Madison Personal Injury Lawyer
In addition to workers’ compensation, the Madison personal injury lawyers at Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe, PLLC have years of experience helping victims of personal injuries. Some examples of cases we handle include:
Car accidents are the leading cause of personal injuries in the United States, and they’re usually avoidable. Car accidents are typically caused by someone’s negligence. If you’re injured in a car accident that was caused by someone failing to perform reasonable care, you shouldn’t have to pay for your medical bills and lost wages. Common causes of car accidents include distracted driving, reckless driving, traffic violations, an inexperienced driver, driving while tired, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, negligent maintenance, dangerous road conditions, and bad weather conditions.
Personal injuries caused by truck accidents are similar to car accidents, but truck accidents often lead to more severe injuries and often increase the likelihood of there being a fatality. In 2018 alone, 4,126 Americans were killed in truck accidents and many thousands more were injured. Most of the fatalities were in passenger vehicles. Severe injuries and deaths are more common because trucks weigh significantly more than the average passenger vehicle, so the force vehicles sustain in truck wrecks is often deadly.
These types of accidents often lead to severe injuries or death of motorcyclists, but others involved can also sustain serious injuries. Motorcyclists are more likely to sustain severe or fatal injuries in a vehicular accident because their bodies are more exposed than those driving passenger vehicles. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include aggressive driving, speeding, failing to check blind spots, drifting between lanes, failing to use a turn signal, and failing to yield.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Property owners are responsible for the safety of others on their property, and this is known as premises liability. This includes both businesses and residential homes. If a property owner is aware of a potential hazard and fails to address or fix it, they could be held liable for personal injuries. A few common causes of slip and fall injuries include ice or liquid on the ground, loose or broken handrails, objects on the ground, broken sidewalks, torn carpet, loose floor tiles, bad lighting, lack of handicap access, and inadequate security.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional engages in an action or behavior that departs from accepted standards, which then results in injury or death. A few common examples of medical malpractice include anesthesia errors, incorrect diagnosis, birth injuries, medication errors, emergency room errors, delay in treatment, and surgical errors. Medical malpractice is often not intentional, and it can be difficult to prove. If you suspect medical malpractice after you sustained an injury, you should contact a personal injury lawyer.
Wrongful death occurs when a person’s negligence or deliberate wrongdoing results in someone’s passing. The victim’s spouse or children can file a wrongful death lawsuit, and the personal representative of the victim’s estate can also file a suit. Potential damages you could recover include funeral and burial costs, pain and suffering, loss of a parent, loss of consortium, and medical bills.
How a Mississippi Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Handling a personal injury case on your own can be incredibly difficult, especially while you recover from your injuries or mourn your lost loved one. Personal injury cases often involve dealing with the negligent party, their insurance company, and their legal representation. With Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe, PLLC, we’ll represent every step of the way and deal with the negligent party. We’ll fight for you so that you receive the money you deserve for damages.
The negligent party’s insurance company will do anything they can to avoid paying out your claim, so you need expert legal support to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible. Lunsford, Baskin, and Priebe, PLLC will work diligently so that you receive the money you deserve for damages. We’ll work to either settle your case or represent you in court, and we’ll even handle all of the paperwork.
How Do I Know If I Have a Case?
Whether or not you have a case is based on your circumstances. If you’re not sure, we recommend you read through the other resources on our website, and we also suggest you contact us here for a free case evaluation. We’ll communicate with you remotely or meet with you in person to gather all relevant information regarding your case, and we’ll supply you with available legal options moving forward.
What Kind of Compensation Could I Recover?
We can’t determine what you can expect to recover without knowing the details of your case. If you choose to communicate with one of our personal injury or workers’ compensation lawyers, we’ll gain a better understanding of your unique case and present you with a speculative amount of compensation you could receive. For personal injuries, you can receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering. If you have a workers’ compensation case, you can gain benefits for medical bills and lost wages.