Norwell Car Accidents
Norwell is a relatively quiet town, but that does not mean its residents can avoid car accidents. Norwell has many winding roads and hills, which contribute to the likelihood of collisions. Main Street and River Street are two roads in Norwell on which accidents frequently occur. There are also several state highways that run through Norwell, including State Routes 123 and 3, that experience heavier traffic and where accidents often occur. Many drivers will be involved in a car accident at some point in their lives, regardless of how safely they drive. If you sustained injuries or property damage in an auto accident caused by the negligent actions of another party, you may be entitled to compensation. The Norwell car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, have in excess of 150 years of combined experience assisting individuals who have suffered harm due to the negligence of others. Our aggressive advocacy has helped us to obtain numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients.Holding Negligent Drivers Accountable
All licensed drivers have a duty of reasonable care to avoid placing other drivers in danger. To recover from another driver under a theory of negligence, you must show he or she breached the duty of care and caused your accident. You must also show that the accident caused you to sustain calculable damages. Negligence must be proven by a preponderance of the evidence. Proving that another driver’s negligence caused your car accident usually requires gathering facts and evidence through discovery to establish your case. In some cases, such as where the other driver was cited for violating a traffic law, such as running a stop sign, it is easier to prove his or her negligence caused the collision. Under Massachusetts law, while a violation of a safety-related law does not constitute negligence per se, it is admissible as evidence of negligence and provides a strong basis for the argument that the driver who violated the law caused the accident.Comparative Negligence
Massachusetts has a comparative fault law, which means that a plaintiff can recover from a defendant on a theory of negligence if the plaintiff’s negligence is fifty percent or less. If the plaintiff’s negligence exceeds fifty percent, he or she cannot recover. If the plaintiff is negligent in an amount less than fifty-one percent, his or her recovery is reduced proportionally based on the amount of negligence attributed to him or her. If you were involved in a vehicle collision and are unsure of what to do next, a skilled Norwell car accident lawyer can evaluate the circumstances surrounding your accident and assess what compensation you may be owed.Damages Recoverable
Parties who suffer damages in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence are entitled to the cost of past and future medical expenses, and the cost of any property damage. You may be able to recover damages for pain and suffering as well. In most cases, a person cannot recover damages for pain and suffering unless their medical expenses exceed $2,000.00. If the car accident resulted in death, disfigurement, loss of a body part, fracture, or loss of your sight or hearing, however, you can recover damages for pain and suffering regardless of your medical expenses.Meet with a Car Accident Attorney in Norwell
If you were involved in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, it is wise to consult with an experienced injury attorney to determine your legal rights and options. At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, we are skilled in assisting parties who have suffered injuries and property damage in car accidents in seeking the financial compensation they may be owed. Our skill in gathering evidence and navigating the Massachusetts court system has enabled us to maintain a record of successful case outcomes, with multiple settlements and verdicts in the millions. Schedule a consultation with a member of our skilled legal team by contacting us at 888-262-6664 or via our online form. Nós Falamos Português.