Personal Injury Lawyers in Maine
Helping Our Clients Achieve Results that Matter
Becoming injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongful act can hurt in more ways than one. You may have physical or mental injuries, or you are experiencing emotional anguish because of the incident. You may also be burdened with new financial obligations such as repair bills or medical costs that you would have otherwise never had to face.
When someone else caused an incident on the road, at a place of business, or anywhere else in any circumstance that caused you injury, you may be able to hold them accountable and seek fair and just compensation. Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. can help you through your personal injury claim by listening to your story and building a personalized strategy to help you get what you need and deserve if you’ve been wrongfully hurt by someone else.
Contact or call us at (603) 635-4099 to begin working with a personal injury attorney in Maine. We’ll work hard to help you gain the most out of a settlement from an individual, insurance, or another entity.
Why Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.?
We care. Our attorneys want to see our personal injury clients succeed and get something when they’ve been hurt because of negligence or a wrongful act. We’ll enlist the assistance of experts and investigators to help us build your case and craft a strategy to maximize the possible amount you can recover.
We offer more than 60 combined years of personal injury law experience among our lawyers who can help you. We’re prepared to respond to you whether you think you have a minor or major case to resolve. We’ll help you fight your claim in court, or seek a solution through alternative dispute resolution.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
An attorney from Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. can guide you and your family through each step of your claim process. We handle a variety of personal injury claims such as:
- Car Accidents
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Social Security Disability
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death
Learn more about how Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. can create a personalized strategy for your personal injury claim by contacting us online or calling (603) 635-4099.
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 can help you if you experience or suspect someone you love is experiencing an injury caused by a nursing home. Nursing home abuse and neglect can devastate elderly residents in vulnerable states of health, and cause serious injuries, emotional suffering, and even 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 in Maine draw from years of experience and extensive resources to protect the rights of elderly victims who were harmed as the result of a nursing home or assisted living care negligence and abuse throughout Northern New England, as well as families that 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.
Our Dedication to Helping Works for You
The personal injury attorneys in Maine at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. are dedicated to helping people who’ve suffered because someone else’s negligence or wrongful act. We believe you should receive the most amount of compensation possible whether your injuries are minor or severe. We’ll work with you to learn more about you and the incident to formulate a personalized strategy that can help you receive fair and just compensation for your injuries.
Call (603) 635-4099 when you need help from a personal injury lawyer today.
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Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit $2 Million
D. Michael Noonan represented the parents of Jacob Goulet, a teen who died after being swept away in a storm drain, in a wrongful death case against the city of Nashua.
Pedestrian Run Over by Tractor Trailer Truck $1.7 Million
Pedestrian injured by tractor trailer truck making illegal U-turn received a settlement of $1,700,000.00 as compensation.
Settlement for Second-Floor Fall Victim $1.5 Million
A young man was injured in fall from unsafe second-floor sliding door received a settlement of $1,500,000.00 as compensation.
Motorcycle Passenger Struck by Car & Injured $1.25 Million
Woman passenger on a motorcycle injured in a car crash received $1,250,000.00 as compensation.
Motorcyclist Killed in Collision With Automobile $1.25 Million
Family receives $1,250,000.00 in compensation in wrongful death claim.
Settlement of Estate of Worker Killed by Electrocution $1.225 Million
Settlement was pieced together from four defendants, following the electrocution of a lineman for a cable construction company.
Recovered for Woman Exposed to Dangerous Drug $1.05 Million
A woman was harmed by the use of a dangerous drug received a settlement of $1,050,000.00 as compensation.
Arbitration Award for Woman Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident $1 Million
Attorney D. Michael Noonan successfully arbitrated this case for a woman seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident including serious leg injury and a mild traumatic brain injury.
Pedestrian vs. Automobile $699 Thousand
Elderly pedestrian walking on the sidewalk when an elderly female driver loses control of her vehicle driving up onto the sidewalk striking the pedestrian causing serious injuries to both legs.
Automobile vs. Tractor Trailer $550 Thousand
Tractor-trailer driving down a rural hill, Plaintiff driving up the hill on the opposite side of the road, a collision occurs near the centerline during a snow storm causing serious injuries to the Plaintiff.
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