Archive for August, 2011

Getting a Fair Settlement for Your Whiplash Injury in Mississippi

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

If you’ve recently been involved in an auto accident, and find later that your neck was injured during the crash, you may be hesitant to contact an attorney due to the negative associations commonly linked to claims of whiplash. Whiplash is a very real injury which is caused when your head and neck are subject to extreme motions in which the neck snaps or jerks. While whiplash injuries are most common in collisions where one vehicle strikes another form the rear, the truth is that even an accident which occurs at relative low speeds and is not particularly high-impact can result in serious whiplash injuries.

Those injuries can vary in severity depending on where your head was at the moment of the impact as well as the location of your headrest and seat, the dimensions of your vehicle (and the one that hit you), and your own size. Although whiplash is considered a soft tissue injury, this does not make it any less serious, and if you delay treatment, or allow the injury to go untreated, you could end up with severe, long-lasting effects.

Symptoms of Whiplash

While most symptoms of whiplash will manifest themselves within 24 hours of your injury, in some cases they will not be felt for a week, or even a month following the accident. You may suffer neck pain and stiffness, or headaches which are typically felt near the base of your skull. Some people with have dizziness or nausea, blurred vision or extreme levels of fatigue. Less commonly those who have suffered a neck injury could experience difficulty in concentrating, memory issues, insomnia, a ringing noise in the ears, or mood disturbances such as irritability. In very severe cases of whiplash, the pain can spread to the shoulder and arm area, it can become extremely difficult and painful to move the head and you could have numbness, tingling or weakness in your extremities.

Long-Lasting Effects of a Whiplash Injury

Your neck is comprised of tendons, ligaments and muscles which are intricately wrapped around and through your spine, which is responsible for supporting your entire body. When these tendons, ligaments or muscles are damaged in an auto accident, you may be sore or stiff for days following the accident, or in some cases, even weeks. Most whiplash injuries will heal, with no lasting effects, however in some cases the soreness you feel is an indicator of a much more serious injury. You may have even slipped a disc or damaged the spine itself. A herniated disc can slowly worsen for years before you realize you need treatment, so a diagnosis immediately following your accident can potentially prevent years of pain.

Filing Suit for Your Whiplash Injuries

You must first be aware of the statute of limitations phase as dictated by your specific state laws, then you will be required to prove that the person who caused your whiplash injury had a responsibility to refrain from acting a specific way, that he or she breached this duty, causing the accident, that you were injured, and that those injuries were a direct result of the defendant’s breach of duty. If you are able to prove all four of these elements, you could be permitted to receive monetary damages, and may also qualify for punitive damages. General damages are paid for your physical pain and suffering which you now endure as a direct result of the accident. You may also be able to claim emotional pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of your life under general damages. Special damages are a bit more arbitrary to some extent and are paid to you as compensation for loss of earnings, including potential loss of future earnings or damages to your vehicle, including the cost of a rental car while your car is being repaired. Whether the other driver’s act of negligence or recklessness caused your accident or not, you should still seek the advice of a competent whiplash injury attorney. Your attorney can then assess all the damages you suffered because of the accident and work hard to ensure you receive a fair level of compensation for your whiplash injuries.

Frequently Asked Questions Following a Car Accident in Mississippi

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

First and foremost, you are likely wondering if you have a good, solid case for recovery following your accident with injuries. The answer to this question depends on a variety of questions you must ask yourself and answer honestly. It could be very beneficial to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney who is highly skilled in your particular type of accident (i.e.; if you were hit by an 18-wheeler, you need an attorney who is very familiar with the specific issues surrounding such an accident, likewise for a motorcycle accident, multi-car accident or any other type of accident which come with special circumstances).

How Do My Injuries Factor In?

Were you injured, and if so, how severe were your injuries? Have you been rendered unable to work due to your injuries, or do you have piles of medical bills for the injuries you received which you are unable to pay? Was it directly another person’s fault that you were injured? Did the negligent party have insurance at the time of the accident, or is your insurance going to have to pick up the tab? Are you within the statute of limitations, or has too much time passed? A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can help you answer each of these questions in a way which will tell you whether you have a good case or not.

How Long Will My Case Take?

