine that claimed the life of a student.

Our Bangor Personal Injury Lawyers are often asked whether those who are victimized in a hit-and-run accident, or by a driver without insurance, should still seek legal representation. We believe it is critical to seek experienced legal guidance in such cases. A thorough investigation should be conducted as soon as possible after the accident. A claim can be made against the driver if and when he or she is located. In other cases, a claim can be made against a driver’s assets, against the insurance policies on other vehicles in the driver’s household or even against your own insurance carrier. In cases where a crash occurs on government property, or on business property, a claim may also be made against the property owner and their insurance company.
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In this case, the Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office said evidence will prove the 22-year-old defendant was responsible for the deadly crash, despite the passage of more than a year. The defendant pleaded not guilty last May to charges of manslaughter, aggravated criminal operating under the influence of intoxicants, criminal operating under the influence of intoxicants, and leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in serious bodily injury.

A newspaper delivery person discovered the student’s body in downtown Orono in the early morning hours of Jan. 30, 2010. Maine State Police reportedly matched pieces of the defendant’s Chevy Silverado to debris recovered at the scene.

If you or a loved one is injured or killed in a car accident, contact the Portland personal injury lawyers and wrongful death attorneys at Peter Thompson & Associates for a free consultation to discuss your rights. Call 1-800-804-2004.