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If you have been the victim of a personal injury, you probably know more than you wish you knew about suffering. Suffering can come in the form of physical pain, as well as financial strain, problems with your emotional well-being and even strain on your personal relationships. When your injuries are the direct result of the negligence or carelessness of another, it can be even more difficult to reconcile in your mind. After all, you know that if the other person had not been behaving negligently, you would not now be dealing with your injuries, the accompanying medical expenses, and perhaps even loss of work—and a resulting inability to pay your regular monthly expenses.
Personal injury accidents bring significant levels of stress to your life, leaving you unsure of what you should do or where you should turn to get your future back on track. At The Stroud Law Firm, we have dealt with the personal injuries of our clients for many, many years. We believe every injured client deserves an equitable settlement—enough to pay medical expenses, make up for lost wages (and may continue to lose) and address the emotional issues associated with the injuries. In short, we believe you deserve justice and will work hard to ensure you receive that justice. If you have suffered a personal injury and need a car accident lawyer, a slip and fall lawyer, a severe brain injury attorney or a personal injury trial lawyer, the Mississippi Stroud Law Firm can help.
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Being involved in an auto accident can be a jarring experience. One moment you are on your way to work, taking your children to school, or running an errand, driving safely and following all traffic rules. The next minute your life has been changed as a negligent driver slams into you, leaving your car damaged and you with injuries which could be mild, moderate or life-changing. Suddenly you are faced with seeking medical attention for your injuries, perhaps being unable to return to work for a week, a month, a year, or even forever, and must also deal with the emotional aftermath of the accident as well as helping your family deal with your injuries—or their own, if they were in the vehicle with you. When you are involved in an auto accident through no fault of your own, you need an advocate in your corner who believes you deserve the time to heal while an experienced legal professional handles the many details of your accident. If you have been injured in a car accident, a motorcycle accident, a semi-truck accident or a bicycle accident in the North Mississippi/Memphis metro area, due to the negligence or carelessness of another, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering or permanent injuries or disfigurement, as well as reimbursement for medical bills, lost wages and property damage. You may have also been injured in a Mississippi boating accident or could have suffered injury from a drunk driving accident. Perhaps you were hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver and are unsure whether your medical expenses and property damage will be fully covered. Whatever your vehicle accident situation, the car accident attorneys at The Stroud Law Firm can help.
You, like most of us, probably rely on and place your trust in health care professionals who are trained to diagnose and treat injuries, illness and disease. While the standard of care generally falls into the acceptable range, in some cases, you may have received care that is below the acceptable standards, leaving you injured, or, in the case of a missed or wrong diagnosis, even potentially facing death. It is important to note that a bad outcome is not enough to sustain a medical malpractice claim, rather the standard of care must have been violated. That is, the medical professional’s conduct is compared with the conduct of other medical professionals in the same field, and if it falls short, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim. The Stroud Law Firm has successfully litigated medical malpractice claims on behalf of our clients, and we believe we can help you during this difficult time as well.
Animal Attacks and Dog Bites
A dog attack can be one of the most frightening things to go through—particularly for young children. Dogs that are improperly secured and trained can cause serious injury, particularly when these dogs escape from their owner’s yard, encountering neighbors, children or postal employees delivering the mail. Some dog breeds have been identified as especially dangerous, and even landlords can be held liable for injuries caused by a tenant’s dog, if the landlord had actual knowledge that the dog was dangerous. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury as the result of a dog bite or dog attack, call The Stroud Law Firm today. We are highly experienced personal injury attorneys who believe you deserve compensation for your injuries, your past, current and future medical expenses, any permanent scarring or disfigurement, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and any lost income you have experienced as you recover from the attack.
Suffering a brain injury could well be one of the most stressful things you will ever face in your life. Your brain is the control system for your entire body, therefore lack of function or control can result in serious, long-term repercussions. Both your physical and mental health can be severely impacted from a brain injury, and because the brain also controls your memory and your emotions, the “you” that your family and friends knew prior to your accident could now be totally different. Slip and fall accidents, as well as motor vehicle accidents, are the leading causes of traumatic brain injury, and death from traumatic brain injury. Even a mild brain injury can cause lapses in mental functions, while a severe brain injury can result in long-term, permanent loss of cognitive abilities. If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury as the result of negligence or intentional conduct on the part of another person, it is crucial that you contact The Stroud Law Firm. We take brain injury cases very seriously and will work hard to ensure you are fairly compensated for your injuries. Our severe brain injury attorneys will handle all the legal details, giving you time to begin your path to healing.
Unlike injuries such as broken bones or soft tissue injuries, burn injuries can leave you with permanent injuries and scars which can change your life in unimaginable ways. Not only are you left with the scars and physical reminders of your burn injury, you may also deal with the mental or emotional scarring which can accompany burn injuries. Burn injuries are most commonly caused by: gas explosions, work-related accidents, auto accident fires, chemicals, furnace explosions, hot water heater explosions, electrical systems, scalding water and house fires. Burns can range from first-degree to third-degree, with third-degree being the most serious. A first-degree burn will bring mild pain and redness of the affected skin, a second-degree burn will cause the skin to blister and may cause permanent scarring, and a third-degree burn will require extensive medical treatment and will result in painful recovery, permanent scarring, and, in some cases, death. If your burns are the result of the negligence of another person, you need the assistance of a skilled personal injury attorney from The Stroud Law Firm. We will work, on your behalf, for an equitable settlement which covers your medical expenses, any permanent scarring or physical disfigurement, physical and emotional pain and suffering and lost income.
