Motorcycle accidents can be truly devastating. When you get hurt and it’s someone else’s fault, you have rights under the law. You may be able to get compensated for the harm you’ve suffered, and you deserve that money. Just reach out to our Portland, ME, motorcycle accident lawyers at Lowry & Associates. We’ll listen to your story, help you stand up to the insurance company, and fight for the justice you deserve. Give us a call at 207-775-3819 today to get started.
Have You Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?
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Helping You in a Devastating Time
At Lowry & Associates, we know how devastating a motorcycle accident can be. You’re facing doctor’s bills that keep piling up. You can’t work, so you’re not making money to pay those bills. You may even be having trouble keeping up your relationships with family and friends. All you want to do is get well again, and you don’t know where to turn or what to do. We can help, and we’re here to protect you.
We’re experienced motorcycle wreck lawyers who know how tough this is. We know what it’s like to be living through such a hard time. Whether you’re in Portland, Bangor, or anywhere in Maine, we want you to know that you have rights, and we can help you seek the compensation you deserve so you can focus on getting better again.
What Are Common Motorcycle Injuries?
Motorcycle injuries can be far worse than other vehicle accidents because you’re unprotected from the elements. Have you suffered an injury like one of these in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault? If so, you may be entitled to compensation.
Traumatic brain injuries are life-changing. They don’t even require a direct impact, as they can occur just from your head whipping forward in your helmet.
Your spine protects the nerves that let your brain talk to your body. When you suffer an injury to your spine, you might lose feeling and mobility, or even be paralyzed.
Whether from a spinal injury or harm to a limb, you may lose function in your arms, hands, or legs after an accident.
The most common type of soft tissue injury is whiplash, but this can refer to any non-bone injury, like internal organ damage from the impact.
Were You Injured in a Motorcycle Crash?
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What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?
Motorcycle riders get hurt every day because other drivers are irresponsible and careless. If you get hurt because someone else was being reckless, you can be entitled by law to collect significant compensation for your injuries. Some of the most common reasons motorcycle accidents occur are as follows:
- Driving recklessly in bad weather
- Road rage
- Talking on a cell phone or distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Ignoring street signs
- Ignoring bad road conditions
- Basic bad decision making
What Can Compensation Cover?
You could be entitled to collect compensation for your hospital stay, emergency room visit, doctor’s bills, medical procedures, physical therapy, medication, and other medical costs.
You may be able to get compensation for being unable to work, including past wages and the wages you may have earned in the future.
Pain and suffering refers to all of the invisible damages you suffer. It means everything from PTSD to mood swings, depression, and other mental health problems.
If you can’t maintain a relationship after your accident because of your injuries, you may be able to get compensation for your loss of consortium.
Motorcycle Accident FAQ
Having a Portland, ME, motorcycle accident lawyer represent you is always a good idea. We know how to stand up to bullying insurance adjusters and fight for you.
Your case review is completely free, and you won’t owe us anything at all for our services unless we get the compensation you deserve.
Negligence means we have to prove that the other driver acted carelessly, that the driver’s actions caused the accident, and that you got hurt in the accident.
Most cases settle out of court. Sometimes, however, we do have to go to court, and when we do, you can be sure that we will fight for you every step of the way.
The statute of limitations in Maine is simply a time frame during which we need to file your case. In Maine, the statute of limitations for a motorcycle accident is usually six years from the date of the accident, which is one of the longer deadlines in the country. If we start your case late, you can lose your right to compensation.
Yet, this deadline can vary depending on the details of your accident, and statutes of limitations could even be as short as one year. The earlier we get started on your case, the better off the outcome may be, so get in touch with us today and let us protect your rights.
Modified comparative fault in Maine is a law that states your compensation may be reduced if you’re found partially responsible for the accident. If you are, for example, 10% responsible and are owed a settlement of $100,000, you will only receive $90,000.
If you are at least 50% responsible, you can’t receive any compensation. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced attorney, like our attorneys at Lowry & Associates, who understand Maine motorcycle accident law in your corner.
In Maine, any accident in a public area that results in any property damage of $1,000 or more, an injury, or fatality must be reported to the police. This means that even most fender benders have to be reported according to Maine law. Failure to report the incident is a crime and carries up to six months in jail as well as fines of up to $1,000.
You should call 911 or the local police or sheriff’s office as soon as it is safe to do so after an accident. While a police report cannot be used as evidence in your motorcycle accident case, it can determine who is found at fault and can also help you remember important details that could increase your settlement.
Maine has strict insurance requirements for all drivers. At a minimum, drivers must carry $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident for bodily injury or death, and $25,000 for property damage. In addition, Maine also requires all drivers to have a minimum of $50,000 in uninsured motorist coverage per person and $100,000 per accident.
This uninsured motorist insurance will cover your accident if the other party isn’t insured. If you were in an accident with an uninsured driver, contact our qualified motorcycle accident attorneys as soon as possible for a case review to ensure that your right to compensation is protected.
A Portland, ME, motorcycle accident lawyer can be your best ally in seeking compensation for injuries caused by a careless driver. We can help to ensure you don’t make any errors, like filing late or signing the wrong papers by mistake. We can build a strong case to prove negligence on the part of the other driver. We may even be able to seek compensation for losses you didn’t know you were able to recover. Finally, we can take on the fight to protect your rights while you focus on the all-important task of getting better again. Get in touch with us for a free case review today.