$144 Million Wrongful Death
$120 Million Dangerous Drugs
$20.4 Million Fraud
$2.3 Million Brain Injury
$1.6 Million Fraud
$1.5 Million Truck Accident
$1.2 Million Fraud
$1.0 Million Injury

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Motorists could save thousands of lives each year simply by eliminating distractions while behind the wheel. Despite the recent passage of laws aimed at deterring these crashes—texting and driving, for example, are prohibited in 48 states—people all over the country suffer devastating injuries every day due to distracted motorists.

If you were struck by someone who wasn’t paying attention, you may be entitled to compensation for the resulting damages. In order to recover for your damages though, you will have to gather sufficient evidence of the motorist’s liability. You will also have to prove causation and the extent of your damages.

In this blog, we’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions about bringing a car accident claim against a distracted driver:

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A vehicle accident can happen to anyone at any time. Injuries sustained from car crashes can have long-lasting effects on all areas of your life. From the pain, suffering, and medical bills to being absent from work, injuries can be devastating. If you or somebody you know sustains injuries following an auto accident, the best choice of action is to enlist the services of a car crash lawyer.

Coxwell & Associates understands that your best interest is getting the compensation you deserve if you have a legitimate claim. This is where we come in. We understand the results matter. For this reason, we are dedicated to ensuring successful vehicle accident claims on your behalf.

Extensive research and numerous studies show that personal injury plaintiffs that hire a car crash lawyer are more likely to succeed and receive better settlements than those who choose to represent themselves. The benefit of a civil plaintiff attorney that is knowledgeable, skilled, and diligent is indisputable.

Coxwell & Associates will fight your legal battles, handles the paperwork, and ensure that you receive compensation in all areas due. Our main goal is to help you focus on recovering your health and get your life back on track. We understand what auto accident victims go through.

For 40 years, the car crash lawyers at Coxwell & Associates have successfully handled car accident claims on behalf of numerous injured victims. Every one of our car crash attorneys is highly skilled and experienced, guaranteeing that you will receive the best legal representation. By specializing in limited areas of law, we ensure that we have the necessary skillsets to provide results for our clients.

What We Offer

Often, insurance companies aim to pay out as little as possible to accident victims and policyholders. We are in the business of protecting your legal rights. As your advocate, our car crash lawyers at Coxwell & Associates will guide you throughout the legal procedures and get you every dollar that you deserve.

We help auto accident victims file personal injury claims to recover compensation for various aspects, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Long-term care
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Physiological and mental distress
  • Vehicle Repair
  • Court costs
  • Disability
  • Loss of Consortium

Coxwell & Associates can also help you follow wrongful death claims. Aside from handling regular vehicle accident claims, we also advocate for the victims of motorcycle and bicycle accidents, as well as pedestrians who are struck by vehicles.

Why Hire Us

1. We Have Experience

One of the factors that can facilitate successful claims is the experience of your car crash lawyer. At Coxwell & Associates, we have 40 years of experience and are specialists in personal injury cases.

We have handled many vehicle accidents claims successfully within our years of service and have numerous success stories to show for it. Different legal strategies are needed to handle different types of claims. Our attorneys are familiar with all these strategies and will bring superior insight into your case.

2. We Will Handle the Insurance Companies for You

Insurance adjusters are skilled at negotiating insurance settlements. They will go through all means to minimize their payments. Having our car crash lawyers on your side will have a high impact on your claim.

We will negotiate with insurance handlers, handle all the claim details on your behalf, and help prepare a statement that works for your benefit. Our car crash lawyers have decades of experience dealing with insurance firms and negotiating fair settlements. We know all the tactics and can prevent unfair settlements.

3. We Can Prove Liabilities for Your Injuries

Proving another driver’s negligence caused your injuries is among the more complex aspects of personal injury claims. The parties involved always attempts to shift blame. Our accomplished and knowledgeable car crash lawyers can sift through the evidence to ascertain the guilty parties and build a strong case on your behalf.

