Gulfport Personal Injury Attorney

Gulfport Personal Injury Lawyer

Have you suffered injuries in an accident in Gulfport, MS? When you’ve been hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may have the right to pursue claims for the financial and personal losses you’ve incurred due to your injuries. These include medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. However, liable parties and insurance companies can make it challenging to recover the compensation you deserve for your personal injury.

A Gulfport personal injury attorney from Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, can advocate for your rights and interests to help you pursue financial relief and accountability. We established our firm with one purpose: to help individuals and families facing legal challenges after life-altering accidents. Our legal team has a strong track record of securing six- and seven-figure awards for our clients through verdicts and settlements. We fight for injury victims in Gulfport and can do the same for you. 

When you hire our firm, you can expect our attorneys to aggressively pursue your claims while providing you with personalized, compassionate service. After an accident, you deserve to seek compensation for your injuries and losses. A Gulfport personal injury attorney from Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, can help. Contact us for a free initial claim evaluation with our experienced legal team through our online form or call us at (228) 872-8752.

What Can a Gulfport Personal Injury Lawyer Do for My Case?

If you’ve gotten hurt in an accident due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you deserve to pursue compensation and hold those at fault for your injuries accountable. A Gulfport personal injury lawyer from Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, can help you seek economic relief for your harm and loss. While you focus on treating and rehabbing your injuries, let our legal team handle all the work in your personal injury case, including:

  • Investigating the accident that caused your injuries to obtain evidence for your claim, such as accident reports, surveillance footage, accident scene photos, and eyewitness testimony
  • Identifying liable parties and evaluating your options for pursuing compensation, such as personal injury lawsuits, workers’ comp claims, or insurance claims
  • Reviewing the evidence in your case and working with expert witnesses to build a compelling case ready for trial, if necessary
  • Documenting your injuries and losses to determine what fair compensation looks like for you
  • Filing your insurance and legal claims and dealing with insurance adjusters, corporate representatives, or defense attorneys on your behalf, taking the stress of your case off your shoulders
  • Aggressively pursuing maximum compensation for you, whether through a negotiated settlement of your personal injury claim or by filing a lawsuit to take your case to court when litigation gives you the best chance at a financial recovery

What’s more, none of this will come at any upfront cost to you. At Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means our lawyers only collect a fee if they win compensation for you first. 

What Damages Could I Be Entitled to in a Gulfport Personal Injury Case?

After suffering injuries in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or fault, you may have the right to recover compensation for the financial and personal losses you incur due to your injuries. Damages in a personal injury case can include money for the following: 

  • Medical treatment and rehabilitation, including hospitalizations, surgeries, prescriptions, pain management care, doctor’s appointments, and physical or occupational therapy
  • Long-term care and support services for disabilities caused by your injuries, such as home health care, housekeeping, or installation of disability accommodations
  • Loss of wages and income if your injuries prevent you from working or require you to temporarily transfer to a lower-paying part-time/light-duty position due to medical restrictions
  • Loss of future earning capacity and job benefits if your injuries result in a permanent disability that prevents you from working 
  • Physical pain and suffering 
  • Emotional trauma or distress, including from lost quality of life caused by disabilities or disfigurement and scarring

Can I Still Get Compensation If I Was Partially at Fault for My Injuries?

When you’ve suffered injuries in an accident that you partially caused, you may wonder whether you have the right to pursue a personal injury claim against the other party or parties also at fault for the accident. In Mississippi, the comparative negligence law allows injured victims to pursue compensation even if they share some responsibility for causing the accident and their injuries. Mississippi permits injured victims to pursue a claim even if they bear 99 percent of the fault for an accident. 

However, a judge or jury may reduce an injured victim’s compensation in proportion to the victim’s share of responsibility for causing the accident. For example, if an injured victim sustains $100,000 of losses from an accident for which they bear 25 percent of the fault, their financial recovery will be reduced by $25,000 to reflect their share of the fault, meaning they can recover up to $75,000.

If you think you might share some responsibility for the accident that injured you, contact a Gulfport personal injury attorney from Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC. We’ll discuss your case and provide the help you need to seek the maximum financial recovery.

What Could My Personal Injury Claim Be Worth?

The value of your personal injury claim will depend on various factors, such as:

  • The type and severity of injuries you’ve suffered
  • Whether your injuries result in permanent disabilities or disfigurement
  • Whether your injuries temporarily keep you out of work or permanently disable you from employment
  • The duration of your medical recovery and the types of treatment and rehabilitation you receive
  • Whether you require long-term care or assistance for disabilities
  • The number of parties potentially liable for your injuries and losses
  • The number of other people who also suffered injuries in the same accident
  • Whether you share any fault for the accident that caused your injuries
  • The policy limits of any applicable insurance coverage

How Long Do I Have in Mississippi to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Under the Mississippi statute of limitations in personal injury claims, plaintiffs typically have three years to file a lawsuit after getting hurt in an accident. However, in certain circumstances, the trial court may pause or “toll” the statute of limitations, including for the time until you discover (or should discover through reasonable diligence) your injury or the facts underpinning your personal injury case. 

A personal injury lawyer from Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, can review the facts of your case to determine how long you have to file your lawsuit. Contact our firm immediately after an accident to ensure your lawsuit gets filed on time. The trial court can dismiss your case if you file after the deadline, and you may lose your opportunity to recover compensation from those responsible for your injuries and losses.

Things are different, however, if you have a personal injury claim against the state government, a municipality, or a state or local government agency. In these instances, the law requires you to file your lawsuit within one year of the date of the accident caused by the government or a government employee. In addition, you must provide the government with notice of your claim at least 90 days before filing your suit. A notice filed within the one-year period will toll the statute of limitations for 95 days from the date the government receives notice of your claim.

How Long Does a Typical Mississippi Personal Injury Case Last?

A personal injury case can last anywhere from a few months to a few years. Multiple circumstances can influence the duration and timeline of a personal injury case. Some of the factors that may determine the length of your case include:

  • The nature of your injuries or disabilities
  • The duration of your medical treatment and rehabilitation
  • The complexity of the evidence in your case, including whether you need to consult with expert witnesses
  • The number of at-fault/liable parties in the case
  • Whether other people also suffered injuries in the same accident and have also filed injury claims
  • Whether you share any responsibility for causing the accident
  • The availability of insurance coverage and how quickly the insurance company investigates and processes your claim
  • The strength of your legal case
  • Whether you need to file a lawsuit to pursue your personal injury claim and the trial court’s schedule

What Are Common Types of Personal Injury Cases?

At Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, our personal injury law firm represents clients seeking financial relief and justice in cases involving:

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Gulfport Today

If you suffered injuries in an accident in Gulfport, get the legal help you need to recover compensation from those responsible. Contact us through our online form or call us at (228) 872-8752, today for a free no-obligation consultation with our personal injury lawyers in Gulfport. We can help you pursue a financial recovery for your medical expenses, lost income, or pain and suffering.

  • Legally Reviewed By
    Todd M. Farrar
    Todd has experience representing clients in many areas of law, including hundreds of cases related to serious injuries from car & trucking accidents in Gulfport; criminal defense of DUIs, misdemeanors, and felonies; medical malpractice claims; and a wide range of other serious personal injury matters.

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