The experienced injury attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III represent people in the Lakeville area and elsewhere in Massachusetts who have been hurt in car accidents and other harmful events. Our lawyers have been serving the community since 1994, and we take pride in helping our neighbors get back on their feet. We understand how difficult these situations can be for both the person involved in the accident and his or her family. Our lawyers give clients the confidence to focus on physical, mental, and emotional healing that comes with knowing that we are fighting to assert their rights to any legal remedies to which they may be entitled.Holding Negligent Parties Accountable for Compensation
Whether it is a motor vehicle collision, an incident of medical malpractice, a slip and fall, or an accident involving a defective product, an injured person has the right to seek compensation from those responsible for the crash. In many cases, this includes money for medical costs related to any injury, missed wages resulting from time away from work while you recuperate, property damage, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. It also includes both those costs already incurred by the injured person and any expected future costs.
In some cases, the family of a victim can seek additional damages for “loss of consortium.” These remedies are intended to compensate for the loss of the victim’s companionship, support, love, and guidance. Spouses, parents, and children may have the right to seek loss of consortium damages, depending on the circumstances.
Negligence is a common legal theory used in personal injury claims, in which the victim alleges that another person or entity violated what courts call a “duty of care” owed to him or her. In some car accident cases, for example, many parties may be responsible for a crash. Drivers generally owe others on the road a duty to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner. Similarly, car makers and parts manufacturers owe a duty to the public to ensure that their vehicles and components leave the warehouse in safe working order. Government entities responsible for keeping streets, roads, and traffic signals and signs operable also owe a duty to people who travel in the area. Construction and street crews are expected under the law to do their work safely and to properly warn motorists of any hazards that they may create.
To successfully sue for negligence, the person suing needs to prove more than just that the person or entity being sued breached a duty of care. The injured person also has to show that the breach directly caused an accident and that he or she suffered damages because of the accident. This typically means producing records and evidence about how the relevant events unfolded, as well as medical documentation depicting the cause and extent of any injuries.Consult a Knowledgeable Attorney after an Accident in Lakeville
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our lawyers can bring car accident and other personal injury claims on behalf of Lakeville residents. We are members of the local community who have more than 146 years of combined legal experience. We also have a strong track record of success in car accident and other cases. We offer free consultations from our offices, which are conveniently located in Hyannis and Plymouth. Our lawyers 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 for a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.