A personal injury accident can be devastating physically, financially, and emotionally. It can be difficult to know where to turn for qualified, competent legal assistance that really cares about you, your family, and your situation. If you or your loved one needs a law firm that will stand by your side and do everything possible to help you, call Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC at (228) 872-8752.
With over two decades of experience in personal injury law, we can determine if you qualify for compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you are due compensation, we will fight tirelessly to maximize your financial recovery for your losses.
In any personal injury claim, Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC will protect you from insurance companies and their tactics to lessen or lower your payout, advise you of your best legal strategies, and uphold your legal rights.
Do not hesitate to speak with one of our attorneys today. The sooner we start your case, the faster we can secure compensation, justice, and a sense of closure on your behalf.
What Can a Personal Injury Attorney Do for Your Case?
A personal injury attorney fights for your legal rights and compensation for your losses. He or she does this by building the strongest legal case possible for your personal injury claim.
Preparing a trial-ready legal claim involves the following, and more:
Gathering all relevant evidence regarding your accident;
Identifying any liable parties for your injuries;
Pursuing every source of compensation;
Assessing your total economic and non-economic losses, both current and future;
Hiring needed experts;
Corresponding with creditors and insurance companies on your behalf;
Negotiating and settling your claim for a fair and just amount; or
Filing a lawsuit and proceeding towards trial.
Contact Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC to learn more about these services and the support we offer to our personal injury clients. You deserve more, and at Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, we strive every day to provide more to each of our clients.
At Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, we look forward to answering your legal questions and helping to ease the burden of your personal injury claim.
What Is a Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury is a harm one person suffers due to the negligent actions or recklessness of another person, company, or governmental entity. A personal injury claim is a civil claim. Any personal injury lawsuit gets filed in civil, not criminal court.
A personal injury claim, or resulting lawsuit, is the means by which an injured person seeks compensation for those injuries and any accident-related losses. Money damages in a personal injury claim are to compensate the victim and to hold negligent parties responsible for the injuries they cause.
What Is the Personal Injury Claims Process?
The personal injury claims process consists of five basic steps. However, step five is generally unnecessary as most personal injury claims settle outside of court, before any trial.
Claim submission. The victim or their attorney files a claim with both the victim’s insurance company and the at-fault party’s insurance company;
Proof of claim. The insurance company appoints a claims adjuster to prove the claim and associated losses;
Evaluation of settlement offers. The claim is denied, or there is a settlement offer;
Negotiations. The victim’s attorney makes a counteroffer and enters negotiations;
File a lawsuit. Without a mutual agreement, a lawsuit begins, and settlement attempts continue until trial. At trial, the attorneys argue for their sides and present evidence. The judge makes a ruling on the evidence.
Compensation for Personal Injury Accidents
Whether a personal injury claim ends in settlement or a successful trial, compensation for personal injuries depends upon the nature and extent of the victim’s injuries and the victim’s prognosis for recovery. Any injury award should account for current and future medical and accident-related expenses.
Recovery for personal injury claims can include any of the following, and more:
Loss of income;
Lost earning potential;
Physical therapy and rehabilitation;
Accommodations for disabilities;
Pain and suffering;
Mental and emotional anguish;
Scarring and disfigurement;
Loss of interest in life;
Loss of quality of life; and
Mississippi caps (limits) damages for non-economic losses, those for pain and suffering, and other damages to calculate losses, according to a defendant’s net worth. There is no cap on economic damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and loss of earning potential.
A judge may also award punitive damages, or damages meant as a punishment, to set an example of a defendant in cases where there is extreme recklessness or egregious behavior on behalf of a defendant.
Contact a Gulfport Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you want to know more about Mississippi’s damage caps and other potential damage awards available in Mississippi, contact the experienced attorneys at Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC. At Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, we know how complex and confusing personal injury law and the personal injury claims process can be for you and your family. That is why we want to meet with you, confidentially and at no cost, to answer your questions and ease your mind about moving forward with your claim.