Stop Sign Accidents
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, our dedicated Cape Cod car accident lawyers have assisted many injured residents of Massachusetts who have been involved in crashes caused by the carelessness of other people. We have nearly 150 years of combined legal experience in personal injury cases and a long history of strong results for the victims whom we represent. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping injured individuals get their lives back together by pursuing the financial assistance and justice that they deserve. We also guide families of victims through the legal process after fatal accidents.
Many car crashes happen when drivers fail to notice a stop sign, fail to come to a full stop and look both ways, or simply speed past the sign. The collisions that result often cause serious injuries and substantial damage to vehicles. This is especially true in T-bone crashes, in which the front end of one car slams into the side of another. Even seemingly minor rear-end accidents may cause significant injuries like whiplash and other neck and back conditions.Holding a Careless Driver Liable for a Stop Sign Accident
If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash caused by another driver’s failure to obey a stop sign, the law gives you the right to seek damages from the person who was responsible. For example, you likely can obtain compensation for the medical expenses that arose from the crash, car repairs or other property damage, and lost wages that resulted from any days that you missed at work. You may also be able to secure compensation for more subjective types of harm, such as pain and suffering or emotional distress. The family of a victim who was injured or killed in a crash may also sue for “loss of consortium” damages or wrongful death.
State law requires drivers to obey the rules of the road. People who do not live up to this responsibility are likely to be considered negligent and responsible for any injuries that happen as a result. To prove negligence, the person suing needs to establish that the defendant breached the applicable duty of care. This may happen when a driver fails to obey traffic laws – by neglecting to stop at a stop sign, for instance – or engages in other dangerous behavior behind the wheel.
The victim or the victim’s family also must show that the defendant’s careless actions caused the accident and that the damages that resulted are reasonably quantifiable. This process usually involves presenting medical evidence detailing the injuries and tying them to the accident, possibly with the assistance of accident reconstructionists and other experts.Consult an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer on Cape Cod
The motor vehicle collision lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III understand how to build persuasive cases for accident victims. We understand the pain and stress that comes from being hurt through no fault of your own, and we can work diligently to maximize your legal remedies. Our Cape Cod car accident attorneys are happy to offer free consultations at our offices in Hyannis and Plymouth. If you cannot leave your home or hospital, we can come meet you there. Call us at 888-262- 6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. In most cases, we do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to recover compensation for you. Nós Falamos Português.