How Is Negligence Shown For A Massachusetts Car Accident?
Many people have heard the word negligence before, but may not know what it actually means. Basically, negligence is a legal term that means failing to conduct oneself reasonably in a given situation. If someone is injured due to negligence, he may bring a claim against the negligent party.
Determinations of negligence are very fact-specific. All personal injury cases revolve around negligence. In the context of car accident claims, in order to have a valid claim for pain and suffering, you must be able to show that the other driver was negligent.
The most common car accident is the rear-end accident. Many people wrongly assume that in these situations negligence is assumed. But that is not true. Yes, the majority of rear-end accidents are not the fault of the car that was struck. But, if that vehicle stopped for no reason and the driver behind had no reasonable way to avoid the accident, then negligence may be hard to establish.
Other common accidents are failure to stop at a red light, or stop sign, or failure to yield. Determinations fault in these accidents involves interviewing the drivers, analyzing the damage to the vehicles, reviewing the police report, etc. Just like with rear end crashes, if you were injured, you can bring a claim against the other driver. But, if you can’t show negligence, the claim will likely not be successful.
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No matter how your accident happened, if you feel you were the victim of negligence, then I encourage you to contact us today for your free, no-obligation consultation.