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Common Causes of Car Accidents

Cape Cod Attorneys for People Injured in Auto Collisions

Car accidents frequently occur throughout the Cape Cod area. While numerous things can bring about a car crash, some factors lead to collisions more regularly than others. Regardless of the cause, a car accident can result in a diminished quality of life and serious injuries that can be costly to treat. If you suffered damages in a crash, the dedicated Cape Cod car accident lawyers of the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, can formulate compelling arguments on your behalf to assist you in seeking any compensation you may be owed. We have aided injured parties in the pursuit of damages for more than fifteen decades, and our diligent representation has allowed us to recover several multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

The majority of accidents arise, at least in part, due to careless driving. Specifically, car accidents are commonly caused by drivers distracted by cell phones, a passenger, or something outside of the car that takes their attention away from the road and subsequently causes them to collide with another driver. Accidents are frequently caused by aggressive driving as well, which can include driving too fast for conditions, tailgating, or weaving in and out of traffic. Drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol usually have slowed reaction times, which can also cause accidents. In addition to negligent driving, car accidents can be caused by a problem with the car itself, such as defective brakes or tires, or an unsafe road. In some instances, a variety of factors will converge to cause an accident.

Seeking Damages After a Car Accident

Due to the fact that most car accidents are brought about by careless or reckless driving, in most lawsuits arising out of car accidents, the plaintiff will set forth a negligence claim against the defendant. Under Massachusetts law, a plaintiff alleging that a defendant should be held liable due to negligence must establish that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty to act with reasonable care, but that the defendant’s behavior constituted a departure from that duty. For example, in cases arising out of car accidents, the applicable duty may be the duty to drive reasonably in consideration of the circumstances presented, or to comply with certain provisions of the Massachusetts traffic laws. The plaintiff must also show that the defendant’s breach led to the accident, and that the plaintiff suffered measurable damages due to the accident. In other words, the plaintiff must prove that he or she would not have been harmed if the defendant had not breached the duty owed, and that the defendant’s breach was a substantial factor in bringing about the accident. A seasoned car accident attorney can help you assemble the evidence you need to make a showing of causation in your case.

A plaintiff who successfully proves that a defendant caused an accident may be awarded damages for their harm. For example, the plaintiff may be able to recover the cost of any medical treatment he or she needed to undergo following the accident, and any treatment he or she will need in the future. If the plaintiff could not work due to injuries caused by the accident, he or she may also be able to recover lost wages. Further, plaintiffs are frequently awarded compensation for the emotional harm, pain, and suffering caused by accidents as well. If a plaintiff was married when the accident occurred, his or her spouse may also be awarded compensation for the loss of the plaintiff’s services and companionship.

Speak with a Car Accident Lawyer in Cape Cod

Car accidents are commonly caused by a variety of factors, but most arise at least in part from reckless driving. If you were injured in a car accident, it is advisable to speak to an attorney regarding what damages you may be able to recover. At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, we have the knowledge and experience needed to help you seek a favorable outcome in your case, and we will aggressively pursue any compensation you may be able to recover. Our dedicated advocacy has enabled us to uphold a record of successful results, with many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. We represent parties in personal injury lawsuits in Cape Cod, and we also conduct consultations in Hyannis and Plymouth. We can be reached through our form online or at 888-262-6664 to set up a meeting. Nós Falamos Português.

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