That being said, even if you’ve already been in an accident, there are things you can do right now to reduce the chances that your claim will be compromised, to protect yourself and your family from the stress and burden of dealing with the insurance company, to insure that you get the medical treatment you need, and to maximize your recovery at the end of the case. If bruising or other injuries become apparent later, you should photograph those as well.Read More
Mississippi Accident Injury Claim
All auto accidents will inflict damage to you and your car. The amount of money needed to repair those damages depends on the gravity of the accident itself. If you are not responsible for the situation, you surely don’t want to be left with all the financial liability. To avoid this from happening you should think about hiring an accident injury attorney.
Having a legal representative has its advantages. He will help you to fill a personal injury claim and survey through all the legal aspects of the process. You may try to get compensation by yourself but is better to have a specialist by your side. If you check out our article about car accidents, you will find some reasons why hiring a car crash attorney is a wise decision.
If the accident is serious, it will be accompanied by severe consequences. This has a high impact on victim's life. Try to find retribution without the help of an expert could be impossible. In the best case, you will get just a little fraction of want you deserve.
Regardless of the severity of the accident, and therefore your injury claim, a lawyer will help you through all the process. Car accident lawyers with vast experience in personal injury claims and calculations know how to get the best deal possible for you.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you should get into contact with the best lawyer available. Car crashes can prevent you from working or leave you with permanent disability and injuries that require medical attention. Your accident lawyer should be able to get the maximum amount of money as compensation for these problems.
Personal Injury Claim in Mississippi
When you get injured by another person’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. This is known as a personal injury claim and it comprehends everything from traumatic injuries to simple bruises. You can make the claim all by yourself but is better if you have the help of a professional injury lawyer. He will protect your interest and he will do whatever it takes to maximize the amount of money you receive in compensation so all your expenses are covered.
Accidents can happen in any place at any time. They could be as simple as a slip and fall in a supermarket or as serious as a car crash. The severity of your injuries will be tied to the gravity of the accident. Anyway, before thinking about filling up the claim, you have to be able to prove that the injuries were caused by another person's negligence. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove it and to evaluate the legality of your claim.
Personal injury laws guarantees you monetary compensation for all the expenses related to the treatment of your injuries. In addition, having an attorney with the right experience will allow you to level the play in any negotiation. He will take care of all the paperwork and will represent you in all the steps of the process.
If you are thinking to hire a professional to take your case, you should hire the best personal injury attorney available in your area. Get a free consultation today with our team of experts either by calling (855) 906-2966 or fill up a quick form to let us call you.
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Top Lawyers Serving Mississippi
- Judy M. Guice
- Scott Burnham Hollis
- Benjamin L. Taylor
- Steven W. Pittman
- James Ashley Ogden
- Jay M. Kilpatrick
- Ben Wilson
- Yancy B. Burns
- Shanda M. Yates
- James D. Shannon
- John H. Cocke
- Charles M. Merkel, Jr.
Judy M. Guice
With 30 years experience as a civil litigant, Judy Guice is known as a tough yet compassionate advocate for her clients. A lifetime member of the Mississippi Association for Justice, Judy has served in many capacities of that organization, including President. Her outstanding work in bringing justice to Hurricane Katrina victims contributed to being named an MAJ Trial Lawyer of the Year as well as the Outstanding Woman Lawyer of the Year by the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association. Also active in the Mississippi Bar Association, Judy is a Fellow of the Bar Foundation, an honor reserved for 10 percent of the states lawyers. She was appointed by the Mississippi Supreme Court to serve on the Complaints Tribunal. She has achieved the highest rating (AV) by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in their Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
Scott Burnham Hollis
Scott Hollis is a nationally recognized attorney and the founder and managing partner of Hollis Legal Solutions, PLLC. He has earned a reputation as an effective advocate for his clients in several areas, including family law, personal injury, business disputes, and commercial transactions. ,For his commitment to excellence in the practice of law and strong record of positive results, Scott is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, rated 10.0/10.0 by Avvo, an eight-time Best Lawyers in America honoree, and current Top Lawyers honoree. AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Benjamin L. Taylor
As an attorney at Taylor Jones & Taylor, Benjamin L. Taylor is dedicated to representing clients in Southaven and throughout northern Mississippi, as well as across the state. He focuses his practice on personal injury law and wrongful death cases involving car accidents and product liability.In 1998, Mr. Taylor earned a bachelors degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi. He then graduated cum laude in the top 10 percent of his class with a law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2000. In 2011, Mr. Taylor furthered his legal education at the Trial Lawyers College.A car accident can lead to physical pain, financial worries and emotional distress. For years, Mr. Taylor has been connecting victims of negligence with compensation for the damages they have suffered. He knows how to re-create the scene of an accident to demonstrate fault. Calling in expert witnesses, he builds his clients cases around specified injuries and undeniable proof.Over the course of his career, Mr. Taylor has obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients. Whether negotiating a deal behind closed doors or acting as a steadfast advocate in the courtroom, he has time and again demonstrated his ability to achieve a favorable outcome. For his commitment to exposing negligence in personal injury matters, Mr. Taylor holds an Avvo Superb rating.An avid participant in the legal community, Mr. Taylor is a member of the American Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar, the Tennessee Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Mississippi Association for Justice, the DeSoto County Bar Association and the Federalist Society.
