Hingham Car Accidents
While some car accidents cannot be avoided, others are caused by the negligence of one or more parties. If you were involved in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to damages. The Hingham car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, have over 150 years of experience representing victims who have suffered injuries in a crash due to the negligence of someone else. If you were injured in a car accident, our attorneys can aggressively pursue the damages that you are entitled to recover. Our knowledge of Massachusetts personal injury law and skill in managing Cape Cod car accident cases has resulted in numerous million-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients.Hingham Car Accidents
While an accident can occur on any road, they tend to occur more regularly on some roads than on others. Route 3 is a frequent site of accidents, which can be serious or even fatal. The Route 3A Rotary and the stretch of road between the Rotary and Rockland Street is considered by some observers to be the most dangerous stretch of roadway in Hingham. The complicated intersection of High Street, Ward Street, and French Street, as well as the intersection of George Washington Boulevard and Rockland Street, are dangerous intersections prone to accidents as well.Proving the Other Driver’s Negligence
Most lawsuits to recover damages following a car accident are pursued under a theory of negligence. To recover damages in a car accident case in which the other driver was negligent, a car accident attorney in the Hingham area must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the other driver drove in an unreasonable manner, and his or her actions caused the accident and subsequently caused injuries and property damage. In other words, it is more likely than not that the other driver caused the accident.
The other driver may argue that your negligence at least partly caused the accident. In such a case, the other driver will have the burden of proving that the accident would not have occurred if you had not acted negligently. Even if the other driver is able to show that you drove in a negligent manner, however, this will not preclude you from recovering damages unless your fault in causing the accident is proven to be 51% or greater.
Your Hingham car accident attorney will engage in discovery to obtain evidence to support an argument that the other driver breached the duty of care to operate his or her vehicle in a safe manner. Documents such as police reports, surveillance footage, statements from witnesses, and cell phone records should be obtained and analyzed for information that indicates that the other driver was driving negligently at the time of the accident.Damages Recoverable
It is important to act in a timely manner, since you must file a lawsuit to recover damages for injuries or property damage sustained in a car accident within three years of the date that the accident occurred. If your case is successful, you will be entitled to compensation for any property damage caused by the accident. Additionally, you may be able to recover the cost of any medical treatment, as well as damages for pain and suffering. If you were unable to work following the accident, you may be entitled to lost earnings as well. A knowledgeable car accident attorney can assess the evidence and advise you as to the extent of the damages that you should be able to recover.Set Up a Consultation With a Car Accident Lawyer in Hingham
If you were involved in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you should seek the assistance of a skilled injury attorney. The attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III are experienced in helping people injured in car accidents ranging from rear-end collisions to side-impact crashes. Our knowledge and experience enable us to anticipate any obstacles to your recovery and formulate a strategy to assist you in seeking a favorable outcome. Our diligent advocacy has resulted in a consistent record of successful verdicts. We represent victims across Cape Cod. Contact us at 888-262-6664 or via our online form to set up a free consultation.