Unexpected injuries can result in a number of consequences. No matter what type of accident you’ve been in or the severity of the injuries you’ve sustained, it’s likely you’re dealing with physical, financial, and emotional implications. If you believe your accident was the result of negligent actions or inactions, seeking guidance from a Gulfport personal injury lawyer can put you on the fast-track to recovery.
Filing a personal injury claim is a multistep process. We’ll begin with an initial case review where we investigate the accident and look at any applicable law and insurance policies. As we build your case, we’ll collect medical bills and reports, and information on any lost wages. After we have all the necessary evidence and paperwork, we can begin negotiations. It’s important to note that the majority of personal injury cases settle outside of court. If, however, we need to proceed to trial, we’re prepared to do so.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
If you’ve been in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be wondering if you have grounds to file a personal injury claim. Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law handles of variety of case types. Some of the most common cases our clients come to us with include:
- Car Crashes. The consequences of a car accident vary depending on a number of factors, including the speed at which the vehicles were traveling, the type of crash, and the health and age of the occupants involved. Common injuries include broken bones, lacerations, sprains and strains, and bruises.
- Truck Accidents. The injuries that result from an accident involving a tractor-trailer and a smaller vehicle are typically more severe. In some cases, especially in the event of an override or underride collision, the injuries can be catastrophic. Victims could sustain traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries.
- Motorcycle Wrecks. When a car or truck collides with a motorcycle, the motorcyclist is at risk for serious, sometimes fatal injuries. One of the injuries that is unique to motorcycle crashes is road rash. When the victim’s skin makes contact with the road, they could sustain extensive burns.
- Medical Malpractice. When a physician or other medical professional is negligent, their patient may suffer the consequences. Common acts of negligence include surgical errors, improper medication dosages, and misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose.
- Slip and Fall Cases. Property owners are legally required to ensure their property is safe for visitors. Loose hand railings, broken stairs, or torn carpets can easily lead to someone falling and getting injured.
- Product Liability. Products are supposed to be designed with consumer safety in mind. When a negligent manufacturer cuts corners to save money, injury victims have the right to take legal action.
- Wrongful Death. When any of the above accidents result in loss of life, the surviving family has the right to pursuing a wrongful death claim on behalf of their loved one. This has the potential to hold the negligent party accountable and provide the family with the means they need to move forward.
If you don’t see your accident listed above, don’t worry. There are countless areas of personal injury law. We can evaluate your case and determine which area of litigation to proceed under. Once you’ve decided to officially take legal action, we can begin the claims process. While this can seem overwhelming, we’ll break it down for you so you understand what’s happening every step of the way.
Personal Injury Laws in Mississippi
Prior to filing a claim, it’s a good idea to understand the factors that could affect it. For example, there are numerous laws that will apply to your claim. We have a comprehensive understanding of the state’s personal injury laws and how they could impact your chances for full compensation. The most common ones you’ll deal with include those involving deadlines and fault.
In the event your claim needs to proceed to civil court, it’s important to recognize the statute of limitations you’re subjected to. If you’re injured in Mississippi, you have three years from the day of the accident to file. If you neglect to do so in time, the court can refuse to hear your case and you’ll be rendered ineligible for monetary recovery.
In regard to fault, Mississippi is a shared fault state. This means that if it’s determined that you are partially responsible for the accident that led to your injuries, your compensation can be reduced. When the fault is shared, the pure comparative negligence rule applies. For example, if you’re at fault for ten percent of an accident, you’ll only be able to claim 90% of the compensation.
Living in Gulfport Mississippi
As the second largest city in Mississippi after Jackson, Gulfport is home to over 70,000. Incorporated in 1898, the area is home to a popular working seaport, which accounts for millions of dollars in annual sales and tax revenue for the state. Also, the downtown is home to a strong business center.
There’s always something to celebrate on the Mississippi coast. Blues, jazz, and seafood festivals regularly take place. Visitors and residents can enjoy art or cooking classes, farmers markets, performing arts events, and more.
Our law firm is proud to represent the residents of Gulfport. While our office is located in Biloxi, we strive to help as many personal injury victims in Mississippi as we can.
Recover Your Losses Today
We understand that taking legal action while dealing with injuries and coping with emotional trauma is challenging, but it’s the only way to ensure you have the compensation you need to recover fully from what you were wrongfully put through.
Whether we’re able to reach a settlement agreement through negotiation or we have to proceed to trial to get you what you deserve, our Gulfport personal injury lawyers will fight for full and fair compensation the entire way. We’ll not only take into consideration your financial losses, but your emotional struggles as well.
If you’re interested in learning more about filing a personal injury claim, reach out to us now. As we’ve discussed, there is a time limit to filing, so the sooner you get the paperwork submitted, the better. To schedule a free consultation, contact our office today.