Oxford Car Accident Lawyers Answer Your Common Questions
Serving the injured throughout Mississippi since 1982
Being injured in a car accident is something that no one plans to occur. Once you have recovered from the shock, and had emergency medical attention, you may realize the gravity of the situation and that you are going to need some help because you will not be able to work for a while, and those astronomical medical bills are not going to pay themselves.
At Merkel & Cocke, P.A., we are here to help our clients who have been injured in a car crash recover from their losses. You are facing medical bills, lost time at work, and serious injuries that could have an impact on your ability to do your work. With more than 200 years of combined legal experience between us, our Mississippi car accident lawyers are thoroughly familiar with car accident cases. Give us a call to discover how we can take on the insurance companies while you focus on getting better.
If you have been injured in a car crash, you may have many questions about what happens next. Your life may be in a bit of upheaval and it would be helpful to know that you have the support of an experienced injury law team available to protect your interests and fight for fair compensation on your behalf. The following are a few questions and answers about what happens after a car crash:
Q: What can I do if I was a victim of a hit and run accident?
If you were involved in a hit and run accident, if you are able, try to get the contact information for any witnesses that might have seen the vehicle that caused the accident. Call the police immediately and file a police report about the accident. Take pictures at the scene if you can and make sure to seek medical care as soon as possible.
If you have uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM) on your car insurance policy, you can file a claim with your insurance company.
Q: What happens when the driver who hit me does not have car insurance?
Once again, if you have UM/UIM coverage, which is optional in Mississippi, you may be able to file a claim against the uninsured motorist rider in your policy to recover compensation for your injuries.
Q: How much is my car accident injury case worth?
This is a question that most clients would love to know at the outset of their auto accident injury case, but since every car crash case is different there is never going to be a standard answer to this question. The amount you might receive in a settlement of from an insurance company or in a jury verdict
Q: What if I can’t afford to hire a lawyer to represent me?
When you work with the Oxford car accident attorneys at Merkel & Cocke, you never have to worry about being able to afford to hire an injury attorney because we take cases on contingency. This means that you never pay attorney fees until we have successfully recovered compensation for you. After we have agreed to take your case, our firm advances the costs of the investigation and developing your case.
Q: What damages might I expect to receive for my car crash injury case?
After you have succeeded in proving the negligence of the driver who caused the crash, you may be able to recover the following types of damages depending on the circumstances of your case:
- Lost wages from time you missed at work in the hospital, at doctor visits and resting to recuperate from your injury.
- Medical bills for hospitalization, doctor and physical therapy, prescriptions and other reasonable medical expenses related to the accident.
- Pain and suffering related to the injury
- Emotional distress and trauma related to the accident
- Diminished earning capacity when the injury is severe enough that you will not be able to resume your former work and must get a different job that pays less.
How can an Oxford car accident lawyer help after a car crash?
After you have survived a car accident with serious injuries, do you want to investigate the crash, hire accident reconstruction experts, work with medical specialists to review your medical records, and negotiate with the corporate lawyers from the insurance company whose singular mission is to make sure that you get as little money as possible. No? Good. Then consider working with a law firm that offers high quality legal services and still maintains a personal touch with our clients.
We can help because we know how to determine who is at fault, and we know how to get the maximum amount in a settlement or verdict so that you and your family can have a decent quality of life going forward. Call an Oxford car accident attorney from Merkel & Cocke when you want dependable representation after a car crash.
Call now to schedule a free consultation with a skilled Oxford car crash attorney
Have you been injured in a car crash? The injury legal team of Merkel & Cocke is committed to seeking justice for those hurt in car accidents throughout Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas. You are encouraged to contact us today to schedule a free consultation at our Oxford office. Call us now at 662-799-1633 or complete our contact form.
Types of Cases We Handle
Our Oxford attorneys handle a variety of cases, including:
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Oxford, MS 38655