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Have You Been Injured in MS or AL?
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in an accident, you know firsthand how traumatic and devastating such an event can be. What’s worse is the knowledge that your injuries could have been prevented if it weren’t for the negligent behavior of someone else. This is undoubtedly a very difficult time for you and your family. You may be experiencing tremendous physical pain and emotional anguish, and increased anxiety over mounting medical bills and your ability to return to work and earn a living. The personal injury Lawyers at Pepper & Odom Law Firm empathize with your current situation and want to help you get your life back on track.
We passionately advocate for the rights of personal injury clients in Mississippi and Alabama and take great pride in obtaining maximum financial compensation for our clients.
We have extensive experience negotiating with insurance companies to secure great settlements but are also not afraid to litigate in Court if necessary.
No Recovery, No Fee!
We can answer any questions and can present you with your best legal options. If you decide to hire us, we work on a contingency basis; this means that if we don’t recover for you, we don’t get paid.
Contact us as soon as possible. Mississippi and Alabama have tight deadlines for filing personal injury claims and we don’t want you to miss out on the opportunity to pursue compensation.
We Will Fight For You
Pepper & Odom Law Firm represents personal injury victims and their families in:
- Car wreck accidents
- Truck accidents, 18-wheeler accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents/Premises liability
- Nursing home neglect
- Pedestrian accidents
- Defective products
- Workers’ Compensation Claims
Common Serious Injuries Sustained in Motor Vehicle Collisions
- Neck, back, and spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Internal injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Temporary or permanent paralysis: paraplegia, quadriplegia
- Burns and contusions
Maximum Compensation Can Be Yours
- Reimbursement for past, current and future medical treatment (doctor’s visits, medication, therapy, & surgeries)
- Reimbursement for past, current, and future lost wages
- Reimbursement for damage for loss of use of property
- Loss of consortium (loss of services of your spouse: income, companionship, child care, etc.)
- Money for emotional distress and pain and suffering
- Punitive damages (money given as punishment)
Statute of Limitations For Filing A Personal Injury ClaimIn each State, there are laws that limit the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit after an accident –this is called a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims in Mississippi is 3 years and Alabama is 2 years. This may sound like you have a lot of time, but the longer you wait to file your claim, the weaker your case gets. Advantages to filing a claim soon after an accident:
- Evidence needed to prove your case is preserved
- Getting a quicker settlement so you can move on with your life
- Getting the insurance claim process started right away so you’ll have plenty of time to go to court and get your lawsuit filed (in terms of the statute of limitations deadline) if settlement negotiations break down.
Negligent Behaviors That Leads To Truck & 18-Wheeler Crashes
- Driver fatigue
- Inadequate training of drivers
- Sending texts while driving
- Eating and driving
- Other forms of distracted driving
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol
- Driving while under the influence of prescription or illegal drugs
- Driving poorly in less than ideal road conditions
- Ignoring road construction or caution signs
- Tire blowout
- Improper service to the truck (e.g. poorly maintained braking system)
- Improper distribution of the truck’s load
- Hauling a load that is too heavy
- Improper backing
- federal law violations
What Happens If The Person Responsible For The Accident Has No Insurance, Or Not Enough Insurance To Cover My Damages?
In Mississippi and Alabama, there are too many drivers on the road who don’t carry liability insurance or do not have enough to cover injuries in an accident. The percentage of uninsured drivers in Mississippi is 22.9% and in Alabama it is 25%.
If the at-fault party in your case doesn’t have enough insurance to cover your damages, you can file a claim with your own insurance company to cover the difference up to the limits of your policy. However, this is only a viable option if you have Under-Insured or UIM motorist coverage. If you do not have this coverage, there are other options we can pursue.
If the negligent driver doesn’t have any insurance at all, you can once again seek coverage under your own insurance policy if you have uninsured motorist coverage.
Car Wreck Lawyers Mississippi & Alabama
Pepper and Odom, P.C. law firm – Save Our Number In Your Phone Now 601-202-1111 Jackson, MS or 205-250-1107 Birmingham, AL