When you are hurt through no fault of your own, you need a skilled and knowledgeable personal injury law firm with the resources to pursue the party or parties responsible for your injuries. At Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, our personal injury attorneys will fight for the full and fair compensation you need and deserve while making a significant difference in the outcome of your personal injury claim. Speak with one of our attorneys today by calling (228) 872-8752.
Know that your choice of legal representation matters. Not all firms will go above and beyond to get you the absolute best result possible in your personal injury case. The attorneys at Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC will because we understand the impact that an injury accident can have on your health, your finances, your ability to enjoy life, and your family’s current and future stability.
If you or your loved one was injured, call us in Biloxi today to schedule your complimentary consultation by phone, Zoom or FaceTime, or in person.
An Experienced Biloxi Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Insurance adjusters typically offer insufficient settlements based on past payouts or deny your claim altogether rather than cover your personal, medical, and financial losses in full. Insurance companies are in the business to protect their bottom line and pay as little for accident claims as possible.
Never give a recorded statement, sign any documents, or accept any payment from an insurance company after a serious accident until you speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC. You could be signing away your right to further compensation.
When you choose Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC to represent your interests, our personal injury attorneys will do more than protect you from insurance company tactics to avoid payouts. Our attorneys will do much of the following, and more:
Investigate your accident;
Identify any liable parties;
Determine the nature and extent of your injuries;
Pursue all sources of compensation;
Calculate your total economic and personal losses, including future accident-related care;
Consult with any experts;
Ensure you have the medical and emotional assistance and support you need and provide needed referrals to care;
Help you retrieve your car and/or personal property if you are unable to;
Notify creditors of your accident status;
Aggressively negotiate with the insurance companies;
File a personal injury lawsuit to demand appropriate compensation if there is no reasonable settlement; and
Present a strong case in court.
Schedule your consultation now at Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC to learn about any of the above services and ask your questions about what our personal injury attorneys can do for you.
What Is a Personal Injury Claim?
The legal definition of a personal injury is the injury of a person’s body, mind, or emotions due to the negligence, carelessness, or wrongful conduct of another person. Personal injury law is a type of civil law known as tort law. Personal injury law encompasses a broad variety of personal injury claims.
Personal injury claims may include any of the following, and more:
A personal injury claim, or its resulting lawsuit, is the means by which an injured person seeks monetary compensation for their injuries and accident-related losses. Money damages in a personal injury claim are to compensate the victim and hold negligent parties responsible for the injuries they cause.
Personal injury law is wholly separate from criminal law. Where criminal law and prosecutors seek to punish an offender through jail time, fines, and other sanctions, personal injury law, and victims of accidents want to recover the costs of those accidents in money damages from any liable parties.
Compensation for Personal Injury Accidents
Determining the extent a personal injury has affected and will continue to affect a victim both currently and in the future is vital in calculating the demand amount in any personal injury claim. Claim amounts and jury awards are also based on the victim’s type and nature of injuries, their prognosis for recovery, and the overall impact the accident has had on their life.
An experienced personal injury accident attorney will thoroughly document personal, medical, emotional, and mental damages to craft a solid case for compensation that includes economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages reimburse a victim for out-of-pocket payments or outstanding bills that are easily calculable and include:
Loss of future earning potential;
Cost of psychological therapy;
Physical and occupational therapy;
Home modifications; and
Non-economic damages are more difficult to calculate and include items such as:
Pain and suffering;
Mental and emotional distress;
Loss of enjoyment of life; and
Loss of consortium.
Mississippi caps (limits) noneconomic damages at $1,000,000 in personal injury cases except for medical malpractice, where the cap is $500,000. However, in some cases, a victim may be awarded punitive damages according to the defendant’s net worth.
Punitive damages are only awarded in extreme cases. They are meant as a deterrent or a means of punishment and to set an example of a defendant in cases where there is extreme recklessness or egregious behavior on their behalf. If you want to know more about Mississippi’s punitive damage caps or other potential damage awards, such as wrongful death awards available in Mississippi, contact the experienced attorneys at Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC.
Contact a Biloxi Personal Injury Lawyer
At Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, we know the toll a personal injury can take on you and your family. We want the personal injury claims process to run as smoothly as possible for you, allowing you the time and comfort to heal from your injuries. Call our office today and schedule your no-obligation consultation to have your most pressing personal injury questions and concerns addressed and set your mind at ease about your upcoming claim.