Car accidents can lead to serious, even life-altering injuries, which is why it is imperative for drivers to follow the rules of the road. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car crash, you need to contact a seasoned Massachusetts car accident attorney immediately. When someone causes an accident, they can be held accountable for their actions. At The Law Offices of Barry Feinstein & Affiliates, P.C., we have been helping car crash victims obtain the compensation they rightfully deserve for over 25 years and understand what it takes to advocate for your rights.
Two drivers were seriously injured in a collision that took place in Dudley earlier this week. The accident occurred on the bridge spanning the Quinebaug River. One vehicle was driven by a 22-year-old man from Southridge and the other was driven by a 68-year-old man from Woodstock, Connecticut. Both men were the only ones in their vehicles at the time of the wreck, and both were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. Police have not yet released the names of the two men involved in the accident and the crash is still under investigation.
Filing a Lawsuit after a Car Crash on a Bridge
Motor vehicle accidents can happen for a number of reasons, such as:
- Driver error, carelessness or misconduct behind the wheel;
- Poor bridge design leading to a collapse;
- Faulty or absent guardrails;
- Adverse weather conditions; and/or
- Improperly marked ramps to get on or off the bridge.
If you have been injured or your loved one has died as the result of a motor vehicle accident on a bridge or anywhere else, you may be able to sue for negligence. Negligence is the failure to exercise the degree of care that an ordinary, reasonable and prudent person would have exercised under the same or similar circumstances, thereby causing an accident and injury to another. This is a community standard, not an individual one. The relevant question after an accident is: was the driver’s conduct reasonable in that specific situation?
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation found that nearly 500 bridges in the state are “structurally deficient” and in need of repairs. This is important to know because, in some cases, an accident is caused by a city, municipality or government body’s negligence. These cases are much harder to pursue than cases involving another person because the plaintiff is required to comply with certain procedural requirements. Just because they are more difficult though does not mean they are impossible. For example, if an accident took place because a municipality failed to fix a small ditch in the street, the municipality may be on the hook for the wreck and resulting harm.
Reach a Reputable Massachusetts Auto Accident Attorney Today
No one expects to be in a car accident. When these accidents do occur, you may be left feeling shocked and overwhelmed. If you have been injured or your loved one has been killed in a car accident, we can help. At The Law Offices of Barry Feinstein & Affiliates, P.C., our reputable and dedicated Massachusetts car accident attorneys will investigate the facts of your case and come up with a legal strategy accordingly. To obtain a free consultation, call us today at 1-800-262-9200 or contact us online.
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