Airport Car Accident
Cape Cod is a bustling tourist destination, and residents and tourists alike are constantly traveling in and out of Cape Cod via plane. Travelers can fly to and from Cape Cod at the Barnstable Airport in Hyannis or one of the many other nearby airports. There is often heavy traffic traveling in and out of airports, and many drivers may be distracted by trying to figure out where they are going. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents, including airport car accidents. If you were involved in an airport car accident that was caused by another person’s negligent driving, you have a right to pursue damages. At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, our Cape Cod car accident lawyers have been representing parties injured in airport car accidents for more than 150 years collectively. Our skilled attorneys can aggressively pursue any damages that you may be owed. Our vigorous representation has allowed us to recover several multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients.Proving Liability for an Airport Car Accident
If an airport car accident is caused by one driver, he or she may be the only liable party. Often, people are driven to and from the airport by taxi cabs, however, and if an accident is caused by a taxi cab driver, his or her employer may be liable as well. Additionally, many people use ride-sharing services, such as Lyft and Uber, to go the airport. While it is unlikely that Lyft or Uber would be held directly liable for the accident, the insurance that covers Lyft and Uber drivers may provide a source of recovery.
After identifying any party that may have contributed to the accident, the injured party must then prove that this party should be liable for his or her harm. In Massachusetts, in most car accident lawsuits, the plaintiff will allege that the defendant was negligent. To prove negligence, the plaintiff must first show that the defendant owed him or her a duty of care. In car accident cases, the duty of care is usually the duty to drive safely and reasonably under the circumstances. The plaintiff must then show that the defendant breached the duty in some manner. Often, the plaintiff will use a police report or eyewitness statements generated after the accident to show the manner in which the duty was breached. The plaintiff must then show that the breach caused the accident, and the accident caused calculable damages.Comparative Negligence
In many cases, a car accident will not be caused solely by one party but will be a result of negligence on behalf of more than one party. As a result, a defendant may try to escape liability by arguing that the plaintiff caused the accident and therefore should not be able to recover damages. Massachusetts law allows a plaintiff to recover damages in cases in which the plaintiff’s fault is not greater than 50%, however. As a result, a plaintiff who is found to be partially responsible for an accident may still be owed compensation. If you were injured in an airport car accident, you should meet with a knowledgeable Cape Cod attorney to discuss your case and your options for pursuing damages.Compensation Recoverable in an Airport Car Accident Case
Car accidents can cause property damage, injuries, and other economic losses. If you were involved in an airport car accident, you may be able to recover the cost of any medical expenses that you incurred to treat injuries caused by the accident. If you were unable to work due to the accident, you may be able to recover lost earnings as well. Additionally, you may be able to recoup compensation for any pain and suffering that you experienced due to the accident.Retain a Knowledgeable Car Accident Attorney on Cape Cod
When you travel to and from the airport, the last thing that you would hope to encounter is a car accident. If you were involved in an airport car accident, you should speak with a knowledgeable car accident lawyer to discuss whether you may be owed compensation from the person who caused the accident. At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, our skillful advocacy has afforded us a history of favorable verdicts, with many verdicts in the millions. You can contact us at 888-262-6664 or through our form online to schedule a consultation.