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.
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.
Learn more about how Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. can create a personalized strategy for your personal injury claim by contacting us online or calling (888) 801-9916.
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- 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.
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.