All people who are considering filing a personal injury claim are concerned about how long the case will take. Again, the answer to this question will depend on a number of factors such as whether or not you’ve completed your medical treatment or have considerably more surgeries, therapies or rehabilitation to complete. If there is an insurance company involved, are they accepting liability or denying your injuries and damages?  If the insurance company is not accepting liability, you would have little choice but to sue for damages, however this could take considerably more time.

The reason most of us want to know how much time the case could take is that we dread the thought of appearing in court, and having our lives filled with uncertainty while the case drags on. Unfortunately, there is just not one stock answer for how long your case could take. Having a personal injury attorney in your corner who has considerable experience in cases like yours can certainly make the case go much more quickly.

Will I Have to Go to Court in Order to Get a Settlement?

Nobody wants to go to court, and almost everyone considers sitting on the witness stand answering questions by opposing counsel to be one of life’s more anxiety-provoking experiences. In reality, very few personal injury cases ever make it to trial. This is true for several reasons; the attorney on the case may realize the case could be lost at trial and recommend settling for an offer that can be live with, or many people simply don’t want to spend the time and money a trial would involve, choosing to accept a reasonable settlement instead.

Fear of the unknown is also a big motivator in convincing people to accept a settlement offer rather than going to court. Juries are well known for being predictable—they may be unsympathetic to your injuries or may decide to really stick it to the person responsible for the injuries. Unfortunately, it can take years for a case to finally see a courtroom, and even longer to collect a multi-million dollar verdict.

Other Questions

If you are wondering how long you have to sue, be aware that the statute of limitations varies widely from type of claim as well as jurisdiction, so be sure to ask for advice from your attorney about where you are in the allowed time frame. Even if your injuries are healed, you may be able to successfully sue for injuries you sustained in your auto accident. If you refused to be transported via ambulance to an emergency room this may make your case more difficult, but it definitely does not mean you don’t have a case.

Getting Compensated for a Subway Accident While On Vacation

Monday, August 29th, 2011

In New York alone, over four million people use the subway each and every day, and, in fact, consider it their primary method of transportation for getting to and from work, school and any other errands they are engaged in. Many subway systems are old and need everything from minor repairs to serious restorations. Some subway stations are dark and have completely inadequate lighting which can lead to unsuspecting victims being assaulted. Whether you are a daily subway rider, or an occasional one, you should be aware of the hazards surrounding the subway and the subway station.

“Typical” Subway Accidents

Though it is rare, people have been known to get electrified by the train tracks. More commonly, many people are the victims of robberies, assault, rape and other vicious crimes. Turn-style injuries are relatively common, as are subway door injuries and slip and falls inside the subway itself, in the subway stations, and most particularly on the staircases in the subway station. Fractures, bruises, cuts, and injuries to the back are frequently seen as a result of this type of injury. The subway is not meant to be a danger to your health, and the city is responsible for regular maintenance.

Slip and Falls in the Subway or Station

If you have been injured in a subway accident, it is imperative that you file a notice of claim within ninety days of the accident or your claim will be denied out of hand, regardless of its relative merit. Trips and falls on subway staircases and platforms are very common in subway stations, however the extent of your injuries as well as the location and reason for the fall are important factors in any claim of a subway accident. In other words, simply claiming you fell on subway stairs will not be sufficient—you will have to identify the exact staircase you fell on. Unless the stairs, landing and platform are clearly numbered, you may have difficulty determining the location without help from the subway authorities.

What to do if you’ve Fallen in the Subway Station

It is better to remain where you are once you’ve fallen unless you are in further danger if you don’t move. Call 911 or have someone around you do it for you. If there were witnesses to your accident, try to get their names and numbers. This can be a feat in itself, since most people riding the subway are rushing to get somewhere and may not want to take time from their busy day to help out. Did you simply stumble and fall, or was there a definite reason for the fall such as an uneven surface, or a significant crack? Could there have been something spilled on the floor or the staircase that caused your fall? Whatever the reason for your fall, it is imperative that you clearly document it. If there is a clear, definable reason for your fall, snap a photo with your cell phone. You may find later that this kind of clear-cut evidence is invaluable in proving your case.

