Since 1994, dedicated accident attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III have helped ordinary people throughout the Duxbury area seek compensation when they have been hurt by someone else’s careless actions. We have more than 100 years of combined experience in injury law, a strong reputation for providing comprehensive legal services, and a solid track record of satisfactory results for our clients. We are proud members of our local community and have dedicated our careers to helping neighbors get back on their feet after accidents.
The coastal town of Duxbury is a Boston suburb on the South Shore. Founded in 1637, the town was named for sister city Duxbury Woods in England. Pilgrim-era homes still dot the town, which served as a shipbuilding center until the mid-19th century, when boats became too large for Duxbury’s shallow waters. Today, the town is home to over 14,000 residents and is famous for its abundant supply of fresh oysters. Notable current and former residents include indie rock singer Juliana Hatfield, hockey player Pat Leahy, and Pilgrim leader Miles Standish.Seeking Compensation Through a Negligence Lawsuit
Massachusetts personal injury cases often are based on claims for negligence. This legal theory provides that a person or entity can be held liable for any harm caused by failing to act in a reasonably safe manner. A victim suing someone for negligence must show that the defendant owed a duty of care to the victim and breached this duty with certain actions. To get damages, a victim also needs to prove that the defendant’s carelessness caused the accident in which the victim was injured. Finally, quantifiable damages flowing from the accident must be shown.
For example, drivers owe others on the road a duty to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner. Similarly, a restaurant is expected to fix or warn of dangerous conditions on its property that may cause harm to patrons. If a breach of either duty causes an accident, the driver or the restaurant may be required to pay damages to someone whom they have harmed. These damages may reimburse victims for both economic and non-economic harms, including medical costs, property damage, missed wages, and pain and suffering.
If you’ve been hurt in a car crash, boating collision, slip and fall, or any other type of accident, you may be forced to haggle with an insurance company to get compensation for your injuries. Unfortunately, some insurance companies will try to take advantage of you during this stressful time by seeking to limit the amount of any claims they pay out. It is vital that you talk to an experienced injury lawyer before negotiating with an insurer.Discuss Your Case With Duxbury Injury Attorneys
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, we have vast experience dealing with insurers. Founding partner John C. Manoog III is a former insurance defense lawyer who counsels other attorneys on how to handle accident cases. His experience gives him valuable insight into how insurers handle cases, the strategies they employ to reduce payouts, and useful ways to maximize the benefits that an injured client can pursue. Our Duxbury injury lawyers offer free consultations at offices 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 complete our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.