Personal Injury Attorneys in Hattiesburg, MS
Fighting for the Injured in Laurel, MS and Surrounding Areas
At Johnson, Ratliff & Waide, PLLC, we provide aggressive representation for injury victims in Hattiesburg, Laurel, and the nearby areas. We will provide you with the effective legal services you need to ensure a successful outcome in your injury claim.
You can expect a prompt response and competitive rates for your legal needs. We represent a wide range of different types of injury claims, and we are dedicated to helping you get the compensation you are owed. When you need a personal injury lawyer who is focused on giving you the results you deserve, you can depend on our law firm to provide the right solutions.
We will fight for you in and out of the courtroom to secure the maximum compensation you are owed. Our goal is to make your life easier during this difficult time and to help you move forward with your life.
What Is a Personal Injury?
A personal injury is any injury that is caused by another person or entity. Common personal injuries include car accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, defective products, and medical malpractice. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to file a personal injury claim if you have been injured in a car accident, a dog bite attack, a defective product, a slip and fall, or medical malpractice.
What Is a Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury claim is a civil lawsuit that is filed by an injured person or the family of a deceased person against the party responsible for the injury. The goal of a personal injury claim is to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Examples of recoverable damages in a personal injury claim include:
- Medical expenses, such as emergency room visits, surgeries, and ongoing treatments
- Lost wages, including missed work and a reduction in future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages, which are designed to punish the wrongdoer
The party responsible for the injury may be an individual, a corporation, or the government. If a government agency is at fault, your claim will be against the government's insurance company.
Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be overwhelmed with worry and confusion. You may not know what to do or where to turn. You may not know if you have a legal claim or how to go about filing one. You may not know how to go up against large insurance companies that are out to minimize their liability and that will try to shift the blame for the accident to you.
Our Hattiesburg personal injury attorneys are here to help you. We can investigate the accident that caused your injuries and determine whether you have grounds for a personal injury claim. If you do, we will fight for you in and out of the courtroom to secure the maximum compensation you are owed. Our goal is to make your life easier during this difficult time and to help you move forward with your life.
Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle
Our firm handles all types of personal injury cases, including:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Premises liability
- Slip and fall
- Dog bites
- Premises negligence
- Product liability
- Medical malpractice
Experienced Personal Injury Representation
Whether you need representation after an auto accident, premises liability injury, truck accident, wrongful death, or dog bite injury, we are here to help. We have successfully represented individuals in accidents of all types. When you need effective legal services from an experienced personal injury attorney, you can turn to our law firm for the trusted help you need.
Our firm is committed to helping you navigate a variety of legal matters across multiple practice areas.
Since its opening in 2000, our firm has successfully helped thousands of clients get the justice they deserve.
Our firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of injury throughout the state of Mississippi.
With over 60 years of combined experience, we know how to fight for the results you need.