Oxford Car Accidents
What happens after you are involved in a car accident? If you are fortunate, you will walk away unscathed and your vehicle will sustain little to no damage. Obviously, most people are not nearly that lucky. Many people feel instant pain and may need to be transported by ambulance from the scene to the hospital. Once released, additional medical care may be needed in an effort to facilitate healing. Sometimes, victims may be too injured to immediately return to work. These people can benefit from retaining an experienced Oxford car accident attorney to fight for their rights. Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz has represented injured victims and their loved ones for over 30 years, helping clients recover over $1.5 billion in settlements, judgments, and jury verdicts.Proving Who Caused Your Accident in Mississippi
When two or more cars come into contact with each other, it is important to be able to prove what happened so you can recover for your losses. Many times, a good place to start is by obtaining the police report. If a driver is involved in a car accident resulting in injury or death to any person or causing property damage of at least $500, Mississippi law requires that person to immediately notify police or local law enforcement. That way, police can begin investigating the crash immediately and take witness statements, if any were present. A skilled attorney will also want to promptly reach out to witnesses as part of documenting the case file and devising an effective strategy for representation.
In some crashes, more than one party may be responsible. An example would be if you got rear ended, pushed into an intersection, and then t-boned by a car who ran a red light. In multi-vehicle accidents, it can get confusing with multiple drivers and insurance companies involved. Our car accident lawyers can help Oxford residents navigate these complicated situations. At a trial, more than one driver can be found negligent by a jury if they failed to drive safely under the circumstances. The jury is then responsible for allocating percentages of fault among the negligent defendants. Under the law, each defendant will typically only be responsible for his or her percentage of liability.
Part of conducting a thorough investigation into the incident involves identifying all potential defendants. This includes determining who owns the car. The owner may be vicariously liable for the driver’s negligence if the driver was on or about the owner’s business, or acting as an agent, at the time of the wreck. This is often the case for employees on the clock. However, special rules, including a different statute of limitation, will apply if the vehicle that hit you belongs to a government entity within the State of Mississippi, such as the City of Oxford. If you suspect the defendant is a governmental entity, you should call an experienced lawyer who is familiar with these rules as soon as possible.Retain an Oxford Attorney for Your Car Accident Case
If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle collision in Mississippi, the Oxford car accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are ready to discuss your case. We have over 30 lawyers and more than 100 support staff members eager to begin protecting your rights. We use our knowledge and experience to provide vigorous representation for our clients. To schedule a free consultation with our firm, call us at 800-529-4004 or complete our online form. Whether you need help with a car accident claim or assistance from a truck crash lawyer, NST is the way to go.