- How To Handle Car Accidents Involving Roadway Debris Left From Trucks And Other Automobiles
- November 12, 2014 | Author: Kevin P. Rauseo
- Law Firm: Hamblett & Kerrigan, P.A. - Nashua Office
- When a person is injured in an automobile accident as a result of roadway debris left from a truck, car, bus, or other motor vehicle, the injury victim needs to establish that the debris was left as a result of the negligence of the defendant. In order to establish negligence, the injury victim needs to prove that the defendant breached a duty of care in causing the debris to be left in the roadway, that the defendant's negligence resulted in harm to the injury victim and the harm was caused by the defendant. In cases of debris which is dropped by commercial vehicles, there are state and federal regulations that place duties upon the other drivers of the vehicles to properly secure items to their vehicles. A violation of the regulation will assist the injury victim in proving negligence.
Further, if the offending driver was engaged in the course of his employment when the negligence occurred, the injury victim may also sue the driver's employer. This provides the injury victim with another source to compensate him or her for his or her injuries.
If you have any questions regarding a car, automobile, motorcycle, pedestrian or truck accident, whether in Massachusetts or New Hampshire, please contact an attorney at Hamblett & Kerrigan to discuss. Let Hamblett & Kerrigan use their experience in representing injury victims to your advantage.
Kevin P. Rauseo is a director at Hamblett & Kerrigan P.A. He concentrates his practice in the areas of family and divorce law, Collaborative law, child custody and visitation, child support and alimony, personal injury, insurance defense, slip and fall accidents, automobile and truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, dog bites and civil litigation. He is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professional and serves on the Professional Development Committee and has previously served on the Public Education Advisory Panel of the Academy. He also is a member of the Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire. AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Recipient of the 2014 Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award from the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA). You can reach Attorney Rauseo [email protected]