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Experienced Mississippi Attorneys Aggressively Fighting for the Rights of Vehicle Accident Victims

Handling cases with integrity and a client-centered approach

Vehicle accidents, whether involving cars, motorcycles or eighteen-wheeler trucks, often result in serious injuries or death. These injuries can lead to large medical bills and significant time missed from work, as well as extensive pain and suffering.

The attorneys of Merkel & Cocke, P.A. understand the strain that a serious vehicle accident can place on an injured victim. Our reputable injury attorneys have helped numerous individuals move on after a car accident by helping them obtain fair compensation from all responsible parties. Since 1982, we have built a reputation for aggressively and passionately representing those injured in car wrecks.

Reliable representation for various types of vehicle accidents

Vehicle accidents happen daily, often caused by someone’s negligent or reckless behavior. Investigating these cases can prove challenging, particularly when there are multiple vehicles and drivers involved. At Merkel & Cocke, we approach vehicle accident cases with a team effort. We pool our collective knowledge and experience, while also relying on the expertise of professional accident reconstructionists. This added resource helps us handle complex vehicle crash cases involving:

  • Tractor-trailers. Eighteen-wheelers and other large trucks can cause devastating damage when involved in a crash.
  • Cars. Distracted driving, driving under the influence and reckless driving can all lead to serious car accidents. We use our valuable resources to thoroughly investigate the crash, so that all responsible parties can be held accountable.
  • Motorcycles. Operating a motorcycle on the public roadways is risky. Particularly when other drivers fail to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner.

We also handle accident cases involving boats, common carriers and recreational vehicles.

We deal with the automobile insurance company for you

Dealing with an insurance company is never enjoyable, even under the best of circumstances. The experience is even worse when you are injured, in pain and under the stress of mounting medical bills. Our legal team shoulders the burden of dealing with the insurance company for you. And, if the company refuses to pay you fair compensation, our skilled trial lawyers put their vast litigation experience to work for you by filing a lawsuit on your behalf against the negligent driver.

With the lawyers of Merkel & Cocke on your side, you also do not have to fret about the risk of missing filing deadlines. Most car wreck lawsuits in Mississippi are governed by a three-year statute of limitations. This means, in most instances, your lawsuit must be filed within three years of the date of the automobile accident. However, in some cases, the deadline to file your lawsuit could be as short as one year, such as car wreck lawsuits against a governmental entity or those filed in Tennessee. Our attorneys monitor the statute of limitations for you as part of our commitment to protecting your interests.

Fighting for Mississippi vehicle accident victims since 1982

Negligent drivers should be held accountable for the harms they cause. Whether operating a tractor-trailer or a motorcycle, these individuals owe a duty of care to every other person on that roadway. When their actions fall short of that responsibility, the lawyers of Merkel & Cocke are there to help injury victims obtain a recovery. We work from our home office in Clarksdale, but that does not keep us from assisting injured clients in and throughout Tupelo, Jackson, the Gulf Coast Region, Tennessee and Arkansas. Call us today at 662-799-1633 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation.

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