Brain Injuries in Car Accidents

Cape Cod Attorneys Assisting Vehicle Collision Victims

Car accidents frequently result in traumatic brain injuries, which can have a significant and long-lasting impact on the life of the injured parties and their loved ones. The majority of car accidents and brain injuries caused by car accidents are caused by negligent driving. If you suffered a brain injury in a car crash caused by another driver’s negligence, a seasoned Cape Cod car accident lawyer can evaluate your options for seeking compensation for any injuries or caused by the crash. The attorneys of the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, collectively have more than 150 years of experience representing area residents who have been injured in car accidents caused by someone else’s negligence. If you suffered brain injuries in a car accident, our seasoned lawyers will work diligently to assist you in your pursuit of damages from the responsible party. Our knowledge and skill in handling Massachusetts car accident cases has resulted in numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients.

Common Causes of Brain Injuries in Car Accidents

Brain injuries are caused when a force or impact causes the brain to come into contact with the skull. Brain injuries can occur when something strikes the injured party in the head, or if the injured party suffers a sudden jolt. Concussions are common brain injuries that occur in car accidents, and are often caused when a driver’s or passenger’s head strikes the headrest. Some brain injuries may not be evident at the time of the accident, and it may take days or weeks for the full extent of the injury to be revealed. If you suffered a brain injury in a car accident and wish to seek damages, you may need to retain a medical expert who can link your injury to the accident and offer an opinion as evidence regarding the severity and permanency of your injuries.

Proving Driver Liability

The majority of car accident cases allege that the accident was caused by the negligence of one or more drivers involved in the accident. Under Massachusetts law, to recover on a negligence claim, you must show that a party owed you a duty of care to drive safely and reasonably, he or she breached the duty in some manner, and the breach resulted in the accident and your subsequent injury. Frequently, the other driver may argue that your actions or inactions were the actual cause of the accident, and therefore, you should not be able to recover compensation. Even if you are partially at fault for the accident, however, you can still recover as long as your negligence does not exceed the negligence of the other driver. A skilled car accident lawyer can assist you identifying and refuting any obstacles to your recovery.

Damages Commonly Pursued in Brain Injury Lawsuits

Brain injuries typically result in substantial medical bills and may require lifelong treatment or care for the injured party. Damages commonly pursued in a case where a car accident results in a brain injury include the cost of any past medical treatment, and the reasonably ascertainable cost of any medical treatment that may be necessary in the future. If you are unable to work due to a brain injury caused by a car accident, you may be able to recover damages for lost wages and loss of future earnings as well. If you were married at the time of the accident, your spouse may be able to recover damages for loss of consortium. Any lawsuit to recover damages due to personal injury caused by a car accident must be filed within three years of the accident. As such, if you sustained a brain injury in a car accident, it is in your best interest to promptly consult an experienced car accident attorney to avoid waiving your right to seek compensation.

Meet with an Experienced Car Accident Attorney in Cape Cod

The car accident lawyers of the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, have a record of obtaining successful verdicts for parties who have suffered brain injuries in car accidents and other serious harm due to the negligence of others. We have the skills and experience needed to help you pursue a favorable outcome under the circumstances surrounding your case. We represent clients in Cape Cod and are available for consultation in Hyannis and Plymouth as well. You can reach us at 888.262.6664 or through our online form to schedule a meeting. Nós Falamos Português.

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