Notice of Defect

The subway area is a bit like anything owned and operated by a landlord, only the landlord in this case is usually the city. As with any property owner, in order to hold them liable for an accident, they must generally receive prior notice of the defect or you might not be able to prove negligence. Another person in the subway could have spilled their coffee just minutes before you came on the scene, slipped and fell down. In this case the property owner, or the city personnel, could not reasonably have been expected to discover the spill and have it cleaned up by the time you came along. On the other hand, if a leaky pipe put the liquid on the floor which caused your fall, and it is relatively apparent that the pipe has been leaking for some time, that’s a different story.

If you’ve been injured in a subway accident, whether relatively minor injuries are involved, or life-changing injuries, you need an experienced subway accident attorney to look out for your interests and guide you through the claim process. There are different rules for governmental entities so don’t let your window of opportunity pass you by. Get the compensation you deseve and need for your subway accident.

When to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer in Mississippi

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Not all car accidents require the help of an attorney. Most of the time, you will not need the help of an attorney when property damage is the only issue, or if personal injuries were minor. In some cases, however, you may benefit greatly from the insight and expertise of a qualified car accident lawyer.

Consult an attorney if you were seriously injured. In addition to the actual amount of your medical expenses, you may be entitled to additional compensation for wages lost during your recovery, future economic loss, and even pain and suffering. An experienced attorney can help you beyond knowing what compensation to seek. Studies conducted over the last few years have shown that settlements negotiated by attorneys are as much as 3-1/2 times larger than those received by individuals without legal counsel.

Hire an attorney if the insurance company offers a settlement too soon. Settling out of court benefits the insurance company because it saves them money, but negotiating the settlement before enough time has passed to ascertain the degree of your injuries will do you an injustice. A qualified lawyer can review the case and determine whether or not the settlement offer is fair.

Get legal advice if the accident was your fault. In most states, even if you were negligent in some way, the other driver probably had some responsibility for the incident as well. Most states operate under a system called comparative negligence, which allocates a degree of responsibility to each party, based on their actions. If there is a chance that you might be sued, you should set up a consultation with a car accident attorney to discuss the case. Even if you were at fault, your lawyer may be able to help limit the degree of financial responsibility.

Seek legal help if insurance refuses to pay covered expenses or cuts off payments. Insurance companies obviously are in business to make a profit, but they are required to live up to the terms of the policies they’ve underwritten. If you feel that you did not receive the benefits to which you were entitled, ask a lawyer to review the situation.

Finally, talk to a lawyer if you’re uncertain about the legal process. You do have certain rights under the law, and if you think your rights have been abused, speaking with an attorney can clarify the situation. Initial consultations are usually free, and if you are entitled to benefits that have been withheld, your attorney is the best resource to resolve the problem.

Despite Improvements in Crashworthiness T-Bone Accident Still Serious Danger

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

The advent of side-impact crash tests began back in 1997 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  These tests involved only cars but grew to include pickup trucks, SUVs and vans. The test slams a barrier into the driver’s side of a vehicle at 38.5 miles an hour with a dummy in the driver’s seat of the car and another one placed in the rear passenger seat. The dummies are wearing their seat belts when the test is conducted.  The dummies are measured by instruments to see what, if any, injuries they sustained and then the car is given a crashworthiness rating in stars. The star rating goes from one to five stars, and the higher the star rating the safer the car.

While these tests provided valuable information about vehicle safety, the rising number of larger vehicles like SUVs and trucks led the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to develop a new side-impact crash tests in 2003. These tests were thought to better predict a car’s safety when it hit by a larger vehicle such as an SUV. In some of the first crash safety tests conducted under this updated system, two out of twelve small SUVs were rated good and only two out of ten midsize sedans were rated good.

These tests were a little bit different than the old test in other ways also.  The barrier that struck the car was a foot taller (mimicking the height of an SUV), the barrier only struck at 31 mph rather than 38.5 mph, and the dummy was smaller (mimicking the size of a small women or teenager).  The dummy was smaller in order to test for the effectiveness of side airbags.

Changes Have Come

Side airbags are now all but standard on many of the new passenger vehicles on the market.  A substantial amount of these improvements are due to the testing that IIHS conducted starting back in 2003.  Impacts from side collisions can be especially devastating because there is no crumple zone like on the front and rear of a vehicle. The makers of automobiles also have done a lot over the years to actually strengthen the sidewalls of vehicles as well as installing side air bags.

