New Bedford Car Accidents
The attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III have devoted their careers to helping people injured in car accidents throughout Bristol County and the surrounding areas. We combine more than a century and a half of legal experience to ensure that our clients get dedicated, thorough representation in pursuing the full compensation available under the law. Our New Bedford car accident lawyers understand that each situation is different, and we take the time to understand each client’s unique personal circumstances. We are pleased to be able to guide clients through the legal process with compassion and care. Our track record is highlighted by a series of successful results for the people and families whom we represent.Compensation in Car Accident Cases
Whether you were rear-ended in a low-speed collision at a stop sign in a neighborhood, sideswiped on a busy street in a shopping district, or involved in a multiple-car crash on a highway, you have the right to seek compensation from each and every person or entity responsible for the crash. This includes money for doctors’ bills, property damage, missed wages, and pain, suffering, and emotional distress. In the event of a tragically fatal accident, the family members of a person killed in a traffic collision can seek other money damages for wrongful death.
Getting that compensation often means going up against the responsible parties’ insurance companies. Unfortunately, many insurers work aggressively to try to avoid paying out claims or to lessen the amount of the payout. This is one reason why it is crucial that you consult an experienced car accident attorney in the New Bedford area before accepting a deal with an insurance company.Proving Negligence
Massachusetts car accident lawsuits are typically based on claims of negligence, a legal theory that makes people and entities liable for failing to live up to a specific “duty of care.” Car drivers, for instance, owe others on the road a duty to operate their vehicles in a way that is reasonably safe under the circumstances. A driver who causes an accident while speeding, driving aggressively, getting behind the wheel while intoxicated, or simply failing to pay attention is likely to be found negligent.
A person suing for negligence needs to show not only that the driver breached the duty of care but also that the breach directly caused the crash. This often means gathering witness testimony and police reports to establish how the collision happened. In some cases, accident reconstruction experts can help set the scene and explain who was responsible. The person suing also needs to tie their injuries to the crash. Statements from treating medical professionals and other documentation can go a long way in showing a judge or jury the extent of a victim’s injuries.Retain a New Bedford Car Accident Attorney to Protect Your Rights
New Bedford is known as “The Whaling City,” a nod to its former role as one of the most important whaling ports in the world. Today, the city, originally inhabited by the Wampanoag tribe, is part of a thriving South Coast region. It is also home to the largest Portuguese-American community in the country. At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, our attorneys have been representing clients in New Bedford and throughout the region since 1994. We know what judges and juries find compelling in these cases, and we understand how to present many complex forms of evidence clearly and persuasively. Our track record of success for clients speaks for itself, and we are happy to offer free consultations either at our offices or at your home or in the hospital. We do not charge a fee in most of the motor vehicle collision cases that we take unless we are successful in getting compensation for you. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with a car accident lawyer in the New Bedford area. Nós Falamos Português.