Maine Wrongful Death Attorneys
Have You Lost a Loved One in a Preventable Accident?
The Maine & New Hampshire wrongful death attorneys at Shaheen &
Gordon, P.A. have decades of experience protecting the rights of families
who have lost a loved one in a case of wrongful death. From deaths caused by
car accidents or motorcycle accidents, we've handled nearly every type of claim.
If you are contemplating taking legal action against a negligent employer,
property owner, driver, or any other responsible party, our firm is ready
to take immediate action to investigate your case and bring your family justice.
Do you have a wrongful death case?
Contact Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. for a free consultation.
Who Can Make a Wrongful Death Claim?
In the state of Maine, a wrongful death claim can be filed when the reckless,
careless, or intentional act of an individual or party causes a person’s
death. Essentially, a wrongful death claim is a type of personal injury
claim in which the injured person is no longer able to bring their case
to court. In Maine, any person who is interested in the estate of the
deceased, including a family member, friend, or other party, may file
a civil suit.
A wrongful death lawsuit must be brought within
two years in Maine. After this time, the state’s statute of limitations will
prevent the case from being heard in court and all rights to legal action
will be forfeit. It is important to pay attention to these deadlines so
that surviving family members do not miss out on their opportunity to
take legal action.
Bringing Justice to Families in Maine
You know that the loss of a loved one is one of the most unbearable and
difficult situations you may ever encounter. While no amount of money
will ever ease the loss of your loved one, it is your right to pursue
financial compensation to help offset costs related to the accident, including
medical bills and funeral costs. You may also be able to obtain compensation
for a number of non-economic damages, including loss of consortium, loss
of financial support, pain and suffering experienced by the deceased person
before their passing, and emotional anguish. In cases with particularly
egregious circumstances, exemplary (punitive) damages may also be awarded
to discourage further misconduct in the future.
Wrongful death claims are about much more than just money – they
are a way to hold guilty parties responsible for their negligence and
help ensure that others are protected from similar accidents. For more
than 60 years, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. has been a trusted source of
high-quality legal counsel for people in Maine and New Hampshire. Our
compassionate yet tenacious lawyers truly care about the clients they
serve and take pride in providing them with personalized legal representation
and open lines of communication. Whatever your concerns, you can trust
in our experience to guide you through your case and help you achieve
a satisfactory outcome.
Learn more about how Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. can help you.
Contact one of our New England offices today for a free consultation!