The overall conclusion after analyzing crash data of the tests over a period of decades is that airbags and a vehicle’s structure work together to help minimize injuries in side-impact crashes. Without side airbags in a car, the chances of serious injury or death are greatly increased.  This is significant because 28.9% of all auto accidents in the U.S. and 20.9% of all fatalities are due to side-impact or T-bone accidents according to the NHTSA.  These accidents often occur at intersections where other drivers fail to yield or stop. The injuries that a person can sustain in side-impact accidents can be severe including spinal cord injuries, head injuries, brain damage, soft tissue injuries and broken bones.  If you have been injured in a side-impact (T-bone) crash in Mississippi, then you need the services of a good Mississippi personal injury attorney.  The experienced Mississippi accident lawyers at the Barrett Law Office have been representing T-Bone accident victims since 1933.  Our experienced Mississippi car accident lawyers offer a free initial case evaluation so call us today at (662) 834-2376.

Mississippi Car Accidents Caused by Tire Defects

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Auto accidents from tire defects are more common than most people realize.  Every year, more than 15,000 vehicle accidents are due to blowouts involving defective tires. Sometimes these accidents result from failure to replace worn out tires or to maintain proper tire pressure. However, all too often tire blowout accidents are caused by the defective manufacturing of the vehicle or use of substandard materials.

When tires blowout, it typically is due to the shredding of the tread layers.  When investigations are conducted on car accidents that are believed to be due to tire defects, the investigators will inspect the steel and rubber in steel belted radials to determine if they are properly bonded together.  If the bonding process fails, this creates a serious risk of car accidents caused by tire blowouts.  A number of tire manufacturers have had their tires recalled because of tread separation due to design or manufacturing defects.  When tread separation occurs it can cause the tire to blowout or make the vehicle very difficult to control.

Another issue that can cause tires to be defective is if the material used in the manufacturing process is contaminated with objects like sawdust, candy wrappers, and cigarette butts.  If the size of the material does not match the size of the tire or if air is found between the layers of the tire, a blowout may result.

Tire and car accident lawyers have a legal obligation to produce tires that are free from defects that may cause injury to motorists.  Businesses that manufacture and distribute tires may cut corners in the production process to increase profits.  In recent years, there have been a number of defective product lawsuits in which tire manufacturers have been found to have produced defective tires that caused serious tire blowout accidents or accidents where drivers lost control of the vehicle.  Rollover accidents can be particularly dangerous often resulting in roof crush injuries or vehicle ejections.  When either situation occurs, the likelihood of catastrophic injuries or wrongful death is substantial.

Along with tire manufacturers, car makers can also be liable for car accidents caused by defective tires including tire blowout accidents. It is their duty to make sure that every part of the car is free of defects and safe to drive.  The vehicle manufacturer may be liable even if the manufacturer claims that the car has been inspected and is in good condition.

If you or your loved ones are involved in a Mississippi car accident, the experienced Mississippi car accident lawyers at Barrett Law Office PLLC diligently pursue the rights of those who suffer injured caused by the negligence of others.  If your Mississippi car accident was caused by a tire blowout, we can perform an investigation to see if it was due to defective tires.  The Barrett Law Office PLLC has roots that date back over 75 years providing diligent and compassionate legal representation to Mississippi auto accident victims.  Call us today for a free initial case evaluation at (662) 834-2376.

Can Social Media Sites Compromise My Mississippi Auto Accident Lawsuit?

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

An increasing number of people share every aspect of their lives on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and others.  This tendency to publicize the minutia of a person’s life on social network sites can have a dark side.  If you are involved in a serious car accident, tractor-trailer accident, SUV rollover accident or other serious motor vehicle collision, the insurance company for the other driver will almost certainly seek discovery of your social network sites for evidence that will help their insured avoid liability or reduce your damages.  Insurance companies are increasingly mining pictures and comments on social network sites as a valuable source of evidence in auto accident lawsuits in Mississippi as well as other states.

There are many ways that social network content can compromise a personal injury lawsuit.  Courts in several states have ordered injury victims in car accident lawsuits to produce access to their social network information on an increasing basis.  Anyone who is involved in a Mississippi personal injury lawsuit should presume that any information on any of their social network sites would be available to the insurance company of the other driver for purposes of defending the lawsuit.

