Plymouth Car Accidents
The Plymouth car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III represent victims and their families who are confronting the impact of serious motor vehicle collisions on physical, psychological, and financial levels. Our lawyers have over 146 years of combined experience practicing personal injury law, and we are passionately devoted to advocating for the rights of injured people against those who have harmed them. Our firm has a strong history of obtaining notable results for our clients. We understand that you are going through one of the most challenging times of your life, and we are here to lighten the burdens on you.Bringing a Personal Injury Claim After a Massachusetts Car Accident
If you have been hurt in a car crash, you probably have the right to seek compensation from those responsible for the collision. In most situations, a negligent driver is a defendant, but other parties may be pursued as well if the circumstances support it. Additional defendants may include the driver’s employer, car and equipment manufacturers, or government entities responsible for designing and maintaining the road. The damages typically available in these cases include compensation for past and future medical bills, damage to a vehicle or other property, missed wages caused by lost time at work, and pain and suffering.
State law obligates Massachusetts drivers to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner. People who cause an accident by engaging in a risky activity behind the wheel, such as texting or drinking while driving, are likely to be considered negligent. Once you have been able to establish that the defendant was negligent, you would need to show that you would not have been hurt if not for this lapse of care.
There are a number of related procedural issues that may affect a personal injury lawsuit arising from a motor vehicle collision. State law places limits, for example, on when you can sue. A person injured in a car accident generally must file a claim within three years of the crash. Cases filed after that time are likely to be dismissed. The law also limits where you can sue. A victim or other plaintiff typically must bring the claim in the county where the crash happened, or where either the injured person or those being sued reside.Seek Legal Representation from a Car Accident Attorney in the Plymouth Area
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, our Plymouth car accident lawyers guide residents of Cape Cod through the legal process after they suffer devastating injuries. We are ready to investigate the details of your situation and present a persuasive case on your behalf. As experienced motor vehicle collision attorneys, we have honed considerable skills in negotiating with defendants and their insurers, as well as trial advocacy. We offer free consultations at our Plymouth office and our Hyannis office, and we also can 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 your appointment. Nós Falamos Português.