Wet Road Accidents
The Cape Cod car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III have dedicated their careers to helping clients injured in serious crashes caused by the carelessness of other drivers. Our firm harnesses over 146 years of combined personal injury litigation experience to provide comprehensive representation services for victims and their loved ones. We understand that each case and client is unique, and we take the time to explore the details of the situation before crafting a plan of action to pursue your needs and goals. Our lawyers fight tirelessly on behalf of Massachusetts residents in settlement negotiations and at trial.Dangers of Slick Driving Surfaces
Wet driving surfaces may wreak havoc on a morning commute, and they also pose serious safety hazards to anyone on the road. A slick surface makes it harder to brake and may cause cars to swerve, while falling rain makes it harder for drivers to see other vehicles and potential obstacles on or next to the road. This means that motorists need to stay aware of the circumstances and adjust their driving accordingly to help reduce the risk of a collision.Holding a Driver Liable for a Wet Road Accident
A person injured in a car crash in Massachusetts, whether it is caused by someone else’s excessive speeding on a wet road or other circumstances, has a right to seek compensation from whoever may have been responsible for the accident. Victims usually may receive money for vehicle repairs, doctors’ bills, missed wages due to time away from work, and pain and suffering, as well as any other losses that stem from the crash.
In many situations, compensation may even be available to an injured person whose own actions contributed to the accident. Massachusetts’ modified comparative negligence system allows a person injured in a crash to sue for damages, even if they were partly to blame. As long as the injured person is not found to have been 51 percent or more at fault for the collision, they can potentially still recover some damages in proportion to the defendant’s fault.
To prevail in your legal claim, you typically must establish the defendant’s negligence. State law requires drivers to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner under the circumstances. This includes reducing speed and avoiding aggressive behaviors in wet and other poor driving conditions. A driver who fails to meet this responsibility is likely to be found liable, if the injured person also shows that the negligence caused the crash and their injuries.Consult an Experienced Cape Cod Attorney for Your Car Accident Case
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, we have been fighting for clients in car accident and other cases since 1994. We have a strong track record of maximizing damages for the people whom we represent. Our Cape Cod car accident lawyers are pleased to serve our neighbors in the community during their times of need. We offer free consultations at our offices in Hyannis and Plymouth, and we also can plan a meeting at your home or in the hospital at your convenience. Call us at 888-262- 6664 or contact us online to schedule your appointment with a motor vehicle collision attorney. We generally do not charge legal fees unless we are able to secure a settlement or verdict for you. Nós Falamos Português.