Experienced Indianola Personal Injury Attorneys, Sunflower County, MS
Advocating for injury victims and their families throughout the Mississippi Delta
A serious personal injury can derail a person’s life entirely. When that injury is the result of another person, entity, or government’s negligence, you can seek justice for your pain and expenses with a personal injury lawsuit. Merkel & Cocke, P.A. can help. Our Indianola injury lawyers have proudly served the Mississippi Delta region for decades, helping individuals and families get the help and assistance you need. Whether you live and work in or near Indianola, or making your way through the Chitlin Circuit, we want to hear from you. Call us today to learn more.
What kinds of injury claims do your Indianola attorneys handle?
Merkel & Cocke, P.A. handles some of the most complex injury litigation in the state of Mississippi. We have the resources, skills, and experience to take on national insurance companies and global manufacturers with the same level of ease and commitment with which we handle claims against hospitals, negligent drivers, and unsafe worksites. In short, our Indianola personal injury lawyers can help no matter how devastating your injuries are. We routinely handle claims involving:
Frequently asked questions about Indianola personal injury lawsuits
- What types of personal injury lawsuits do you file?
- How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?
- How much does an Indianola personal injury attorney cost?
- How long will my personal injury lawsuit take?
- Do you have a personal injury attorney near me?
Aggressive representation for car, truck, and motorcycle injury claims in Indianola
Indianola is a true crossroads town, sitting between US Route 49W and Route 82. Tourists pass through by the thousands each year as they travel the Blues Trail (or live out their dreams playing Smokey and the Bandit), as do commercial trucks making deliveries here and across the country. The Indianola vehicle accident attorneys of Merkel & Cocke, P.A. have secured millions of dollars on behalf of clients injured in:
Contact Merkel & Cocke, P.A. to learn more about your options, and to see how we can help you.
Compassionate case for Indianola victims of medical malpractice
We expect our doctors to care for us when we are sick and injured; we do NOT expect them to be the cause of our illness or injury. While healthcare professionals make mistakes – they are human, after all – an act of negligence or breach of their duty of care can have long-term repercussions for victims and families. The Indianola medical malpractice attorneys of Merkel & Cocke, P.A. have established a reputation as a go-to firm for medical negligence claims.
We have decades of experience representing victims of medication errors, surgical errors, diagnostic errors, chiropractor negligence, and EMT/EMS negligence in lawsuits and in settlement negotiations. We have successfully sued private, state, and veterans’ hospitals, as well as surgical centers and clinics, on behalf of our clients.
Merkel & Cocke, P.A. is especially adept at handling birth injury claims. These are particularly complex claims because many birth injuries, like HIE, can lead to permanent disabling conditions like cerebral palsy, which means your child may need help forever. We know that an undiagnosed infection or condition like preeclampsia can put both mother and child at risk of losing their lives, or living with permanent injuries. Our Indianola birth injury lawyers treat you and your family with the grace and compassion you deserve, and aggressively pursue justice for you in front of a jury or at the negotiating table.
Fighting for injures workers in and near Indianola
When an employee is hurt in the course of his or her job duties, he or she can apply for workers’ compensation. This is a no-fault system provided by the state of Mississippi to cover medical expenses, lost wages (usually 66.67%), and vocational training, if applicable. Making a claim for workers’ compensation doesn’t require a lawyer, but it’s a smart idea to work with one to ensure your claim is not denied. At Merkel & Cocke, P.A., our Indianola workers’ compensation attorneys can help you file a claim, appeal a denial, and represent you at hearings when required. We proudly represent injured employees from a wide array of industries, including:
- Agricultural Workers
- Casino Workers
- Entertainment Industry Workers
- Healthcare Workers
- Manufacturing Workers
- Construction Workers
Not all workers are eligible for workers’ compensation, but that does not mean they cannot get the help they need. We have extensive experience working with farmers and farm workers who have suffered injuries or illnesses caused by heavy machinery and livestock, among other types of claims. No matter what industry you work in, if you are a contractor or non-employee, or if your injury is so severe that workers’ compensation is not the right move for you, we can help you file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party.
What types of personal injury lawsuits do you file?
Merkel & Cocke, P.A. helps Indianola injury victims and their families in all manner of personal injury lawsuits, including:
- Premises liability claims stemming from unsafe properties, such as slip and fall accidents, casino injuries, dog bites, and negligent security.
- Product liability claims, including those stemming from dangerous drugs and devices, children’s products, defective tree stands, and defective car, truck, and motorcycle
- Wrongful death claims, to ensure that the negligent parties are held accountable for their actions, and can prevent other families from experiencing the same type of loss and pain.
How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?
Generally speaking, you have thee years to file a personal injury lawsuit in Mississippi. You also have up to three years to file a product liability lawsuit or a wrongful death lawsuit. Medical malpractice lawsuits have a time limit of two years.
Understand, however, that each case is different, and your time limits can change depending on the circumstances. You should speak with an Indianola personal injury lawyer as soon as you can after your accident, to ensure that you are not time barred from collecting the compensation you need.
How much does an Indianola personal injury attorney cost?
At Merkel & Cocke, P.A. take all cases on contingency, so it costs you nothing to hire an Indianola personal injury attorney. We front all the costs of your case, and we charge you nothing upfront. Even our initial consultation is free. Once we win your case, we take our fee out if your final award, so it costs you literally nothing to work with us.
How long will my personal injury lawsuit take?
There’s no set time limit for a personal injury lawsuit, because it depends on the circumstances of your case. Some cases may be settled in a matter of months, but catastrophic injury claims can take significantly longer.
Jury trials generally take much longer than settlements, too. They require all the same preparation (witness statements and depositions, discovery, etc.), plus additional time to select a jury and schedule the trial.
Because so many of our clients are hurting – physically, mentally, and financially – their first instinct is often to settle a case. In some instances, this is what is best for them. But when insurance companies, hospitals, and manufacturers refuse to offer a fair and just settlement, a jury trial may be the only way to get true justice. Our attorneys can help you understand your options so you can make the best possible decision for you, your family, and your future.
Do you have a personal injury attorney near me?
Merkel & Cocke, P.A. maintains multiple offices in Mississippi, including one nearby in Greenville. If your injuries make it impossible for you to travel to us, we can come to you instead.
Injured in Indianola? A personal injury lawyer at Merkel & Cocke, P.A. is ready to help
The personal injury attorneys of Merkel & Cocke, P.A. advocate for injury victims in Indianola and throughout Sunflower County. With offices in Clarksdale, Jackson, Greenville, and Oxford, we are always nearby when you need us the most. To schedule your free initial consultation, please call 662-627-9641 or complete our contact form.