Side Impact Car Accidents
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our Hyannis car accident attorneys have more than 146 years of combined experience representing clients throughout the state in car crash cases, including those involving side impact collisions. We provide high-quality, personalized legal services to our clients. We are dedicated to helping people move on after an accident by identifying all responsible parties, and advocating for the financial recovery to which our clients are entitled.Car Accidents Are a Common Occurrence
If driving is a part of your day-to-day life, you're likely to find yourself in a car accident somewhere along the way. From minor fender benders to sideswipe accidents and even multi-car pileups, car crashes are a very real part of life on the road. While just about any type of collision can result in serious injury and substantial property damage, side impact crashes are particularly dangerous because they involve an area of at least one vehicle that is often not reinforced to absorb an impact. Side impact crashes account for roughly a quarter of passenger vehicle occupant deaths across the country, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, second only to head-on collisions.Causes of Side Impact Collisions
Side impact and other car crashes are often the result of negligence by one or more drivers. Under Massachusetts law, a person operating a motor vehicle owes a duty to other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians to drive in a reasonably safe manner. When a driver fails to abide by this duty and causes an accident, he or she may be held legally responsible for any resulting injuries. Recoverable damages include medical costs, physical damage, missed wages, pain and suffering, and funeral expenses in the event of wrongful death.
Some of the most common forms of negligence on the road include:
- Texting or talking on the phone while driving
- Changing radio stations or CDs
- Eating behind the wheel
- Drunk or intoxicated driving
- Racing or aggressive driving
- Running red lights and stop signs
- Operating a vehicle that is damaged or otherwise unfit for the road
At Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our lawyers have handled car accident cases stemming from a wide variety of circumstances. We understand the relevant law, and our seasoned litigators stand ready to take your case through trial when necessary. We are also active and successful negotiators with a solid track record of working with insurance companies and other opposing parties to find non-litigation solutions wherever possible. Among other victories, we've recently secured settlements of $1.56 million for the family of a motorist killed in a car accident, and $1.25 million for a driver who suffered a head injury in a crash.
What’s more, we are committed to giving each client the individual attention he or she deserves. At our firm, you are not just a file number. When you call us, email us, or come to our office, we will respond, and take all the time needed to answer your questions and explain your legal rights to you. We are on your side, and will strive to make the accident recovery process as painless as possible.Dedicated to Advocating for You
If you or a loved one has been involved in a side impact or other car accident, call the Massachusetts personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III. Our lawyers are available to discuss your particular situation in a free initial consultation, and we offer flexible evening, weekend, and offsite hours. Call us at 888.262.6664 or contact us online. Nós Falamos Português.