Sudden Stop Accidents
The attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III represent victims who have been hurt in crashes like sudden stop accidents. These may cause a wide range of injuries like whiplash, broken bones, and even death. Our Cape Cod car accident attorneys understand how painful and stressful it may be to be involved in an accident, especially if it was caused by no fault of your own. We work tirelessly to pursue the full amount of compensation that each client needs to move forward with their life.
As the name suggests, sudden stop accidents are those that happen when one car brakes or otherwise stops quickly, giving other drivers on the road little time to react. These incidents often result in rear-end collisions, in which the front of one car slams into the back of another vehicle. They may raise tricky questions about liability. For example, it may be unclear whether the driver who stopped suddenly was responsible for the crash or whether the other driver could have avoided the accident by acting more cautiously in the moments leading up to it. This is why it is important to consult an experienced personal injury attorney.Proving Negligence in Sudden Stop Accident Cases
Massachusetts negligence law generally holds people and entities liable for failing to live up to what the courts call a “duty of care.” Drivers on roads across the state are expected to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner, and they must refrain from dangerous behavior like speeding, tailgating, or drinking and driving. A driver who does not comply with this responsibility is likely to be found liable for any damages that result. The compensation typically available in Massachusetts car accident cases includes money for medical bills, property damage, missed wages due to time away from work, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
A critical issue in many sudden stop accident cases is whether both drivers may have operated their cars in a way that did not live up to the duty of care. Allegations of comparative negligence may dramatically reduce or in some cases completely eliminate a victim’s compensation, so their attorney may need to prepare for this potential assertion by a defendant. An investigation of what caused a crash usually means examining police reports, talking to eyewitnesses, and consulting experts. It also often requires compiling substantial medical records to tie injuries to the crash.Contact a Cape Cod Attorney Following a Sudden Stop Accident
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, we have been representing clients throughout the Cape since 1994. We work aggressively to build compelling cases for the people whom we represent, and we have a strong track record of results. Our attorneys draw on nearly 150 years of combined legal experience to offer comprehensive services to clients. We let you focus on your physical recovery after a crash with the confidence that comes from knowing that we are fighting for you. Our motor vehicle collision lawyers do not charge a fee in most cases unless we get compensation for you. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.