The car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III represent people injured in a wide range of crashes, including those involving convertibles. Our lawyers combine more than 150 years of experience in the courtroom and at the negotiating table to help clients get the full compensation to which they are legally entitled. We have a long history of successful results for the people whom we represent, and we are dedicated to helping our neighbors in their times of need. Our Cape Cod convertible accident lawyers take the time to understand each individual client’s unique circumstances and guide them through the legal process with experience and professionalism.
Car accidents – even those that initially appear minor – can come with serious consequences, both for the people involved and for their vehicles. The potential for injuries is particularly acute in convertible cars, since the driver and passengers may have less protection from a collision. Even when the convertible top is up, it is usually not nearly as sturdy a barrier as the roof of a traditional car. This creates a greater threat of debilitating injuries and even death.Compensation for Convertible Accident Injuries
The good news for a person injured in a car accident in Massachusetts is that they have a legal right to seek compensation from those responsible for the crash. Although auto insurers are supposed to pay out claims when the drivers whom they insure cause accidents, these companies often try to back out of their responsibility or look to settle claims for pennies on the dollar. This is why it is vital that a person injured in a crash seek the counsel of a seasoned convertible accident attorney on Cape Cod. Even if you are partly to blame for the crash, you may be able to recover some monetary damages as long as you are not found 51 percent or more at fault for the collision.
Car accident cases are usually based on claims for negligence, a legal theory that holds people and entities responsible for dangerous behavior that causes an injury. To prove negligence, you generally need to show that the driver whom you are suing failed to operate the vehicle in a reasonably safe manner. Speeding, drinking and driving, using a cell phone behind the wheel, and disregarding traffic signals are all examples of negligent behavior. The person suing also needs to show that they were injured directly as a result of the driver’s negligence. This involves drawing on witness testimony and police reports, as well as accident reconstruction experts in some cases.
A victim and their Cape Cod convertible accident attorney also need to detail the extent of the injuries that resulted from the crash. State law allows courts to award money damages for medical expenses already incurred and those expected to be incurred in the future. An injured person also has the right to seek compensation for pain, suffering, and emotional distress. Family members of an injured person can in some cases also seek “loss of consortium” damages, intended to compensate them for the loss of their loved one’s companionship and guidance. In tragic cases in which a person dies in a crash, family members can also sue for wrongful death.Talk to an Experienced Convertible Accident Lawyer on Cape Cod
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, we have been representing clients across the Cape and throughout the region since 1994. We know how painful and stressful it can be to be injured in an accident, and we work tirelessly to ensure that anyone responsible for a crash is held accountable. Our track record of success in car accident cases includes a number of six- and seven-figure settlements. Our lawyers are happy to offer free consultations from our offices, which are conveniently located in Hyannis and Plymouth. We are also ready to travel to you if you cannot make it to us. We do not charge a fee in most of our cases unless we get compensation for the client. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.