Maine Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Attorneys for Motorcycle Crashes in Maine

Motorcyclists are more than 35 times more likely to be involved in a fatal traffic collision than passenger vehicles. Not only can motorcycles be difficult for other drivers to see, but they are also more susceptible to adverse weather and road conditions than car drivers who benefit from the protection of an enclosed vehicle. Combined with the fact that motorcycles can reach high speeds, motorcycle accidents happen all too often. In fact, approximately 4,400 motorcycle drivers lost their lives in traffic accidents in 2013 alone. Many of these accidents were caused by the carelessness of another driver.

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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Drivers in Maine have a duty of care that they must exercise each time they head out on the road. Failing to drive conscientiously could make them liable for any damages, injuries, or fatalities that result from any collision they cause. In addition to driver negligence, motorcyle defects are also one of the top causes of injuries to motorcycle riders.

Some common causes of motorcycle accidents in Maine include:

  • Failing to use a turn signal
  • Unsafe lane changes, such as failing to check blind spots
  • Speeding
  • Failing to yield
  • Ignoring posted signs and signals, including stop signs
  • Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
  • Distracted driving and driving while texting
  • Defective motorcycle parts, such as brakes or tires
  • Dangerous road conditions, including potholes, debris, or crumbling pavements

If you believe your accident was caused by any of the above, please consult with Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. to learn more about your options for legal recourse and how much your case may be worth.

Injuries from motorcycle accidents are often very severe and can require extensive medical care and rehabilitation. When they prove fatal, the families of the victim suffer as well. In addition to the extreme pain of losing a loved one, a family may also struggle with the loss love, care, and financial support. Unexpected funeral and burial costs can be a tremendous burden on a family already suffering so much.

Tenacious & Creative Personal Injury Representation Since 1945

The Maine motorcycle accident lawyers at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. understand how devastating motoryclce and car accidents can be, and we want you to know that you don’t have to go through this time alone. Our experienced legal team is prepared to protect your right to pursue compensation and possibly increase your chances of obtaining the financial resources you both need and deserve. You should not have to suffer for the negligence of another; let us help you hold negligent drivers accountable for their carelessness.

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