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New Hampshire Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys

Dedicated to Protecting the Rights of Accident Victims for 40 Years

When distracted driving leads to an accident, New Hampshire law provides the injured party the right to pursue compensation from the distracted driver. At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., we have the experience needed to help you build a comprehensive lawsuit and give you an advantage in court.

We understand that taking legal action may seem overwhelming for many accident victims, which is why we have dedicated our careers to streamlining the legal process. Our acclaimed attorneys will take care of the brunt of the work with your best interests at heart. What’s more, over the past 40 years, we have brought our clients’ cases to groundbreaking resolutions.

For example, just a few of our noteworthy traffic accident case results include the following:

Like any firm, we cannot guarantee a favorable resolution to your case, but our track record of success is evidence of our lawyers’ premier legal skills and capabilities.

Contact Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. online today. In a free consultation, our New Hampshire and Maine distracted driving accident lawyers will go over your legal options.

What Is Considered Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving encompasses a wide variety of activities, as anything that pulls a motorist’s attention off the road is considered, per definition, to be a driver distraction.

Common examples of distracted driving include, but are not at all limited to, the following:

  • Reading
  • Shaving
  • Putting on makeup
  • Eating and drinking
  • Texting and calling
  • Scrolling through social media
  • Fatigue and drowsiness
  • Stress and other emotional distractions
  • Changing the radio or playlist
  • Adjusting climate controls
  • Fiddling with an “infotainment” system

Many drivers may not realize that some of the above activities are driver distractions, but even with national efforts aimed at combating texting and driving — including texting and driving bans — countless drivers continue to text while behind the wheel. Therefore, additional action must be taken. If you have been injured by a distracted driver, taking the matter to court will not only provide you with a chance to recover compensation and justice for yourself, but it may also serve to combat the prevalence of distracted driving and prevent others from being injured by the same distracted driver in the future.

New Hampshire Distracted Driving Laws

In New Hampshire, the only form of distracted driving explicitly prohibited by law is handheld cell phone use, such as:

  • Talking on the phone using a handheld device
  • Texting, messaging, and emailing using a handheld device
  • Programming navigation apps and GPS systems

The law does allow drivers to indirectly use their cell phones via hands-free, voice-operated technology (e.g. Bluetooth speakers) as long as they are aged 18 or older.

Regardless of whether the at-fault driver was distracted by a handheld device or by another driver distraction leading up to the accident, you still have the right to hold them accountable for your injuries in civil court. Do not wait to consult a legal professional about your case. The sooner you get started, the stronger your case will be.

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As one of the fastest-growing practices in Northern New England, our attorney team at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. is composed of over 40 skilled attorneys. With 40 years of civil court experience, we bring a distinctive, diverse set of legal skills to each and every case we take on. Our goal is to win you justice without burdening you with the weight of unneeded stress; let us take care of the legal side of things so you can focus on regaining your health.

Our experienced New Hampshire trial lawyers are just a phone call away. Call (888) 801-9916 to learn more about your rights after a distracted driving accident.

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    Settlement in an auto accident that led to wrongful death.

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    Pedestrian injured by tractor trailer truck making illegal U-turn received a settlement of $1,700,000.00 as compensation.

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    A young man was injured in fall from unsafe second-floor sliding door received a settlement of $1,500,000.00 as compensation.

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    Woman passenger on a motorcycle injured in a car crash received $1,250,000.00 as compensation.

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    Settlement was pieced together from four defendants, following the electrocution of a lineman for a cable construction company.

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