Mississippi Injury Lawyers
The following are some frequently asked questions about accidents in Mississippi:
- What if I have been injured in an auto accident but the other party does not have insurance?
- Can I just settle out of court without a lawyer?
- Who is at the greatest risk for asbestos exposure?
- I have been diagnosed with mesothelioma but my exposure to asbestos took place more than 20 years ago. Do I have any chance at a case?
- What if my own misuse of the product contributed to my injuries?
- What is the Jones Act?
- What kind of damages can I recover from an offshore accident?
What if I have been injured in an auto accident but the other party does not have insurance?
If you suffer an accident injury in Mississippi stemming from a car crash, even if the other party does not have liability insurance, there are still options. For example, uninsured motorist coverage may cover your injuries. Other parties not originally known can also be found negligent, such as The Department of Transportation for faulty roadwork.
Many auto accident cases are settled out of court. However, if you received accident injuries in Mississippi, it is unwise to try and settle without the aid of an attorney. The other party’s insurance company will try to contact you right away and reach a settlement—but keep in mind that their job is to pay you as little money as possible, especially without an attorney experienced with accident litigation. Only a qualified attorney can help you receive just compensation.
Anybody living in a structure built in or before the latter half of the 20th Century should exercise caution if considering a renovation as this could disturb asbestos in the building. Those who work in construction run the greatest risk of asbestos exposure. Also at risk are those working at shipyards, factories, auto plants factories, railroads, and mines. Unfortunately, the families of these workers have also been exposed to asbestos fibers carried home on their body and clothes.
I have been diagnosed with mesothelioma but my exposure to asbestos took place more than 20 years ago. Do I have any chance at a case?
Mesothelioma has a long latency period, meaning those exposed to asbestos 20 to 30 years ago may only now show symptoms of the disease. If you are one of these individuals it is still possible to obtain damages from a negligent company. Talk to a lawyer experienced in the field.
It depends. The manufacturer must make sure they account for any predictable misuse. If you used the product in a way not intended but not foreseeable by the manufacturer, your case may not hold up.
This is a federal law that protects seamen against work-based injuries in cases of negligence. It and other maritime-specific laws protect those who have suffered an offshore Mississippi accident injury.
If you were involved in an offshore accident you are eligible to recover medical and funeral costs, compensation for wages, physical and mental pain and suffering, and much more. Talk to an attorney experienced in maritime law to find out exactly what you are eligible to receive.
Contact us for help with your accident injuries in Mississippi
The attorneys at Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick are highly skilled in the laws related to Mississippi accident injuries and personal injury law.
For help with a Mississippi accident injury, contact the experienced Pascagoula, Mississippi attorneys of Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick at 866.461.1591.