If another person’s careless actions led to your injuries and financial losses, you may be able to hold them responsible under Mississippi law. It may be possible to prove their negligence caused your injuries and both economic and non-economic damages. If so, you could recover compensation as a result, and a Waveland personal injury lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help.
You can contact the Morris Bart law firm today by calling (228) 357-9621. Our team provides complimentary consultations and can assess your options right away. Let us help you pursue a financial recovery following your injuries.
When does an Injury Qualify as a Personal Injury?
In many cases, an injury accident in Waveland, Mississippi, occurs due to another party’s reckless or careless behavior. For example, the Mississippi Civil Code allows you to hold a property owner responsible for an unreasonable hazard on their property that they did not repair.
Personal injuries can occur in almost any situation when one party’s negligence leads to another’s injury. This includes:
- Motor vehicle accidents, including truck collisions
- Pedestrian and bicycle crashes
- Slip and falls, trip and falls, and falls from an elevated height
- Pool accidents and drownings
- Construction accidents and other workplace injuries
- Offshore injuries and Jones Act accidents
- Medical malpractice cases, including birth injuries
- Wrongful death cases
When the Morris Bart law firm team represents a client who was hurt in any of these scenarios, we can often file an insurance claim or lawsuit and negotiate a settlement agreement to recover compensation for our client. This process requires us to investigate what happened, assign liability accurately, and present a strong demand for compensation using supporting evidence.
For a free legal consultation with a Personal Injury lawyer serving Waveland, call 800-537-8185
Why You Should Consider Hiring an Attorney
When you choose a Waveland personal injury lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm, we will represent you from the time you enlist our help until we receive a payout on your behalf or otherwise conclude your case. Our team is available to answer questions and address your needs quickly.
We will go to work quickly to investigate what happened and determine who is liable, and we will begin protecting your rights immediately after we agree to work together. For your convenience, we are a contingency fee firm.
Pursuing Damages with a Lawyer’s Help
Following a personal injury accident, the victim can often hold the at-fault party accountable and seek compensation for their injuries, economic expenses and losses, and intangible damages. When we build a case for a client, we gather evidence of their recoverable damages.
We present this evidence to the insurance carrier representing the negligent party or in court if we need to go to trial. This evidence demonstrates the estimated settlement value we put on the case. When we calculate a fair and just settlement, the damages we consider may include:
- A monetary value for the pain and suffering they endured
- Medical care expenses
- Lost income
- Other related expenses and losses
This can vary based on their injuries, accident type, and individual factors related to their case. We also accept wrongful death cases, which allow some family members to pursue additional damages following a loved one’s death.
Deadlines for Taking Action in Your Case
We prefer to get started on building a case for our clients as soon as possible following an accident. The sooner we go to work, the faster we can identify evidence, catalog it, and begin to analyze what happened and who is responsible. This may allow us to build a stronger case than we could if we began our investigation later.
In some cases, evidence disappears, witnesses’ memories fade, and we lose our opportunity to secure some evidence if we wait too long. There are also deadlines in place that push us to build our case and seek damages quickly following our client’s injuries.
There is a statute of limitations in Mississippi that generally gives accident victims three years from the date of their injuries to file paperwork for a civil lawsuit. Under Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49, you could be barred from taking legal action against the negligent person who caused your injuries if you miss this deadline. An out-of-court settlement is possible in most cases, but we prefer to retain the right to file a lawsuit on our client’s behalf just in case it is necessary.
Discuss Your Injuries with Our Lawyers for Free Today
A Waveland personal injury lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help if you suffered injuries due to another party’s negligent behavior. You can speak with a team member from the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport today. We want to discuss your Waveland accident and injuries to determine your options, if any, for seeking financial recovery.
You can reach the Morris Bart law firm today by calling (228) 357-9621. Our team is ready to review your injury case for free.
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