Legal Guidance for Accident Victims in the Marston’s Mills Area
People who have been hurt in an accident in Marston’s Mills or the surrounding communities can consult the injury attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III. We draw on more than 146 years of combined legal experience to provide comprehensive representation to victims of car crashes, medical malpractice, product defects, slip and falls, and other unfortunately avoidable events. Founding partner John C. Manoog III has been recognized by the Massachusetts bar for his accomplishments and ability in this area of the law, and our track record of success speaks for itself.
Assert Your Rights by Pursuing a Negligence Claim
In even the most ordinary daily activities, each of us runs the risk of an accident. For example, a motor vehicle collision can happen to anyone. Although there are a number of things that you can do to reduce the risk of a crash, hazardous road conditions and unsafe behavior by other motorists are always a possibility. If you have been hurt in a car accident, you may have the right to seek legal recourse from those responsible for harming you. Victims often can pursue damages for doctors’ bills and other medical costs, missed pay due to time away from work, vehicle and other property damage, and pain and suffering.
Asserting your rights after an accident usually means filing a lawsuit and wrangling with insurance companies. Most claims are based on negligence, a legal theory that gives an injured person the right to seek compensation from those responsible for the harm. To prove negligence, you generally must show that the person or entity that you are suing breached a “duty of care” owed to you and that this breach directly caused you to be harmed and incur damages. In the context of car accidents, drivers owe others on the road a duty to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and to refrain from dangerous activities like drinking and driving, flagrantly speeding, or using a smartphone behind the wheel.
In some cases, a negligent individual might not be the only person liable for an accident. Businesses and other employers are generally responsible for harm caused by their workers while they are on the job. Car manufacturers and parts makers may also share some of the blame if a vehicle malfunction contributes to a crash. Moreover, even a victim who is partly responsible for an accident can potentially recover some damages from others who contributed to it. Massachusetts’ modified comparative fault system allows an injured person to assert his or her rights as long as he or she is not 51 percent or more at fault.
Explore Your Options with an Injury Attorney in Marston’s Mills
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our car accident lawyers can advise injured individuals in Marston’s Mills and throughout Cape Cod. Our attorneys have dedicated their careers to helping our neighbors get back on their feet after suffering devastating harm. At our offices in Hyannis and Plymouth, we provide free consultations where we can explore your options with you. We also are available to come visit 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. Nós Falamos Português.