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Truck Accident Attorneys in Maine

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When a big-rig truck collides with a smaller passenger vehicle, serious injury, and even death, is likely to occur. In fact, studies show that on average, 15.5 million commercial trucks operate within the United States every day. This means these large vehicles will be on the road at any hour. Victims of truck accidents have rights if they are harmed in such incidences and may be eligible for financial compensation.

These types of accidents can be stressful, frustrating, and complex. That is why we are here. The Maine truck accident attorneys at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. understand the hardships a person and family may face as the result of such an incident and we are passionate about helping those who have been harmed. With years of experience, our team possesses the knowledge and skills to represent you.

Our team is made up of award-winning lawyers who can work hard to recover compensation for the following.

  • Medical costs
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Chiropractic expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Physical Pain
  • Emotional distresses
  • Property damages

If you or someone you love has been harmed in a truck accident, contact our Maine truck accident lawyers at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. Our firm works hard to give you the aggressive representation you deserve.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Due to the large number of truck drivers occupying the roads every day, truck accidents have become exceedingly common. Below is a list of some of the common factors that contribute to truck accidents.

Speeding Drivers

Commonly, the speed limits truck drivers must abide by are much lower than those for drivers operating regular-sized automobiles. However, truck drivers may travel at dangerous speeds in order to reach destinations sooner, placing others on the road at risk.

Drug Use

Research and statistics shows that some truck drivers use drugs and other substances to help keep them awake through long hours of driving. This can impair a driver’s abilities to operate such large machinery and react to driving conditions appropriately.

Intoxicated Drivers

In almost all areas, truck drivers are not allowed to consume ANY kind of alcohol within 8 hours prior to driving. A driver with any kind of alcohol in their system may be charged with a DUI even if the driver is not impaired.

Fatigued/Overworked Drivers

Because truck drivers are required to drive such long routes, many attempt to stay awake in order to reach destinations sooner. In the trucking industry, there are strict rules that are designed to prevent truckers from driving in a fatigued state.

Many truck accidents are caused when drivers participate in distracting activities such as texting, talking on the phone, eating, rubbernecking, etc. These acts remove the drivers’ attention from the road.

Drivers that Fail to Observe Traffic Signals/Signs

Truck drivers must obey the rules of the road like any other driver. This is especially important due to the size of such vehicles. In some cases, truck drivers fail to use turn signals when changing lanes. This is extremely dangerous for surrounding drivers.

When to Contact Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

If you have been involved in a truck accident, it is important to speak with an experienced legal team to ensure you are compensated for any physical harm, medical expenses, and emotional stresses you may suffer as a result of the accident.

The Maine personal injury lawyers at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. care about the well-being of our clients. We can bring a top-tier team to your side of the courtroom. We seek maximum compensation for you.

To discuss you case, get in touch with Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. today. We have locations across Northern New England, including Maine and New Hampshire.

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