Personal Injury Law in Hattiesburg
Unintentional accidents affect tens of millions of people per year and leave tens of thousands with fatal injuries. At the offices of the Gardner Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys know that while our city may be small and our community close, Hattiesburg and its citizens are not immune from personal injuries caused by others’ negligence. If you have suffered an injury due to the actions of another party, our skilled lawyers want to meet with you to discuss your claim for free today.
Hattiesburg Personal Injury Lawyers – Who We Represent
If you are harmed due to another’s actions, our lawyers are able to provide you with competent legal representation. We have been representing clients harmed in a number of different accident types for years, and are experienced in the following case types:
- Bus accidents;
- Motor vehicle accidents;
- Truck accidents;
- Offshore accidents;
- Shipyard accidents;
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents;
- Defective product cases; and
- Dangerous premises-related accidents.
We also have experience representing those who have suffered catastrophic injuries, including burn injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Even if your injury isn’t catastrophic, if you have incurred large medical bills or suffered a short-term or long-term disability, you likely could benefit from legal representation. Our lawyers can review your case today.
Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?
Everyone who is injured deserves to be compensated for their injuries, but only certain accidents and injuries warrant the filing of a personal injury claim. To be sure, in order to win a personal injury claim, an injured party must prove that:
- The party against whom they’re filing suit (the defendant) owed them a duty of care;
- That the defendant breached the duty of care;
- That the breach was the direct cause of the accident and subsequent injuries; and
- That the accident and injuries resulted in damages.
A breach of the duty of care occurs through an act of negligence: the failure to take proper care in doing something that a reasonable person in the same situation would have done. What is considered negligent depends upon the situation and the relationship of the parties involved.
When someone else’s negligence leads to your injuries, you deserve to be fully compensated for the harm you have suffered. Our lawyers can help you to understand what damages are available to you, how much your claim is worth, and how to maximize your compensation award. You have the right to seek recovery for the full value of your economic and noneconomic losses, including:
- Medical expenses;
- Future medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Future lost wages and loss of earning capacity;
- Pain and suffering;
- Disability; and
- Emotional distress.
Valuating damages in a personal injury claim can be difficult, especially as it pertains to noneconomic damages. We work with experts who can investigate your case and prove the extent of damages you have incurred.
Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
Taking legal action immediately after suffering an injury can be difficult to do; surely you want to–and should–focus on your injuries and your recovery. However, waiting too long to hire a lawyer and file a claim can be detrimental to your case for a number of reasons.
First, the longer that you wait to act, the greater the risk of evidence being destroyed. In many cases, sending spoliation of evidence letters immediately following an accident is important for evidence preservation. In addition to evidence being lost, witnesses to the accident may remain unidentified, or may be unable to recall specifics if too much time has passed.
Another reason to avoid delay in filing a personal injury claim after an accident is Mississippi’s statute of limitations. Under Mississippi statute section 15-1-49, an injured party only has three years from the date of accident to file a personal injury lawsuit in civil court. In the event that your claim cannot be settled out of court and litigation is necessary, filing within the statute of limitations will be pertinent.
Why Work with the Gardner Law Firm
Being involved in an accident that results in a serious injury can be a very traumatic and shaking experience. If you have suffered losses as a direct result of the accident, you may be struggling to pay your medical bills or provide for yourself and your family, leaving you with dozens of questions about the future.
Filing a civil claim may be far from your mind; however, a personal injury claim may be the only way to recover the compensation you need and deserve. To guide you through the process, you’ll want a compassionate and knowledgeable lawyer on your side.
At the Gardner Law Firm, we have what you’re looking for in a legal professional. At our law offices, you’ll find:
- Experience. For four decades, our lawyers have been representing those injured in Hattiesburg and surrounding areas of Mississippi. Not only are we a trusted name in the community, but also a law firm with a refined skill set and experience that matters.
- Success. We care about our clients and work hard to get results. We have recovered more than $20 million on the behalf of our clients, including a single $9 million reward.
- Resources. Hiring a law firm with the resources it takes to win your case matters. We have a large staff, talented attorneys, and the financial ability to hire experts to build and develop your case. We never cut corners when it comes to representing our clients.
Call Our Hattiesburg Office Today for Your Free Consultation
Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis and always offer potential clients free consultations. To learn more about your potential for recovering compensation and how our lawyers can help, please visit our Hattiesburg office on Hardy Street today, call our law office at 601-582-4300, or send us a confidential message using the intake form on our website. We are here to serve you, and will always put you first.