The Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III is a personal injury law firm whose attorneys assist people hurt in a wide variety of accidents. With nearly 150 years of combined legal experience to guide us, we offer victims a comprehensive and personalized approach to representation. We also have a long track record of helping many injured individuals get the full amount of the compensation that they deserve under the law. Our East Falmouth injury lawyers are proud to help our neighbors get back on their feet after an accident.Bringing a Negligence Claim after an Accident
If you have been hurt in an accident, you probably have the right to seek compensation from those responsible. The damages that may be available in Massachusetts personal injury cases include reimbursement for medical bills, property damage, missed wages stemming from time off the job, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. In certain cases, courts will award punitive damages to punish a responsible party for particularly egregious behavior. In addition, the family of a loved one injured or killed in an accident may be able to hold those responsible liable through a wrongful death action.
One issue to keep in mind when developing and bringing a case is the limited time window imposed by state law. Massachusetts’ statute of limitations gives you three years to file suit in personal injury cases. The clock typically starts running on the date of the accident. In some cases, however, it starts from the time that you became aware of or reasonably should have known about the injury. In either case, a person who files after the deadline is likely to have the lawsuit dismissed. This is why it is imperative to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident.
Most personal injury cases involve claims of negligence. This legal theory holds people and entities liable for harm that they cause when they fail to live up to a “duty of care.” Property owners, for instance, owe visitors a duty to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition and to warn them of hazards of which the owner knows or should know. Doctors owe their patients a duty to provide a certain level of care and expertise in diagnosis and treatment. Drivers owe others on the road a duty to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner. When someone breaches one of these duties or another duty of care, they are likely to be found negligent. A person suing for negligence also needs to show that the failure to meet the appropriate standard of care directly caused them to be hurt.Explore Your Options with an Injury Lawyer in the East Falmouth Area
Located within the Town of Falmouth on the shore of Vineyard Sound, East Falmouth is known for its coastal charm. The area is comprised of a number of private communities and separated by tidal creeks that form four forks. With more than 6,000 residents, it is the most populous of the six census-designated places in Falmouth.
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, our East Falmouth injury attorneys are familiar with the full range of accident cases. Our knowledgeable lawyers are members of the local community who have dedicated their careers to helping our neighbors in their times of need. We offer free consultations from our offices, which are located in Hyannis and Plymouth. We 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 if you need a car accident attorney or guidance with any other type of personal injury claim. Nós Falamos Português.