With over 150 years of combined personal injury litigation experience, the trial attorneys of Merkel & Cocke are more than qualified to represent you or your loved ones injured due to the fault of another. Each of the seven attorneys at Merkel & Cocke are experienced in all types of personal injury lawsuits, from run of the mill car wrecks and slip and falls to complicated litigation involving catastrophic, life changing injuries.
Personal injury lawsuits can arise from any physical or emotional injury caused by the negligence of another. A person or corporation is negligent if he or it breaches a duty owed to a person. For example, drivers of vehicles owe a duty not to follow too closely the vehicle in front of them. Drivers also owe a duty to obey traffic signals, such as stop lights and stop signs. Negligence can either be doing something you are not supposed to do or failing to do something you are supposed to do.
A negligent person or corporation is liable for their negligence if the breach of their duty caused an injury of some type, such as a physical or emotional injury, financial loss or property damage. For example, the negligent driver of the vehicle following too closely is only liable for his negligence if a rear end collision occurs, causing either physical injuries or damage to the other car. In other words, the negligent act or omission must cause some type of injury to be the basis for a lawsuit.
The purpose of a personal injury lawsuit is to obtain compensation for the injured person from the negligent party. Personal injury attorneys can assist injured persons recover for past medical bills, lost wages, future medical expenses, pain and suffering, permanent impairment or disability and permanent scarring or disfigurement.
Examples of personal injury lawsuits include:
Merkel & Cocke’s team of trial lawyers represent personal injury victims all over the Mississippi Delta and Northern Mississippi, including Clarksdale, Cleveland, Greenville, Batesville, Oxford, Pontotoc, Tupelo, Corinth, Grenada, Vicksburg, Tunica, Southaven, Horn Lake, Olive Branch, Senatobia and Holly Springs, as well as Memphis, Tennessee and Helena, Arkansas.
If you have been injured and believe you have a claim for personal injury, please contact us today for a free consultation.