The Law Offices of John C. Manoog III consists of experienced injury lawyers who can assist individuals in the Carver area after an unexpected accident. With more than 146 years of combined experience in these cases, we offer clients experienced and aggressive legal representation. We also have a solid record of success, both in court and at the negotiating table. Our attorneys have focused their careers on assisting our neighbors in their times of need. We take the time to fully understand each client’s individual situation, as well as keeping them advised of their rights and options at every step of the way.Pursuing Compensation through a Negligence Claim
Whether it is a car accident, a slip and fall in a restaurant parking lot, an incident of medical malpractice, or an interaction with a defective product, someone who is hurt in an accident in Massachusetts usually has the right to seek damages from those responsible. This often means that the injured person must sue through a negligence claim, and it may also involve negotiating with both insurance companies and the responsible parties.
The damages typically available in accident cases include money for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. The family of an injured person in some cases can also seek “loss of consortium” damages to compensate for the loss of the victim’s companionship, support, love, and guidance.
Most personal injury cases revolve around claims for negligence, a common legal theory intended to hold responsible people and entities who cause others to be injured by failing to live up to what the courts call a “duty of care.” A retail store owner, for instance, is expected to keep the premises in a relatively safe condition and to warn visitors of any hazards that the owner knows about or should know about through reasonable inspection. The standard of care is similar on the road, where drivers are obligated to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and to refrain from dangerous activities like speeding in bad weather, running red lights, and drinking and driving.
Once a victim has shown that a defendant failed to meet the appropriate standard of care, he or she must prove that the careless conduct led directly to the accident. This means that he or she would not have been hurt if the defendant had not breached the applicable duty. Damages also must be identified with some certainty so that they are not too speculative.
Many cases involve third-party liability for people or entities that may not have been directly involved in an accident. A company that makes defective auto parts, for example, may be liable for any crashes caused or made worse by their products. Employers, meanwhile, are generally liable for accidents caused by their workers while acting within the scope of their job duties.Seek Legal Guidance after an Accident in the Carver Area
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, we understand the pain and stress that often accompany accidents, especially for people who are injured through no fault of their own. Since 1994, we have fought aggressively in our efforts to maximize the damages to which our clients may be entitled. If you have been hurt in a car accident in Carver or the surrounding communities, the attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III can help. We represent clients throughout Cape Cod and other areas of Massachusetts from our offices in Hyannis and Plymouth. Our lawyers are also happy to travel to you if you cannot make it to us. We do not charge a fee in many cases unless we are successful. Call us toll-free at (888) 262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.