Rolling Fork Personal Injury Attorneys, Sharkey County, MS
Protecting the rights of injury victims and their loved ones all along the Blues Highway
Suffering an injury is never easy to go through, regardless of its cause. However, when that injury is the result the negligence of another party, you can and deserve to seek compensation for your pain and suffering. Merkel & Cocke, P.A. can help you build your personal injury case and protect your rights while seeking justice on your behalf. Our Rolling Fork personal injury attorneys have decades of experience advocating for the citizens of the Mississippi Delta region, helping however and wherever we can. Wherever you are in the area, we want to hear from you, and we are ready to get started. Call us today to learn more.
What sort of personal injury claims do your Rolling Fork attorneys handle?
Merkel & Cocke, P.A. knows how to deal with some of the most complex cases in law. No matter who the defendant is, whether they are merely unsafe drivers or entire insurance companies, we know how to help hold them accountable for what they put you through. Nothing is too severe or complicated for our team of Mississippi injury attorneys. We regularly handle claims involving:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal injuries and paralysis
- Burn injuries
- Traumatic amputation and limb loss
- Internal organ damage
- Disabling injuries
- Broken bones
- Permanent nerve damage
- Back, neck, and shoulder injuries
- Hearing and vision loss
Representation you can trust for your Rolling Fork personal injury case
How often do we travel along the Blues Highway? For most of us, it is a daily ritual for our commutes, visits, and errands, and we are well aware of all the other drivers on the road with us and the risks they may pose. Accidents are bound to happen at some point — from fender benders to something more tragic. The Rolling Fork vehicle accident attorneys of Merkel & Cocke, P.A. have secured millions of dollars’ worth of compensation for clients who were injured from:
To see how we can help you and learn about your options, contact Merkel & Cocke, P.A. today.
Compassionate care for Rolling Fork victims of medical malpractice
When we trust a medical professional to look after us and our loved ones, we trust it to be safe, accurate, and helpful. There is a difference between a genuine mistake — which may be harmful but unintentional — and negligence, intentional mistreatment, or any other breach of their duty of care. Victims of the latter may find themselves facing life-long, avoidable hardships from the harm they incur. The Rolling Fork medical malpractice attorneys of Merkel & Cocke, P.A. have an established, respected reputation for handling medical negligence claims.
Over our decades of experience, we have represented victims of all sorts of medical malpractice — from medication, surgical, and diagnostic errors to EMT/EMS and chiropractor negligence — in both settlements and lawsuits. On our clients’ behalf, we have successfully sued private, state, and veterans’ hospitals along with surgical centers and clinics. There is nothing we cannot handle and nothing we shy away from.
Merkel & Cocke, P.A. has a specialty in birth injury claims. We are well-aware that an undiagnosed infection or condition like preeclampsia can risk the lives of both mother and child, or force either of them to live with permanent injuries. Many birth injuries, like HIE, can lead to permanently disabling conditions like cerebral palsy, which could mean your child needs help for the rest of their lives. Because of this, birth injury cases are particularly complex. Our Rolling Fork birth injury attorneys give you and your family the attention, compassion, and help you deserve, and we will aggressively and tenaciously pursue justice on your behalf.
Fighting for injured workers’ rights throughout Rolling Fork and beyond
Workers’ compensation is a state-run program that allows eligible injured employees to apply for benefits after getting injured on the job (or during typical job duties). Mississippi provides this no-fault system to cover medical expenses, lost wages (usually 66.67% of what is usually earned), and any applicable vocational training. While you are not required to hire a lawyer to file your workers’ compensation claim, it is highly recommended you do so anyways to minimize the chances of your claim being denied. At Merkel & Cocke, P.A., our Rolling Fork workers’ compensation attorneys can help you with everything from filing a claim, to appealing a denial, to representing you at any required hearings. We are proud to assist injured employees from an expansive array of industries, including:
- Agricultural Workers
- Casino Workers
- Entertainment Industry Workers
- Healthcare Workers
- Manufacturing Workers
- Construction Workers
It is true that not all workers are eligible for workers’ compensation, but that does not mean there is nothing to be done for them when they are injured from their job. We have extensive experience working with farmers and farm workers who have suffered injuries or illnesses caused by heavy machinery and livestock, among any other nonconventional claims. Regardless of your industry, 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 and hold them accountable.
What sort of personal injury lawsuits do you file?
Merkel & Cocke, P.A. helps Rolling Fork injury victims and their loved ones in all sorts of personal injury cases, including:
- Product liability claims, including those incurred from children’s products, defective tree stands, dangerous drugs and devices, and defective car, truck, and motorcycle parts.
- Premises liability claims from unsafe properties and residences, such as slip and fall accidents, casino injuries, dog bites, and negligent security.
- 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 much does it cost to hire a Rolling Fork personal injury attorney?
Merkel & Cocke, P.A. takes all cases on contingency, so it costs you nothing to hire an Rolling Fork personal injury attorney. We front all the costs of your case, and we charge you nothing until we win your case. Even our initial consultation is free. Once we win, our fee is taken out of your final compensation, so it costs you literally nothing to work with us. Cost should never get in the way of justice.
How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?
In Mississippi, you generally have three years to file your personal injury lawsuit. You also have up to three years to file both a product liability lawsuit and a wrongful death lawsuit, whereas medical malpractice lawsuits have a time statute of two years. Anything filed after these time frames may be dismissed.
That being said, every case is different and exceptions can sometimes be possible. This is why we advise you speak with a Rolling Fork personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident to ensure that you never have to worry about missing your chance for compensation.
How long do personal injury lawsuits take?
The time it takes to complete your case is dependent upon your specific circumstances, so there is no single exact answer. While some cases may be settled in a few months, more complicated litigation for something like catastrophic injury claims can take significantly longer.
It also depends on if you are going to trial or merely settling, as jury trials tend to take longer than settlements. Both require all the same preparation (witness statements and depositions, discovery, etc.), plus additional time to select a jury and schedule the trial.
Because dealing with a lawsuit can be taxing and exhausting — especially while also trying to recover from an accident — you may be tempted to settle, and in some cases, that may even be best. But when insurance companies, hospitals, and manufacturers refuse to present an offer both fair and just for that settlement, a jury trial may be the only way to get true justice and force them to pay what you are owed. Our attorneys can walk you through 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 offices in Greenville, Jackson, Oxford, and Clarksdale, so we are always close by when you need us. We will travel to you if you are too injured or ill to come to us.
Injured in Rolling Fork? A personal injury attorney at Merkel & Cocke, P.A. is here to help
Whether you are here in Rolling Fork or nearby one of our other locations, we are ready for you whenever you need us the most. If you are too injured to travel, we can come to you. To get started on your free consultation, call the Mississippi injury attorneys of Merkel & Cocke, P.A. today at 662-627-9641 or use our contact form.