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Car Accident Lawyer in Hattiesburg

Legal Help for Car Wreck Victims

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death in the U.S. and Mississippi. If you or someone you love has been injured in a motor vehicle collision, you know just how devastating these events can be. The good news is that you don't have to go it alone. Our Hattiesburg car accident attorney is here to help.

At 'MAGGIO LAW, our legal team is dedicated to fighting for the rights of car wreck victims. We know the tactics insurance companies use to avoid paying out claims, and we know how to effectively counter them. Our goal is to help you secure the full, fair recovery you are owed, so you can focus on healing.

Call us at (601) 265-6869 or contact us online today to request a free, no-obligation consultation.

Mississippi Car Accident Laws

Mississippi follows a "fault" or "at-fault" system, meaning the driver who caused the accident is typically responsible for the resulting damages. This driver and their insurance company may be required to compensate the other party/parties for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, pain, and suffering, etc.

The state also applies the legal principle of "comparative negligence." This means that if more than one party is found to be at fault for an accident, the compensation each party receives is adjusted based on their degree of fault. However, if a plaintiff's negligence exceeds that of the defendant(s), they might be barred from recovering damages.

What to Do After a Car Accident

Knowing what to do after a car accident can help you stay calm and protect your rights. The steps you take immediately following a collision can have a major impact on your ability to recover compensation.

After a car accident, follow these steps:

  • Check for injuries: Determine if you or anyone else involved in the accident is injured and call 911 to report the collision.
  • Move to safety: If it is safe to do so, move your vehicle out of the path of traffic and away from oncoming vehicles.
  • Exchange information: Obtain the names, contact information, driver's license numbers, and insurance information of all other drivers involved in the accident.
  • Talk to witnesses: If there are any witnesses to the accident, obtain their names and contact information, as well.
  • Document the accident: Take photos of the accident scene, including the position of the vehicles, any damage, and any skid marks. If you are unable to take photos, ask someone else to do so.
  • Seek medical attention: Even if you don't feel injured, it is in your best interest to get checked out by a medical professional. Many injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and soft tissue injuries, do not show symptoms right away.
  • Report the accident: Report the accident to your insurance company, but do not provide a recorded statement or sign any documents without first speaking to an attorney.
  • Contact a car accident lawyer: Reach out to an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you get an attorney on your side, the better.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, from relatively minor scrapes and bruises to catastrophic, life-altering injuries. Severe car accident injuries often require extensive medical treatment and long-term care, which can be incredibly expensive. In some cases, car accident injuries are even fatal.

Our car accident lawyer in Hattiesburg helps those who have suffered all types of car crash injuries, including, but not limited to:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Broken bones/fractures
  • Internal injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Facial injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Concussions
  • Seat belt injuries
  • Emotional injuries

If you have been injured in a car accident, it is important to seek medical attention right away, even if you don't feel injured. Many car accident injuries do not show symptoms right away, but if left untreated, they can worsen and even become life-threatening. Additionally, if you wait too long to see a doctor, the insurance company may argue that your injuries are not as severe as you claim or that they were caused by something other than the car accident.

Why Do You Need a Car Accident Lawyer?

After a car accident, you may be contacted by the insurance company and offered a settlement. The adjuster may tell you that the settlement is "fair" and that you don't need to hire a lawyer. While this may be true, it is important to remember that the insurance company is not on your side.

Here are just a few of the reasons why you need a car accident lawyer:

  • Proving liability: In order to recover compensation, you must be able to prove that the other party was at fault for the accident. Our legal team can help you gather evidence, such as police reports, witness statements, video surveillance footage, and more to prove liability.
  • Calculating damages: We can help you calculate the full extent of your damages, including your medical expenses, lost wages, future medical treatment, pain and suffering, and more. This is important, as you only get one chance to recover compensation.
  • Negotiating with the insurance company: The insurance company is not on your side. Their job is to save money by paying out as little as possible, and they have a team of lawyers working for them. We can level the playing field and fight for the full, fair recovery you are owed.
  • Taking your case to court: If the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, we are not afraid to take your case to court. Our team has a proven track record of success.

Call us at (601) 265-6869 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation with our car accident lawyer in Hattiesburg, MS.

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