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Maine Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys

Fighting Against Distracted Driving in Portland and Beyond

Distracted driving is one of the most dangerous driving habits out there; unfortunately, a lot of people have it. If you or a loved one has been injured in a distracted driving accident, don’t wait to consult an attorney at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. For 40 years, we have fought to hold reckless and distracted drivers accountable for causing motor vehicle accidents.

Just a handful of our past case results include:

Call (207) 222-7261 to learn about your legal rights in a free consultation with a Maine distracted driving attorney.

What Is Distracted Driving?

Many people’s idea of distracted driving is limited to texting and driving, which is understandable in the time of smartphones. There are, however, many types of distracted driving beyond texting:

  • Eating
  • Drinking water, coffee, etc.
  • Fatigue/drowsiness
  • Mental distractions, such as stress
  • Fixing the AC or heater
  • Changing the radio or song
  • Using an infotainment system
  • Checking social media
  • Browsing the internet
  • Talking on the phone
  • Putting on makeup
  • Putting on/taking off a sweater

Any of these driver distractions can easily cause an accident, as they all take your attention off the road. For example, it only takes five seconds to send the average text, per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). But at 55 miles per hour, it also only takes five seconds to drive the length of a football field. It is not difficult to see how this could have fatal consequences. According to data from the NHTSA, a total of 3,142 people were killed in 2019 due to distracted driving.

Distracted Driving Laws in Maine

The state of Maine currently prohibits cell phone use while driving, including “manipulating, talking into or otherwise interacting with a handheld electronic device or mobile telephone,” as outlined in 29-A MRS §2121. There is another section of the law (29-A MRS §2119) that specifically states it is illegal to text and drive, unless you have pulled over to a safe location.

Most states have laws that ban cell phone use, but Maine has taken it a step further with 29-A MRS §2118, which makes it illegal to engage in any activity that “actually impairs, or would reasonably be expected to impair, the ability of the person to safely operate the vehicle” while driving. This is, essentially, the very definition of distracted driving.

In short, if the other party was driving while distracted and, as a result, caused the crash, the law is on your side.

Work with Acclaimed Accident Lawyers

At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., we will work to ensure that your unique needs are met. Backed by 40 years of experience, our award-winning trial lawyers share a diverse set of legal skills that help us advocate for our clients without taking their focus off healing.

No matter what type of distracted driving the at-fault party is guilty of, our team will fight to hold them accountable. Contingent on the details of your case, we may be able to recover compensation for the full amount of your damages, from pain and suffering to medical bills, to lost wages.

Put the advantage on your side of the court. Contact a Maine distracted driving accident lawyer online to get your free case review today!

Real Results for Real People

When You Need to Win, We Won’t Stop Fighting for You
  • Trucking Accident Causing Death Settlement $15 Million

    $15 Million settlement in trucking accident causing death

  • Wrongful Death Auto Accident $6 Million

    Settlement in an auto accident that led to wrongful death.

  • Auto Accident Led to Wrongful Death $2.8 Million

    Settlement in an auto accident that led to wrongful death.

  • 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.

  • Car Strikes & Injures Motorcycle Passenger $1.25 Million

    Car runs a stop sign and strikes motorcycle on which plaintiff is riding as a passenger causing serious, permanent injuries.

  • 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.

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