Having managed numerous complicated cases, Coxwell & Associates attorneys have the resources and expertise necessary to obtain crucial evidence. This includes consulting medical experts, obtaining accident reports, reconstructing accident scenes, and interviewing witnesses.

3. We Will Ascertain the Real Value of Your Injuries

Ensuring that you receive compensation that represents the actual value of your auto accident claim is another complicated aspect. Insurance firms know how to convince you to take lowballed settlement offers.

Our experience in the industry means that we will know the actual value of your auto accident claim. We do not accept settlement offers that do not cover your losses to the full extent.

Other benefits of enlisting Coxwell & Associates services include:

  • Our practice is primarily devoted to personal injury law
  • We have and will show you records of our results and settlements
  • We have a very transparent and fair fee schedule
  • We are always available round the clock
  • We are compassionate and understand the needs of all our clients
  • We take a deep interest in your case
  • We are honest and transparent concerning the outcome of your cases

Overall, you cannot overstate the importance of legal counsel and representation following a car accident. Coxwell & Associates has the experience, expertise, commitment, and persistence to investigate all circumstances surrounding car accidents.

Our team of skilled and professional car crash lawyers will help you ascertain your due compensation based on the unique circumstances of your case. We are among the leading personal injury advocacies in Mississippi and will prepare your case dutifully to maximize your claims and address your needs.

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Mississippi prohibits commercial drivers from getting behind the wheel with a BAC of 0.04 or higher. Those operating personal vehicles, on the other hand, aren’t considered to be over the legal limit unless their BAC is at least 0.08. In addition to the Blood Alcohol Content, it is also illegal to drive under the influence of any substance that impairs a person’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. This includes prescription drugs given by a doctor and illegal drugs like marijuana.

Commercial drivers—especially those operating big rigs—must hold themselves to a higher standard because they can cause considerably more damage in the event of a wreck. When an 18-wheeler strikes a small car, for example, it can crush it like a soda can. As such, most truck accident fatalities are passenger-vehicle occupants.

If you were fortunate enough to survive a drunk driving accident with a big rig or another automobile, you may be wondering how to hold the impaired drivers accountable. Let’s take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about building a strong personal injury claim in such a scenario:

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Truck accidents tend to cause extensive—and oftentimes catastrophic—damage. In fact, it’s not uncommon for victims to incur tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills, lost income, property repairs, and other unexpected costs. Unfortunately, insurers use all kinds of strategies to deny or at least devalue such claims. One of the most common defenses asserted by insurance companies is to argue that the claimant has failed to mitigate their damages.

Defendants in these cases are only responsible for covering the losses for which they are liable. If a claimant’s own negligence exacerbates their injuries and increases their damages, the insurance company might refuse to pay for 100 percent of their losses.

If you were hurt in a large truck crash, here are a few steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of facing a dispute over the mitigation of damages:

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Negligent drivers, foul weather, and rider error are some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents. In some scenarios, though, none of them are to blame. If you are injured and you believe it was due to a part on the motorcycle or a defective tire, call Coxwell & Associates, PLLC. The attorneys at Coxwell & Associates have handled product liability claims of many types, and they understand the need for fast action and good expert assistance.

If you were seriously hurt despite otherwise perfect conditions, the manufacturer of your bike—or one of its components—may be responsible. Product manufacturers have a duty to produce goods that are reasonably safe when used in a reasonable manner. Should a motorcycle or one of its parts have a defect that causes an accident, anyone who is injured as a result may have grounds for a product liability claim. It is not uncommon in automobile cases to have product liability cases involving cars or tires.

To build a successful claim against a motorcycle manufacturer, you will have to prove four primary elements. Read on to learn what these elements are:

thompsonandme-300x200If you’re recovering from serious injuries, dealing with insurance adjusters and navigating complicated legal proceedings are probably at the bottom of your to-do list. Should you have grounds for a claim, though, failing to take action right away could prevent you from obtaining fair compensation. The attorneys at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC work out of Jackson, Mississippi. We travel and represent people throughout the entire State of Mississippi on car crashes, other personal injuries, and criminal defense.

