A Boston car accident attorney is prepared to represent those harmed by the negligent conduct of another driver. Recently, 1o people suffered injuries when a taxi driver plowed into them outside Logan International Airport. According to a news report, the incident reflected driver error, rather than terrorist intentions. The driver mentioned that instead of hitting the brake, he accidentally accelerated into the victims. The victims were mostly other taxi drivers, who had taken a break to socialize.
While in this case, the at-fault driver admitted that he had erred, in some car accident lawsuits, the victims will have to prove liability, or legal fault, in order to recover damages in a personal injury claim. In the case of the taxi driver, he admitted that he had not intended to crash into the victims. Nevertheless, the victims have the right to pursue legal damages against him for their injuries and medical costs.
Proving fault in a car accident, according to Massachusetts law, often requires showing that the other driver was negligent. Negligence is a failure to meet a legal duty of care. All drivers owe others the duty to avoid foreseeable harm and to operate their vehicle as other drivers would under similar circumstances. To successfully show negligence, the plaintiff would show that the defendant driver breached their duty of care, and this breach directly caused the plaintiff’s injuries.