Gulfport Personal Injury Lawyer
In addition to workers’ compensation cases, the lawyers at Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe also handle personal injury cases. If you’re injured because of someone else’s negligence or deliberate wrongdoing, you shouldn’t have to pay for your medical bills and recovery. Our Gulfport personal injury lawyers help you recover compensation from the at-fault party for property damage, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
The most common cause of personal injuries in the United States is car accidents. In fact, thousands of people are injured in car accidents every single day, and many of these wrecks result from driver negligence. Common reasons why car accidents happen include distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, negligent maintenance of a vehicle, and traffic violations. If you were involved in a wreck in which the other driver was negligent, you need to contact a personal injury attorney to help you recover the damages you deserve.
Like car accidents, truck accidents often result from driver negligence, but truck accidents are often even more dangerous than standard passenger vehicle accidents. Trucks weigh significantly more than passenger vehicles because they haul significant cargo. An 18-wheeler can even weigh up to 80,000, and with that substantial weight comes a significant risk if you’re involved in a truck accident. Truck accidents often lead to severe injuries and are often even fatal. Common reasons why truck accidents occur include overloading, improperly loading cargo, and poor hiring practices in which a trucking company hires a dangerous or unqualified driver. All these common causes for truck accidents are examples of negligence, and if you’re involved in a truck accident caused by negligent loading, driving, or hiring, you need a personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation.
Motorcycle accidents make up only a small percentage of wrecks on the road, but motorcyclists are far more likely to suffer from severe or fatal injuries because their bodies are more exposed to risk than passenger vehicle drivers. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include speeding, tailgating, lane drifting, and aggressive driving. Whether you’re a motorcyclist or were involved in a wreck with a motorcyclist, you need legal counsel to help you with your case.
Slip and Fall Accidents
If someone slips and falls on another person’s property, whether it’s a private residence or business, the property owner could be held liable. This is known as premises liability. For the victim to recover compensation from the property owner, the owner needs to have been negligent. For example, if the owner was aware of a potential hazard and didn’t address it or prevent others from becoming injured, they could be liable. Some examples of hazards include uneven sidewalks, wet floors, objects on the ground, bad lighting, broken handrails, lack of handicap access, and lack of security.
Medical malpractice is when a medical professional, such as a doctor or nurse, strays from standard medical practices which then results in their patient suffering an injury, illness, or death. Medical malpractice often has serious consequences for victims, but proving that a medical professional engaged in malpractice is incredibly challenging. Some examples of malpractice include anesthesia errors, medication errors, misdiagnoses, surgical errors, and misinterpreting test results. If you suspect that you or a loved one are a victim of medical malpractice, you need to contact a legal professional for your case.
Wrongful death occurs when someone engages in a negligent practice or deliberate wrongdoing that then takes the life of another person. For example, if someone drives while under the influence of alcohol and kills another driver on the road as a result, the family of the victim could sue the person and recover damages for wrongful death. The victim’s family can recover damages for funeral and burial costs, loss of parent or consortium, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. Those who can file a wrongful death suit include the victim’s surviving spouse or children or the personal representative of the victim’s estate.
How a Mississippi Personal Attorney Can Help
Insurance companies are for-profit businesses, so they want to avoid paying out large settlements to save money. They’ll do whatever they can to underpay the victim or prove that their client, the at-fault party, wasn’t liable. You need a Mississippi attorney to assist you in your case to handle the liable party’s insurance company and legal representation.
You shouldn’t have to worry about communicating back and forth with lawyers and insurance companies, and if you say the wrong thing and admit partial liability by mistake, it can greatly hurt your claim. People unwittingly hurt their cases all the time by politely apologizing when something wasn’t actually their fault. For example, you might instinctively apologize after someone hits your car, but that apology can be used against you if you file a personal injury claim. Additionally, if the liable party’s insurance company contacts you, you need legal representation because anything you say can be used against you in your case.
When hiring personal injury experts, like the attorneys at Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC, they’ll represent and handle the liable party’s legal representation and insurance company. At Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC, we’ll work diligently to help you build your case so that you can recover the maximum amount possible.
How Do I Know If I Have a Case?
We can’t tell whether or not you have a case without knowing about your unique circumstances, so we encourage you to contact us to schedule a free case evaluation. Additionally, you can read other resources on our website to learn more about personal injury and workers’ compensation cases.
When you contact us, we’ll meet with you or communicate remotely to learn about your case. We’ll then provide you with legal options moving forward. If you hire our firm, we’ll provide legal services for your case such as private investigations, conducting eyewitness and expert interviews, and the legal paperwork. Additionally, if we’re unable to reach a settlement outside of court, we’ll represent you throughout the litigation process.
What Kind of Compensation Could I Recover?
The compensation you can expect from your case depends on your unique circumstances. If you choose to contact Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC, we’ll present you with estimates of what you might receive for your injuries. You could recover compensation for property damages, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.