Marstons Mills Car Accidents
While car accidents are more prevalent on certain roads and in certain seasons, they can happen anywhere, and when they do, they can cause traumatic injuries and damages. Marstons Mills is a small village, but it is not immune from car accidents, and collisions commonly occur on Route 149, River Road, and Santuit-Newtown Road. Car accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, but in most cases are caused by unsafe driving. If you suffered harm due to a vehicle crash, a seasoned Marstons Mills car accident lawyer can evaluate your options for seeking compensation from the negligent driver. The attorneys of the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, have been representing injured people injured in lawsuits for more than 150 combined years. Our skilled representation has enabled us to recover numerous multi-million dollar damages awards for our clients.Proving Negligence Under Massachusetts Law
Most Marstons Mills car accidents are caused by the reckless or unsafe driving of one or more people, and most lawsuits arising out of those car accidents allege that this hazardous driving constitutes negligence. Under Massachusetts law, to recover under a negligence claim, the injured party has to prove each element of negligence. First, it must be shown that the defendant owed a duty of care to the injured party and the defendant's actions constituted a breach of that duty. In car accident cases in which the defendant was a driver involved in the accident, the duty owed is typically the duty to drive in a safe and reasonable manner under the circumstances. In some cases, the injured driver may be able to cite a specific provision of the motor vehicle code that the defendant driver violated as evidence of a breach of duty. The police report and any eyewitness statements and surveillance footage are helpful in proving that the defendant drove in an irresponsible manner, and an experienced car accident attorney in Marstons Mills can help you assemble any other relevant evidence.
Once the injured party has established a breach of a duty, he or she must then show that the breach caused the accident. To prove a breach caused the accident, the injured party must show both that the accident would not have happened without the breach and that the breach was a significant factor in bringing about the accident. Thus, the injured party can still recover even if he or she cannot prove the breach was the sole cause of the accident. Lastly, the injured party must show that he or she suffered quantifiable damages due to the accident. If you sustained damages in a local crash, a skillful Marstons Mills car accident lawyer can help you to gather the evidence needed to argue that the defendant should be held liable for your harm.Joint and Several Liability
In some instances, a car accident will be caused by the negligence of more than one party. When the negligence of two or more people or entities combine to contribute to the harm of an injured party, each of the negligent parties may be held responsible. In such cases, the injured party must show that the concurrent negligence of each defendant caused the accident. Thus, it becomes an issue as to whether the defendants are jointly or independently liable. If you were injured in a car accident caused by more than one party, experienced legal counsel can help you develop a case strategy.Speak with a Seasoned Car Accident Attorney in Marstons Mills
If you sustained injuries or damages in a car accident in Marstons Mills, you have the right to pursue damages from anyone that may be liable for your harm. The experienced injury lawyers of the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, work diligently to develop persuasive arguments on behalf of their clients. Through our skilled representation, we have recovered numerous million dollar verdicts and settlements. You can contact us at 888.262.6664 or through our online form to set up a consultation. Nós Falamos Português.