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Paul SnowAfter a serious accident, your life may change permanently and dramatically. You may need to pay substantial medical bills and take time off from work to recuperate from your injuries. If someone else caused your accident, you have a right to compensation. Attorney Paul Snow can help you fight for every dollar that you deserve. He has recovered over $60 million for accident victims during more than four decades of practicing law, one case at a time. Paul Snow handles cases involving severe injuries and death in Louisiana and Mississippi. No matter how complex your case may be, we are here to serve you.

Legal Malpractice

Attorneys are not above the law, and they can be held accountable when their negligent actions harm the interests of a client. For example, an attorney may be sued for legal malpractice if they missed a deadline such as the statute of limitations, failed to disclose a conflict of interest, unreasonably drove up litigation costs, or put their own interests above the client’s interests. To establish liability, the client would need to show that they suffered financial losses because of the lawyer’s malpractice. They can obtain damages that would put them in the position in which they would have been had the malpractice not occurred.

Personal Injury

Most personal injury lawsuits are brought against an at-fault party under a theory of negligence. This means that a plaintiff will need to show that it is more likely than not that the defendant needed to act with a certain level of care, the defendant failed to do so, and the defendant’s careless conduct caused the plaintiff’s injuries. You have only three years from the date of an accident to sue an at-fault party in civil court. Thus, you should consult an injury attorney in the Jackson area as soon as possible after an accident. If liability is established, you may be able to recover compensatory damages. These are damages intended to put you back in the position in which you would have been had the accident not occurred. Common examples of compensatory damages include medical bills, lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering.

Car Accidents

Car accidents have the potential to cause devastating injuries and deaths. They usually result from careless actions by drivers, such as failing to yield the right of way, texting while driving, speeding, or drunk driving. According to Mississippi Code section 63-3-411, if you are in an accident, you need to report it to the local police department, assuming that it occurred in an incorporated municipality. Otherwise, you need to report the accident to the closest sheriff’s office or highway patrol. You can recover damages in a lawsuit related to a car accident even if you were partially to blame, although your award will be reduced according to your percentage of fault.

Truck Accidents

Due to the weight and size of trucks, a truck accident can result in devastating injuries and even death to multiple people in smaller vehicles. Your Jackson injury attorney should look closely at all of the potential causes of a truck accident. While the truck driver may be at fault, his or her insurance coverage will have a limit, so your attorney should identify and hold accountable all of the potentially responsible parties. A trucking company, truck manufacturer, third-party loader, or repair person may bear some responsibility for an accident. If the truck driver was an employee of the trucking company, you can sue the company even if it was not directly responsible.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles are cost-effective and often enjoyable to ride. Unfortunately, there is no buffer between a rider and a larger vehicle, such as a car or truck. Often, the injuries sustained by a motorcyclist in a motorcycle accident are catastrophic or fatal. Accidents may result from failures to check blind spots, failures to yield, speeding, road hazards, and careless left turns. Insurance adjusters may unfairly try to pin the blame for an accident on a motorcyclist, even when the driver of a larger vehicle was clearly at fault. This makes it essential to hire an injury lawyer in the Jackson area to protect your rights.

Train Accidents

Train accidents can injure passengers on the train, pedestrians, bystanders, people in other vehicles, and railroad employees. The path to recovering compensation may depend on the type of victim. Train collisions may result from issues such as conductor negligence, defects in the tracks, mechanical failures, or improperly loaded cargo. If someone’s negligence causes injuries, a victim can hold that person or entity liable. Railroad companies are common carriers, which means that they owe a heightened obligation of care to their passengers. Federal Railroad Administration regulations may govern an accident at a railroad crossing.

Boating Accidents

Many recreational boating accidents in Mississippi are caused by inexperienced or inadequately trained operators. Sometimes accidents result from defective watercraft or improper maintenance of a boat. In other cases, boaters are intoxicated while boating, which is illegal, and they may cause an accident or collide with people swimming or on jet skis. Drowning, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, or hypothermia can cause deaths. A Jackson injury lawyer can determine the appropriate legal basis for a boating accident claim, which may depend on the type of waterway where the accident occurred.

Offshore Accidents

Most offshore accidents are governed by maritime law. This body of law includes the Jones Act, the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. These laws were designed to protect injured offshore workers and injured seamen, who can hold employers accountable for injuries sustained offshore in the scope of employment. For example, the Jones Act applies to injuries to seamen and employees who work on vessels or a fleet that is eligible for protection under the Jones Act.

Products Liability

When you buy a consumer product, such as a toy, pharmaceutical, or car, you expect that it will be reasonably safe to use. Unfortunately, some products have defects that make them unreasonably unsafe. Defects can take the form of manufacturing, design, or marketing defects. If you are injured as a result of a defective product, you may be able to recover compensatory damages through a product liability lawsuit. In Mississippi, manufacturers can be held liable in several different ways. For example, an injury attorney in Jackson might try to show that at the time that the product left the manufacturer or seller, the product was defective because it differed in a material manner from the specifications set forth for it.

Nursing Home Negligence

When you put a loved one in a nursing home, you trust the staff to appropriately care for him or her. Unfortunately, nursing home negligence and abuse are common. Often, they result from understaffing or inadequate training. Signs of possible nursing home negligence and abuse that family members should recognize when visiting include bedsores, broken bones, dehydration, lacerations, social withdrawal, extreme weight loss or gain, and personality changes. We can help investigate what happened to your loved one and bring a personal injury or wrongful death claim against a nursing home and its staff.

Work Injuries

A work injury can severely disrupt your life. The Mississippi workers’ compensation system was designed to provide recourse to workers to compensate for certain economic losses, such as medical costs and loss of earnings during a period of disability. However, in most cases, workers’ compensation benefits do not fully compensate for all of a victim’s losses, and it may be worth investigating whether a third party (other than your employer) may be held accountable for those losses. You may be able to recover additional damages from a third party, such as damages for pain and suffering.

Consult an Experienced Injury Attorney in the Jackson Area

If you have suffered harm due to the fault of another party, you should consult Attorney Paul Snow. Mr. Snow is board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He represents injured people throughout Mississippi, including in Jackson, Gulfport, Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Greenville, Meridian, Tupelo, Southaven, Vicksburg, and Pascagoula, as well as in Louisiana. Call us at 601-969-1977 or use our online form to set up a free initial consultation.

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