Mississippi Personal Injury Attorney

An accident can change your life in an instant. Your health, your income, your job, your future –  everything may depend on your ability to make a full physical and financial recovery.

Ben Bowden, PC helps clients just like you get the compensation they need to pay medical bills, maintain their current standard of living, and support their families as they focus on getting the medical attention and care they require.

With over 30 years of experience, Ben Bowden knows what it takes to build a successful personal injury case that maximizes the amount of money each client is due. The complexity of personal injury cases requires viewing a client’s world from every angle and forging connections. As a former insurance defense attorney, Mr. Bowden has a deep understanding of how insurance companies operate and the tactics they use to diminish the value of personal injury claims. Our firm uses this experience to build better, stronger cases to reach the best possible outcome for every client that walks through our door. Moreover, Mr. Bowden is not afraid to do the tough work of litigation. When other law firms look for quick settlements that disadvantage clients, Mr. Bowden is willing to roll up his sleeves, get to work, and take a case to trial when necessary.

If you are searching for the best attorney for your case, you may be concerned about cost. At Ben Bowden, PC, we take personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not pay any legal fees unless we win your case. We also offer free, no-obligation consultations. Contact our law firm today to learn more.

What Is Personal Injury?

Personal injury is harm caused to a person's body, emotions, or mind and often occurs due to another party's negligence. Personal injuries also include situations where the victim passes away, also referred to as wrongful death. Wrongful death claims are usually brought by the victim's relatives. Personal injury laws are designed to compensate an accident victim for medical expenses, property damages, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering.

We know that a lawsuit is likely not on the top of your mind. Your priorities are focusing on your health, getting back to work, and supporting your family. That is where we can help. At Ben Bowden, PC, we handle every case from start to finish, guiding our clients through every step of the process. We will focus on your case while you focus on what matters most to you.

Do I Have a Valid Personal Injury Claim?

If you've sustained injuries because of another person's negligence, you can file a personal injury claim to receive compensation from the person or entity responsible for your injuries. This compensation typically comes from the responsible party’s insurance companies. In some cases, however, you can pursue compensation from the party’s personal assets as well.

Personal injury damages are classified into two groups – economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic compensation covers:

  • Medical expenses, including the cost for X-rays, surgeries, prescriptions, therapy, and emergency room visits
  • Lost wages
  • Lost overtime pay
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Long Term disability
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages are harder to prove. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine the value of non-economic losses such as:

  • Loss of consortium
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of irreplaceable items

There is another form of damages called “punitive damages”. This form of compensation is not usually related to costs associated with your injury but are instead awarded to punish the at-fault party for gross negligence or egregious conduct which results in your injuries.

At Ben Bowden, P.C., we will work with you to determine the true value of your case, then build the strongest case possible to maximize the compensation you are owed. Insurance companies will work from day one to limit the amount of money you receive - let us help you level the playing field so that you get the compensation you and your family needs during this time.

What Types of Personal Injury Cases Do We Handle?

  • Car accidents – When a car accident occurs due to another driver's carelessness or failure to follow the rules, we will help you hold the negligent driver responsible for your damages.
  • Truck accidents – These accidents can also cause severe injuries. The leading causes of truck accidents include driver fatigue, speeding, improper cargo loading, poor training, alcohol and drugs, and more.
  • Motorcycle accidents – Although not as common as other types of accidents, motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries. The prevalent causes of motorcycle accidents include motorcyclist speeding, alcohol or drug use, motorcycle lane splitting, and head-on collisions.
  • Wrongful death – This entails a type of lawsuit filed when a person has been killed due to another party's unintentional actions. Many wrongful death suits emanate from motor vehicle crashes, construction accidents, medical malpractice, and more.
  • Logging Truck Accidents - Logging truck accidents involve large commercial trucks transporting timber or wood products and can be particularly devastating. 
  • Truck Rollover Accidents - Truck rollovers are a particularly dangerous type of truck accident that can result in serious injuries or fatalities.
  • Rear-End Collisions - Rear-end collisions can be caused by the truck driver's failure to brake or slow down in time. These collisions can result in whiplash or other injuries and property damage. 
  • Head-On Collisions - Head-on collisions can cause significant damage to the vehicle’s passenger and the vehicle itself. 
  • Jackknife Crash - Jackknife crashes can be caused by a variety of factors, including excessive speed, sudden braking, sharp turns, or other conditions that cause the trailer to lose traction or shift its weight.
  • T-Bone Accidents - T-bone accidents occur when one vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle and commonly occur in intersections. 
  • Sideswipe Accidents - Sideswipe accidents can occur when a commercial truck hits the side of another vehicle while passing or changing lanes.
  • Wide Turn Accidents - Wide turn accidents can occur when a commercial truck makes a wide turn and collides with another vehicle. 
  • Rideshare Accidents - Rideshare accidents involving companies like Lyft and Uber can result in injuries to passengers, drivers, and other motorists.
  • Serious Injury Cases - Serious injury cases, such as burn injuries, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries, can result from a variety of accidents.
  • Burn Injuries - Burn injuries can cause severe pain, permanent disfigurement, and long-term physical and emotional trauma.
  • Head Injuries - Head injuries can range from mild concussions to traumatic brain injuries with lasting consequences such as memory loss, cognitive impairment, and personality changes.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries - Spinal cord injuries can result in permanent paralysis, loss of sensation, and other serious health complications that require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Slip/Trip and Falls and Premises Liability - Slip/trip and falls and premises liability are legal concepts that pertain to personal injury cases, typically involving accidents that occur on someone else's property.
  • Injuries as a Result of a Defective Product - Injuries resulting from a defective product are typically referred to as "product liability" cases. These cases involve harm or injuries sustained by individuals due to a product that is flawed or unsafe in some way.

Should I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

After an accident, insurance companies may reach out offering a quick settlement to pay you for your injuries. These companies do not have your best interests in mind. In fact, their job is to limit the compensation you are owed. Please do not sign anything until you have spoken with an attorney - you may be singing away important rights.

If you or a family member have been involved in an accident that has affected your life and you believe that someone else is responsible for your injury, you may be eligible for compensation beyond what the insurance companies are offering. To know for sure what your case is worth, you should consult with an experienced personal attorney first.

Contact us Now to Get Help with Your Personal Injury Case

If you live or have been injured in Mississippi and need help navigating the personal injury claim process, Ben Bowden, P.C., is on your side. We will take a look at the facts of your case and develop the best strategy to get you the compensation you deserve. You will not pay any fees unless we win. Please get in touch with us now to schedule your free consultation.

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Mr. Bowden has been a very good choice for us. He's taken care of things when we didn't have any idea where to turn. We highly recommend him.

Former Client | Personal Injury

Ben was awesome to work with. His assistant was able to address most of my questions during my case. Ben always found time to explain in layman’s terms how the court process worked. We won the case.

Former client

Mr. Bowden handled my workers' compensation case through trial and won big. He then filed a bad-faith case on the way my workers' compensation claim was wrongfully handled by the insurance company. I didn't even know I had that claim before he told me. I highly recommend Mr. Bowden. He took it to the other side at trial.

Former client | Workers Compensation

Ben has handled things for me for years. He has always done a great job. He comes to Lucedale to meet and that's been important to me.

Ben P.
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