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Those who work with heavy tools and heavy machinery simply are at an increased risk of being injured in a construction accident. Further, those who are passing through a construction site can unexpectedly be injured when an object falls, or there are other hazards with no warnings. While many construction accidents which happen to workers are covered under workers’ comp, there are exceptions. For the bystander or passerby who is injured in a construction zone due to negligence, he or she is entitled to compensation for the resulting injuries. Construction accidents are often severe, involving falls from heights or accidents associated with heavy equipment. The injuries can range from moderate to severe, with permanent scarring and disfigurement, long-term physical and emotional pain and suffering and lost income. If your injuries are particularly severe, you may never return to the work you once did. You deserve to have an attorney with skill and understanding by your side during this difficult time. The attorneys at The Stroud Law Firm can help you receive the compensation you are entitled to, allowing you to heal from your injuries without being stressed about the medical expenses and regular monthly bills.
Fair Labor Standard Claims/Overtime Claims
Unfortunately, many companies violate federal laws which protect the overtime rights of employees. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act sets forth wage and hour standards which include overtime pay and minimum wage. Common wage and hour violations include:
- Altering timekeeping records in an effort to avoid overtime
- Misclassifying employees as being exempt from overtime
- Misclassifying employees as independent contractors
- Failure to pay employees for working through their meal break
- Working employees off-the-clock
Non-exempt employees must be paid minimum wage and overtime pay for all hours worked in excess of forty hours a week. While salaried employees are often told they are exempt from minimum wage or overtime, this may not be true. If you have questions regarding whether you are an exempt employee, if your employer has not been paying you over time, if you are not receiving minimum wage, or if your employer has misclassified you as an independent contractor, The Stroud Law Firm can help. You could have a wage and hour claim against your employer and we have the experience and skill to handle that claim.
Nursing Home Negligence
While nursing homes can provide the elderly with a place filled with care and support, there are far too many instances where nursing home residents are not treated with the proper care and respect. The Stroud Law Firm recognizes this as a terrible problem, particularly because nursing home residents are unable to fight for their own rights and dignity. The Stroud Law Firm is committed to fighting for those who are unable to fight for themselves as well as holding the wrongdoers accountable. Even though nursing homes are regulated, without constant monitoring, these facilities may cut corners in an effort to cut costs and increase profits. This can lead to inadequate medical care, neglect, and even intentional physical abuse. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or neglect at the hands of a nursing home employee, the Southaven personal injury attorneys at The Stroud Law Firm want to help.
Slip and Fall Injuries
If you suffer a slip and fall accident, you could be left with unexpected medical expenses, an inability to return to work, and injuries which could range from mild to life-changing. You are probably worried about your finances and are uncertain of the legal action you need to take. Slip and fall accidents happen daily, all across the country, resulting in serious personal injury. Slip and falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury and typically occur outside the home in places like parking lots, grocery stores, casinos, office buildings, hotels, malls, schools, hospitals, and nightclubs. Owners of a property could be liable for your injury if it was due to a recently mopped floor (with no warning sign), defective stairs or curbs, parking lot defects, merchandise stacked too high or stacked in walk paths, building safety code violations, inadequate security and additional causes as well. Property owners must keep their property in a safe condition and must take reasonable measures to eliminate hazardous conditions on the property. If you have been injured due to the negligence of a property owner, the Southaven slip and fall lawyers at The Stroud Law Firm can help you heal physically, emotionally and financially.
If you are injured while at work, it is likely that workers’ compensation will cover your injuries. In some cases, however, your employer may balk at your workers’ comp claim, or you may have been injured due to clear safety violations on the part of your employer. Either way, having an advocate in your corner to help you receive the workers’ comp benefits you are due or helping you file a workplace injury claim can make all the difference. We understand how difficult it can be to be off work due to an injury. Your regular monthly bills keep pouring in, and now you have medical expenses related to your injury to deal with as well. At The Stroud Law Firm, we understand how terrifying it can be to be facing a world where you are unable to provide for yourself and your family. If you were injured in the workplace contact an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer at The Stroud Law Firm today to begin receiving the benefits you are entitled to receive.
Wrongful Death Claims
When someone you love is killed in an accident, due to the negligence of another, it is critical, during this extremely emotional time, to have a trusted personal injury attorney by your side who can file a wrongful death claim on your behalf. It is understandable that you are grieving for your loved one, yet wondering how you and your family will survive financially if the deceased was the primary wage-earner. While a wrongful death settlement can never bring back your loved one, wrongful death claims are intended to provide for the lost financial and emotional support provided by the deceased. At The Stroud Law Firm, we are empathetic to the grief you are experiencing following the loss of your loved one. We can discuss your claim, presenting you with options for receiving compensation from a wrongful death claim. The caring attorneys at The Stroud Law Firm have years of experience and many successful instances of obtaining equitable compensation for our clients in the same situation.
Product Liability Claims
If you have been injured due to a defective product or dangerous drug or medical device, you have a relatively short window of time to file a products liability claim to collect damages for your injuries. Product liability claims can be very complex, often with multiple defendants. These defendants knew, or should have known the product was dangerous, yet failed to warn of these dangers. Having an experienced Mississippi products liability attorney from The Stroud Law Firm, who has no hesitation in taking on a big company, can make all the difference in the outcome of your claim. Our attorneys will work hard to present a compelling case on your behalf, recouping your losses for injuries caused by a dangerous product. There may also be class action suits seeking members for products liabilities cases. Contact the Stroud Law Firm today for a comprehensive evaluation of your potential claim
Our Other Practice Areas
- Boating Accident Injuries
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Semi Truck and Trailer Accidents
- Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims
- Pedestrian Accidents
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Don’t continue to suffer without the retribution and justice you deserve. We understand what you’re going through and want to help you through this challenging time in your life. Contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at The Stroud Law Firm today to begin the path to healing.
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