A serious car wreck can be a traumatic and difficult experience. The Mississippi personal injury attorneys at ‘Maggio Thompson, LLP are here to help you during this difficult and trying time. Regardless of whether the accident was a fender-bender or a catastrophic collision, our auto accident attorneys are here to help you and provide answers and direction 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We are your Jackson Mississippi car wreck lawyers.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a car wreck or you have questions that have not been answered, call us now at 601-300-3333 to contact our experienced car accident lawyers.
Common Causes of Mississippi Car Wrecks
While every auto accident is unique in what caused the event, there are many common causes.
- Driver Error or Driver Negligence
- Distractions to Vehicle Drivers
- Failure to Properly Service or Maintain a Vehicle
- Cell Phone Use
- Aggressive Drive and Road Rage
- Driver Inexperience
- Passenger Distraction
- Alcohol Use
- Fell Asleep
- Eating or Drinking
- Failure to Yield the Right of Way
- Following Too Closely
- Unsafe Lane Change
- Prescription Drugs
- Turning Improperly
- Physical Disability
- Improper Passing or Lane Use
Of course, there are many other reasons that an accident can occur, and if you were injured in an employer’s vehicle, you may also be eligible for workers’ compensation.
3 Things To Remember If You Are Injured in a Car Accident
- Get medical attention immediately.
- Contact your attorney.
- Never speak to an adjuster or insurance agent without counsel.
Insurance companies are sneaky and are never interested in truly protecting your interests. They have one goal in mind: saving money. Without an experienced attorney, the insurance company will almost always do the following 3 Things:
Take a recorded statement.
The insurance company will ask you to make a recorded statement in an attempt to get you to say something that may damage your claim. Even innocent statements can be construed in a manner that you never intended. Never give a recorded statement without the advice of counsel.
Lowball settlement offers.
The insurance company may offer you a quick check to settle your case; however, that check may be for a small percentage (nominal) of what your case is worth. Once you settle your claim, you are out of luck, even if your injuries turn out to be more serious than you thought. There is never an incentive to settle your claim by the insurance company until an attorney has been retained and your medical treatment is complete.
Insurance companies will drag their feet, hoping that you will either accept less than your claim is worth or do something that will damage your case, such as discontinue medical treatment. They understand the dire situation that you may be in; can’t work, can’t support your family, can’t get medical treatment, can’t pay the bills, etc. And the worst part is they will absolutely attempt to capitalize on your misfortune.
Recovering Damages After Your Car Accident
There are 3 Things that you can always recover if injured in a car wreck due to the negligence of another.
- Medical expenses and costs.
- Lost wages.
- Pain and suffering.
You may also be entitled to attorneys’ fees and costs, disfigurement, embarrassment, loss of consortium, expert fees, loss of use of your vehicle, diminished value of your vehicle, and any other compensatory damage that can be causally linked to your accident.
At ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we understand that being involved in a car wreck can be a traumatic and frightening event. You may be suddenly injured and without a vehicle. You can’t work, pay your bills, or get the medical attention you need. Let us fight your fight; let us protect your interests and be your voice. Personal injury car wreck cases can undoubtedly be very complex, oftentimes requiring medical experts and liability experts. You need attorneys that are capable, and that have the resources available to fight these insurance companies. If you hire us as your attorneys, you will get dedicated, experienced lawyers that are willing to fight for you. Let us be your voice. We have one goal – making you whole and maximizing any settlement to which you are rightfully entitled.
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