A motor vehicle accident can happen at any moment, and understanding what to do after an accident can be especially daunting because of its unexpectedness and the complexities of the unique circumstances in each case. In addition to navigating insurance claims, you may also consider filing claims in court to potentially recover compensation for any losses you experienced as a result of the accident. This may include medical expenses due to serious injuries. When there are multiple people and multiple vehicles involved in an accident, it may also require an investigation into who the at-fault driver is, and which parties are responsible
According to a recent news report, three individuals were injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Casco, Maine. A 69-year-old driver of a truck was heading eastbound on Roosevelt Trail when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck three other vehicles. The truck first hit a black Jeep SUV, next struck a white Chevy Malibu, and then hit a brown Chrysler 200. The driver of the black Jeep SUV was uninjured, while the driver of the Chevy Malibu was taken to the hospital with serious injuries that were not considered life-threatening, and the driver of the Chevy Malibu was flown to a local hospital for serious injuries that are considered life-threatening. The 69-year-old driver of the truck was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Car Accident Liability in Maine: Negligence and At-Fault Drivers
Each state has specific laws regarding liability in suits involving injuries from car accidents. In the state of Maine, the state follows modified comparative negligence, which means that if the court decides that a plaintiff is more than 50 percent at fault for an accident, the plaintiff will be barred from collecting damages from the other party. However, if the plaintiff is found to be less than 50 percent at fault, they may be able to recover damages (or compensation) from the other party. Determining who the at-fault driver is in a car accident can be tricky. Insurance companies and the court may look to the police report filed after the accident, photos or videos, statements from eyewitnesses, or other forms of evidence to determine who the at-fault driver is. For these reasons, it can be helpful to connect with an experienced personal injury attorney soon after an accident so that they can help you navigate potential claims.
Have You Been Injured in a Maine Car Accident?
If you or someone you love has suffered serious injuries after a Maine car accident, connect today with the Maine personal injury lawyers at Peter Thompson & Associates. Our compassionate and skilled attorneys possess years of experience litigating claims in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, wrongful death, and other personal injury cases. It can be tricky to figure out which steps to take in litigation, but you do not have to do it alone. Through our competent and experienced representation, we have secured significant compensation for our clients. To schedule a no-obligation, free initial consultation, contact our office at 1-800-804-2004.