Failure to Use Turn Signals
The knowledgeable Cape Cod car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III fight for the rights of people who have been injured in a wide range of vehicle collisions. Some of these crashes arise when a driver fails or refuses to use a turn signal when making a turn or changing a lane. We know how stressful the aftermath of an accident can be, and we help victims focus on their recovery during these trying times with the confidence that comes with knowing that our firm is working aggressively on their behalf throughout the legal process. Our lawyers have dedicated their careers to personal injury cases, drawing on nearly 150 years of combined experience. Our previous victories for clients include a number of six- and seven-figure settlements in motor vehicle collision cases and others.Holding a Driver Liable for Injuries Caused by a Failure to Use a Turn Signal
A person injured in a car accident has the right to sue any parties that may have been responsible for the crash. The goal of these claims is to make the injured person “whole” or to return the person to the place in which he or she was before the collision happened. While this is not always realistic when devastating and permanent injuries result, compensation can help reduce the related financial burdens. The compensation available usually addresses costs and losses like medical bills, missed wages during recuperation time, property damage, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
Most car accident cases are based on negligence, a legal theory that holds people and entities responsible for failing to live up to what the law calls a “duty of care.” Drivers owe others on the road a duty to operate their vehicles safely. That means refraining from a wide variety of dangerous behavior, such as speeding, texting while driving, or drinking and driving. Failing to use turn signals is a particularly dangerous move, one that often leads to side impact or “T-bone” collisions. A driver who causes a crash by failing to use signals is likely to be found negligent and responsible for any injuries that happen as a result.
In some cases, additional punitive damages may be available as a way of punishing a person or entity for particularly bad behavior. In order to get punitive damages in Massachusetts personal injury cases, the person suing needs to show that the defendant’s conduct was particularly outrageous. This may be appropriate, for example, in a case in which a drunk driver causes a fatal accident.Explore Your Options with a Cape Cod Lawyer Skilled in Car Accident Cases
The motor vehicle collision lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III have been representing victims in car accident cases since 1994. We have the skill, experience, and resources to help you assert your rights to the fullest extent of the law. We take the time to understand each client’s individual circumstances, and we work tirelessly to protect and advance their legal rights in court and at the negotiating table. Our Cape Cod car accident attorneys offer free consultations from our offices in Hyannis and Plymouth. We can also travel to you if you cannot make it to us. We do not charge a fee in many cases unless we are successful. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.