The Law Offices of John C. Manoog III is comprised of injury lawyers who have been serving accident victims in Bourne and elsewhere on Cape Cod since 1994. Whether it’s a car, motorcycle, or truck accident, an incident of medical malpractice, or a mishap at a construction site, our attorneys have the ability and experience to help you pursue the full legal remedies available in your case. We have a strong record of success in many personal injury cases, and we can fight to protect your rights.
Nestled along Cape Cod’s western end, the Town of Bourne is a charming and historic New England hamlet whose residents and visitors are attracted by the area’s small village sentiment and waterside aesthetic. Bourne was originally settled in 1640 and was the last of Barnstable County’s towns to be incorporated, 224 years later. Its location on the corner of Buzzard’s Bay made the town an important trading post in those early days. From there, settlers later moved out to the rest of the Cape. Some folks even call Bourne Cape Cod’s “first” town. All three bridges to the Cape are located in Bourne, and the Cape Cod Canal was formed to provide a direct route to the town from the two bays.Asserting Your Rights through a Negligence Claim
If you have been hurt in an accident, there are a number of legal issues that you should consider in deciding whether to pursue a case against those responsible. Among them is the state’s statute of limitations, which is three years in Massachusetts. That means that an injured person has 36 months from the date of the accident to file suit. Someone who sues after this time limit has passed is likely to have his or her case dismissed.
Sometimes it is not entirely clear who may be to blame for an accident, and therefore whom to sue. Personal injury cases usually involve claims for negligence, a legal theory under which a person or entity that fails to live up to a certain level of conduct, called the “standard of care,” is held responsible for the injuries that result. The standard of care may vary under the circumstances, but it is generally based on what would be expected of a “reasonable person” in similar circumstances.
A car driver, for example, is expected to operate his or her vehicle in a reasonably safe manner and to refrain from dangerous behavior like speeding, drinking and driving, or using a smartphone behind the wheel. Meanwhile, a doctor is expected to treat patients in the same way that a reasonable professional in the same area of specialization would address their needs under the same circumstances. An individual or an organization that does not meet these standards will likely be deemed negligent and held liable for any injuries that are directly caused by the negligence. To assert the right to compensation, it will be necessary to show that the harm would not have happened if the defendant had not acted negligently, and that it was a reasonably foreseeable result of the careless behavior.Seek Legal Guidance After an Accident in Bourne
If you or a loved one has been hurt near Bourne because someone else was negligent, you should contact the accident attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III. We have more than 146 years of combined experience and a hard-earned reputation in the local and legal communities for providing comprehensive representation. Our previous successes include a number of six-and seven-figure verdicts and settlements for the people whom we have represented. We are conveniently located in Hyannis and Plymouth. Our lawyers are also willing to travel to you if you cannot come to us. We do not charge a fee in many cases unless we are successful. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.