Motorcycle Accident Injuries & Fatalities
Attorneys for Motorcycle Crashes in Maine
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 carelessness.
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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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