Hattiesburg Personal Injury Lawyer
In addition to assisting clients with workers’ compensation injuries, Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC can assist personal injury victims. The most common cause of personal injuries in the United States is car accidents. Every day, numerous car accidents occur leading to minor, severe, and even fatal injuries. Car accidents often result from someone’s negligence including distracted driving, reckless driving, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, negligent maintenance of the vehicle, and driving while tired. You need skilled personal injury attorneys to represent you in the event that you sustain a personal injury from a vehicular accident.
Truck accidents can cause similar injuries to that of car accidents, but injuries sustained in a truck accident are often more severe. Trucks weigh significantly more than the average car, and with that extra weight comes a higher degree of risk. Truck accidents often result from negligent loading, bad hiring practices, and negligent maintenance of a truck. Dangerous drivers, insecure loads, and maintenance issues can all cause devastating traffic accidents that can result in serious or even fatal injuries.
Motorcycle accidents make up a significant portion of severe and fatal injuries in Mississippi. Unlike a standard passenger vehicle, motorcyclists don’t have significant protection for their bodies in the event of a crash. They’re far more exposed than other drivers, which contributes to their risk of death. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include lane drifting, aggressive driving, and speeding.
Slip and Fall Accidents
The legal term for slip and fall accidents is premises liability, meaning that property owners are liable for injuries sustained on their premises if it results from the owner’s negligence. A store or property owner may have acted negligently in the event of a fall if they were aware of a safety hazard and didn’t take sufficient steps to ensure others’ safety. For example, if a store fails to mark a floor as wet, that would be considered negligent if someone slips. Although slip and fall injuries are common in stores, they can occur anywhere. Common hazards that result in slip and fall injuries include broken handrails, uneven sidewalks, loose floor tiles, potholes, bad lighting, lack of handicap access, and torn carpets.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional, such as a doctor or nurse, engages in a behavior or action outside of standard practices which resulted in the injury or death of a patient. A few common causes of medical malpractice include anesthesia errors, birth injuries, surgical errors, emergency room errors, medication errors, and misdiagnoses. What falls under the classification of medical malpractice can be difficult to assess without legal support, so it’s important to consult with a personal injury lawyer to help evaluate your case. You can click here for a free case evaluation from Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC.
In addition to personal injuries, wrongful death is another critical area of the law. You need proper legal representation if you lost a loved one. Wrongful death means that someone lost their life due to the negligence or conscious wrongdoing of another person. If you’re a surviving spouse or child of someone who lost their life wrongfully, you can seek compensation for funeral costs, loss of consortium or parent, and any medical bills that accumulated as a result of the at-fault party’s actions. Additionally, you may be able to file a wrongful death suit if you’re the personal representative of the victim’s estate.
How a Mississippi Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Personal injury lawyers play a critical role in getting the money victims deserve from at-fault parties. Like with workers’ compensation cases, insurance companies will often act evasively to avoid paying for medical and recovery costs for personal injury victims. If you or a loved one are injured due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful action, you need expert personal injury attorneys at your side to help you get the compensation you deserve from the at-fault party and their insurance company. Expert personal injury lawyers will fight tooth and nail to get you personal injury compensation in a settlement or in court.
Another important benefit of hiring a personal injury attorney is that they’ll handle communication with the opposing party’s representation and their insurance company. Personal injury lawyers will handle the opposing party on your behalf so that you can focus on recovery. At Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC, we conduct private investigations into personal injury and wrongful death cases in order to gather evidence for your claim. We’ll negotiate with the opposing party’s representation and insurance company to maximize the benefits you receive from your injury or lost loved one. If we can’t settle your case outside of court, we’ll work diligently for you through the litigation process.
How Do I Know If I Have a Case?
The best way you can find out about whether or not you have a case is by consulting with a legal expert. This page as well as other helpful resources on our website can educate you on different personal injury, workers’ compensation, and wrongful death cases, but we highly encourage you to contact a Hattiesburg personal injury lawyer to advise you with your case. We provide free case evaluations, so please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions about your claim.
If you determine that Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC is the right legal firm for your case, we’ll meet with you in person or remotely to gather all of the necessary details about your case. We’ll give different legal options moving forward, and we’ll represent you through the entire claim process.
What Kind of Compensation Could I Recover?
The type of case you have, such as workers’ compensation, personal injury, and wrongful death, as well as the details of your case will determine the amount of compensation you can recover. You’ll receive a speculative estimate from your legal representation if you choose to work with a lawyer. You could receive compensation for past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, and any lost wages accumulated during your recovery time.