Harwich Car Accidents
Although all licensed drivers are required by law to operate their vehicles in a safe manner, sometimes car accidents are inevitable. While car accidents occur for countless reasons, some highways and roads present a higher risk of collisions. If you suffer property damage or injuries in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, our Harwich car accident lawyers have over 150 years of collective experience representing Cape Cod residents who were injured in car accidents due to the negligence of other drivers. If you were injured in a car accident our attorneys will work tirelessly to help you recover the damages to which you are entitled. Our proficiency and experience in handling Cape Cod car accident cases has enabled us to obtain several multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients.Harwich Car Accidents
Harwich is a common location for car accidents in the Cape Cod area. On average, there are more fatal car accidents in Harwich than in other towns in Massachusetts. This is likely because while Harwich is largely thought of as a beach town, it is home to two of Massachusetts’ main highways, Route 28 and Route 6. Route 6 is Cape Cod’s busiest highway, and both Route 6 and Route 28 are frequent sites of car accidents, including multi-vehicle and fatal car crashes.
Another location of frequent car accidents in Harwich is Route 39, specifically the intersection of Route 39 and Pleasant Bay road. The intersection is considered one of the most dangerous intersections on Cape Cod, due to the volume of traffic and frequency of accidents. Local news reports indicate that over sixty-one accidents occurred at that location between 2006 and 2014, and a road safety audit showed over thirty-one accidents at that intersection from 2013 through 2015 alone.Steps to Take Following Your Car Accident
If you are involved in a car accident in Massachusetts in which either party sustained injuries or property damage, you are required to file a Motor Vehicle Crash Operator Report with the Registry of Motor Vehicles within five days. You must also notify your automobile insurance carrier of the accident. Massachusetts is a no-fault accident state, which means your insurer pays your medical bills up to a certain amount. If you meet certain requirements you can pursue damages from whoever is ultimately responsible for the accident, and a knowledgeable car accident attorney in Harwich can help.Liable Parties
If your accident was caused by the negligence of another individual or entity, they are likely liable to you for damages. To recover, you must show that it is more likely than not that the negligence of the other party caused the accident. While the negligence of the other driver may be an obvious cause of the accident, other parties may be responsible for the accident as well. For example, if a property owner has foliage or signs that obscure the view of drivers on the roadway, he or she may be found negligent. In some cases, the roadway may not be properly designed, and the municipality may be found negligent for failing to provide a safe road. There are many facets to a car accident case, and it may not initially be clear who should be held responsible. If you were injured in an auto crash in Harwich, an experienced car accident lawyer can assist you in pursuing claims against the negligent parties.Damages Recoverable
A lawsuit arising out of a car accident must be filed within three years of the date of the accident. If you were injured in a car accident you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to protect your right to recover. If you were injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of others, you are entitled to damages for any costs incurred, including property damage, medical treatment, and wage loss. You can also recover damages for pain and suffering, and if you are married your spouse may be able to recover for loss of consortium.Set up a Consultation With a Harwich Car Accident Attorney
The injury lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III regularly represent individuals hurt in car accidents caused by others. We have the knowledge and skill to analyze the facts surrounding your accident and set forth a case that affords you the best chance for a successful outcome. Through our vigorous representation we have consistently been able to obtain favorable verdicts, with multiple verdicts in the millions. We represent individuals in Harwich and throughout Cape Cod, and we do not charge a fee in most cases unless we win. Contact us at 888-262-6664 or via our online form to set up a consultation. Nós Falamos Português.