Bourne Car Accidents
Bourne serves as something of a gateway to Cape Cod, thanks to its location as the closest Cape town to the mainland. Nestled along Buzzards Bay and the Cape Cod Canal, the town was founded by the Pilgrims in 1627. It is the site of both main bridges spanning the Cape Cod Canal, over which most people travel when coming to the region. The interchanges involving Routes 3, 6, 25, and 28 often see considerable traffic, especially during tourist season. The Bourne car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III represent clients in this area and elsewhere on the Cape who have been injured in serious collisions. A car crash, whether it is on a highway or a neighborhood road, can cause lasting or permanent injuries to anyone involved and have significant consequences for their loved ones. That is why we work aggressively to get the people whom we represent the full compensation available under Massachusetts law. Our attorneys offer more than 150 years of legal experience in building strong cases for each person who seeks our assistance. Our track record of success for clients speaks for itself.
Car accidents can happen in a wide variety of ways, from a seemingly minor rear-end bump at a stop sign to a multiple-vehicle crash on an interstate highway. It is important to understand that even a relatively insignificant collision can cause injuries and property damage. Sometimes, the full extent of your injuries may not be entirely clear until well after the accident happens. That is particularly true when an accident makes an existing injury or health condition worse. It is vital that a person involved in a crash seek the appropriate medical attention and contact an experienced car accident attorney in the Bourne area as soon as possible.The Right to Compensation for Car Accident Injuries
Massachusetts law gives a person injured in a car accident the right to seek compensation from those responsible for the accident. These parties most often are negligent drivers (and their employers, in some cases), but they can also include automobile manufacturers and parts makers, as well as construction crews that leave driving surfaces in dangerous condition. The money damages typically available in these cases are designed to cover medical bills, property damage, missed wages due to time away from work, and more subjective forms of harm like pain, suffering, and emotional distress. In the most severe situations, in which a person dies in an auto accident, his or her loved ones have the right to bring a wrongful death claim to hold accountable whoever was responsible.
Car accident cases are usually based on claims of negligence, a legal theory that holds people and entities liable for failing to live up to a certain “duty of care.” All drivers in Massachusetts, for example, owe others on the road a duty to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner. They need to avoid risky behaviors like texting and driving, speeding, and getting behind the wheel while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs. Of course, they also need to follow the rules of the road and respond alertly to hazards that arise. A person who fails to take reasonable precautions behind the wheel is likely to be found negligent and responsible for any injuries that result. A Bourne car accident attorney can help you gather and present evidence to support this claim.
To prove negligence, you first need to show that the person or entity that you are suing failed to live up to the applicable duty of care in the situation. Witness statements and police reports detailing how the accident happened can go a long way. In some cases, accident reconstruction experts can be used to help describe what caused the crash.
You also must show that you were injured as a result of the collision, rather than because of some intervening or unrelated factor. Your attorney can present medical records tying your injuries to the crash, as well as evidence from medical professionals and other witnesses explaining how those injuries may affect you in the future.Contact a Car Accident Lawyer in the Bourne Area to Discuss Your Case
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, our accident lawyers have been representing people in Bourne and throughout Cape Cod in car accident and other personal injury cases since 1994. We work tirelessly in settlement negotiations and at trial to assert the rights of our clients. We take most of our cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not get paid unless you do. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation and get started on learning more about your right to compensation. Nós Falamos Português.