The Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III is comprised of Centerville injury lawyers who are dedicated to representing victims of car crashes and other accidents. With over 146 years of combined legal experience, we have the knowledge, skill, and resources to help the people whom we represent seek the full compensation that they deserve. Our lawyers take the time to understand each client's personal needs and to keep them fully aware of their rights and options throughout the legal process.Pursuing a Negligence Claim for Damages in Massachusetts
Massachusetts law gives a person injured in an accident the right to seek money damages and other remedies from those responsible. Whether it is a car crash on a busy highway, a slip and fall in a grocery store, or an incident of medical malpractice, among other examples, the central question that comes up in these cases is whether the person or entity being sued lived up to the applicable duty of care.
State law imposes a duty of care in a variety of situations. Drivers, for instance, owe others on the road a duty to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner. This means avoiding dangerous activities like driving drunk and speeding. It also means that a driver who fails to live up to this duty is likely to be found negligent and legally responsible for any injuries that result from the dangerous behavior. Similarly, property owners owe visitors to their property the duty to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition. They are also expected to warn visitors of any hazards that the owner knows about or should find out through a reasonable inspection.
The damages available in negligence cases usually include money for hospital and other medical bills, missed wages due to time away from the job, property damage, loss of future earning capacity, and pain and suffering, among other examples. In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded to punish particularly egregious behavior. The direct family of an accident victim may also seek compensation for loss of consortium – or the loss of a spouse’s or parent's companionship, support, love, and guidance – as well as for a wrongful death.Contact an Injury Lawyer in Centerville
Centerville is a residential village within the Town of Barnstable, known for its inviting beaches. The village is also home to a small but thriving business district and the town’s library. Located on the southern side of Barnstable, Centerville exudes the New England coastal charm that Cape Cod visitors and residents know and love.
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, our Centerville injury attorneys have been representing victims throughout Cape Cod since 1994. Our long history of success for the people whom we serve includes a number of six- and seven-figure settlements and judgments in car crash and a variety of other personal injury cases. Our attorneys are committed to helping victims get back on their feet after an accident by guiding them through the legal process with diligence and care. We offer free consultations from our offices, which are conveniently located in Hyannis and Plymouth. Our car accident 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 at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.