Pownall Personal Injury Lawyers Protecting Local Residents’ Rights After an Injury
When you are enjoying a quiet day in Pownall admiring the countryside along Hallowell Road, and getting some fresh air at Bradbury Mountain State Park, you may not be thinking about ever needing legal help after an accident. While accidents are always a risk in anyone’s daily life, when you have been hurt in an accident that could have been avoided if it wasn’t for someone else’s negligence, you need to know how to protect your rights. Gideon Asen LLC can assist you in recovering compensation for your injuries so you can heal and go back to enjoying the peace and quiet of the Pownall countryside. Call us at (207) 766-7761 for a free consultation.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?
Once your accident or injury happens, the clock starts ticking. In Maine, the statute of limitations, i.e. the deadline for filing a personal injury claim, is six years from the date of the accident. If you are filing a claim against a city, county, or state government agency, you are required to file a formal claim within 180 days, and you have up to 2 years to initiate a formal lawsuit.
Every personal injury claim needs strong evidence to support it to maximize your chances for a higher-dollar settlement. With every passing month, the evidence available to support your case may become harder to access. Witnesses’ memories fade, faulty equipment gets destroyed and paperwork gets lost. We recommend not waiting until 6 years after your accident and taking action as soon as you can.
What Type of Evidence Do I Need to Support My Claim?
Types of materials commonly used as evidence include medical records and imaging such as x-rays and M.R.I.s, police reports, pictures and/or video of the scene of the accident, and even witness accounts. In the case of an accident involving a vehicle, other items such as debris from the accident scene and skid marks may offer investigators a valuable insight into what exactly happened. Your attorney can advise you on the type of evidence you may need for your specific case.
Who Is Financially Responsible for My Injury and When Will I Get Paid?
Determining who is mostly at-fault for your accident is an important step in assigning financial liability for your injuries. You need to work with a personal injury attorney who will conduct a complete investigation of your accident to pinpoint who is responsible because sometimes more than one party may share liability for your accident. At Gideon Asen LLC, we take time to understand every detail of your accident to find out who should be held responsible for it. Here are some examples of cases we handle:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Maritime Law Claims
- Medical Malpractice
- Industrial-Related Accidents
- Wrongful Death
In our experience, the more complex your claim is, the longer it takes to settle. The average time it takes for most accident victims is 6 to 8 weeks, but it is hard to determine an exact date because each case is different. Cases that end up going to trial take several weeks more than claims settled out of court. The attorneys at Gideon Asen LLC can handle claims both in and out of the courtroom and are ready to answer all your questions. Call us at (207) 766-7761.