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Batesville Personal Injury Lawyer

Car Accidents

In addition to workers’ compensation, Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC, also handles personal injury claims. The most common reason why someone becomes injured in the United States is because of car accidents. Car accidents can lead to minor, severe, or even fatal injuries, and if you become injured because of another driver’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket for medical bills and vehicle damages. Common reasons why a driver may cause an accident include fatigued driving, negligent maintenance of the vehicle, distracted driving, reckless driving, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

Truck Accidents

Trucks weigh significantly more than standard passenger vehicles, meaning that they can cause more serious injuries if they hit you. Every year, many Mississippi residents are seriously injured because of negligent truck drivers and trucking companies. Common reasons for truck accidents include bad hiring practices, poor vehicle maintenance, negligent drivers, and insecure loading. 

Motorcycle Accidents

Although motorcycle accidents are not as common as standard car accidents, they often involve more serious or fatal injuries. While standard passenger vehicles offer protection to drivers, motorcyclists are more vulnerable if they’re involved in a wreck. Common reasons for why these accidents occur include aggressive driving, speeding, and lane drifting. Whether you’re a motorcyclist who was involved in a wreck or if you were in an accident involving a motorcyclist, you need expert legal support for your personal injury case. 

Slip and Fall Accidents

Property owners and managers can be held liable for injuries that people sustain while on their premises. This is known premises liability. If there’s some sort of hazard on the property that the owner or manager is aware of, it’s their responsibility to fix the issue or prevent people from becoming injured. If they fail to act promptly, they could be held accountable if someone is injured. For example, if there’s a broken staircase in a shop and the owner fails to fix the staircase and doesn’t post warning signage about it, someone could file a claim against them if they fall on the stairs. Common reasons why slip and fall accidents occur include uneven sidewalks, potholes, bad lighting, torn carpets, and lack of handicap access. 

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice means that a medical professional acted outside of accepted medical practices which then resulted in the injury or death of a patient. Although it’s not uncommon, it’s often incredibly difficult to prove medical malpractice, so you need an expert personal injury lawyer to help you prove your claim. Common causes of medical malpractice are misdiagnoses, medication errors, anesthesia errors, surgical errors, birth injuries, and emergency room errors.

Wrongful Death

Tragically, numerous people die every year from accidents and personal injuries. If you lose a loved one because of another person’s negligence or deliberate wrongdoing, you could receive a wrongful death claim. The surviving spouse or dependents can file a wrongful death suit against the at-fault party. The personal representative of an estate can also file a wrongful death suit. Plaintiffs may receive damages for funeral and burial costs, loss of consortium, loss of a parent, pain and suffering, and medical bills. 

How a Mississippi Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

Insurance companies are businesses primarily looking for ways to make and save money, so they’ll do everything in their power to protect their clients and avoid paying for your injury or wrongful death claim. You need legal counsel to help you deal with the negligent party and their insurance company. 

The Batesville personal injury lawyers at Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe, PLLC, will represent you so that you don’t need to deal with the opposite party and their insurance company. Additionally, we’ll perform our own private investigation to help prove your claim. We’ll fight for you so that we can maximize the amount you’ll receive in damages, and we’ll represent you both in and out of court. We’ll attempt to negotiate a settlement outside of court, but we’re fully prepared to represent you during the litigation process. 

How Do I Know If I Have a Case?

Without knowing the details of your unique circumstances, we can’t determine whether you have a case or not. We recommend that you read the rest of this page as well as other resources on our site to learn more about personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. We also recommend that you contact us if you think you may have a case. We provide free case evaluations and can give you expert guidance in what legal actions you should take next.

If you work with Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC, we’ll meet with you in person or remotely to gather all necessary information about your case. In the event that you decide to move forward with the case, we’ll work with you during the entire process. 

What Kind of Compensation Could I Recover?

The type of compensation you can expect to receive depends on your unique case. Once you work with the Batesville personal injury lawyers at Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC, we’ll gain a clearer picture of what kind of compensation you can expect. You could receive damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, emotional trauma, and more. 

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