Maine Hit-and-Run Accident Attorneys
Portland car accident lawyers who have recovered millions for clients
When a car accident happens in Maine, all parties are required by law to stay on the scene until it’s sorted out. Sometimes a driver will take off after causing a crash. If you’ve been involved in a hit and run accident, you need a Portland car accident attorney. The lawyers at Jabar LaLiberty, LLC can help.
Why do some drivers take off after an accident? They may be driving without a license or insurance. The driver may have been transporting illegal drugs. They may have been driving under the influence. Whatever the reason, after a hit-and-run crash, you are left injured and the other driver has sped off. Now what?
Just as with any other accident, call the police. Get medical attention, even if you feel OK. Notify your insurance company that you have been in an accident and that the other driver left the scene. Take photos of the accident scene if you can and write down what happened to help you remember later.
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Next, contact a Portland car accident lawyer as soon as you can. Hit-and-run accidents can be complicated. We are committed to helping you get the best outcome possible and will explore every option available.
If you chose uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM) for your car insurance policy, it can cover the costs of your accident. Even though the insurance company you’re dealing with is your own, you may still find it difficult to recover the financial compensation you deserve.
Your insurance company may try to limit your compensation – for example, by questioning the extent of your injuries. Our lawyers can build a strong case to help you recover maximum compensation for the damages you have suffered.
If you don’t have UM/UIM coverage, your options for financial recovery are limited. If police discover the identity of the other driver, you could possibly pursue legal action but the driver may not have insurance. You could still pursue a lawsuit, but the driver may have limited assets, making recovery difficult.
There may be other negligent parties involved in your accident. For example, road conditions may have been poor or there may have been a defective part on your car that played a role in the crash. There may be a possibility of pursuing legal action against a third party.
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If you were injured in a hit-and-run accident, talk to an attorney. Under the law, you have six years from the date of the accident to pursue legal action. That seems like a long time, and it opens the possibility of taking legal action if the driver is identified. It is important to start work on your case before evidence is lost or destroyed and the memories of witnesses fade.
Our firm has been helping the injured in Maine since 1979. Over the years, we have earned a reputation as lawyers that you can trust. Our attorneys were born and raised in Maine, and we have chosen to live and work here. Our clients are fellow members of the community and we do our best for them.
Learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a consultation with a car accident lawyer in either Waterville or Portland.