Below are just a few signs that you might have a strong personal injury claim:

  1. You Played No Role in Causing the Accident

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Motor-vehicle collisions cost the country hundreds of billions of dollars each year in lost productivity, medical expenses, and property damage. At the individual level, a single traffic fatality costs society $1.4 million, while a survivor who sustains critical injuries might cost the nation $1 million. That doesn’t mean, however, that car accident victims are automatically entitled to a seven-figure payout. If you were hurt in a wreck, the potential value of your claim will depend on the circumstances. This is something that always comes up in our attorney-client conversations and it quite often defies an easy answer at the beginning of a case.  At Coxwell & Associates, we do the best we can to let a client know upfront what he might be able to recover, but as stated earlier, sometimes you must wait until the client reaches maximum medical recovery. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest factors that influence car accident settlements and verdicts:

  1. The Severity of the Injuries

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Truck accidents tend to cause extensive—and oftentimes catastrophic—damage. In fact, it’s not uncommon for victims to incur tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills, lost income, property repairs, and other unexpected costs. In the legal system, these are called special damages, as opposed to damages for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, ect. Unfortunately, insurers use all kinds of strategies to deny or at least devalue such claims. One of the most common defenses asserted by insurance companies is to argue that the claimant has failed to mitigate their damages. Defendants in these cases are only responsible for covering the losses for which they are liable. If a claimant’s own negligence exacerbates their injuries and increases their damages, the insurance company might refuse to pay for 100 percent of their losses. If you were hurt in a large truck crash, here are a few steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of facing a dispute over the mitigation of damages:

  1. Following Medical Advice

 
It’s not uncommon for doctors to advise injured patients to stay home from work and to limit their physical activity. You should be diligent about following all such orders, so the opposing party is less likely to argue that your own negligence has inhibited your medical recovery. I personally think people respect other people who fight against all odds and try to make the best out of life even if they are severely injured. Always follow your doctor’s orders. But if your doctor permits a type of physical activity, then you are free to try and perform the activity.

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Impaired motorists are responsible for nearly 30 traffic fatalities around the country every single day. If a drunk driver is to blame for your loved one’s death, your family may have grounds for legal action. While filing a wrongful death claim won’t undo the tragedy you have suffered, it could yield the financial means to put your life back together in the wake of the loss.  In America, recovery of damages is the only way the legal system can make up for the harm experienced from a crash or other type of personal injury. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about such claims:

1. How Can I Prove Liability for My Loved One’s Death?

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This is not a question asked just by people who have a premise liability claim. It is a question asked by everyone who has been injured. The more serious the injury, the more often the question is asked. This is most likely due to the fact that serious injuries lead to more catastrophic costs and expenses for people. When people cannot work they need income to replace lost income. Sometimes, the insurance companies know this so they attempt to play the delay game. Delay the case and if the attorney for the injured person is not aggressive, the insurance companies hope they will settle their case for less. It is up to the attorney to prosecute the case as quickly as possible.

At Coxwell & Associates, we practice aggressive prosecution of cases for our clients when they have been injured. Of course, clients must understand that the legal system is at times slow. For example, if you are waiting on the client to reach maximum medical recovery and be released by the doctor, there is only so much you can do until the client is released. Other times you might be waiting for the test results from experts. There are 100 things that might cause a delay in a case that is beyond the control of the injured person’s attorney. Irrespective of these delays, a good personal injury attorney is going to be well-known by the insurance lawyers. We have had difficult cases resolved quickly, sometimes before a deposition is taken, and other cases that end up going to trial. 

Let’s turn our attention now to premise liability cases. If you were hurt on someone else’s property and you intend to file a premises liability claim, you may be wondering how long it will take to resolve the case. After all, the damages are probably adding up fast. While there’s no set timeline for resolving such cases, a seasoned personal injury attorney can give you an idea of what to expect after evaluating the circumstances. By applying experience, relevant statutes, and applicable precedents, your lawyer can predict how long the proceedings might last.

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