With more than 146 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III offer accident victims comprehensive and personalized services. Our compassionate injury lawyers are dedicated to helping people on Cape Cod who have been hurt by the negligence of others. We understand that a serious accident can be a life-changing event, both for the person who suffers it and for his or her family and friends. We assist victims in these stressful situations by working forcefully to ensure that their rights are protected and that they seek the full range of any legal remedies to which they may be entitled. Our firm fights for our clients in court and at the negotiating table so that they can focus completely on their physical recuperation.Seeking Damages for Quadriplegia through a Negligence Claim
Quadriplegia is a type of spinal cord injury that causes a person to lose functioning in all or some of their limbs and their torso. The severity of the injury varies widely, and some people regain some functioning in the first six months of recovery. As might be expected, the condition often requires long hospital stays, significant physical therapy, and extended health care.
A person who becomes quadriplegic as a result of a car crash, a mishap on the job, a slip and fall, or any other type of accident usually has the right to seek compensation from those responsible. These may include damages for current and future medical costs, missed wages due to time away from work, pain and suffering, property damage, and sometimes emotional distress. In particularly egregious cases, a court may also award extra punitive damages, which are designed to punish a person or entity for reprehensible behavior.
Negligence is a legal theory through which many accident victims seek compensation for their injuries. In order to prove negligence, the injured person (plaintiff) must show that the person or entity being sued (defendant) breached a “duty of care” owed to the plaintiff and that this breach caused the accident. A truck driver who plows into another car while distracted by texting, for instance, likely would be found to have breached the duty that the driver owes to others on the road to operate the vehicle in a reasonably safe manner. An employer or work site owner that instructs workers to engage in dangerous behavior or allows the site to fall into a hazardous condition is also likely to be responsible for any injuries that result.Pursuing Benefits through the Workers’ Compensation System
A worker who has been hurt on the job usually has the right to seek workers’ compensation benefits. State law requires most employers to pay into this insurance system, which then makes benefits available for employees injured in accidents covered by the plan. These benefits include money for medical costs and missed wages, depending on the nature and severity of the worker’s harm. An injured individual often can choose whether to receive benefits in a single lump sum or in weekly payments.Contact a Cape Cod Lawyer to Assert Your Rights after an Accident
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, we have advised clients who have been involved in a wide variety of accidents since 1994. We are skilled attorneys with a strong reputation for working tirelessly on behalf of the people whom we represent. Our track record in personal injury cases speaks for itself. Previous victories for our clients include a number of six-and-seven-figure settlements.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident or another preventable event on Cape Cod, the attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III can assert your rights. We offer free consultations from our offices, which are conveniently located in Hyannis and Plymouth. We 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.