Most personal injury cases, whether they arise from a motor vehicle collision, a slip and fall, medical malpractice, or a defective product, usually are based on claims of negligence. The person suing needs to prove that the person or entity that they sued breached what is called a “duty of care” and that this breach caused the accident. Drivers, for example, owe others on the road a duty to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and to avoid dangerous behavior like speeding and texting while behind the wheel. Property owners are expected to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition, eliminating unnecessary risks or warning visitors about them. Doctors are expected to meet the standard of care appropriate to their specialty when treating a patient.
The injuries that can arise when someone fails to meet the appropriate standard of care are often significant and can even prove deadly. Victims may be able to seek many types of compensation, including money for medical bills, missed wages, pain and suffering, the costs of future treatment, and property damage.
Moreover, the family of a person killed in a tragically fatal accident has the right to sue those responsible for wrongful death. These claims may be brought by the surviving spouse of the victim, as well as the victim’s children. The damages typically available in these cases are intended to cover funeral and burial expenses, the lost income that the victim would have been expected to earn in the future, and more subjective damages related to the loss of the victim’s care, companionship, and comfort.Explore your Options with an Injury Lawyer in Mashpee
Mashpee is a jewel of Cape Cod, best known for its sandy beaches, welcoming waterways, and championship-level golf courses. Mashpee Commons is a popular destination for visitors and shoppers, who flock to the town center for a slice of New England charm. Notable current and former residents include Patriots owner Robert Kraft and television chef Rachel Ray.
The Mashpee injury attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III have dedicated their careers to fighting for victims. We know how to build the strongest possible cases for the people whom we represent. 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 to schedule a free initial consultation with a car accident attorney or seek guidance with another personal injury claim. Nós Falamos Português.