A beloved former teacher and soccer coach at Middleborough High School has died in a weekend car crash in town. Family and friends say 61-year-old James Braga was a Middleborough native and Vietnam-era Air Force veteran who was dedicated to the children of town. He taught business at the high school until retiring several years ago, and also coached boys’ soccer. Mr. Braga was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash Saturday night on Route 44. Because the crash remains under investigation, police did not release additional details.
Truck and car crashes unfortunately are a fact of life. Although we hope of course that we and our loved ones will not be involved in any incidents on the roads, it is important to understand your rights should such an accident occur. The first step is knowing whether or not you even have grounds to file a claim for your injuries, or injuries suffered by a family member. The question whether the accused party was indeed negligent must be examined carefully before filing a claim. The facts of each individual case can be quite complex, requiring sifting through accident reconstructions, police reports, and insurance policies, among other inquiries. The accident scene should be investigated, coordinated (when necessary) with a proper team of professionals and experts, examining all evidence.
If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries as the result of a car accident, or if a loved one has suffered a wrongful death as the result of negligence, please contact one of our personal injury attorney at Swartz & Swartz, P.C.. You can call us at (617) 742-1900, or if you are outside the Boston area, call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. We are here to answer your questions and discuss how to protect your legal rights.