At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our car accident attorneys assist victims on Nantucket and throughout Massachusetts in a wide range of personal injury claims. With more than 146 years of combined experience, we have dedicated our careers to helping clients and their families through what can be a difficult time in their lives. Our lawyers work tirelessly to pursue the maximum legal remedies to which accident victims are entitled, and we fight aggressively against tactics that insurance companies often try to use to limit claim payouts.
The 30-mile island of Nantucket has served as a summer haven for visitors from the Massachusetts mainland and around the globe since the late 19th century, thanks to its enticing beaches, historic architecture, and old New England seafaring charm. The island became a center of the North American whaling industry after English settlers reached Nantucket in 1659, and many of the elegant homes and other structures built by sea captains and shipbuilders remain in pristine condition to this day. The island has been designated by the National Park Service as a Historic Landmark District based on its unique charm.Seeking Compensation after a Car Crash
If you have been injured in a car crash on Nantucket or elsewhere, you have the right to seek damages from those responsible for the collision. These generally include money for missed wages, medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. In order to assert your right to compensation, however, you typically have to prove that the person or entity that caused the crash was negligent.
In car accident cases, a driver is likely to be found negligent if he or she engaged in hazardous activity – such as speeding, failing to obey traffic signs, using a smartphone behind the wheel, or drinking and driving – that resulted in the accident and ensuing damages. If the collision happens while the driver is on the job, his or her employer may also be liable. Other parties, like auto manufacturers, road crew operators, and those responsible for keeping streets and highways in safe condition, may additionally be found negligent if their action or inaction contributes to a crash.
Many car accident cases mean haggling with insurance companies who are reluctant to pay out claims, even if the person or entity that they insure is clearly responsible for the crash. Massachusetts law requires insurers to act with “candor and fairness” in handling claims, a standard that is usually interpreted to mean “good faith.” Although that requires insurers to make a significant effort to settle claims and avoid protracted and costly litigation, they often remain hesitant to resolve cases.Consult a Nantucket Attorney When Bringing an Injury Claim
At our law firm, founding partner John C. Manoog III brings an insightful perspective to dealings with big insurance companies from his work as a former insurance defense attorney. Our injury lawyers can guide individuals on Nantucket and in the surrounding areas through the process of making a claim. We know the strategies that insurers regularly employ to try to limit their liability in these matters, and we know how to combat them. We have a strong track record of success in these and other cases, including a number of six- and seven-figure settlements in vehicle accident cases. Our offices are located in Hyannis and Plymouth, and 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. Nós Falamos Português.