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Reading Your Maine Car Accident Report

Our Portland lawyers help the injured recover financial compensation

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident in Waterville, Portland or anywhere in Maine, you may be left with serious injuries. Recovering compensation after an accident can be complicated and the insurance company will try to pay you as little as possible. That’s why you need an experienced car accident attorney on your side.

Negligent drivers typically deny responsibility for causing an accident. Insurance companies will have their own version of the crash. They may even blame you for causing it. At Jabar LaLiberty, LLC, our lawyers know that the facts matter. That’s why our legal team investigates your car accident to find out what really happened.

One of the most important documents we look at it is the State of Maine Crash Report that a police officer will fill out after responding to the scene of the accident. It will contain many important details that can help as we pursue financial compensation for the damages you suffered in the crash.

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This crash report may contain information about a driver’s negligent behavior. For example, the other driver may have been cited for speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol. It will also have helpful information about road conditions at the time of the crash, and contact information for any witnesses.

Get a copy of your crash report as soon as possible following the accident. To get a copy, go to the Maine Crash Reporting Online Search & Ordering Service page and follow instructions. We can also help you get a copy of the report.

Review the crash report carefully when you get it. If you see any information listed that you feel is incorrect, let us know. We will also conduct our own investigation of your accident. We gather evidence and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts who can help us understand how the crash happened.

We know the impact a car accident can have on people and their families. Medical expenses add up quickly and can become overwhelming. If you are unable to work because of your injuries, there is less money coming in. We are committed to helping you get the best possible outcome in your case.

Call the personal injury attorneys with a record of results

Our firm has been helping the injured since our founding in 1979. We never back down from insurance companies and their attempt to limit compensation. It’s one reason why we have earned a reputation as lawyers that Mainers trust.

Our lawyers build strong cases that insurance companies can’t ignore. We seek compensation for current and future medical expenses related to your injuries, lost wages and other damages such as pain and suffering.

If you’ve been injured in a Maine car accident, contact us as soon as possible to schedule a consultation. One of our car accident attorneys can review the details of your case, go over your legal options and answer any questions you have. There’s no cost and no obligation. We just want you to have the information you need before deciding what to do next.

Accident Details

This section will list basic information about the accident – including time, location, road conditions and weather conditions. It will also have information about any traffic signals, posted speed limits and contributing circumstances.

Narrative and Diagram

In the narrative, the responding officer will give his or her understanding of how the accident happened. It may contain certain factors the officer believes played a role in the crash, such as weather, lighting or negligence. The diagram section will include a rough sketch of the accident.

Witnesses and Other Information

This section will list any witnesses to the accident, as well as their contact information. Any owners of damaged property will also be listed here. The name of the reporting officer with badge number will appear at the bottom.

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