Protecting the Rights of Mississippi Car Accident Victims

Experienced personal injury lawyers in Southaven, Hernando and Olive Branch

There are thousands of cars on the road in Mississippi, competing with motorcyclists, commercial truck drivers, and even off-road vehicles for a space on the highways and throughways. Even a seemingly minor crash – a “fender bender” – can still cause you pain and suffering, and could cost you money in lost wages and car repairs. After all, any collision strong enough to bend a fender must be serious.

The Southaven personal injury law firm of Taylor Jones Taylor has helped families in Hernando, Olive Branch and other cities in Mississippi after a car crash changed their lives in unexpected ways. When you are injured and frightened, the firm offers you hope. When you need someone to fight on your behalf, the firm offers you experience and skill. And when you are ready to take back control of your life, the firm offers you the chance to do just that.

Common causes of car accidents in Mississippi

Every car accident is unique to the people involved, but there are some common threads that stitch them together. In Mississippi, the leading causes of car accidents include:

  • Distracted drivers, using their cell phones or fiddling with the GPS, or doing any number of things that aren’t focusing on the road.
  • Intoxicated drivers, who think they can still drive safely – or who think the laws don’t apply to them.
  • Angry drivers, who engage in dangerous behaviors like tailgating or switching back and forth between lanes, because they are consumed with “road rage.”
  • Defective auto parts, like a faulty ignition switch or a defective braking system.
  • Poor driving conditions, like heavy fog or wet, slick roads. Poor visibility around curves or up and down hills can also lead to accidents.

Whether you were T-boned at an intersection or rear-ended in a multi-car pileup, or your car simply failed to perform the way it is supposed to when you needed it most, you have options after a car accident – but you need the help of a skilled car accident lawyer to keep those options open. That is because Mississippi has comparative fault laws. Comparative fault means that how much money you can collect in compensation depends on what amount of fault you have in the accident.

Thankfully, the state recognizes that many accidents, even ones where the parties are equally at fault, can lead to high medical bills, lost wages from time away from work, and pain and suffering. You are not barred from collecting compensation if you play a role in your crash. Taylor Jones Taylor fights hard to ensure that your best interests are represented in a trial or in a courtroom, so that you can collect the highest award possible given your particular circumstances. You can continue to support and provide for your family, and ease some of the burdens of your stress.

Don’t let an injury from a car accident ruin your future

Recovering from an injury is hard; choosing your lawyer shouldn’t be. Taylor Jones Taylor can help you after you have been in a car accident in Mississippi. To learn more about the firm’s experience and services, please call 662.253.5193, or fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment. The firm has offices in Southaven, Hernando and Olive Branch, but is well-known throughout Clarksdale, Grenada, Batesville, Tupelo, Cleveland, Brandon, Hattiesburg, Biloxi, Gulfport, Jackson, Meridian and Oxford for its dedication to clients. How can we help you and your family?