Many cars are involved in pedestrian accidents in Portland, Maine each year, and the injuries resulting from accidents can vary greatly. When a pedestrian is struck head-on by a moving vehicle, the resulting injuries are likely to be serious enough that it’s fairly clear what to do: call 911 for an ambulance and police car, file a police report when they arrive, and get the driver’s information.
However, you may be less certain in less serious cases. If a car runs over your foot, causing you a great deal of pain but not putting you in a life-threatening situation, you may have questions, such as:
- Should you still call 911?
- Do you still need to file a police report?
- Should you get the driver’s insurance information?
If you want the best chance of getting compensated for your medical costs, the answer to all of these questions is yes. Having evidence of your injury and a report on file with the police will greatly help your case when you seek compensation from the driver’s insurance company. You should hire a pedestrian accident attorney to handle the legal side of things.
Sometimes things do not go according to plan. The driver may drive off, or you may have already gone to the emergency room yourself without an ambulance. In these cases, you still stand a chance of recovering compensation if you contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Try to note the make, model, and license plate number of the vehicle if the driver flees the scene.
The pedestrian accident lawyers at Lowry & Associates can help you if you have recently been in any sort of accident involving an automobile. Contact us by filling out a form above, or by calling us at 1-800 999-5342. We serve clients in Bangor, Portland, and throughout the state of Maine.