Broken Glass and Windshield Car Accidents
When a car collides with another vehicle or object, it is not uncommon for the force of the impact to cause the glass in the windows, rearview mirrors, and windshield to shatter resulting in a broken glass and windshield car accident. Broken glass can cause injuries that are painful and serious, and people who sustain such injuries in car accidents might be owed damages. If you suffered injuries caused by a broken windshield or glass in a car accident, the capable Cape Cod car accident attorneys of The Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, can help you determine whether you may have a viable claim against the party responsible for your harm and assist you in pursuing any compensation you may be able to recover. We have more than fifteen decades of mutual experience protecting the rights of parties injured in car accidents in civil lawsuits, and our zealous representation has allowed us to recover several damages awards in the multi-million dollar range for our clients.Harm Caused by Broken Glass and Windshield Car Accidents
While many cars have safety features designed to prevent glass from shattering or spreading when cars collide at a high rate of speed, such features often fail, and broken glass will fly throughout a vehicle, hitting the driver and passengers causing a broken glass and windshield car accident. While broken glass is frequently caused by head-on collisions, it can also be caused by rear-end collisions and rollover accidents. Broken glass can cause lacerations, and depending on which part of the body is struck by the glass, they may result in nerve or organ damage, extensive bleeding, and tissue loss. In extreme instances, it can cause injuries that ultimately require amputation. In addition to immediate harm, glass from broken windows and windshield can cause scarring, and the injuries suffered can lead to psychological trauma.Elements of a Lawsuit Arising Out of a Car Accident
Typically, a plaintiff seeking damages in a civil lawsuit for harm caused by a car crash will allege that the defendant was negligent. Under Massachusetts law, proving negligence requires a plaintiff to show that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty and that the defendant acted in a manner that is considered a breach of the duty. The duty owed may be the duty to act with reasonable care under the circumstances present at the time of the accident, or a duty imposed by law, such as a statute regarding the operation of motor vehicles.
After the plaintiff establishes the defendant breached the duty, he or she must show that the breach led to the accident and that the accident caused the plaintiff to suffer actual damages. While the plaintiff does not have to show that the defendant’s behavior was the sole cause of the accident, he or she must show that the breach was a significant factor that contributed to the accident and that the accident would not have happened if the defendant did not breach the duty owed.
A plaintiff that effectively proves a defendant’s liability may be awarded damages for the financial harm caused by the accident, such as the cost of medical treatment, out of pocket expenses, and lost wages. Plaintiffs often can recover compensation for the intangible harm caused by their injuries as well, such as mental distress, suffering, and pain.Speak to an Experienced Attorney on Cape Cod About Your Accident
Glass from broken windows and windshields can cause lacerations, scarring, and other permanent injuries, and the parties that responsible for causing harmful accidents should be held accountable. If you were hurt in a car crash, you have the right to pursue damages and should speak to a lawyer. The experienced attorneys of The Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, are skilled at helping people hurt in collisions pursue damages for their losses, and if we represent you, we will advocate aggressively on your behalf. Our dedicated advocacy has allowed us to uphold a history of successful outcomes, which includes may verdicts and settlements in excess of one million dollars. We represent parties in car accident cases on Cape Cod, and we can meet for appointments in Hyannis and in Plymouth. We can be reached through our online form or by calling 888-262-6664 to schedule a conference. Nós Falamos Português.