Scarring and Disfigurement
The Brockton personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III have more than a century of combined experience representing clients who have suffered severe or catastrophic injuries. We understand that no amount of money can truly compensate you and your family for these types of injuries, but we stand ready to help you get the legal recovery to which you are entitled, and which may help ease some of the stress and financial burden that often accompany a serious accident. We have a strong reputation in the local community for providing our neighbors with professional, comprehensive, and aggressive legal representation.
“Scarring and disfigurement” refers to a wide range of injuries, including burns, facial paralysis, facial scars, and severe psoriasis. They can be caused in any number of ways. Some of the most common sources of these injuries are:
- Medical malpractice
- Car accidents
- Truck crashes
- Motorcycle collisions
- Bicycle accidents
- Dog bites
- Snow and ice accidents
- Birth injuries
- Worksite accidents
- Defective products
The injuries caused in these and other accidents may not only be significant, they may also be permanent.Suing for Severe Injuries
There are various legal theories on which a person who has suffered a severe injury may seek to hold the responsible parties legally liable. Product makers and sellers, for example, are required to ensure that their wares are safe before putting them on the market, and people who are injured by hazardous items likely have a products liability case. Severely injured persons most commonly sue for negligence, alleging that the defendant owed the injured person a duty of care, that the defendant failed to live up to this duty, and that this failure caused the injury. Doctors owe a duty of care to their patients, for instance, as do property owners to visitors and motorists to other drivers on the road.
In negligence and other cases, however, Massachusetts law imposes deadlines in the form of the state statute of limitations. Personal injury claims generally must be brought within three years of the date of the injury. For this reason, it is important to seek legal guidance as soon as possible after an accident, otherwise you may risk your claim being time-barred.Navigating the Insurance Process
Coping with a severe injury is difficult enough, what with the doctor visits, missed work, and mental and emotional effects of what may be a permanent change in your and your family’s life. That’s not to mention the often complicated process of dealing with insurance companies, whether it’s your own insurer or that of a responsible party. It is important to understand that some insurance companies will try to use this time of stress and confusion to take steps to limit their own liability. Do not sign any paperwork, give any statements, or accept any payments from an insurer until you consult with an experienced attorney who is looking out for your best interests.Let Us Advocate for You
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our personal injury lawyers have more than 146 years of combined experience dealing with insurers in a wide array of accident cases. We know their tactics and understand the strategies they use to try to limit payouts. We have previously helped clients obtain settlements from insurers that were significantly larger than the initial offer.
Our Massachusetts personal injury attorneys offer free consultations from our offices in Hyannis and Plymouth. We are happy to travel to you if you can't make it to us. We also don'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.