Negligence can lead to hazardous mistakes. We see examples of preventable accidents all the time, ranging from car accidents caused by reckless driving to recalls on defective products. People are at risk of injury and even death when others do not uphold their responsibility to be careful and take appropriate precautions.
If someone’s negligence caused you or a loved one to suffer injuries, you might be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. The team at the Morris Bart law firm invites people from D’Iberville, Mississippi, to call our office for a free case evaluation at (800) 537-8185.
Personal Injury Lawyers Fight for Victims of Negligence
Personal injury cases generally involve preventable accidents that cause someone’s injury. In some cases, an “accident” can be a direct harmful event, such as a car accident or a slip and fall. In other cases, injuries can develop over time due to harmful environmental conditions or defects in a product. The key aspect to note is that if a person suffered an injury because another party acted negligently, the injured person may be entitled to file a claim or lawsuit to hold the negligent party accountable.
Personal injury law covers a wide spectrum of cases, such as:
- Motor vehicle accident cases
- Product liability cases
- Premises liability cases
- Maritime accident cases
- Medical malpractice cases
- Nursing home abuse or neglect cases
- Dog bite cases
If your loved one passed away from their injuries or illness, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit on their behalf instead.
For a free legal consultation with a lawyer serving D'Iberville, call (800) 537-8185
A D’Iberville Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You Calculate Damages
The kind of damages you might get in a personal injury case will ultimately depend on the injuries and specific losses you experienced as a result of someone’s negligence. Certain cases might entitle you to compensation for property damage, such as car accident cases, whereas other cases might not involve that kind of damage. There is no default compensation amount that all personal injury claimants are entitled to collect, as these cases are tailored to the specific damages each claimant suffered.
You and your legal team may work out a total based on expenses you were forced to pay, are currently facing, or are expected to pay in the future. These expenses might include:
- The costs of your medical treatment, including equipment and post-treatment therapies
- The income you lost while being unable to work because of your injuries
- Wages you lost due to being forced to take a lower-paying job because your injuries limit your ability to work
- Caretaking services if your injuries prevent you from doing independent tasks, such as cleaning and taking care of your children
However, other damages might not have a monetary value. Things like pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, and psychological trauma are all potential damages of suffering an injury in a preventable accident, yet these injuries do not have specific costs attached to them. Your lawyer can help you measure these damages and include them in your demand for compensation.
Your legal team at the Morris Bart law firm can help you calculate the value of your damages. We will collect financial documents that prove your losses and factor in how non-financial damages affected your life overall. We scrutinize these details carefully so that nothing is overlooked. We will pursue compensation that accurately reflects the extent of your damages both now and in the future.
Negotiating with the Insurance Company
When you file a personal injury claim, you may be able to negotiate an insurance settlement with the opposing party’s insurer. However, this is not always a guarantee. If the insurance representatives do not believe that you are entitled to the damages you claim, they might refuse your offer to settle the claim. This situation can stall or even halt the negotiation process altogether.
If this happens, your lawyer might suggest filing a lawsuit. However, lawsuits are subject to a legal deadline known as the statute of limitations, which sets the timeframe for how long you have to take action.
Statute of Limitations
In Mississippi, Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49 generally gives you three years to file your personal injury case. Your case does not have to settle within that time frame, but you must start the litigation process during that window period. Otherwise, the opposing party may be able to request that your case be dismissed.
Your lawyer can monitor this deadline for you and file paperwork on your behalf if you decide to go forward with a lawsuit. They can also inform you about other factors that affect the statutory deadline, such as whether your case involves a government entity, medical malpractice, or minor children.
The Attorneys at Morris Bart, LTD Can Handle Your Personal Injury Case
Whether you were injured on a commercial property or crashed with another vehicle on the road, our law firm is willing to review your case to see how we may be able to help you pursue compensation. We can assess what preparations your case might need to make it successful, whether that involves conducting a private investigation or gathering more evidence. Call the Morris Bart law firm at (800) 537-8185 to hire a D’Iberville personal injury lawyer to work on your case today.
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