Brookhaven Personal Injury Lawyer
Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe, PLLC, also handle personal injury cases. We work to help those injured in Mississippi receive the damages they deserve for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and more. Some of the Brookhaven personal injury cases we handle include:
Every year, around three million people are injured in car accidents. These accidents are usually avoidable and are often caused by someone’s negligence. Negligent drivers may drive recklessly or carelessly and cause others harm as a result. The most common causes of wrecks include reckless driving, distracted driving, an inexperienced driver, traffic violations, driving while fatigued, driving while intoxicated, negligent maintenance, dangerous road conditions, and bad weather conditions.
Truck accidents can cause severe injuries to those driving passenger vehicles. Trucks weigh significantly more than passenger vehicles, so when they strike a car, the impact is often severe. Common injuries that occur due to truck accidents include neck and back injuries, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, fractures, lacerations, bruises, rib and torso injuries, spinal cord injuries, burn injuries, and crushed or amputated limbs.
Motorcycle accidents make up only a small percentage of the total number of drivers on the road, but they make up a significant percentage of road fatalities. Unlike other vehicles, motorcycles don’t protect their drivers. Motorcyclists are more exposed and can be directly hit by another vehicle. Even a relatively minor accident can claim a motorcyclist’s life.
Slip and Fall Accidents
When someone slips and falls on another person’s property, the property owner could be held liable. If a property owner knows about a hazard and fails to address it or prevent others from falling or becoming injured, the victim could recover damages from them. For example, if a grocery store patron slips because the store owner failed to leave a warning sign about the wet floor, the victim could file a claim against the store owner. Common reasons why slip and fall accidents occur include ice, wet floors, fallen objects, broken handrails, broken sidewalks, torn carpets, loose floor tiles, bad lighting, potholes, and lack of handicap access.
When a medical professional performs an action or engages in behavior outside of accepted medical practices that then results in the injury or death of their patient, they could be held liable for medical malpractice. Unfortunately, medical malpractice is often incredibly difficult to prove, so you need a personal injury lawyer to help you build your case. Common examples of medical malpractice include surgical errors, emergency room errors, anesthesia errors, birth injuries, incorrect diagnosis, medication errors, and delay in treatment.
Tragically, there are cases in which a person’s negligence or deliberate wrongdoing results in the death of another person. If you lost a loved one and it was someone’s fault, you may have the right to seek a wrongful death claim. Only a victim’s surviving spouse or children can file a wrongful death claim, but a personal representative of the victim’s estate also has the right to file. Those eligible to file could receive damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, funeral and burial costs, loss of a parent, and loss of consortium.
How a Mississippi Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Insurance companies will do everything in their power to save their company money and avoid paying out claims. Personal injury lawyers work to make sure that insurance companies won’t take advantage of you.
Here at Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe, PLLC, our attorneys will communicate on your behalf to deal with the defendant’s insurance company and lawyers. We will fight for you to maximize your claim so that you receive the most money possible for your injuries. We’ll also help you gather evidence and all necessary documents for your case. We’ll work to settle your case outside of court and reach a desirable agreement, but we’re also ready to fight for you through the entire litigation process if it goes to court.
How Do I Know If I Have a Case?
We can’t determine whether or not you have a personal injury case without knowing your unique situation and circumstances. If you want to move forward with your personal injury case, we recommend that you contact us. Our Brookhaven personal injury lawyers offer free case evaluations, and we’ll help you determine the best steps for moving forward with your case.
What Kind of Compensation Could I Recover?
Every case is different, so we need to hear from you to estimate the amount of compensation you could recover. In workers’ compensation cases, you can recover benefits for medical bills, lost wages, and vocational rehabilitation. In personal injury cases, you can recover damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, medical bills, loss of consortium, and more.