Serious harm can result from car crashes, slip and falls, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, or defective products. The Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III is comprised of dedicated Hyannis injury attorneys who assist people hurt because of the carelessness or misconduct of those around them. We are members of the local community who proudly fight to protect out neighbors’ rights in their times of need. Our firm offers over 146 years of combined legal experience and a long track record of success for the people whom we represent. We guide clients through each step of the legal process, giving them the confidence to focus on their physical recovery while we work to assert their rights to the fullest extent of the law during settlement negotiations and at trial.Pursuing Compensation for an Accident
Someone who is suffering from serious injuries after an accident usually has the right to hold those responsible for causing it legally liable. The damages typically available in these situations include money for hospital and other medical bills, missed wages due to time off from the job, and property damage. Victims also may be able to receive compensation for pain and suffering and emotional distress, which are more subjective types of damages.
For example, Massachusetts law generally requires drivers of cars and trucks to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner. Among other things, this means maintaining appropriate speeds under the conditions, obeying traffic signs, and avoiding hazardous behavior like drinking and driving or texting behind the wheel. A driver who does not live up to this “duty of care” is likely to be found negligent and deemed liable for any accidents and injuries that result. If the driver is working at the time of the collision, his or her employer may also be on the hook for damages.
Careless property owners also may be responsible for accidents that result from the inadequate maintenance of their premises. These slip and fall cases usually require showing that there was a dangerous condition on the property of which the owner or occupier knew or should have known, and that the victim was hurt because the owner or occupier failed to repair the condition or provide sufficient warnings.
In yet another situation, doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals may be held liable for malpractice when a patient suffers injuries because of their inadequate care. A professional standard of care applies in these cases, and expert witness testimony from a medical professional in the same or a related specialty usually is required to show what the defendant did wrong and how the malpractice led to the patient’s injuries.Discuss Your Personal Injury Case with a Hyannis Attorney
Hyannis is Barnstable County’s largest community and a hub of activity for the Cape. As the primary launching point for ferries to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, it has long been a popular destination for tourists. It also serves as the unofficial capital of the Cape, home to many of the area’s business and shopping districts.
The Hyannis injury lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III proudly serve clients in Hyannis from our offices on South Street. We have dedicated our careers to helping people get back on their feet following an accident. Our firm has a long history of helping victims maximize the damages to which they are entitled. We offer free consultations in our office, and 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 with a car accident attorney or seek representation in any other type of personal injury claim. Nós Falamos Português.