At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our Hyannis accident lawyers have been representing personal injury victims, including pedestrians and others injured in traffic collisions, since 1994. With more than 146 years of combined legal experience, we have the skills, ability, and experience to help clients maximize the legal recovery to which they are entitled following an accident. We are committed to assisting clients by allowing them to focus on physical recovery from an accident, knowing that we are aggressively fighting to assert their legal rights.Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Personal injury lawsuits often concern car accidents and other crashes, including those involving motorcycles and even bicycles. However, pedestrians are also subject to danger traveling the streets of cities and towns throughout Massachusetts. More than 4,000 pedestrians are killed in traffic accidents each year nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and another nearly 70,000 are injured. The danger is particularly acute among older individuals, as those over the age of 65 represent nearly 20% of people injured in pedestrian accidents.Safety Measures for Pedestrians
There are a number of steps pedestrians can take to reduce the risk of accident. They include:
- Carrying a flashlight and wearing reflective clothing at night
- Using sidewalks whenever possible
- Facing traffic when walking along a road or street that doesn't have a sidewalk
- Crossing streets at designated crosswalks
Even the safest pedestrian, however, can't make other people behave in a reasonable and safe manner. Pedestrian accidents happen. When they do, it is important to seek the advice and counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney.Helping You Seek Compensation for Your Injuries
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you have the right to seek monetary recovery from any and all responsible parties. Damages may include those covering medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Negligence is the most common theory under which injured persons sue for damages. A successful claim requires showing that the person sued (the defendant) owed the injured party a duty to act in a reasonable and safe manner, that the defendant breached that duty, and that the breach caused the injuries. Motorists in particular have a legal duty to exercise reasonable care when operating a vehicle, and the makers of defective products - faulty brakes, etc. - are typically liable for the injuries they cause.Why Choose Us to Represent You?
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our lawyers have vast experience representing clients in negligence claims. We understand the specific legal issues that often arise in these cases, the arguments that defendants and their insurance companies typically make, and the evidence necessary to establish legal liability. We take the time to thoroughly investigate an accident to determine its cause and identify all responsible parties. The results are clear: this approach has helped us earn a number of victories for our clients, including settlements in excess of $1 million in traffic accident cases.
Our firm also takes pride in providing personalized legal services for our clients. We will explain your case to you step by step and keep you fully aware of developments, as well as your rights and interests, along the way. Our attorneys are available to discuss your case and we promptly return phone calls and emails.Experienced Advocacy You Can Trust
Based in Hyannis and Plymouth, our Massachusetts personal injury attorneys and criminal defense lawyers are proud to represent clients across the state. We offer convenient evening and weekend hours, and will even meet with you in your home or hospital room if you cannot make it to our offices. Contact us online or call us at 888.262.6664 to set up your free consultation. Nós Falamos Português.