The Cape Cod truck accident lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III represent Massachusetts residents who have been involved in a variety of big rig crashes. Some of the most devastating truck accidents are override collisions, which happen when a truck drives over the back of a vehicle in front of it. We understand the pain and stress that these serious crashes can cause to the people involved and their families. We work diligently and compassionately to help them get through these difficult times with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that we are fighting to get them the full legal remedies that they deserve.Assert Your Right to Damages in an Override Accident Case
Override accidents often cause significant injuries and may even result in a tragically preventable death. Large trucks are so powerful that they may simply crush vehicles under them. These crashes are typically caused by dangerous or inattentive driving. Common examples include speeding, failing to properly brake, abruptly changing lanes, tailgating, or failing to obey traffic signs.
A trucker who causes an override accident because of careless or reckless activities behind the wheel is likely to be held liable for any injuries that ensue. Massachusetts law obligates all drivers to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner. A driver who fails to live up to this “duty of care” may be found liable if the driver’s negligence directly resulted in the accident in which the victim was hurt. The damages available in these cases usually include compensation for medical bills, property damage, and missed wages due to time away from work, in addition to pain and suffering or other more subjective forms of harm.
A person injured in a truck accident may also be able to seek damages from the driver’s employer if the crash happened while he or she was on the job. Respondeat superior is a legal theory that holds a business vicariously liable for crashes caused by its workers if they happen while a worker is acting in the scope of the employment relationship. The business may also be directly liable if it acted negligently in its training or supervision of the driver.Explore Your Options with a Truck Accident Lawyer on Cape Cod
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, our Cape Cod truck accident attorneys have over 146 years of combined experience fighting for the rights of victims in our community in truck accident and many other personal injury cases. We have a strong track record of success, including a number of six- and seven-figure settlements for the people and families whom we represent. We have been serving the Cape since 1994, and we are dedicated to helping our neighbors in their times of need. Our firm offers free consultations at our offices, which are located in Hyannis and Plymouth. If you are recuperating in your home and hospital, moreover, we can visit you there. Many of our cases are based on contingency fee arrangements, which means that you do not pay us unless we recover compensation for you. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to set up a free appointment with a motor vehicle collision attorney. Nós Falamos Português.