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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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Experience. Experience. This word dominates websites for careers, professions, and skilled trades. Since the internet has become omnipresent in our lives and marketing is dominated by Google, the word experience has become ubiquitous in daily life. I am half-way through my fortieth (40th) year as an attorney. Over those forty years, I have primarily handled injury cases, criminal defense, and mass tort. Admittedly, for the first sixteen years, I handled almost anything that came in the door, but my focus was always on injury and criminal defense. I am thankful for those sixteen years because I learned how to do almost everything a general practice lawyer can handle. I think this overview of general practice was beneficial as I began limiting my practice to injury and criminal defense. I have practiced all over the Jackson Metro area and throughout Mississippi for my 40 years.

In 1980 when I started people found attorneys by word of mouth. It was in the early 1980s when advertising first started, but it was slow to take hold in the legal profession. In many ways, I liked word of mouth more than I do marketing on the internet, television, or any other medium. In the days before the internet (BI), if you worked hard and put your heart into your client’s case, word got out in the community and people seek you out. But “times they are a-changing.” I accept that marketing is a part of every profession or business now. I have presented a statistic recently stating that 80% of the people who sought out a lawyer looked at the lawyer using Google and looked at the lawyer’s website. So, this brings me to the competitive world of legal services. Nowadays you can see billboards, television commercials, internet ads, and newspaper ads for attorneys. I am not complaining about these forms of advertising. It is a way of life, or I should say the way of law-business now. (At Coxwell & Associates we still consider our law careers as a profession and way of life, but that is another blog for another day). It’s not just local home-grown Mississippi attorneys advertising anymore. Now lawyers from across the nation have reached into Mississippi via the internet and are pushing themselves as the lawyer to hire, even though they live 1000 miles away. I often wonder what would prompt a client to hire a lawyer 1000 miles away, but advertising obviously works because it happens daily.

I think of all the things I see, hear, or read in legal advertising and I always come back to the word experience. As I stated earlier, I am in my 40th year. I have handled multi-million-dollar injury (roll-over and big rig collisions) cases, single million-dollar cases (auto collision and private prison litigation), other cases worth only $10,000.00, cases with one injured party and cases with 2000 injured clients. At Coxwell & Associates, we have worked by ourselves and in teams with dozens of lawyers. We are currently working in three mass tort areas (3M Combat Earplug V2 cases, Round-Up cases, Hernia Mesh cases) with dozens upon dozens of attorneys. Many have become very close friends.

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Thousands of people have filed lawsuits against Monsanto alleging that exposure to Roundup, one of the company’s most popular glyphosate-containing herbicides, was a proximate cause of their cancer diagnosis. According to The Guardian, exposure to glyphosate could increase the risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma by more than 40 percent.

Thankfully, advancements in oncology have made it possible to diagnose non-Hodgkin lymphoma in its early stages, thus increasing the overall efficacy of treatment. The best approach to treatment, however, depends on many factors including the specific type of lymphoma and its severity.

There are two primary kinds of non-Hodgkin lymphoma:

If you recently found out that your hernia mesh implant has been recalled, it’s only natural to fear the worst. Your first step should be to visit your doctor for an immediate evaluation. You may need to undergo diagnostic tests and possibly have the mesh removed.

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If you discover that a defect in your hernia mesh has caused health complications or that the mesh must be surgically removed, you may be entitled to compensation for the resulting medical expenses and other damages. A product liability attorney from Coxwell & Associates can evaluate your situation to determine if you have grounds for a claim against the hernia mesh manufacturer or another party. Call 877-231-1600 to schedule a free consultation with a hernia mesh lawyer in Jackson.

Read on to learn a few reasons why hernia mesh devices have been recalled over recent years:

Incisional hernia repair is one of the most commonly performed operations in the United States. In at least half of all cases, prosthetic mesh is used to reinforce weakened tissue in the abdominal wall.

Despite its widespread use, hernia mesh poses certain risks. For example, it can cause an infection, puncture an organ, or create an intestinal blockage.

To complicate matters, such issues can arise years after implantation. Regardless of how much time has passed since your procedure, though, it is wise to call a product liability lawyer right away if you are diagnosed with a hernia mesh complication.

What are the Mississippi helmet laws? Interestingly, Mississippi has no law requiring cyclists to wear helmets – any person of any age can operate a bicycle without wearing a helmet ( it’s not advisable, though); however, Mississippi does require all motorcyclists and their passengers to wear helmets in keeping with the regulations approved by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.

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Who should wear a motorcycle helmet?

A dangerous truck driver is more than just a menace to him or herself. When you have 80,000 lbs (40 tons) of metal hurtling down the road at you, then even moving at 30 mph, the impact can be catastrophic to more than one vehicle at once if not fatal to all – and that’s without a load in the trailer!

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The stopping length for a semi is 40% greater than for cars so truck drivers have to be extra alert and extra careful when driving on highways and roads, especially when bobtailing (driving without a trailer attached) because the truck handles differently, and is more dangerous in wet conditions than a truck with a tractor-trailer attached. Driving a truck with its 12 gears is much more challenging than a normal 6 speed car, and requires a double-floating clutch technique that is difficult to master. That combined with more complicated turns, stops, and driving conditions means that a semi can be a moving death trap in the wrong hands.

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Truck drivers are often put under immense pressure by employers to drive for long hours over great distances to deliver products. Under current regulations, a driver may drive up to 11 consecutive hours after 10 hours off duty. Big rigs weigh upwards of 60,000 to 80,000 pounds, but most cars only weigh 2,000 to 4,000 pounds. The size difference is incredibly dangerous, especially at speeds since it takes the average car going at 65 mph about 160 feet to stop, but a tractor-trailer travelling at the same speed will take 420 feet to stop (over double the distance!).

With long hours, it’s no wonder 13% of all tractor-trailer accidents are caused by driver fatigue – with The National Transportation Safety Board suggesting that the figure may be closer to 30-40%. Causing slower reaction times, the effects of sleep deprivation are likened to the effects of alcohol, so driving when tired is almost like driving under the influence of alcohol. For those who have had the misfortune of being in such an accident, what compensation is available for a fatigued truck driver accident?

The spinal cord a long, thin tubular bundle of nervous tissue with 31 pairs of spinal nerves. Each pair of nerves controls specific functions in your body – from your legs to your bowel to your shoulder and toes (and more). What spinal damage can occur as a result of car accidents? 

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The spinal cord extends from the medulla oblongata (in the brainstem) to the lumbar (lower back region) of the vertebral column. The spinal column varies in length between genders (45 cm in men and 43 cm in women), and width (13 mm in the cervical and lumbar regions and 6.4 mm in the thoracic/back area). It can often be thought of like a spongy bit of string cheese that extends down to your mid back and then the spinal nerve roots take over from the length of the back and neck all the way to your coccyx; everything is protected by bones and discs. It functions to transmit nerve signals throughout the body. If the spinal cord is damaged, it can cause life-changing problems. Spinal damage is often caused in serious car accidents but they can also be caused by other factors too.

We’ll talk about the definition of spinal cord damage, and 2 types of spinal cord injuries from car accidents.

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