If you were injured by a negligent driver in Mississippi, that driver’s insurance company should cover your medical bills and lost wages. Although you can file your claim without the help of an attorney, the insurance company might offer a low settlement under the assumption that you would not be willing to dispute the settlement or take the case to trial. For this reason and many others, it is usually a good idea to hire a lawyer if you plan to file a personal injury claim.
Your attorney can gather evidence to prove negligence, liability, and the value of your damages. This may require testimonies from medical experts, financial experts, and accident reconstruction experts. Your lawyer should be able to arrange these testimonies if necessary.
Your lawyer can also help you avoid mistakes that could harm your claim such as:
- Making recorded statements to the insurance adjuster;
- Posting sensitive information about your case on social media;
- Accepting a settlement too early;
- Missing doctor’s appointments; or
- Overlooking certain damages.
If you were hurt in a car accident that a negligent driver caused, contact Ballard Law, PLLC to discuss your case with a Jackson personal injury attorney. We will help you navigate the claims process and avoid costly mistakes. Call 769-572-5111 to schedule a free consultation.
Let’s take a closer look at three advantages of hiring a personal injury attorney:
- Access to Legal Resources
An experienced accident lawyer will have access to an extensive network of legal resources on which to draw upon when building your case. If you need expert witnesses or scientific journals, a skilled attorney will know where and how to find them in order to strengthen your case.
- Negotiation Experience
Insurance companies are notorious for using aggressive negotiation tactics. If you try to take on an insurance provider alone, it may bully you into accepting a settlement that is less than fair.
According to the Insurance Information Institute, most parties involved in personal injury lawsuits settle out of court. Even if your case does not go to trial, it may still involve complicated negotiations. An experienced attorney can prevent you from accepting a settlement that will not cover your ongoing medical bills and other damages.
- Knowledge of Relevant Procedures
Personal injury law is complicated, and making mistakes along the way could cause unnecessary delays or even compromise your chances of recovering compensation. For example, in the state of Mississippi, most plaintiffs in personal injury cases only have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit.
Attorney William E. Ballard will help you meet all required deadlines and avoid costly mistakes during the claims process. If your case goes to trial, Mr. Ballard has the litigation experience to represent your interests in court.
Call 769-572-5111 to schedule a free consultation with a Jackson accident lawyer. You can learn more about car accident lawsuits in Mississippi by visiting USAttorneys.com.