Steven W. Pittman
As a founding attorney of Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman, PLLC, Steven W. Pittman is dedicated to representing clients in Hernando and throughout Northern Mississippi, as well as those in Western Tennessee. He focuses his practice on handling personal injury cases, medical malpractice and premises liability cases.In 1989, Mr. Pittman earned a Bachelor of Arts from Mississippi State University. He then received a Juris Doctor in 1994 from the Mississippi College School of Law.A serious injury or a criminal conviction can have lifelong consequences for those involved in the matter. Keeping that in mind, Mr. Pittman works diligently to protect the rights of those he represents. He commits personal attention to his clients, taking the time to understand the situations they are in and the outcomes they want to achieve.As an experienced trial attorney, Mr. Pittman knows the importance of putting together a strong case on behalf of his clients. Mr. Pittman relies on attention to detail and tactical skill to build each case and advocate for his clients rights. Over the course of his career, he has helped hundreds of people move toward a better future.Active outside the courtroom, Mr. Pittman is a member of the Tennessee Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.
James Ashley Ogden
Mr. Ogdens practice focusses on representing consumers and victims who have been injured due to the negligence of corporations and insurance carriers. He specializes in 18 wheeler, premises liability, auto accident and products liability litigation and appellate practice. He focusses on taking cases to trial to use the verdicts to educate the community and change the policies of the wrongdoer to be more consumer friendly.
500 East Capitol Street, Suite 3,, Jackson MS 39201
Jay M. Kilpatrick
Jay Kilpatrick practices primarily in the area of personal injury, representing individuals injured as a result of any type of accident or premises situation. He has significant experience in cases involving 18-wheeler accidents, other large accidents, and automobile defects. In addition, he has developed a maritime practice, and represented companies and individual clients in connection with the Deepwater Horizon disaster. He has been instrumental in orchestrating the recovery of over $35 million for his clients during his career by way of both verdicts and settlements in various types of cases including the largest known settlement for an offshore death. He also practices in the area of family law where he represents individuals in all aspects of divorce and child custody. Jay has successfully argued before the Fifth Circuit on three separate occasions and was featured in the July 2006 edition of the ,ABA Journal,. He is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, a member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and has been listed a Mid-South Rising Star by Top Lawyers 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Jay received his J.D. from the University of Mississippi in 2000, graduating ,magna cum laude,. He is a partner with Kobs & Philley, PLLC located in Ridgeland, Mississippi.
An attorney at Morgan & Morgan PA, Ben Wilson handles cases of premises liability, product liability and burn injuries for clients in the state of Florida. In his work, he focuses on families and individuals who are killed or injured in truck accidents, car accidents, explosions, fires, and defective equipment or products. With over a decade of experience, he has worked on many cases against those who make fire suppression devices, smoke alarms and detectors, and fire safety equipment.In 2005, Mr. Wilson graduated from Millsaps College with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He returned to Millsaps College the next year to obtain a Master of Business Administration. At the Mississippi College School of Law, he graduated with his Juris Doctor in 2010.Mr. Wilson was named to the Board of Governors by the Mississippi Association for Justice in June 2015, the same year he was selected as the New Lawyer of the Year. He has been recognized in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, he is a member of the Charles Clark American Inn of Court and Americas Top 100 Attorneys gave him the Lifetime Achievement Award.Admitted to practice before all state courts in Mississippi, Mr. Wilsons office is in Jackson, Mississippi. He has been recognized by his peers in the legal professional for his outstanding commitment and work for those who have been injured by the negligence or wrongdoing of another individual or entity. With his extensive education and experience, he is highly qualified to obtain compensation for the injured and their families.
