Experienced Personal Injury Law Firm
Car accidents can cause serious injuries, and even individuals involved in “minor” collisions will often require extensive treatment while experiencing prolonged pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident in Gulfport or Biloxi, you should seek medical attention immediately and speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Motorcycle riders can experience serious injuries in high-side and low-side accidents. If you went down because a negligent driver merged into your lane, turned in front of you, or made any other mistake that left you with no place to go, we can help you seek full compensation for your medical bills and other losses.
Trucking accidents are among the most dangerous of all vehicle collisions. Rear-end collisions, overrides, underrides, and other types of commercial truck accidents can leave drivers and passengers with life-changing injuries, and they are often the result of truck driver or trucking company negligence.
Premises-related accidents, including slips, trips, and falls, can happen suddenly and unexpectedly, and they can cause a variety of different types of traumatic injuries. If you slipped or tripped on someone else’s property, if you were injured on an elevator or escalator, if you fell down a dangerous set of stairs, or if you were injured in any other premises-related accident, we can seek to hold the property owner fully accountable for your injury-related losses.
Product liability claims are unique from other types of personal injury claims in that proof of negligence is not required. We represent individuals and families in product liability cases involving appliances, building materials, children’s toys, tools, machinery, vehicle components, and other dangerous and defective products.
If you have suffered the tragedy of losing a loved one in an accident, we offer our deepest sympathies. We are prepared to fight tirelessly to help you and your family achieve justice and find closure, and we will use our extensive experience in insurance settlements and litigation to seek maximum compensation for your loved one’s wrongful death.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries often cause permanent physical limitations, and even those who are able to recover from their injuries will often experience a lifetime of pain and suffering. If you have been diagnosed with any type of spinal cord injury a result of a traumatic accident, we can help you recover the compensation you will need to cope with your injury now and in the future.
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse is a tragic reality for far too many aging residents of Gulfport and Biloxi. Nursing homes that allow abuse to occur need to take responsibility for their shortcomings. Elderly victims deserve to be fully and fairly compensated for the physical, emotional, and financial effects of their abuse.
Mississippi Personal Injury Law FAQs
Q: How can I decide if I should speak with a personal injury attorney?
After suffering an injury in an accident, you are unlikely to know if you have a claim for compensation. Even if the cause of the accident seems clear (or, conversely, if it seems impossible to determine), a thorough investigation may reveal that unexpected factors were involved. When you schedule your free consultation, we do not expect you to know your legal rights. We are happy to speak with you if you have suffered any type of accident-related injury, and we can act quickly to determine the cause of your accident and identify the party (or parties) responsible for your injury-related losses.
Q: What types of accident-related injuries are eligible for financial compensation?
Under Mississippi law, all accident-related injuries are eligible for financial compensation. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence or a product defect, we can help you. Contact us today to find out how much you may be entitled to recover for your:
- Bone fracture
- Burn injury
- Eye, ear, or nose injury
- Facial injury
- Internal organ damage
- Soft tissue damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Other injury requiring medical intervention or surgery
Q: What types of compensation are available to accident victims in Mississippi?
In Mississippi, accident victims are entitled to recover full compensation for the financial and non-financial effects of their injuries. When we represent you, we will work with your doctors and our trusted medical and financial experts to ensure that we seek maximum compensation for your:
- Current and future medical bills
- Other current and future out-of-pocket expenses
- Current and future loss of income (including lost earning capacity)
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of support and companionship
Q: What steps do I need to take in order to protect my claim for financial compensation?
This is an important question, and the best way to protect your rights is to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. It will also generally be in your best interests to:
- Seek immediate medical attention (and follow your doctor’s advice);
- Avoid speaking directly with the insurance companies;
- Write down everything you remember about the accident;
- Start keeping copies of your medical bills and receipts for expenses related to your injury; and,
- Keep a daily log of your pain levels and the various ways your injuries impact your life.
Q: Will my case settle through the insurance companies, or will I need to go to court?
It depends. Although most personal injury cases settle, some cases go to trial. When it comes to securing just compensation for your injuries, you need to approach your case with a long-term perspective. While it would be nice to settle quickly for maximum compensation – and this will absolutely be our primary goal – if the insurance companies are unwilling to offer a fair settlement, you may need to be prepared to take your case to court.
Aggressive Legal Representation with a Client-First Approach
If you have been injured in an accident, you have nothing to lose by scheduling a free initial consultation. You may be entitled to a significant financial recovery. If so, speaking with an attorney is the first step toward collecting the compensation you deserve. At Smith & Holder, PLLC, we offer:
- Years of experience in personal injury settlements and litigation.
- A local practice devoted to serving the residents of Gulfport and Biloxi.
- A client-first approach which includes providing you with direct access to your attorney.
- Meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to securing maximum compensation.
- Contingency-fee representation so that you pay nothing unless we win.
Call the Gulfport Personal Injury Law Firm for a Free Consultation.
If you would like to learn more about your rights after an accident, we encourage you to get in touch. We are here to help, and we are happy to help you make informed decisions in a pressure-free environment. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced Gulfport personal injury lawyers, please call (228) 206-7076 or contact us online today. We are located in Gulfport, Mississippi and are dedicated to serve Biloxi, Pascagoula and all of Jackson and Harrison Counties.