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Car Accidents

Numerous individuals are injured in car accidents every day, and Mississippi is no exception. Frequently, car accident injuries result from an individual’s negligence. Common causes of car accidents include distracted driving, reckless driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving while tired, and negligent maintenance on a car. If you were injured in a car accident resulting from someone’s negligence, you need skilled personal injury lawyers on your side to get you the compensation you deserve for medical bills, car damages, lost wages, and pain and suffering. 

Truck Accidents

Like car accidents, truck accidents can result in serious injuries, but truck accidents are often more deadly because they weigh far greater than the average car. In addition to frequent factors resulting in negligent driving, such as distracted driving and driving under the influence, truck accidents can result from negligent loading. If a truck is improperly loaded or overloaded, it can cause a serious accident that results in devastating injuries or even fatalities. 

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists do not make up a substantial demographic on the road, but motorcycle accidents make up a significant portion of Mississippi’s traffic accident fatalities. Motorcycle accidents often result from negligence through aggressive driving, speeding, and drifting between lanes. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you need proper representation to help you prove fault and receive compensation if the opposite party was negligent. 

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are often the result of negligence from property and store owners. Slips and falls often occur because of wet floors, broken handrails, uneven sidewalks, torn carpet, loose floor tiles, potholes, poor lighting, and lack of handicap access. Property owners are required to maintain safety on their property, and if they were aware of a potential safety hazard, they can be held liable for slip and fall injuries. 

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice means that a medical professional engaged in behavior or an action that was not acceptable under standard practices which then resulted in a patient injury or death. It can often be difficult to determine whether an injury or death was caused by medical malpractice, so you need to contact legal professionals to help with the case. Common medical malpractice cases include anesthesia errors, misdiagnosis, birth injuries, surgical errors, emergency room errors, and medication errors.

Wrongful Death 

No amount of money can bring back the loss of a loved one, but if your family member passed away because of someone else’s negligence, you should seek compensation to cover funeral costs, medical bills that accumulated while the victim was alive, and loss of consortium or parent. Typically, only a surviving spouse or child can file a wrongful death lawsuit, but there are instances in which a personal representative of the victim’s estate can file a wrongful death lawsuit. 

How a Mississippi Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

Our Columbus personal injury lawyers can help you receive the money you deserve because of another person’s negligence. Insurance companies are for-profit businesses that aim to defend their companies and their clients, meaning that they will attempt to avoid paying out a claim. Skilled personal injury lawyers will fight for you to handle insurance companies and communicate with them directly. 

Additionally, personal injury lawyers also communicate with the negligent party’s legal representation so that you don’t have to. Here at Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC, we conduct our own private investigations to gather evidence that supports your personal injury and wrongful death claims. We’ll work with insurance companies and the representation of the negligent party to get you maximum compensation. If the case doesn’t settle, we’ll fight for you in court and represent you through the entire litigation process. 

How Do I Know If I Have a Case?

If you’re unsure about whether you have a personal injury or workers’ compensation case, we encourage you to read through this page as well as other helpful resources on our website. Even more importantly, you should contact us or another Mississippi attorney to advise you on your next steps. When you contact Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC, you receive a free case evaluation to guide you through the initial steps of filing a claim. 

If you decide to hire an attorney at Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, we’ll meet with you in person or remotely to gather information regarding your case, and we’ll give you different options for moving forward. Whether your claim settles or if you have to go to court, we’re there to provide you with expert legal assistance through the whole process. 

What Kind of Compensation Could I Recover?

The potential damages you could receive for workers’ compensation, personal injuries, or wrongful death compensation entirely depend on the case. If you hire us for your legal representation, we’ll estimate what kind of compensation you could gain through your case. You could receive compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.  

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