Dennis, Massachusetts

Tenacious Lawyers Serving Accident Victims in Dennis

The Law Offices of John C. Manoog III consists of accident attorneys who help people hurt near Dennis and surrounding communities. With more than 146 years of combined legal experience, we have dedicated our careers to helping our neighbors recuperate from their injuries with the confidence that we are protecting and advancing their interests. We know how painful and stressful it can be to recover from an accident, particularly when it is caused by no fault of your own. Our lawyers will fight aggressively to hold those responsible for harming you accountable and to pursue the compensation that is appropriate for your injuries.

Nestled in the heart of Cape Cod, Dennis is a charming seaside New England town known for its scenic shorelines, inviting beaches, and tranquil atmosphere. First settled in 1639 as part of Yarmouth, the town still retains much of its seafaring and whaling identity from those early days. The Cape Playhouse in Dennis is one of the country’s oldest summer theatres and is rumored to be the place where Hollywood star Bette Davis, who worked there as an usher, was discovered before hitting the big screen. Other notable residents include author Mary Higgins Clark and steak restaurateur Richard Valle.

Hold Negligent People and Entities Accountable for Your Harm

Massachusetts law allows a person who has been hurt in an accident to seek legal remedies from the person or entity that caused his or her injuries. Among other possible damages, the victim can seek money for medical bills, missed wages due to time away from work, property destruction, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

These cases typically involve claims based on negligence, a legal theory designed to hold people who cause accidents through their hazardous behavior liable for the harm that results. To succeed in your lawsuit, you must show that the defendant owed you what the law calls a “duty of care,” that the defendant breached the duty, that the breach caused your injuries, and that you incurred quantifiable damages that can be compensated.

For example, drivers generally owe others on the road a duty of care to refrain from hazardous behavior behind the wheel, and they are likely to be held liable for any injuries caused by their failure to do so. Something similar is true for business owners like retail shopping stores, which are generally obligated to keep their premises in safe condition and warn customers of any hazards of which the owner is or should be aware.

Before you can recover damages for negligence, you have to know when and where to sue. These are legal issues that should be discussed with an experienced attorney. Generally, Massachusetts law will apply to any personal injury case that stems from an accident in the state, regardless of the court in which the lawsuit is filed. Victims can save themselves time and money, however, by filing in the right court and avoiding the need for the case to be transferred. The claim can typically be brought in the district where the accident happened, where the injured person lives, or where the defendant resides. Choosing the appropriate court within that district may also depend on the amount and type of damages you are seeking.

State law operates under a three-year statute of limitations. This means that an injured person normally has 36 months from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. A claim brought after this time is likely to be dismissed.

Discuss Your Injury Case with a Skilled Dennis Attorney

At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our injury lawyers have represented individuals from Dennis in a wide range of cases, including medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, and slip and fall matters. We draw on significant resources and experience to fully investigate accidents, identify all of the responsible parties, and fight aggressively to make sure that they are held accountable for their actions. Among other recent victories, we've previously recovered a number of settlements in excess of $1 million for our clients and their families. We offer free consultations at our offices, which are conveniently located in Hyannis and Plymouth. We are also happy to travel to you if you can't make it to us. 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.

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