New Hampshire & Maine Trucking Accident Lawyer
There is no doubt that 18-wheelers, semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles have become commonplace on American roads and highways, and that many drivers and passengers commonly dismiss the dangers involved in sharing the road with these massive machines. When it comes to auto accidents, those involving trucks have a much higher percentage for resulting in personal injury and fatality.
In fact, statistics from the United States Department of Transportation have shown that there are more than 500,000 truck accidents each year, with more than half of them resulting in injuries.
Causes of Commercial Motor Vehicle Accidents
Such alarming statistics indicate that there are a number of injured victims who will require medical procedures, treatment and care as the result of their truck accidents. In addition to the tremendous financial strain this can create, many of the injuries are severe enough to prevent victims from working. At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., our experienced personal injury legal team understands the devastating repercussions caused by trucking accidents, and we devote 100% of our efforts, skills and resources to obtaining the best compensation possible for our clients and their families. There are a number of causes of truck accidents, the most common of which include:
- Driver error
- Drunk driving
- Overworked and tired drivers
- Failure to meet safety regulations
- Distracted driving
- Overloaded or improperly loaded trucks
- Poorly maintained vehicles
When determining the cause of your trucking accident and the extent of liability involved, our legal team explores all possible options and conducts thorough investigations. Our firm's attorneys have also become well acquainted with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the many federal regulations that govern the trucking industry and the responsibilities of trucking companies and truck drivers.
With this knowledge, we can determine if a trucking company can be held liable for the damages you suffered. Overworked drivers, for example, may mean that companies failed to comply with federal regulations regarding the hours drivers are permitted to work, therefore resulting in their full liability. In any case, these companies have large resources and legal teams at their disposal and cases are often complicated by aggressive defense tactics. As such, truck accidents and personal injury claims require the assistance of experienced and knowledgeable legal professionals.
Contact a Truck Accident Attorney Today
Whether you have been injured in a jackknife accident, rollover or any other type of trucking accident, you need aggressive legal representation that will not back down from the large trucking companies. At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., our legal team has accumulated decades of experienced in fighting for full and fair compensation for injured victims and we are prepared to evaluate your case.
If you would like to learn more about your case and how we can help you file a successful claim, contact our firm today.
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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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