It is the responsibility of every motorist to drive in a safe and responsible manner to prevent a foreseeable injury to persons and property. Failure to do so is considered a form of negligence. This act of negligence could be the basis for a Boston car accident lawsuit.
While there is a lot of personal responsibility in preventing serious and fatal car accidents, there is also a lot the city can do to prevent car accidents. This involves making the streets as safe as possible for everyone driving, walking, and riding a bike on the streets of Boston and the surrounding areas. The city can also make sure signage is helpful and appropriate and drivers are properly educated.
Government agencies that fail to correct poor road design, maintenance or dangerous conditions may also be held liable if it contributes to a crash. These cases, however, can be more complicated than a typical negligence lawsuit because one must first overcome hurdles like sovereign immunity, which is waived under the circumstances outlined in M.G.L. Chapter 258, Section 2.