Maine Personal Injury Attorneys

Award-Winning Legal Team, Proven Results

At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., our team of personal injury lawyers in Maine assists clients to recover the funds they deserve after accidental injury or death. We appreciate the impact that an injury has on our clients, their families and the difficulties that clients have understanding the legal process.

Injuries due to the negligence of others often result in uninsured medical expenses, lost wages and long lasting effects to quality of life for our clients and their families. Our personal injury lawyers have decades of experience, have recovered in cases large and small and are proud to have achieved multi-million dollar awards in serious injury and wrongful death cases.

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Why Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.?

We work with clients throughout Maine to assess their case, enlist the assistance of experts and investigators when necessary, and craft a strategy to maximize recovery for those who have been injured. We are proud of our trial victories. However, we also appreciate the value of alternative dispute resolution.

With more than 60 years of personal injury experience, we are prepared to respond to minor matters and major catastrophes. Drawing on resources of our Maine personal injury team, we a regularly pursue complex claims and lawsuits.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Our personal injury attorneys are prepared to guide victims and families across Maine though each phase of the personal injury claim process. We handle a wide range of cases, including those involving:

Learn more about the services of our Maine personal injury lawyers and how we can be of assistance with your particular case. Contact our Maine office for a complimentary consultation regarding your personal injury case.

How Do Maine Courts Determine Fault for Personal Injury?

Maine statute §156. Comparative negligence defines the injured party’s right to compensation when bringing a claim against other parties. The statute states that "fault means negligence, breach of statutory duty or other act or omission that gives rise to liability." A common example of negligence is a driver who violates traffic laws or makes no attempt to avoid an accident. A person who drives while intoxicated is another example.

When you bring a case, the court evaluates all parties who contributed to your injury or accident and assigns a percentage of fault to each party. If the jury decides your percentage of fault was equal to or greater than the combined fault of the defendants, then it denies you the right to recover damages.

This comparative negligence method for determining fault is the 50 percent rule:

  • If your percentage of fault is less than 50 percent, you can recover damages.
  • However, the jury also reduces your recovery amount based on your percentage of fault.

For example, if your damages were $100,000 and you were 20 percent at fault, you could only recover $80,000. Our attorneys can thoroughly investigate your personal injury accident to gather evidence that shows other parties are at fault.

Nursing Home Injury Lawsuits

Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. has a nursing home and assisted living abuse team that actively accepts nursing home injury cases throughout the region. Nursing home abuse and neglect can devastate elderly residents in vulnerable states of health, and cause serious injuries, emotional suffering, and death. Because nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and employees who care for the elderly have legal obligations to provide adequate care, they can be held liable for harm and damages suffered by victims when they fail to uphold their legal duty.

Our personal injury lawyers draws from years of experience and extensive resources to protect the rights of elderly victims who were harmed as the result of nursing home or assisted living care negligence and abuse throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Northern New England – as well as families who seek justice following incidents that led to wrongful death. Our firm is passionate about holding care providers accountable for causing preventable harm, and guiding our clients toward the compensation they deserve.

What to Do After a Personal Injury

  • If you suffered a work injury, do not hesitate to speak with your supervisor. Even if your injury seems insignificant at the time, it is imperative that you complete a First Report of Injury.
  • If you were injured in a car accident, ask for the name, phone number, license plate number, and insurance information of the other driver. Immediately contact your insurance provider.
  • If you suffered an injury at a retail store, speak with the manager. If your injury is severe, request that the store contact an ambulance. Collect contact information from witnesses.

Let Us Put Our Dedication to Work for You

We are committed to providing our clients with outstanding legal advice in order to secure the financial compensation that they deserve and need. We seek to provide our injured clients with the peace of mind that their case is being managed by our team of lawyers, legal secretaries, and paralegals. We represent clients throughout Maine from our office in Portland, ME.

Initial personal injury consultations are always free, so contact our office today.

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