The Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III consists of Cape Cod truck accident attorneys who have substantial experience representing victims injured in Massachusetts motor vehicle collisions, as well as the families of victims. We offer clients over 146 years of combined legal experience and a long record of notable triumphs in truck accident and other personal injury cases. Our lawyers take personal satisfaction from helping people regroup and rebuild their lives after a devastating accident. We do this by building the strongest possible case for compensation and by guiding clients through the legal process with professionalism and attention to detail.Holding a Trucker or Trucking Company Liable for a Flatbed Accident
As the name suggests, a flatbed truck features a level body with no sides or roof. That can make them a little hard to see when the bed is not filled with heavy equipment or material being transported from one point to another. Cargo that is not properly secured on a flatbed may also slide off, creating a hazard in the road or even striking a nearby vehicle directly.
If you have been injured in a flatbed accident, you have a right to seek damages from any person or entity that contributed to causing the collision. Available compensation usually includes money for doctors’ bills, property damage, missed wages due to time away from work, and pain and suffering. The family of a person who has tragically lost his or her life in a truck accident also can bring a wrongful death claim to pursue damages that are based on their relationship with the victim, as well as the medical and funeral expenses that they were forced to incur.
To establish your right to damages, you usually need to show that the trucker was negligent and that this negligence caused the crash. Flatbed and other truck drivers are expected to drive in a reasonably safe manner. This means refraining from speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving, fatigued driving, and other dangerous behavior behind the wheel. Drivers and trucking companies also need to make sure that any cargo is properly loaded and secured. A driver who does not meet the appropriate standard of care is likely to be found negligent and liable for any injuries that ensue.
The trucker’s employer may also be responsible for your injuries under a legal theory called “respondeat superior.” This theory holds an employer liable for accidents that occur as a result of a worker’s negligence on the job. A person who has been hurt in a truck accident must show that there was an employer-employee relationship and that the careless truck driver was in the scope of this relationship at the time of the crash to establish this form of liability.Discuss a Truck Accident Case with a Cape Cod Attorney
Our motor vehicle collision attorneys have successfully represented a number of Massachusetts residents who have been injured in flatbed accidents and other truck crashes. Our previous victories include a series of six- and seven-figure settlements for the people whom we represent. We have been serving the Cape since 1994, and we are dedicated to helping our neighbors in their times of need. Our Cape Cod truck accident lawyers offer free consultations at offices in Hyannis and Plymouth, and we also are happy to 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 arrange a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.