The insurance company may use information on a social network site to prove any of the following:

  • Contributory Negligence: The insurance company may use damaging disclosures on your social media page to shift the blame for your car accident or injuries to you and reduce your recovery or in certain cases avoid liability entirely.  It is important not to discuss the details of your accident with anyone but your Mississippi auto accident attorney.  Disclosures of this kind may include posts that indicate you were not wearing a seat belt, were using your cell phone at the time of the accident or were exceeding the speed limit.
  • Pre-Existing Condition: An insurance company may look for disclosures that suggest your injuries are linked to other prior incidents or medical conditions.  If the insurance company can establish that your injuries were caused by a prior accident, this may result in a substantial reduction in damages.  An example of this situation might include posts on a social media page about suffering back pain from a prior incident.
  • Negative Image: The insurance company may look for evidence to make you appear unethical, immoral or otherwise unsympathetic to a jury.  Publication of information about excessive drinking, drinking and driving, drug use or other types of information or pictures posted on your social website may be used to create a negative impression of you so that the jury is less inclined to award a substantial verdict.
  • Contradicting Liability: It is always inadvisable to discuss the details of your Mississippi car accident on your social media site.  Most people do not realize what types of details can damage a personal injury lawsuit.  The insurance company may comb the details you provide on your social media site to develop factual evidence designed to disprove liability of their insured.

The best option is to pull your social media sites down entirely if you are involved in a Mississippi car accident lawsuit.  If you are unwilling to go this far, you should at least avoid discussing any aspect of the car crash on your social network site.  A Mississippi car accident victim should also be very careful about who you friend or engage in chats with on your social media site.  An auto accident victim in Mississippi should always presume that all of the information and pictures posted on one’s social media site might be discoverable in a Mississippi personal injury lawsuit.  At the Barrett Law Offices PLLC, our experienced Mississippi car accident lawyers represent injury victims throughout Mississippi.  Our law firm has roots that reach back 75 years so contact us today for your free initial consultation at (662) 834-2376 to see how we can help.

Rural Areas in Mississippi May Pose Greatest Risk of Serious Car Crashes

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Most people presume that the greatest risk of being involved in a serious car accident is in the biggest cities within Mississippi because of increased traffic congestion.  This belief is the reason many drivers speed in rural areas because they have a false sense of security about the likelihood of being involved in a collision because there are fewer vehicles on the road.  Ironically, these intuitive feelings that many have are not supported by auto accident data.  Car accidents are more common in rural areas and the resulting injuries from such accidents are also more severe.

Although only about a quarter of the U.S. population lives in rural areas, these areas account for well over half of all auto accidents in the U.S according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  There are a number of reasons that may contribute to this counterintuitive result including the following:

  • Drivers in rural areas tend to drive at higher rates of speed
  • An Increased risk of alcohol impaired drivers in rural areas
  • Drivers in rural areas may be less attentive or vigilant
  • Rural areas may promote driver fatigue or drowsy drivers

Speeding is a substantial risk factor linked to the increased accident risk in rural areas. The lack of traffic congestion in rural areas is a double-edged sword.  While there are fewer drivers and vehicles with which to contend, the average speed of traffic is greater meaning that drivers can more easily lose control of their vehicle and have less response time when confronted with a potential auto accident hazard.  According to NHTSA data, speeding was a significant factor in 33% of all rural car accidents.

Drivers who operate their vehicle while under the influence of alcohol also play a major part in the high accident rates associated with urban areas.  Alcohol was a factor in 13 percent more rural accidents then accidents in urban centers.  Because high rates of speed and alcohol impaired driving are common causes of accident fatalities, it is hardly surprising that 57 percent of fatal car accidents occur in rural areas though only 23 percent of the U.S. population resides in rural area.

The sparse volume of traffic and extended stretches with little need to alter speed or direction on rural stretches of roadway can lead to inattention or fatigue.  Because drivers must be alert because of traffic congestion and obstacles in urban centers they are more likely to remain alert and sharp for potential hazards.  This is supported to some degree by data that shows night driving also is more dangerous in rural areas. If you or a loved one has been injured or you have lost a loved one in a Mississippi car accident, the experienced Mississippi car accident lawyers represent clients throughout Mississippi so call us today for a free no obligation initial case evaluation at (662) 834-2376.  Our law firm has roots that reach back over 75 years helping car accident victims in Mississippi just like you.

