Portland Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers
Call the personal injury attorneys Mainers have trusted since 1979
Distracted driving has become a big problem on the road. It can happen on I-95. Or anywhere else in Maine. Each year, it leads to many car accidents in Portland. People can be left seriously hurt as a result. Distracted driving is negligence, and the injured deserve financial compensation. Recovering compensation can be a difficult and frustrating process.
At Jabar LaLiberty & Dubord, LLC, our lawyers know how an injury can affect people and their families. Medical expense can add up fast and seem out of control. If your injury leaves you unable to work, there is less income coming in. Our firm has been helping the injured in Portland and throughout Maine since 1979 and we’re ready to help you with your case.
Car accident lawyers fighting for the injured in Portland
One of the first things drivers learn is to always keep your eyes on the road. Too many drivers in Portland and throughout the country ignore this basic rule. Some drivers think it’s not that big of a deal because they are only looking away for a few seconds. That is more than enough time for them to miss something and cause a collision.
These Portland drivers aren’t paying attention to the road because they are busy:
- Talking on the phone
- Talking to passengers in the car
- Checking themselves in the mirror
- Adjusting dashboard controls
- Using a GPS
While they are distracted, they may not see a car turning in front of them. Or a car coming to a sudden stop in front of them. Or the light turning red. They are not able to react in time to prevent a crash.
Drivers and passengers injured in a Portland distracted driving accident may need diagnostic tests, surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy and multiple follow-up appointments with doctors. They may struggle with their rising medical expenses. If they were hurt by a distracted driver, they deserve financial compensation.
Car accident lawyers you can trust in Portland
Negligent drivers often don’t admit to being distracted or to doing anything wrong. Don’t expect much help from the insurance companies after a Portland accident, either. They will try to pay you as little as possible because that helps them keep their profits high. They may offer you a quick settlement, but it won’t come close to covering the damages you have suffered.
That’s why you need a Portland car accident lawyer who knows how to fight the insurance companies and get results. Our experienced attorneys build strong cases that insurance companies have to take seriously. We are often able to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs, but we are always ready to fight for you in court, if needed.
If you were hurt in a Portland car accident that may have involved distracted driving, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. Under the law, you have six years from the date of your accident to take legal action. Over time, however, evidence can be lost or destroyed and the memories of witnesses can fade.