The car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III are proud to represent people who have been injured in crashes caused by tailgating and other dangerous behaviors. We have dedicated our careers to helping victims pursue the compensation that they deserve. With nearly 150 years of combined legal experience, our Cape Cod tailgating accident attorneys offer clients personalized and comprehensive representation. We also have a strong history of helping clients maximize the money damages and other legal remedies to which they may be entitled.Bringing a Negligence Claim after a Tailgating Accident
Tailgating is a dangerous activity that happens when a driver follows too close to a car in front. It is dangerous because the tailgating driver does not know what the lead driver is going to do and does not have enough time to react in the event that the lead car brakes suddenly. This is why tailgating often results in rear-end collisions. While these accidents may appear relatively minor when they involve cars moving at slow speeds, rear-end crashes can cause significant damage to cars and the people in them.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a tailgating driver, you have the right to seek money damages from anyone who may be responsible. The damages available in these cases may include money for property damage, missed wages related to time away from work, medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and the costs of future treatment, among other items. In some cases, additional punitive damages may be awarded to punish a person for particularly callous behavior.
To obtain damages, you usually need to prove that the person or entity you are suing was negligent and that he or she caused the accident as a result. The law requires drivers to avoid dangerous activities like tailgating, speeding, or using a cell phone while behind the wheel. A driver who fails to live up to this “duty of care” is likely to be considered negligent and responsible for any crashes that arise from their careless behavior.
Proving negligence typically requires witness testimony, police reports, and even accident reconstruction evidence in some instances. Detailed medical and other records are also often necessary to establish the extent of the harm caused by the crash.Consult an Experienced Tailgating Accident Attorney on Cape Cod
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, we take the time to understand each individual client’s circumstances, and we work diligently with professional staff and outside experts to build the strongest possible case. Our previous victories for the people whom we represent include a number of six- and seven-figure settlements in a wide range of personal injury cases. Our Cape Cod tailgating accident lawyers offer free consultations from our Hyannis and Plymouth offices. We are also available to meet with you in a hospital or your home if needed. We do not charge a fee in many cases unless we are successful. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with a motor vehicle collision attorney. Nós Falamos Português.