Biloxi Personal Injury Lawyer
Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe also assist Mississippi residents with personal injury cases. The most common cause of personal injuries in the US is car accidents. Vehicular accidents can result in a variety of injuries ranging from mild to severe, and car accident injuries can pose a lifetime of physical struggles or can even be fatal. If you experienced a car accident, it was likely caused by negligence. A few frequent causes of car accidents include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, distracted driving, reckless driving, failing to properly maintain a car, and driving while fatigued.
Like car accidents, truck accidents can cause serious or even fatal injuries, and those who experience a wreck involving a truck may face even more severe injuries. Commercial trucks can weigh around 80,000 pounds, and with that extra weight comes a higher degree of risk in the event of an accident. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 4,126 people in America died in truck accidents in 2018 alone, and 96% of those fatalities were in passenger vehicles. If you were injured in an accident caused by a truck driver, you need to hold the negligent person accountable and receive the compensation you deserve.
Motorcycle accidents don’t account for a high percentage of vehicular accidents, but they do account for many of the road fatalities that occur every year. Motorcyclists lack the protection of other drivers on the road because their bodies are more exposed, and if they wreck, it’s more likely that they’ll receive serious or fatal injuries. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include aggressive driving, failing to check blind spots, drifting between lanes, and failing to yield. A common cause of a non-motorcycle vehicle causing a motorcycle accident is following a motorcycle too closely and under-anticipating a motorcycle’s distance when turning.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents often result from property owners’ negligence. When a property owner is at fault for a slip and fall accident, it’s known as premises liability. If a store or property owner is aware of a safety hazard on their property and failed to fix it, they could be held liable if someone becomes injured. Common causes for slip and fall accidents include wet floors, broken handrails, torn carpets, poor lighting, potholes, inadequate security, and no handicap access.
Medical malpractice is when a medical professional strays from standard medical practices and causes an injury or death as a result. The legal classification of medical malpractice is often quite complex, so you need legal assistance to help you with your case. Consult with a medical malpractice lawyer to determine your legal options. Common causes of medical malpractice include birth injuries, surgical errors, emergency room errors, misdiagnoses, anesthesia errors, and medication or prescription errors.
Wrongful death is a tragic reality in our society, and it occurs when a person’s negligence or willful wrongdoing results in the death of another person. Losing a loved one is always incredibly difficult, and the emotional pain of the loss is made greater when it’s unexpected and results from someone else’s negligence. A surviving spouse or child of the victim can file a wrongful death lawsuit and seek damages for loss of consortium or parent, medical bills the victim may have accumulated, funeral costs, and pain and suffering. Personal representatives of the victim’s estate can also file a wrongful death suit.
How a Mississippi Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Personal injury lawyers are critical for receiving the compensation you deserve because you’re having to deal with the negligent party, their insurance company, and any legal support they may have. Insurance companies are businesses, and they’re going to do everything they can to underplay or discount the severity of your injuries to avoid giving you compensation. The Biloxi personal injury lawyers at Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe will represent you in your personal injury case to ensure you receive the money insurance companies owe you.
We also handle all communication with insurance companies and the opposite party’s attorneys, and we also conduct private investigations to gather evidence of your case. We’ll negotiate on your behalf to get you the maximum amount of compensation possible, and we’ll handle all legal matters regardless of if the case goes to court.
You shouldn’t have to worry about dealing with insurance companies and legal proceedings while you recover. Count on our personal injury attorneys to handle your case for you.
How Do I Know If I Have a Case?
If you’re not entirely sure whether or not you have a case, we recommend you contact us here for a free case evaluation. We’ll either meet with you or communicate remotely to gather all relevant information so that we can provide you with your legal options. If you decide to hire our law office, we’ll work tirelessly to gather proof of your claim, and we’ll handle all of the paperwork.
What Kind of Compensation Could I Recover?
Without knowing the details of your case, we can’t estimate the amount of compensation you could receive, but you have every right to seek damages in Mississippi for your personal injury. You could receive damages for past and future medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.