4450 Old Canton Rd, Suite 200,, Jackson MS 39211
Yancy B. Burns
Yancy B. Burns is the founding attorney of Burns & Associates, PLLC, in Jackson, Mississippi. Mr. Burns has over 20 years of experience practicing personal injury and workers compensation law. He handles matters involving car accidents, maritime accidents, premises liability claims involving negligent security or slip and falls, offshore accidents and workers compensation claims.Mr. Burns is committed to providing exceptional representation to his clients and ensuring they receive fair compensation for their injuries. Over the course of his time in practice, he has litigated numerous jury trials, bench trials and workers compensation hearings. Honoring his success, Martindale-Hubbell awarded him their highest rating of AV Preeminent.Outside of the office, Mr. Burns is a former member of the Mississippi Bar Associations Bench-Bar Liaison committee and the Mississippi Workers Compensation Educational Association. He holds a license to practice law in Mississippi and the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.Mr. Burns earned a bachelors degree from the University of Mississippi and received his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He is a member of the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a board-certified member of the organizations civil pretrial practice advocacy section.In addition to his legal career, Mr. Burns is a former member of the military, serving as a U.S. Army armor officer. He received an honorable discharge as a Major while serving as a plans officer and support operations officer. AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Shanda M. Yates
Shanda M. Yates is an attorney with Burns & Associates, PLLC, who handles premises liability litigation for clients in Mississippi. Her practice also includes offshore and maritime accidents, car and truck wrecks, premises liability claims such as negligent security or slip-and-fall accidents, and workers compensation claims. For over five years, she has been named as a Leader in Law by the Mississippi Business Journal and a Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney Under 40 by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.With over a decade of experience, Ms. Yates is admitted to practice in Mississippi and before the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. A published author, she has also taught classes for the National Business Institute and a joint seminar for the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association.An honors graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi, Ms. Yates has a Bachelor of Arts in English earned in 2003. In 2007 she graduated cum laude as a deans list scholar from Mississippi College School of Law with a Juris Doctor. She was also a comment and case note editor of the Law Review for the Mississippi College School of Law during her time in school.For her high ethical standards and long list of successful results, she holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell. In both federal and states courts, Ms. Yates is well-versed in removal jurisdiction and federal practice and procedure. AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
James D. Shannon
James D. Shannon, founder of Shannon Law Firm, PLLC, is a personal injury lawyer representing plaintiffs throughout Mississippi from his office in Hazlehurst. Most of his cases involve litigation of personal injury cases resulting from defective products or motor vehicle accidents, but he also devotes some of his time to family law and criminal defense matters.After earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1969 and a Master of Arts in 1974 from Mississippi College, Mr. Shannon earned his Juris Doctor in 1977 from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He was admitted to the Mississippi Bar that same year and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi. Other than Mississippi, Mr. Shannon has participated in cases in Venezuela and the Virgin Islands as well as in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Michigan, New York, Minnesota and Florida.Since 1999, Mr. Shannon has been the counsel for the plaintiff in five cases receiving jury awards in excess of $1 million, allowing him to join the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Two of his cases in 2001 appeared on The National Law Journals list of largest verdicts. A recipient of a variety of honors and awards, Mr. Shannon is ranked AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.Between earning his B.A. and M.A. Mr. Shannon served in Vietnam as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He is an active participant in the American Bar Association, the Mississippi Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice, and has also spoken at conferences and tort litigation seminars. Mr. Shannon currently serves as a municipal court judge in Hazlehurst and as legal counsel for the Copiah County Board of Supervisors.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
John H. Cocke
John H. Cocke co-founded Merkel & Cocke, P.A. in 1982. Since that time, he has developed a reputation as one of Mississippis leading medical malpractice attorneys. From the firms offices in Clarksdale and Jackson, Mr. Cocke provides assistance to people throughout the state who have been harmed by the negligence of health care practitioners and facilities. His clients include both patients who have been adversely affected, as well as family members who have lost a loved one. Mr. Cocke also has a background in other areas of personal injury and wrongful death litigation, with experience in cases arising out of motor vehicle accidents, defective products, and premises liability. During his career, Mr. Cocke has been instrumental in obtaining many sizable settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of his plaintiff clients. This has led to a great deal of recognition from his fellow professionals. Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Mr. Cocke has also received an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Cocke attended the University of Virginia as an undergraduate, where he majored in economics and received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in 1969. After spending two years in the U.S. Army, he returned to Charlottesville and enrolled at the University of Virginia School of Law. Upon his being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1975, he joined a Clarksdale general litigation firm, where he remained until 1982. Admitted to practice before all Mississippi and Tennessee state courts, Mr. Cocke is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Mississippi and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. He is a former member of the board of governors of the Mississippi Association for Justice. AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Charles M. Merkel, Jr.
The managing member of Merkel & Cocke, P.A. Charles M. Merkel, Jr. has developed a superb reputation as a plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death attorney. With offices in both Jackson and Clarksdale, Mississippi, he provides representation to clients throughout the state who have been harmed by the negligence of others. Mr. Merkel has extensive experience in cases arising out of medical malpractice, and he has been able to obtain many multimillion-dollar settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients. Other areas that he has worked on include defective products, premises liability, and truck and other motor vehicle accidents. Mr. Merkel has tried more than 400 cases to verdict throughout his distinguished career. In 1964, Mr. Merkel graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude. Remaining in Oxford, he then attended The University of Mississippi School of Law, where he graduated second in his class and was awarded his Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 1966. After graduation, Mr. Merkel joined the U.S. Department of Justices Tax Division under the Attorney Generals Honors Program. During his four-year tenure there, he tried tax refund cases in federal courts. While he was in the District of Columbia, he also obtained a Master of Law degree in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Merkel returned to Mississippi in 1970 and entered private practice. He co-founded his current firm in 1982. Admitted to practice in Mississippi, Mr. Merkel is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Tax Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
30 Delta Avenue, Clarksdale MS 38614