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Biloxi Car Accident Lawyer

If you or your loved one suffered severe car accident injuries through no fault of your own, you might be eligible for financial compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, property damage, and other losses. The Biloxi car accident attorneys at Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC are available to evaluate your car accident case and advise you of any legal options you may have for financial recovery. Call our office today at (228) 872-8752.

 

Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC’s Biloxi personal injury attorneys have more than two decades of experience recovering compensation for injured car crash victims.

We offer our clients:

  • Outstanding service;
  • Commitment and dedication from the start to the finish of your case; and
  • The resources and manpower to keep your case moving forward.

Get your life back on track.  Meet with one of the car accident attorneys at Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC right away.

Why You Need an Experienced Biloxi Car Accident Attorney

At Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, we understand the financial, physical, and emotional stress and pressure a car accident places on you.  That is why we ensure you enter negotiations with the insurance company from the strongest position possible.

Our car accident attorneys accomplish this by:

  • Investigating your accident;
  • Identifying the party legally liable for the crash and your injuries;
  • Locating all insurance policies providing applicable coverage;
  • Obtaining your medical records and having an expert review them;
  • Assessing the full extent of your car accident injuries;
  • Calculating your total losses and future accident-related needs;
  • Filing claims with the insurance companies;
  • Negotiating a full and fair settlement on your behalf;
  • Filing and pursuing a car accident lawsuit when a settlement is unreachable.

At Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, our knowledgeable car accident attorneys will fight aggressively for the compensation you need to truly recover. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation so we can assess your case.

Causes of Biloxi Car Accidents

Millions of Americans travel across the country every day. Unfortunately, traveling by car is risky, especially in Mississippi. Mississippi has the highest number of fatal car crashes per capita in the United States.

The leading cause of car accidents in Mississippi is drunk driving.  Nearly 30 percent of all of Mississippi’s traffic fatalities involved a drunk driver and 25 percent of Biloxi’s fatality accidents involved a drunk driver in 2019.  Therefore, it is crucial to know the signs of an impaired driver and avoid coming into contact with that driver and their vehicle.

Stay alert at all times while driving and watch for impaired or negligent drivers who do the following:

  • Swerving;
  • Responding slowly to signals or signs of traffic;
  • Driving without headlights;
  • Speeding or traveling under the speed limit;
  • Following too closely;
  • Sudden speed changes;
  • Hitting or rubbing the curb;
  • Leaving the turn signal on without turning;
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road;
  • Driving on the middle lane marker;
  • Making dangerous turns.

Distracted driving is another major cause of car accidents on Biloxi’s public roads.  Distracted driving includes activities that take a driver’s focus from the activity of driving.  Examples of distracted driving are:

  • Speaking with backseat passengers;
  • Texting;
  • Eating;
  • Applying cosmetics;
  • Reading;
  • Disciplining children; and
  • Using GPS.

Car Accident Injuries

Regardless of their cause, car accidents can leave their victims severely wounded or even result in death.  There are a wide variety of injuries that can occur in a car accident.  Some of the more serious injuries are as follows:

  • Broken bones and fractures;
  • Internal bleeding;
  • Back and neck injuries;
  • Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis;
  • Whiplash;
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); and
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

Any head injury must be examined right away and watched carefully for signs or symptoms of traumatic brain injury or TBI.  TBI is the result of a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that disrupts normal brain function.  TBI may be mild to severe.

Signs and symptoms of TBI include:

  • Headache;
  • Nausea or vomiting;
  • Fatigue or drowsiness;
  • Speech problems;
  • Loss of balance;
  • Blurred vision;
  • Tinnitus;
  • Light sensitivity;
  • Loss of consciousness;
  • Memory problems;
  • Mood swings;
  • Depression or anxiety;
  • Difficulty sleeping; and
  • Sleeping more than usual.

Steps to Take After a Car Accident

There are steps to take after a car accident that can protect your legal rights and overall physical health.  First, stay calm, and then do the following:

  • Ensure people are safe and out of harm’s way;
  • Call for medical help and police assistance;
  • Gather photographic evidence including photos of vehicle damage and locations of the vehicles if you are able;
  • Ask for contact information from other drivers and witnesses if you are able. Include names, addresses, phone numbers, and a photograph of the other driver’s license and insurance information;
  • Report the accident to your insurance company without admitting fault or placing any blame, merely stating the fact that there was an accident;
  • Do not make any recorded statements or sign any documents from the opposing insurance company; and
  • Reach out to the experienced car accident attorneys at Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC.

Compensation for a Car Accident Claim

At Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, our Biloxi car accident attorneys can immediately start building your car accident claim and work towards getting you compensation for the following types of damages:

  • All accident-related medical bills, both current and future;
  • Lost income;
  • Lost earning potential;
  • Property damage;
  • Pain and suffering; and
  • Mental and emotional trauma.

There are special types of compensation available for wrongful death lawsuits and extreme cases of recklessness or negligence on behalf of the other party.  To learn about these types of compensation or to ask any questions about the car accidents claims process, call Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC.

Contact a Biloxi Car Accident Lawyer

Contact Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC as soon as possible to hold any reckless parties responsible for your injuries and to gain the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free case consultation with one of our attorneys today.