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Chatham, Massachusetts

Dedicated Accident Lawyers for Chatham Residents

At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our skilled accident attorneys represent individuals injured in the Chatham area by a variety of motor vehicle collisions and other incidents. Founded in 1994, our firm has helped countless clients and their families get their lives back on track after suffering serious harm by fighting to seek the compensation to which they are entitled. We offer personalized, aggressive services to the people we represent, and we work tirelessly to hold those responsible for an accident legally liable.

Situated on the elbow of Cape Cod, Chatham is a captivating New England seaside town known for its enchanting beaches and diligent historic preservation. Settled by the British in 1664, the town originally served as a boating and whaling center before transitioning largely into a residential and vacation destination during the 20th century. Two lighthouses, the first established by Thomas Jefferson in 1808, and a number of 18th-century buildings add to Chatham’s vintage seafaring appeal, which is also enhanced by its quaint Main Street shopping area. The town’s population swells from less than 7,000 year-round residents to about 30,000 people during the summer months.

Seeking Damages through a Negligence Lawsuit

The legal remedies often available to accident victims who prevail in lawsuits against responsible parties may include money for medical bills, missed wages due to time away from work, property damage, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. In order to obtain these damages, however, an injured person usually must prevail in a negligence claim. The person suing (plaintiff) will have to show that the person or entity being sued (defendant) breached a duty of care. An example is a driver’s responsibility to operate his or her vehicle in a reasonably safe manner, which may be violated by breaking any traffic rule. It is also necessary to prove that the breach caused the victim’s harm. This typically requires not only evidence of how the accident occurred, but also medical records and testimony tying the injuries to the crash.

Massachusetts is a comparative negligence state. That means that a victim can recover damages, even if he or she was partly responsible for his or her own harm. The injured person must be determined to no greater than 50 percent at fault in the accident, however, and his or her compensation award will be reduced by the degree to which he or she contributed to it.

Many vehicle crashes also include issues of third-party liability in which a person or entity other than the two drivers may also be deemed negligent. A tire maker whose defective product causes a crash by blowing out on a highway is one example. A car manufacturer whose airbags don’t deploy during a high speed truck accident is another. Under the state’s joint and several liability system, each responsible party is fully liable for all of the damages that result from an accident, regardless of how much that party contributed to it. A liable defendant ordered to pay the full amount of compensation can then seek to get some of that money back from the other responsible parties.

Enlist a Skilled Chatham Attorney for Your Injury Claim

At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, we have successfully represented thousands of clients in personal injury cases. Founding partner John C. Manoog III is well respected among local lawyers and advises other attorneys on how to handle and try car accident cases. Among other previous victories for clients, we have obtained a number of six- and seven-figure settlements.

Our injury lawyers have assisted many individuals near Chatham and the surrounding communities. We offer free consultations and can travel to you if you can't make it to our offices in Hyannis and Plymouth. We don't 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.

Client Reviews
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