If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident in Maine, you might be entitled to substantial compensation for your injuries. You can increase your chances of winning a personal injury lawsuit and receiving the full amount of compensation you deserve by acting quickly. Don’t put it off – talk to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to preserve your legal rights.
Acting quickly will help you win your case in several ways:
Finding Witness Testimony
If there were any eyewitnesses to your accident, your lawyer would want to get statements from them to use as evidence in your case to help prove that the other driver was at fault. You should act quickly and get started on your case while the memory of the accident is still fresh in the witnesses’ minds. If you wait too long, finding witnesses will become more challenging. Even if you can locate them, their memories will fade over time, and they may forget important details or even forget the incident altogether.
Gathering Physical Evidence
Any physical evidence that exists at the scene of the accident probably won’t last long. For example, if road conditions are relevant to your case, any road damage will likely be repaired quickly. Skid marks will disappear. Damaged vehicles will get repaired. Other physical evidence is also likely to degrade over time.
The sooner your legal team can investigate the scene of the accident, the more evidence they may be able to find to strengthen your case.
Having Enough Time to Demonstrate the Full Extent of Your Injuries
To get the most compensation, you’ll need to prove just how serious your injuries are and what the long-term or permanent effects might be. This complex task requires gathering and analyzing all relevant medical records and may also involve getting statements from your doctors and consulting with medical experts.
Not Letting the Insurance Company Get a Head Start
The negligent driver’s insurance company will likely start building a case to deny you compensation. Don’t let them get too far ahead of you!
Meeting the Deadlines
Maine has strict deadlines, called statutes of limitations, that limit how long you have to file a case. If you miss the deadlines, you will probably lose your right to sue for compensation for the injuries you received in the accident.
Maine’s statute of limitations timeline is generous compared to most other states, but you don’t want to wait until the last minute for all the reasons given above. Evidence degrades, witnesses forget, proving the full extent of your injuries takes time, and the negligent driver’s insurance company is already building its case against you.
Have more questions about your chances of winning a personal injury lawsuit? The award-winning personal injury lawyers at Garmey Law have the experience, knowledge, compassion, and drive to fight for your right to get full compensation for your injuries. If you were injured in a vehicle accident in Maine, call us at (207) 481-4683, or contact us through our website for a free consultation.