Evidence in Car Accident Cases
The attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III help people injured in crashes caused by careless drivers get the compensation that they are legally due to help put their lives back together. We have been fighting for clients since 1994, and our record of success for the people whom we represent speaks for itself. Our Cape Cod car accident lawyers are dedicated to gathering evidence in car accident cases and guiding victims through the legal process with experience and personal attention. We work diligently to resolve disputes with insurance companies, negligent drivers, shoddy automakers, and others without drawn-out court battles whenever possible. Our attorneys also stand ready to go to trial to ensure that the people whom we represent are properly compensated.Money Damages
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Massachusetts, state law gives you the right to seek compensation from those responsible. That may be a drunk or irresponsible driver (and potentially their employer), or it may be a road crew that fails to warn of danger ahead. In many cases, the vehicle’s manufacturer or a parts maker may also or instead be to blame. The money damages that are usually available in car accident cases include compensation for doctors’ bills, vehicle and other property damage, missed wages due to time away from work, and pain, suffering, and emotional distress.
In order to get those damages, you typically need to prove that the person or entity that you are suing was negligent and that this negligence caused your injuries. You also need to have evidence to prove your case.Collecting Evidence in Car Accident Cases
Drivers in Massachusetts owe others on the road what lawyers and judges call a “duty of care.” They are expected to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and to refrain from dangerous activity like speeding, disregarding traffic signs, drinking and driving, and texting behind the wheel. A driver who does not live up to this duty is negligent and responsible for any accidents that happen as a result.
Witness statements often go a long way in proving that a driver breached the duty of care. People who saw the accident happen – or witnessed the key moments leading up to the crash – can help set the scene and establish whether one or both cars were moving erratically at the time. Police reports are often based on these witness statements, and they are also very useful because they include the officer’s initial review of the accident scene. In many cases, information about where the cars collided, which parts of the cars were damaged, and what those involved said happened are vital to proving negligence. Sometimes, accident reconstruction experts can also play a valuable role in recreating the crash to determine how it occurred.
In addition to proving that the driver’s negligence caused the collision, you also need to establish that you were injured in the crash. Witness statements and police reports can help show that any injuries happened in the crash, rather than further down the road. Still, medical evidence and statements from treating medical professionals are crucial. That documentation not only can establish the full extent of your injuries but also can tie them directly to the accident.Contact a Cape Cod Attorney Following a Serious Accident
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, we are committed to building the strongest possible cases for the people whom we represent. Our firm understands the various types of evidence in car accident cases and how to combine them to build persuasive arguments in settlement negotiations and at trial. We are happy to offer free consultations from our offices, which are conveniently located in Hyannis and Plymouth. Our Cape Cod lawyers are also happy to travel to you if you cannot make it to us. We do not charge a fee in most of our cases unless we are successful. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable attorney. Nós Falamos Português.