Gulfport Car Accident Attorney
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Car accidents frequently result in severe injuries. If you are suffering from an auto accident injury, it is recommended that you consult with an attorney before accepting any offers from the insurance company. An experienced accident lawyer can help you receive the compensation you need for necessary medical care and related expenses.
At Gulf South Law Firm, we believe in providing our clients with compassionate yet aggressive advocacy. When you work with our Gulfport car accident lawyer, you can be sure that your needs are put first.
Do You Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident?
Mississippi law only requires drivers to carry a minimum amount of $25,000 for personal injury claims and $50,000 if more that one person is injured in an accident. The problem is that these amounts are woefully insufficient in collisions involving catastrophic injuries.
Insurance companies will do their best to minimize the amount of compensation they have to payout. Even if it means downplaying the significance of your injuries, saying that you sustained the injuries before the accident, or even arguing that you were responsible for the collision. Unfortunately, these types of tactics are common when attempting to recover damages after a car accident. By discussing your claim with an experienced accident attorney, you can rest assure that you will receive fair and just compensation.
What Compensation Are You Entitled to After an Auto Accident?
If you were injured in a car wreck, your primary focus should be recovery. However, you may also be facing the stress of mounting medical bills, difficult insurance companies who refuse to pay, and time out of work that you cannot afford. This stress can inhibit your ability to get better. An attorney familiar with how car accident cases are handled in Mississippi and Louisiana can help alleviate this burden and get you on the road to recovery.
You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Emergency medical services, such as ambulance rides and ER visits
- Ongoing medical expenses related to your injury
- Emotional distress and trauma
- Rehabilitation costs
- Costs associated with a permanent disability
- Lost wages
- Damaged property
- Wrongful death
Knowing where to turn for help after a car accident can be daunting. At Gulf South Law Firm, we are committed to helping our clients through this challenging process from start to finish.
How Long Does It Take to Settle a Car Accident Lawsuit in Mississippi?
Recovering from a car accident can be a difficult and lengthy process. Waiting for a car accident case to resolve can be just as difficult. The length of your car accident claim will depend largely on the complexity of your case, the amount of damage, and whether or not the other driver is disputing the claim among other factors. Some claims can be resolved usually within several months while many complex claims can take up to years to resolve. When dealing with a car accident claim, having an experienced attorney can help make the process easier and expedite your case so you can focus on recovering.
What are the Main Causes of Car Accidents?
There are many factors that can contribute to the seriousness of a car accident. From defective car parts to seat belt use, determining liability in an auto accident is extremely complex.
At Gulf South Law Firm, our attorneys are experienced in handling these types of claims and understand what type of evidence is required to prove negligence. Our firm handles auto accident claims resulting from:
- Distracted driving, including texting while driving
- Driving while drunk or otherwise under the influence
- Reckless driving, or failing to follow traffic rules
- Aggressive driving, such as tailgating
- Drowsy driving
- Defective car parts or under-maintained cars
- Roadway issues, including potholes or sharp curves
- Weather issues, including recent rain, fog, or ice
- Animal crossings or illegal pedestrian crossings
If you've been involved in an accident and would like to recover maximum compensation for your injuries, then it is time to contact a lawyer. With the help of experienced counsel, you will be able to determine your best possible legal options.
Common Types of Car Accidents in Mississippi
Car accidents can be incredibly straightforward, but they can also be extremely complex. Because the circumstances of each vehicle crash are different, there are no cookie-cutter answers to these types of injury claims.
Common types of auto accidents include:
- Head-on collisions
- Multi-vehicle accidents
- Rear-end crashes
- Single vehicle accidents
- T-bone collisions
- Side-swipe accidents
At Gulf South Law Firm, our legal team is licensed to practice in both Mississippi and Louisiana and has represented all types of motor vehicle accident claims. If you've been seriously injured by another driver and would like to know your legal options, give us a call today and arrange a free, initial case review.
Check Out Our Car Accident Blog!
As professional car accident lawyers, we have the answers you need before you begin pursuing a car accident claim. Our Car Accident Blog provides answers to common questions relating to car accidents, crash lawsuits, and more.
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- The Timeline of Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit
- Understanding Mississippi's Uninsured Motorists Laws
- Fighting the Insurance Company's "50/50" Argument
- How Do Insurance Companies Evaluate Personal Injury Cases?
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We Take Every Accident Seriously
Attorney Heath Sullivan knows that every client is different and that every case is unique. Whether you've suffered from a car, truck, or other auto accident, our attorney in Gulfport is focused on bringing clients the personalized legal representation they need. This meticulous, detail-oriented approach can help you feel more supported and confident in court. When you want to work with a car accident lawyer who has a hands-on approach, call us.
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