After a motorcycle accident, an experienced and competent personal injury attorney is essential in order for you to understand your legal options. If you have been a victim of the negligence or recklessness of another, you may be entitled to benefits and compensation. Our clients are always our law firm’s top priority, so we work hard to get you what you deserve after you have been injured, or if your property has been damaged. 

Determining your best course of action in accidents involving a motorcycle can be a hassle, so contact the caring professionals at the McCue Law Office and we can deal with it for you!

Maine Statute of Limitations

In many states, a statute of limitations — or the amount of time you have to file a claim — is set in place for personal injury cases. In the state of Maine, the statute of limitations on personal injury claims is six years. 

If your personal injury lawyer and insurance company are able to come to a fair agreement regarding your compensation for injuries, property damage, and other aspects of a motorcycle accident, the statute of limitations is no longer relevant. However, if you have not signed any paperwork or given any statements to your insurance company, you will have six years from the day of the incident to file a lawsuit against the person or entity who injured you. 

In fact, the best steps to take in the event of a personal injury due to a motorcycle accident are as follows:

  1. Inform law enforcement immediately
  2. Seek medical treatment
  3. Obtain contact and insurance information from everyone involved
  4. Contact a personal injury attorney to know what your rights are

The Best Chance for Fair Compensation

In some cases, “biker bias” can sway the court’s perception of events. Since motorcycles are harder to see in traffic, it may be difficult to properly assign blame. Adequately establishing blame can ensure that the rulings are accurate, but if you were in an accident due to another driver’s negligence, you have every right to seek compensation. 

The best chance for a favorable outcome is hiring a dedicated, experienced personal injury lawyer to represent you. Carl D. McCue and his staff in Bangor can provide you with the legal services you need in the event of a motorcycle crash. Call our office today for a free consultation!