New Bedford, Massachusetts

New Bedford Personal Injury Lawyers

The New Bedford personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III have been serving clients throughout the area since 1994. We understand the pain and stress that often accompany an accident, especially when it isn't your fault. It is our goal to let you focus on physical, mental, and emotional recovery with the confidence of knowing that we're working diligently to identify the responsible parties and maximize the monetary recovery that you deserve.

New Bedford is a vibrant coastal town known for its idyllic coastal location and long history as a national port for fishing and whaling. Also called "The Whaling City," Herman Melville described New Bedford as "perhaps the dearest place to live in, in all New England" in the 1851 seafaring classic Moby Dick. In addition to the Whaling National Historical Park, modern day New Bedford also features a variety of museums, galleries, and performing arts venues. The town is home to a diverse array of citizens, including one of the largest Portuguese-American communities in the country. Notable current and former residents include famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who settled in the town after escaping slavery, businesswoman Hetty Green, and blues guitarist Quinn Sullivan.

Damages for Personal Injury Claims

At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, we are seasoned personal injury attorneys who have represented clients injured in a wide array of accidents over our combined 146 years of experience. That includes:

In order to establish his or her right to damages related to these and other accidents, an injured person must identify the responsible parties and prove that they are legally liable for the injuries.

Proving Negligence

Negligence is the legal standard typically used to determine liability in personal injury cases. Massachusetts law generally provides that a person or entity that owes a duty to another (usually a duty to act with reasonable care) and breaches that duty is liable for any injuries caused. Property owners typically have a duty to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition, for example, and to warn visitors of any hazards of which the owner is or should be aware. The owner is likely to be liable for any injuries caused by failing to do so. Similarly, all drivers have a duty under Massachusetts law to operate their vehicles safely. They may be held liable for negligence if they act recklessly by driving drunk or driving while texting, and may have to pay damages for any injuries they cause through their improper conduct.

A successful negligence suit means not only establishing negligence, but also proving that it caused an injury. That means providing clear and convincing medical evidence to establish the full extent of any injuries and how long they are expected to last. Such evidence often includes diagnosis and treatment records, x-rays, and testimony from medical providers.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III are intimately familiar with the litigation process. We understand what judges and juries usually look for and we know how to present the evidence in the most compelling manner. Our lawyers have also had success in avoiding protracted court battles through negotiated settlements, including some in excess of $1 million dollars for victims of car and motorcycle accidents.

Compassionate Advocates for Injured Victims

Our New Bedford personal injury lawyers and criminal defense attorneys offer free consultations from our offices in Hyannis and Plymouth. We will also travel to you if you can't make it to our offices. Our firm doesn't 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.

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