Elderly-Related Car Accidents
The Law Offices of John C. Manoog III is a full service personal injury law firm whose Cape Cod car accident lawyers represent clients throughout the state who have been injured in a wide variety of car accidents, including those involving elderly individuals. We understand how difficult, stressful, and trying a time it can be to recuperate from an accident. We stand by our clients to help them through the process by fighting for all of the compensation they are entitled to following their injuries.Massachusetts Accidents Involving Elderly Persons
As the country's elderly population increases across the country, so too does the number of car accidents in which elderly persons are involved. By 2030, the share of people over the age of 65 is expected to jump to more than 72 million, nearly double the proportion seen just 30 years earlier. Meanwhile, drivers 65 and older are predicted to be involved in roughly a quarter of all fatal car accidents during the same time. Statistics further show that the vast majority of elderly-related car accidents nationwide occur on weekdays, during daytime hours, and involve more than one vehicle.
Just like any other driver, an older person who causes a crash is likely to do so because of inattention or negligent driving. In addition, declining health and physical ability, poor eyesight, and depleted reaction time may also play a factor in a crash involving an elderly driver. These collisions can include:
- Side impact collisions
- Head on crashes
- Rear end accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Hit and run accidents
These collisions can cause serious injury, and in certain instances, may even be fatal.Liability for Negligent Driving
In order to obtain damages for a personal injury lawsuit stemming from an age-related car accident, you will likely need to establish negligence on behalf of the person being sued. In the car accident context, that means showing that a driver failed to act in a reasonable and safe manner and that this caused any injuries you incurred. Our personal injury lawyers take a comprehensive approach to negligence claims, investigating and at times re-creating accidents in order to firmly establish fault, and working with doctors and other medical providers to develop clear and convincing evidence of any accident-related injuries.Why Choose The Law Offices of John C. Manoog III?
If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of car accident, you need an experienced attorney in your corner who can protect your interests and hold the responsible parties accountable for the harm you have suffered. At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our attorneys have been doing this for more than 146 years combined. We understand the relevant law and the legal issues that often arise, and we are well-equipped to aggressively pursue our clients' cases. We will explain all of the issues in your case, advise you of your rights, and always return your phone calls and emails promptly.
Further, our firm can not only help you seek damages from the responsible parties, but we will also handle dealing with your own or another driver's auto insurance provider. We are deeply familiar with the strategies insurance companies often use in an attempt to avoid paying out claims, and we have a solid track record of obtaining optimal results for the people we represent.Committed to Seeking Justice for You
Our Massachusetts personal injury attorneys and criminal defense attorneys serve clients throughout the state. We offer flexible evening and weekend hours at our locations in Hyannis and Plymouth, and we will even come to you if you can't make it to one of our offices. Call us at (888) 262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.