Tunica, Mississippi Auto Accidents
Tunica, Mississippi is on the rise. From the Gateway to the Blues Museum, to the Aquarium at historic Tunica Park, to the Horseshoe, Tunica offers more than ever to both residents and tourists. This booming entertainment economy draws people to Tunica from Tennessee, Arkansas, and southern Mississippi like never before.
Sometimes, though, this increased traffic means trouble for Tunica drivers. Personal injury accidents will happen. It’s how we react to the unforeseen, though, that defines who we are.
Auto accidents are scary. The crash itself takes us by surprise. A crash damages our cars, trucks, or motorcycles, making it difficult to resume our normal everyday life. Some accidents also leave us with injuries that can change our lives forever.
We at The Stroud Law Firm understand the feeling after an accident. It’s like walking through the dark into something unknown. Our auto accident lawyers will cast light onto those difficult days. If you’ve been in an auto accident and don’t know what to do, please contact The Stroud Law Firm. Our accident attorneys have years of experience helping clients in Tunica return to normalcy after an accident.
Mississippi uses a “tort,” or “fault,” system to award damages. If another driver harms you or your property, Mississippi law holds that driver liable to pay for damages. This holds true even if you weren’t a driver in the accident. Even passengers, pedestrians, and injured bystanders are entitled to compensation. The bottom line is this: if you or your property was harmed by the fault of another driver, you have rights under Mississippi auto accident law.
Our goal at The Stroud Law Firm is to win your auto accident case as quickly as possible. Mississippi auto accident law allows a jury to distribute fault in an auto accident. This means a jury can determine that the accident was 25 percent your fault and 75 percent the other driver’s fault. In a case such as this, the driver assigned 75 percent fault only has to pay 75 percent of any damages awarded. So if your case goes to trial and the jury decides your damages amount to be $10,000, the driver at 75 percent fault only has to pay out $7,500 in your damages. That’s why representation is so important. If you believe you’ve been wronged, The Stroud Law Firm will work tirelessly to protect your rights as a Mississippian and Tunica resident.
Let’s say a car full of teens fails to yield when turning from Rt. 4 onto Rt. 61. It’s not an uncommon occurrence. Hopefully, you’re left enough room to brake or swerve to avoid the accident. But what if there isn’t time to stop? What if your own car rolls and you’re left with broken bones, torn muscles, or worse?
In recovering damages from an auto accident, information is vital. Were there any witnesses? What was the other driver’s state of being? Did the other driver even slow down before turning onto 61? Was the other driver answering a call or texting on their cell phone? Or worse, was the other driver drunk? What about his or her rate of speed or any obstructions that were in the vehicle making it difficult to see oncoming traffic? Perhaps the other driver has a history of speeding down Rt. 61. After a serious accident, gathering this information can be difficult to obtain, but it is vital nonetheless.
That’s why having a tested lawyer to represent you is so important. Our Tunica auto accident lawyers have the experience in gathering the information you need to get your life back on track. The Stroud Law Firm has the resources to find any witnesses. We have the history and contacts to gather important information from any first responders. Did the EMS driver smell alcohol at the scene of the accident? These details can make all the difference in winning the money you deserve.
Fighting for your rights after an auto accident can often be a battle against three different enemies. Your own insurance company, the driver at fault, and that driver’s insurance company can all make receiving car accident compensation difficult. The Stroud Law Firm wants you to focus your energy on getting better. We have the personnel and the experience to fight multi-faceted auto accident cases on your behalf.
Even for accidents that seem minor, injury symptoms or auto damage can take weeks to properly present themselves. Let’s say you’re rear-ended while waiting for traffic at Main and Harris. You did everything right: you exchanged insurance information and telephone numbers.
What if your neck starts to hurt days or weeks later? You did well to gather contact information at the scene, but other vital information is currency in court proceedings, and you need more information than just this. Was it the other driver who suggested you not call the police? Did a passing pedestrian notice the other driver distracted? What about the other driver’s auto manufacturer? Was there a recall notice on the brake lines of that driver’s car? These are the questions that The Stroud Law Firm will help answer.
It doesn’t have to be a major accident to call The Stroud Law Firm. We pursue all cases with the same energy and determination. You’ve been wronged and you’re entitled to what is legally yours. The Stroud Law Firm can also act as your motorcycle accident lawyer just as we can represent you after your car accident or tractor-trailer accident.
The statute of limitations for Mississippi personal injury claims is three (3) years. While that may seem like a long time, court proceedings often stretch out. It’s in the interest of insurance companies to delay proceedings as much as possible. Responsible parties are often slow to come forward. Even a cut-and-dry case can take months. For this reason, it’s imperative to find representation as soon as possible. The sooner you contact The Stroud Law Firm, the sooner we can get your auto accident settlement.
We know it’s about more than just the money. Auto accident cases turn a life upside-down. You have better things to worry about than filing deadlines or witness statements. The Stroud Law Firm takes the burden from your shoulders so you can rehab your injuries. We try to cast light into the darkness which follows an auto accident, so that you can focus on recovery and getting back to where you were before the accident. We lessen your anxiety. We help you get back to work.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident in Tunica, Mississippi, please don’t hesitate to contact The Stroud Law Firm.