Mississippi Personal Injury Lawyers
Being involved in an accident caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another party is often a shocking experience, and one that can be costly and traumatic long-term, too. At the law office of Tannehill, Carmean & McKenzie, P.L.L.C., our personal injury attorneys in Oxford, Mississippi want to make sure that if you’ve been involved in a serious accident, you receive the level of legal representation that you need and deserve. When you call our law firm directly, we can work with you to build your claim and advocate for your right to compensation for your harm. To learn more about our Oxford personal injury attorneys and our services, please reach out to us today.
Our Personal Injury Practice Areas
Serving clients throughout Oxford and the surrounding areas of our state since 2010, our lawyers have more than a decade of experience working on personal injury claims like yours. Regardless of the type of accident in which you were involved, if you believe that someone else was to blame for your injuries, you may have a personal injury claim. We work on a wide range of personal injury claim types, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death in Oxford and throughout the U.S. Our personal injury lawyers can represent clients involved in two-vehicle car accidents, drunk driving accidents, multi-vehicle collisions, single-vehicle collisions, distracted driving accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, and more.
- Slip and fall claims. A slip and fall can be both traumatic and confusing, as it may be difficult to know who’s to blame when you slip and fall on someone else’s property. Our lawyers can investigate your case and determine if a hazardous condition existed on the property and, if so, if the property owner knew or should have known of the condition. Then, we’ll build your claim for damages and help you to prove liability.
- Pedestrian accidents. Pedestrian accidents are not only tragic, but especially worrisome in our city due to the proximity of the University of Mississippi campus, which sees thousands of young people traveling on foot. If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, we can work with you to build your case and understand your rights.
- Bicycle accidents. Like pedestrian accidents, many students and heavy pedestrian and bicycle traffic around the University of Mississippi means that bicycle accidents occur much more often than they should in our city. These types of accidents can lead to permanently disabling, or even fatal, injuries.
- Nursing home negligence. Nursing home negligence could mean failing to properly monitor or attend to a nursing home resident, making medication errors, failing to move a bedridden patient regularly to reduce the risk of bedsores, or otherwise failing to provide a high level of care and attention. Nursing home negligence can lead to serious injuries and nursing home resident death.
- Products liability. No one who purchases a product expects that product to cause them harm; they would never purchase it otherwise. But product design, manufacturing, and labeling defects can lead to consumer injuries. When they do, the manufacturer of the product can be held liable for all damages that result.
- Medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or another healthcare professional breaches the duty of care that they owe to a patient. Medical practice is often unexpected and shocking and can result in serious health complications and injuries.
- Wrongful death. When the death of an individual is caused by the wrongful or neglectful act of another, the surviving loved ones of the deceased may have grounds to bring forth a wrongful death lawsuit for damages. Through this type of civil action, surviving loved ones can seek compensation for the value of economic and noneconomic losses suffered.
Please call our law firm directly for a free consultation with one of our Oxford personal injury lawyers. We are here for you.
Damages Recoverable in a Personal Injury Claim
Filing a personal injury claim after being seriously injured could feel intimidating, overwhelming, or even unnecessary. As you heal from your injuries, you may not feel motivated to bring forth a civil action. Yet filing a civil action after being harmed may be the only way to recoup monetary compensation to pay for the value of your losses. By filing a personal injury claim in Oxford, you can seek compensation for the value of your:
- Medical expenses. You deserve to be compensated in full for the value of your medical costs and future medical costs related to your injuries, including the costs of any physical therapies or rehabilitation.
- Lost wages. If your injuries have resulted in a disability that prevents you from returning to work temporarily or permanently, you should be compensated in full for the value of your lost wages, lost earning capacity, and lost benefits.
- Property damage costs. If any personal property was damaged in your accident, such as a motor vehicle, you can seek compensation for the full value of your property damage expenses.
- Pain and suffering. In addition to your actual economic losses, you also maintain the right to seek compensation for the value of your pain, suffering, and emotional distress.
Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Claims
Unfortunately, you do not have an unlimited amount of time to file a personal injury claim and recover compensation after being involved in an accident. Under Mississippi law, you only have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim for damages—this is known as the statute of limitations. If you wait longer than three years, you will be permanently barred from recovery.
Call Our Oxford Personal Injury Lawyers Today
At the law office of Tannehill, Carmean & McKenzie, P.L.L.C., our Oxford personal injury lawyers care about you and empathize with the pain and loss you’re experiencing. If you have been involved in an accident caused by the wrongdoing or negligence of another, our lawyers can aggressively advocate for your right to compensation. To learn more about our lawyers and our legal services, please visit our law office, send us a message, or call us directly at (662) 337-7868.