Night Driving Accidents
The Cape Cod car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III can help Massachusetts residents who have been hurt in automobile, truck, and other collisions throughout the state. We understand how stressful and difficult these situations can be, especially when you are involved in an accident that was not your fault. Our attorneys have dedicated their careers to helping clients get back on their feet by fighting aggressively to seek the full legal remedies that they deserve.
Car accidents can happen at any time and in just about any place. Crashes often occur at night, however, when visibility is low and drivers are more likely to be fatigued or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The consequences of these collisions can be permanent and life-changing injuries or even a tragic death.Assert Your Right to Damages for a Night Driving Accident
If you have been injured in a car crash in Massachusetts, you have the right to seek compensation from those responsible for the collision. Some of the responsible parties may include not only negligent drivers but also car and auto parts manufacturers that put flawed and dangerous products on the road. Construction crews also may create hazards on highways, or the government entity that operates the highway may fail to properly maintain it. The damages that are typically available in these cases are designed to compensate an injured person for medical bills, missed wages during recuperation, property damage, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other objective and subjective forms of harm.
In some cases, the family of a person injured or killed in a night driving crash may also be able to seek compensation from any individuals or entities that were at least partly responsible. “Loss of consortium” damages, for example, are intended to compensate family members for the loss of a loved one’s affection, companionship, comfort, and guidance. After fatal accidents, family members can essentially bring the same negligence claims that their loved one would have been authorized to pursue after the accident if he or she were still alive.
To successfully assert your right to monetary damages, you usually need to prove that the person or entity that you are suing was negligent, or careless. Drivers are expected to operate their cars or trucks in a reasonably safe manner. This generally means that the law expects them not to speed, drive while intoxicated, or engage in other needlessly hazardous behavior behind the wheel. A driver who fails to live up to this responsibility is likely to be deemed negligent and held legally responsible for any injuries that he or she causes as a result.Discuss Your Car Accident Case with a Cape Cod Lawyer
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, our motor vehicle collision attorneys have nearly 150 years of combined experience in car accident and other personal injury cases. We know how to build persuasive arguments for injured individuals, and we have recorded many notable results for the people whom we represent. Our Cape Cod car accident attorneys offer free consultations from our offices in Hyannis and Plymouth. We can visit your home or hospital if you are unable to come meet with us. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.