Backover Accidents

Motor Vehicle Collision Attorneys for Residents of Cape Cod

The Cape Cod car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III represent children and others who have been hurt in backover collisions. Serving the community since 1994, we have dedicated our careers to helping our neighbors in what can be a stressful and difficult time. We know how physically and emotionally challenging the aftermath of an accident can be, and we work tirelessly to help ease some of the burdens by pursuing the full legal remedies that victims deserve. Our lawyers’ experience in the courtroom and at the negotiating table has helped us build a strong track record of success in personal injury cases.

Holding a Negligent Driver Accountable for a Backover Accident

Backover accidents are collisions in which a car backs into – or over – another vehicle or a person. They are unfortunately a common cause of injury and even death for small children who may be difficult to see. These accidents can also happen to adults, however, particularly on construction and other work sites where workers may be crouching or kneeling behind large trucks. Backover accidents regularly occur when drivers do not take the time to adequately check before backing out of a parking space or driveway. The good news is that federal regulations require all new passenger vehicles to be equipped with rear visibility technology by 2018. The bad news is that many cars and trucks on the street today lack that capability.

A person who has been injured in a backover accident, or a parent of a child hurt in such a collision, has the right to seek damages from a driver or others who may be responsible for the harm. In many cases, this means damages for medical bills, missed wages due to time away from work, property damage, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Sometimes, family members may also pursue “loss of consortium” damages to compensate them for the loss of the accident victim’s companionship, support, love, and guidance.

Many car accident cases revolve around claims for negligence. To prove negligence, the person suing needs to show that the driver or other party being sued failed to live up to what the law calls a “duty of care” and that this caused the victim to be hurt. Drivers generally owe others a duty to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner, including by checking for people and oncoming traffic before moving out of a parking spot or driveway.

In the tragic event that a child or another person is killed in a fatal accident, the victim’s family likely has the right to sue those responsible for wrongful death. Parents, a surviving spouse, or minor children can bring a case on behalf of their loved one, alleging essentially the same claims that the deceased person would have been able to make if he or she were still alive.

Workers injured in accidents on the job may also be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Those benefits may include money for medical costs and missed wages, depending on the nature and severity of the victim’s harm.

Consult a Cape Cod Lawyer for Your Car Crash Claim

At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our Cape Cod motor vehicle collision attorneys have many decades of combined experience representing people in car accident and other personal injury cases. We understand the legal issues that often come up in these matters, and we know how to build the strongest possible case for our clients. Our offices are conveniently located in Hyannis and Plymouth, where we offer free consultations. We are also happy to travel to you if you cannot make it to us. We do not charge a fee in many cases unless we recover compensation for you. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.

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