Nobody leaves their home expecting to get hurt in an accident.. It’s really not something that happens often, and many times our safety is the last thing on our minds. Occasionally, however, another person’s negligence leads to an accident, leaving you injured.
Whether you suffered minor or major injuries, you may have doctor bills, lost wages, and a change in your quality of life, all of which can be a serious source of frustration. You should be focusing on regaining your health, yet you are angry and upset about having to face this unexpected new reality when the accident was someone else’s fault.
It’s times like these where you might want to consider hiring a Biloxi personal injury lawyer. The team at the Morris Bart law office can defend your right to seek damages in a case like this, helping you pursue a fair settlement from the responsible party. Call us at (228) 357-9621 today for a free consultation with our personal injury lawyers in Biloxi.
Reasons Why Injury Accidents Occur
Sometimes, an accident is no one’s fault. Even if it results in injuries to those involved, no one could have anticipated the accident, and no one could have prevented it.
More often, however, the negligence of a person, business, or another party plays a role in the accident and the injuries you or a loved one suffered. Any time negligence is involved, the accident could have been prevented and the injuries did not need to happen.
Lots of incidents can lead to a personal injury claim against the negligent party. Some of the most common are:
If another driver strikes you and causes an injury, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries, property damage, and pain and suffering if the other driver was acting negligently. You might be able to bring a lawsuit with a personal injury lawyer if you were the other vehicle’s driver, a passenger in the car, a pedestrian, a bicyclist, or a motorcyclist.
Mississippi is one of the most dangerous states for injuries and deaths for drivers and passengers in vehicles. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2012, Mississippi had 16 deaths per 100,000 residents for motor vehicle occupants involved in crashes, fourth-most in the United States that year.
A driver could be found negligent after injuring you if they operated the motor vehicle in an unsafe manner—e.g., violating traffic laws, driving drunk, or driving while distracted.
If a dog owner fails to keep their dog confined and it bites someone, this might be considered a negligent act. Dog owners in Biloxi must follow the city of Biloxi Codes of Ordinance related to owning an animal, § 4-1-1.
The dog owner also must ensure the dog has the proper vaccinations, or the personal injury lawsuit could include additional compensation for your treatment against things like a potential rabies infection.
If a manufacturer or retailer sells a product that you use in the intended manner and it causes an injury, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit with a Biloxi personal injury lawyer. Those who make and sell products must use approved materials and must test the products to ensure they are safe for consumers.
Doctors and other medical personnel have a duty to care for their patients safely.
Should the doctor or nurse make a mistake while treating you or your loved one that either creates an additional injury or unnecessarily worsens an existing injury, you may be able to receive damages for your pain and suffering, as well as your medical bills.
An incorrect or missed diagnosis, or simple medical negligence, could lead to a personal injury lawsuit as well.
Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents
Property owners have a duty to maintain their properties in a way that is safe for visitors. If a property owner does not maintain the property and perform repairs in a way that matches Biloxi city code, and you suffer an injury because of that poorly maintained property, you could bring a lawsuit because of the property owner’s negligence.
If you have suffered an injury because of someone else’s reckless behavior or negligence, a Biloxi personal injury lawyer is ready to stand by your side throughout the case. The team at the Morris Bart law office knows how devastating this type of injury can be. Call us today at (228) 357-9621 for a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer.
For a free legal consultation with a Personal Injury lawyer serving Biloxi, call 800-537-8185
How a Biloxi Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
Hiring a personal injury lawyer in Biloxi to help with your lawsuit can bring you several benefits.
Keeping Your Case on Track
As part of your personal injury case, you will need to meet certain timelines and milestones along the way, including starting your case before the statute of limitations expires.
A personal injury lawyer will keep the case moving forward, filing paperwork as required to help you reach a satisfactory conclusion.
Negotiating with Insurers
Before any personal injury case goes to trial, your Biloxi personal injury lawyer can negotiate with the negligent party’s insurance company, trying to reach a fair settlement.
Representation in Court
Should the insurance company refuse to come to a fair settlement, your personal injury lawyer will represent you in a court case.
Proving Which Party Is Liable
If the case goes to trial, you must be able to prove that the other party acted in a negligent manner and that those actions resulted in your injuries. Your personal injury lawyer in Biloxi can help you prove your case by studying police reports and interviewing the witnesses in the case.
Let Us Negotiate With the Insurer on Your Behalf
After an accident that injures you or a loved one, you may hear from the insurance company that represents the party responsible for the accident. The insurance adjuster may have a lot of questions for you and may contact you repeatedly, addressing a lot of the same issues and occupying time you would rather spend focused on your recovery.
When you hire a Biloxi personal injury lawyer to represent your interests, they can negotiate with the insurance company for you. Save your time for healing and let the team at the Morris Bart law firm work on your behalf.
For a free review of your case, contact us at (228) 357-9621. We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we do not require any upfront payment. Instead, we get paid only if we successfully secure a settlement or judgment for you.
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