you have been injured because of the negligence or reckless actions of another
party, you deserve to be fully compensated for medical expenses, time missed
from work, damage to personal property, and other losses you experienced.
Unfortunately, most of the time, it is not easy to recover full and fair
compensation from a personal injury. Usually, the insurance company will do
whatever they can to minimize your claim or even deny your claim altogether.
help ensure that the insurance company provides a fair settlement, you will
often need to retain legal representation. This is especially true if you
suffered more severe injuries and/or the case is more complex; e.g., there are
multiple parties involved and it is not entirely clear which party (or parties)
the insurance company is forcing you to jump through a lot of hoops to receive
the just compensation you deserve, it is time to consider hiring a personal
injury attorney. An attorney can thoroughly review your case, investigate the
facts and evidence related to the underlying incident that caused your injury,
accurately value your claim, and negotiate a settlement directly with the insurer
or file a personal injury lawsuit to recover full damages.
Top Considerations when Hiring a Mississippi Personal Injury Lawyer
choosing the right attorney to handle your case, there are several factors that
should be considered. Here are 5 of the most important:
you are looking for an attorney to help you pursue an injury claim, you need
someone who thoroughly understands this area of the law and has several years
of experience practicing in your state. Your attorney should be someone who has
a proven track record of successful results, even in the most complex personal
injury cases. They should have in-depth knowledge of their potential
adversaries, the common tactics they use, and what it takes to secure full and
an experienced attorney is important, but you also need to make sure your case
is handled by attorneys rather than being handled entirely by paraprofessionals.
Ideally, the firm will have a team approach where you will benefit from the
expertise of the attorneys as well as the rest of the staff. Using a
collaborative approach, your team is best prepared to overcome the challenges
that may come up during the legal process.
addition to skilled legal professionals handling your personal injury case, the
firm you are working with should also be able to bring in other experts as
witnesses to speak authoritatively to certain aspects of the case. For example,
with more complicated cases, your attorney may need to enlist the help of
accident reconstructionists, medical professionals, forensic evidence experts, financial
professionals, and other specialists (when needed) to assist the legal team
with the case and/or provide expert testimony to help effectively explain the
case to the judge or jury.
order to recover just compensation for your injuries, you need to be willing to
take the case to trial (if needed). In general, it is in everyone’s best
interests to settle a case without the need for costly and protracted
litigation. However, if the other side is not willing to be reasonable, your
attorney should be ready and able to file a personal injury lawsuit. There are
some firms that never take a case to trial. Unfortunately, this provides very
little incentive for the other side to negotiate in good faith. Your lawyer
should have ample experience inside the courtroom and the willingness to go to
court if the circumstances warrant it.
you need to choose a personal injury attorney who you feel comfortable working
with. This would be someone who is honest, straightforward, and holds
themselves to the highest ethical and professional standards. You also want
someone who is service-oriented, treats their clients with dignity and respect,
and regularly communicates with them so they are always kept informed on the
progress of the case.
Looking for a Mississippi Personal Injury Lawyer? Reeves & Mestayer is Here to Help
you or a loved one suffered an injury in Mississippi that was someone else’s
fault, we welcome the opportunity to earn your trust. Call our office today at 228-374-5151
or toll free 1-855-558-2977 for a free, no-obligation case assessment. You may
also send us a message through our online contact form. We
can meet with you to thoroughly review your case and advise you of your legal
rights and options, so you can make the most informed decision and how you wish