Traumatic and other brain injuries are serious impairments that can be caused by a wide range of accidents, including car, truck, and motorcycle crashes, workplace accidents, and slip and falls on icy or otherwise unsafe surfaces. These injuries come with a variety of symptoms, such as memory loss, difficulty concentrating, headaches, and changes in personality. The brain injury attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III represent Cape Cod clients who have suffered severe impairments. With more than 146 years of combined experience, our lawyers are committed to helping injured persons and their families move forward after an accident by ensuring that they seek any compensation to which they’re entitled. We work personally with clients to keep them informed of their rights, and we explore all opportunities for resolving cases without costly and protracted litigation.Seeking Compensation After Massachusetts Accidents
If you’ve suffered a brain injury in an accident caused by someone else’s carelessness or wrongdoing, you have the legal right to seek compensation from the responsible parties. The available damages typically include money for doctor and medical bills, property damage, missed wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Whether it’s an individual driver who caused a crash, a business that failed to keep its property in safe condition, or an insurance company representing the liable party, the lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III have a strong track record of locating those responsible for clients’ injuries and establishing their legal liability.
Most personal injury cases proceed under a negligence claim. This requires an accident victim to prove that the defendant owed the victim a duty of care, breached that duty by acting carelessly or recklessly, and caused the victim’s injuries and related damages through the breach.
Sometimes the identities of the proper defendants who caused your harm may not be entirely clear. In a car crash case, for example, a driver who caused a pile up by slamming on the brakes without warning may be just one of several liable parties. The car’s manufacturer may also be to blame if the vehicle malfunctioned prior to the collision. Alternatively, state and local government agencies that are responsible for maintaining the road may be liable if the accident was caused or exacerbated by a pothole or other dangerous condition.
Massachusetts personal injury cases are subject to a three-year statute of limitations, meaning that an injured person generally has three years from the date of the accident to file suit. Since the investigation required to identify those to blame for an accident can be extensive, it’s important to seek the counsel of a seasoned personal injury attorney as soon as possible.Consult a Cape Cod Attorney Regarding Your Claim
Brain injuries can be extensive and permanent, changing the lives of both victim and his or her family. Our firm has been representing clients in these complex injury cases since 1994. We have significant experience investigating accidents, and we are familiar with the components that make up a successful case. We’re also well aware of the broad array of strategies that insurance companies tend to employ in trying to reduce or avoid claims payouts. Among other recent victories, we've previously recovered a number of settlements in excess of $1 million for our clients and their families.
If you or a family member has suffered a brain injury in an accident, call the Cape Cod catastrophic injury lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III. We can evaluate your case in a free initial consultation, and we are available to meet with you in the evening, over the weekend, and offsite at your convenience. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online. Nós Falamos Português.