Personal injuries can take many forms. But one thing they have in common is their cause. If someone else acted negligently and caused you to be injured, you can hold them responsible for your damages. If you come to us, we can assess your case free of charge.
A personal injury lawyer in Long Beach from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to represent you after an injury incident. When you become our client, we can explain your rights and what can be done to hold the at-fault party accountable based on the facts of what happened to you.
Understanding Mississippi Personal Injury Laws
Personal injury accidents often occur as a result of someone else’s negligence. When another party acted carelessly or recklessly, and you suffered injuries as a result, you may be entitled to damages through a personal injury claim or civil lawsuit.
Alternatively, personal injury cases may be based on strict liability or intentional actions. There are many types of incidents that support personal injury cases. These incidents include:
- Traffic accidents, including car, truck, and motorcycle collisions
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip or trip and falls
- Boating accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products and dangerous drugs
Victims of these accidents can name the at-fault party as a defendant in a civil lawsuit, although these claims often settle outside of court. Pursuing a lawsuit may allow the victim to recover compensation for their related damages.
Your Injuries Can Warrant Compensation
Depending on the way the incident happened, the severity of your injuries can vary widely. Some people suffer lasting impairments, while others undergo brief treatment and miss only a few days from work.
Both situations may allow victims to recover a payout in a personal injury claim and can affect the amount of compensation. Some personal injuries could include:
- Contusions and lacerations
- Broken bones
- Joint, tendon, and ligament injuries
- Internal injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries (SCIs)
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
Sadly, when some victims suffer severe injuries, they could pass away. Under Miss. Code Ann. § 11-7-13, Mississippi allows their surviving family members to recover compensation for the damages suffered.
For a free legal consultation with a Personal Injury lawyer serving Long Beach, call (800) 537-8185
Seeking Damages in a Long Beach Personal Injury Case
Our team seeks compensation for the damages our clients experienced, both economic and non-economic in nature. These cases may settle without needing to file a personal injury lawsuit. We can often negotiate a fair settlement agreement with the insurance company representing the at-fault party, recovering money for our client’s damages.
When our personal injury attorneys in Long Beach pursue a payout to compensate a client for their expenses and losses, we present evidence to show what fair compensation would look like. This includes a range of damages, such as:
- Current and future treatment and care costs
- Lost income and reduced ability to earn in the future
- Property damages
- Intangible losses, including diminished quality of life, physical pain, and mental anguish
Mississippi’s Statute of Limitations
In Mississippi, we have just three years to determine if we need to take a client’s case to trial or not. This time limit is defined under Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49. Having a strict deadline requires us to get started as early as possible and work quickly.
Building a case, attempting to negotiate an insurance settlement, and preparing the documents to begin a court case takes time. If you believe you may have a case, contact us as soon as possible.
Our Team Knows How to Prove Personal Injury Cases
At the Morris Bart law firm, we represent injury victims who have a case showing another person’s actions led to their accident and injuries. We know how to take steps to prove the at-fault party is liable and secure a payout for our clients, and we go the extra mile for our clients.
We protect our clients’ rights from the time we agree to work together. Our team handles all communication in each case, including speaking with the insurers and others involved. We will go to work quickly to request and obtain key documents, including our client’s relevant medical records, the police report filed about the incident, and other paperwork if available.
We may dispatch a team to survey the accident site if necessary. We will also begin to gather and analyze any physical evidence, photos, and videos. We may enlist the help of accident reconstruction specialists for many types of traffic accidents, for example. Our team will use the evidence available to determine liability and move forward with a claim against the liable party.
Our contingency-fee firm has 15 offices that serve personal injury victims across all areas of Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Alabama. You can reach a team member from our Gulfport office today to discuss how a Long Beach personal injury attorney from our law firm may be able to help you.
Speak With a Morris Bart, LTD Team Member Today
Our personal injury attorneys in Long Beach may be able to help if someone else’s negligence hurt you. Our team members are available to review your damages and assess your options. With help from our firm, you may be able to secure financial recovery based on your injuries, expenses, and losses.
You can talk to a team member from the Morris Bart law firm’s Gulfport office about your case today. Call us by phone or fill out our online contact form to get started right away.
Questions?Call (800) 537-8185
to find a Morris Bart office near you.