Despite well-marked speed limit signs and a bevy of police officers and cameras enforcing them, the fact of the matter is that many drivers hit the road at an excessive and even dangerous pace. Speeding is a common factor in fatal crashes, of which one in every three result from this hazardous behavior. The auto accident attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III represent individuals throughout the Cape Cod area who have been hurt by many types of careless or reckless driving. With more than 146 years of combined legal experience in these cases, we have the knowledge and skills to help clients seek compensation for their injuries from those responsible. Our lawyers have a strong track record, including a number of previous five- and six-figure settlements.Protect Your Rights by Filing a Negligence Claim
If you have been injured in an accident caused by speeding or other dangerous activity behind the wheel, state law gives you the right to seek compensation from those responsible for the crash. These cases typically are based on claims for negligence, a legal theory that holds people and entities liable for the injuries they cause through unreasonably hazardous behavior. In order to prevail, the victim must show that the person or entity being sued (defendant) breached a duty of care owed to the victim, that this breach caused the accident, and that the victim incurred quantifiable damages as a result.
For instance, drivers generally owe others a duty of care to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner. When they fall short of this standard, whether by speeding, failing to use turn signals, running red lights, or engaging in other risky behaviors, they often can be held liable for any harm that results. In order to establish such liability, however, it isn’t enough to simply show that the driver was engaging in a hazardous activity. In addition, it must be proved that this conduct actually caused or contributed to the collision. That may require substantial investigation and even the assistance of an accident reconstruction expert.
To ensure his or her access to the full range of available remedies, the victim also must identify all of the damages that arose from the accident. These can account for both economic and non-economic forms of harm. Economic compensation can reimburse a victim for lost wages, medical bills, and property damage to a vehicle, while non-economic compensation may account for pain and suffering or emotional distress. Punitive damages may be sought in addition to compensatory damages when a defendant has acted especially egregiously.Discuss Your Car Crash Case with a Massachusetts Attorney
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our personal injury lawyers have been handling car accident cases since 1994. We understand the legal intricacies often involved in these matters. We also know how to identify the parties at fault, working with investigators and accident reconstruction experts when necessary, and how to gather the evidence required to prove their liability. Founding partner John C. Manoog III is respected in the legal community for his work in this area, and he trains other lawyers on how to handle these cases. He also brings a unique perspective to dealings with big insurance companies as a former insurance defense attorney.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car crash, contact our Massachusetts lawyers to discuss your case. We offer free consultations at offices situated in Hyannis and Plymouth. Our attorneys are also able to travel to you if you can't make it to us. We 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.