MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES & FATALITIES
Personal Injury Attorneys in Maine & New Hampshire
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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Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Automobile Negligence
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.
Examples of negligent driving include:
- Failing to use a turn signal or check blind spots when turning or switching lanes
- Failing to yield
- Ignoring posted signs and signals, including stop signs
- Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
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.
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The Maine motorcycle accident lawyers at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. understand
how devastating these types of situations 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
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