The Role of Accident Reconstruction Specialists
The knowledgeable motor vehicle collision lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III help victims and their families pursue the compensation that they deserve. We combine more than 150 years of legal experience to offer comprehensive services to the people for whom we advocate. Our Cape Cod car accident lawyers understand the pain and stress that can come with being involved in a car crash. This is why we fight tirelessly for clients in the courtroom and at the bargaining table. We have a strong track record of getting optimal results for the people whom we represent. Part of our success comes from knowing how to use experts like accident reconstruction specialists to tell the story of what happened to our clients, whether they were struck on a highway or in a residential area.Using an Accident Reconstruction Specialist
If you are injured in a car accident in Massachusetts, you have the right to seek compensation from those responsible. The damages typically available in these cases include compensation for current and future medical bills, property damage related to the crash, and missed wages due to time away from work. Pain, suffering, and emotional distress damages are also often available. In tragic cases in which a person dies in an auto accident, their family members have the right to seek wrongful death compensation from those responsible.
Even if you were partly responsible for the accident, you may still be able to get some compensation for your injuries. Massachusetts operates under a modified comparative negligence system. As long as you are not found to be 51 percent or more liable for the crash, you can still seek compensation on a pro rata basis.
To get compensation, your attorney generally must prove that the person or entity responsible for the crash caused the accident by failing to live up to what courts call a “duty of care.” That often means showing that a driver acted recklessly, failed to obey traffic signs, or simply was distracted and caused a crash as a result.
However, many accident cases come down to one person’s word against another person’s word. Even different eyewitnesses may have different accounts of how the crash happened, and police officers who arrive on the scene after the fact may have limited insight into how it occurred. This is where an experienced accident reconstruction specialist can play a vital role.
Reconstruction specialists use advanced technology to determine how an accident happened by essentially recreating the crash. They draw information from various sources, including photos of the accident scene, inspections of the cars involved, and data from the automobiles to uncover a wide range of information. That includes the speeds at which the cars were traveling when the collision happened, the level of visibility at the time, and certain driver behavior that may have contributed to the crash.
That kind of information is helpful in the hands of a seasoned car accident lawyer. It can be used to show a judge or jury how the accident happened and who is legally responsible.Seek Legal Guidance for a Car Accident Case on Cape Cod
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, we have been representing clients throughout the region since 1994. We draw on accident reconstruction and other expert evidence to help clients build strong cases for money damages. Our Cape Cod lawyers understand the issues that come up in car accident cases, and we know how judges and juries often approach them. Based in Hyannis and Plymouth, we offer free initial consultations to potential clients. A member of our firm also can come to you if you are too injured or ill to come to us. We do not charge a fee in most of our car accident cases unless we get compensation for you. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to start discussing your case. Nós Falamos Português.