Portland, ME Personal Injury Lawyers
Injured by Negligence? Our Seasoned Attorneys Will Fight for You.
Have you or a loved one been injured because of another party’s negligence? The state of Maine may grant you the right to file suit against that negligent party. If your case is successful, you could recover compensation for the damages you have incurred, helping you stay afloat as you heal.
At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., our trial team will guide you through the entire process of litigation, from case investigation to resolution. We have 40 years of experience in this area of the law; during this time, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients across Northern New England. If you have been injured, you can trust our lawyers to fight tooth and nail for your recovery. We will stop at nothing to win you the justice you deserve.
Call (207) 222-7261 for a free consultation with a Portland personal injury attorney.
Why Choose Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.?
Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. has helped countless Maine residents with their personal injury lawsuits. We genuinely care about winning our clients the compensation and justice they deserve, which is why we take a results-driven, client-centered approach to legal advocacy. As a result, we regularly achieve six- and seven-figure verdicts and settlements, such as:
- $1.7 million for the severely, permanently injured victim of a tractor-trailer accident;
- $1.5 million for a client who fell from a hazardous second-floor sliding door and suffered serious injuries; and
- $1.05 million for a client injured after being exposed to a dangerous drug.
A deep-rooted passion for helping our community, fearless legal advocacy and unique legal experience are the pillars of our practice here at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. Our attorneys genuinely care about obtaining you the financial support you need during these tough times. We also know that a personal injury often results in emotional and mental harm in addition to the physical and financial. Thus, we are committed to advocating for you without burdening you with the weight of your case. We’ll take care of the legal work and remain available to take your call 24/7.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
Although everyone has the right to be their own legal advocate, it is recommended that you obtain professional legal representation, particularly if the stakes are high for your case.
A trial lawyer will help you investigate your case, identify negligence and the at-fault party, and articulate various arguments and allegations in a strong, comprehensive lawsuit. A knowledgeable lawyer will also work to ensure that all legal deadlines are met. In short, a lawyer will not only help protect you from the negligent party in court, but they will also protect you from being bogged down by the bureaucracy and highly detailed, overly complicated work associated with legal action.
Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits
Portland residents can file a personal injury lawsuit over a variety of accidents and incidents, from traffic collisions to hazardous premises, to injuries during childbirth and more.To win any personal injury case, you must be able to prove the following elements:
- Duty of care: Another party must have owed you a duty of care. For instance, motorists owe each other a duty of care to follow traffic laws and pay attention to the road.
- Negligence: A party that owed you a duty of care must have violated this duty through a negligent act. Texting while driving, speeding and running a red light are examples of negligent acts often committed by motorists. The negligence can be either intentional or unintentional.
- Damages: It is not enough for the other party to commit an act of negligence. You must show that the negligent act led to your injury and the accumulation of damages, such as lost wages, hospital bills, pain and suffering, etc.
If you cannot prove these elements, you will not win your case and you will not be compensated. Sadly, even if you believe you have the evidence to prove each of these elements, the at-fault party and their attorneys may still be successful in cheating you out of your compensation if you don’t have skilled legal representation. It is almost unheard of for negligent parties to admit their wrongdoing and compensate victims. If they do admit fault, it is likely they will attempt to get away with paying you less than you deserve. Don’t settle for less—work with a personal injury attorney.
Entrust Your Case to a Seasoned Attorney
No matter whether your injuries are minor or severe, we at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. will fight tirelessly to maximize your compensation. We will work with you to develop a legal strategy tailored to your specific needs, ensuring your lawsuit is comprehensive and no stone is left unturned. Find out what it’s like to have a team of award-winning trial attorneys on your side of the court.
Contact a Portland personal injury lawyer online today for your complimentary case review.