Car Wreck Lawyers
Our Mississippi car wreck attorneys at ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP take pride in providing compassionate counsel, aggressive representation, and maximum results for our clients. Regardless of whether your accident was a fender-bender or a catastrophic collision, our auto accident attorneys are here to provide answers and guidance moving forward. We are your Jackson Mississippi car accident lawyers!
Having successfully litigated thousands of MS car accident cases, we know the impact that a car wreck can have on individuals and their families. ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP wants to be a resource for the people that have been affected by car accidents in Jackson Mississippi and across the state. 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 Car Wrecks in Mississippi
Every auto accident is unique, and may have been caused by a number of factors. Some stem from driver negligence, while others may be outside of a driver’s control. Additional causes may include:
- 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
There are many other reasons that an accident can occur, including accidents on the job. 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. Car wreck litigation can be very complex, oftentimes requiring medical experts and liability experts. During this time, 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.
Regarding fees, you owe us nothing unless we recover for you. We front all expenses and costs, and take the fight to the insurance company. Don’t sit on your rights. See our reviews on Google and Avvo.