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Car accidents: Exact cause not always immediately apparent

| Dec 7, 2020 | Car Accidents

Massachusetts police and those in other states are always on alert during a holiday season due to the increased likelihood of drunk driving and collisions that occur during high-volume traffic. Car accidents often prompt police investigations, especially if the exact cause of a particular incident is not known at the time of the crash. That appears to be the case after a recent collision involving five vehicles that resulted in injuries to numerous people.

I-95 was closed for nearly an hour following a crash that left two people trapped inside their vehicle. Responders used hydraulic machinery to extricate the man and woman from the car. Their injuries were listed as life-threatening as they were swiftly transported to a hospital in a neighboring state for emergency treatment.

Four other people were also injured in the crash. Investigators are still working to determine what or who may have caused the five vehicles to collide with one another on the highway. Such accidents are often caused by driver negligence, including issues involving distracted driving or operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. When another driver’s negligence is responsible for a person’s injuries, he or she may file a personal injury claim in a civil court to seek compensation for damages.

As a plaintiff in a Massachusetts personal injury case, the person seeking financial recovery for his or her losses must provide evidence to the court to show that the defendant was negligent and that his or her negligence directly caused the plaintiff’s physical, emotional or economic damages. Litigation pertaining to car accidents is often complex and highly stressful. To increase one’s chances of obtaining a favorable outcome in court, it is helpful to enlist support from an experienced personal injury law attorney who can determine the maximum amount of compensation to which a plaintiff might be entitled and to act as a personal advocate in the courtroom.

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