What To Do After A Mississippi Car Accident

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Car accidents, even minor ones, can be very unsettling to both drivers. Know in advance what to do in the event of an accident. Your primary concerns should be the safety and well-being of all parties, and taking steps to protect your interests in the aftermath. Here are a few steps that will help you respond appropriately.

Safety First

If anyone involved in the accident sustained injuries, call 911 immediately. Don’t try to move someone with injuries or allow yourself to be moved. Paramedics can determine the extent of injuries and move victims without causing more harm to the victim. Leave the vehicles where they are if there were injuries or the physical damage to the vehicles was extensive. Otherwise, move the cars off the road to a safe place. Be careful when exiting the vehicle, doing so on the side away from traffic.

For the Record

Call the police to report the incident. In some areas, the police respond only to serious accidents, so give them the basic facts and ask for instructions. Whether the policy of local police is to respond or not, you will need to exchange information with the driver of the other vehicle. Get their name, address and phone numbers, insurance information and license plate number. Provide your information as well.

Take pictures of both cars and any other evidence you can, such as skid marks or rubble from the damage. Use the camera from your cell phone if you have one. Alternatively, some drivers buy a disposable camera and keep in the glove compartment specifically for this purpose.

What To Avoid

When speaking to the police and to the other driver and/or passengers, cite only the facts. Do not admit or imply guilt, by apologizing, for example. The shock and anxiety people often experience following a collision, even a minor one, color your perspective, and it’s not uncommon for drivers to feel it was their fault in the immediate aftermath of an accident, even when it wasn’t. This is important, because in many states, liability is decided under a system called comparative negligence. This system recognizes that in a lot of cases, both parties had at least some responsibility for the accident. Admitting guilt at the scene could affect how much liability you are later assigned.

After the Fact

Call your insurance company as soon as possible after the accident to report the facts. They will need to know when and where the incident occurred and the other driver’s information. They will also ask if a police report was filed and whether any injuries occurred. Don’t offer any additional information. Then, if you feel there is a need, you can contact an attorney, who can advise you whether any additional steps are needed to protect your interests further.

Avoiding Danger Posed by Mississippi RV Accidents

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

With camping season in full swing, many people throughout Mississippi are preparing their travel-trailer or RV for family getaways.  When a family hooks up a travel-trailer or fifth wheel trailer or packs the RV for a camping trip, it is usually the only time that the driver has been in control of a vehicle that may come close to the length of a tractor-trailer.  Although towing a fifth wheel trailer or RV requires very different driving practices and skills than driving a passenger vehicle, no specialized driver’s license or training is required.

When towing an RV or trailer in Mississippi, there are many potential factors that can contribute to a serious RV accident that are not present when driving a passenger vehicle including:

Blind Spots: The length of the vehicle creates larger blind spots and requires increased reliance on mirrors and more care in observing vehicles in adjacent lanes.

Turning Radius: The turning radius on an RV (motorhome) or fifth wheel trailer is much wider so that care is required to avoid hitting other vehicles, bicycles or motorcycles when the rear of the vehicle swings into the next lane during turns.

Decreased Visibility: The reduced visibility when driving an RV can greatly increase the risk of motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents because they can be difficult to see when driving a large RV.  If the vehicle does not have backup cameras there may be absolutely no visibility behind the RV or 5th wheel trailer.

Trailer Sway: When pulling a travel-trailer, the sway of the trailer can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle, which may result in running of the road and being involved in a rollover accident.

Increased Stopping Distance: The increased weight involved with towing a trailer means that the following distance must be increased because there is less time to stop to avoid an RV collision in the event of a road hazard.

Negligence of inexperienced RV drivers or negligence of other drivers may cause Motorhome or fifth wheel trailers accidents.  These accidents may also be caused by defective parts or components that may create liability for the manufacturer or retailer of the RV or travel-trailer.

A motorhome or fifth wheel trailer accident may result in catastrophic injuries including traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, internal organ damage, broken bones and fractures as well as other serious injuries or wrongful death.  If you or someone you love has suffered serious injuries or you have lost a loved one in a Mississippi RV accident, you may be entitled to financial recovery for your injuries or loss.  The experienced motorhome lawyers at Barrett Law represent those injured in Mississippi trailer accidents with compassion and dedication.  We offer a free initial case evaluation so contact us today at (662) 834-2376.