Representing the Injured in Hancock County, Mississippi Since 1989
Accident Attorney Brehm T. Bell, Areas of Practice
Dedicated to Personal Injury Law
As the law is tremendously complex, every lawyer has areas of focus, something they specialize in. At the Law Office of Brehm T. Bell, we focus on helping people that have been hurt through no fault of their own. It can be a workplace hazard, a faulty product, negligence on the part of the operator of a vehicle, or other types of injury cases.
We are the only law practice in Bay St Louis, Waveland, Diamondhead, Kiln, and Pearlington, Mississippi dedicated solely to personal injury cases.
Auto accidents are one of the most common type of personal injury claims in the Mississippi. In addition to car accidents, common road accidents include tractor trailer accidents, bus accidents, and motorcycle accidents. There are also single car accidents, and the year-round warm weather of the Gulf Coast increases the incidence of accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists.
If you or a loved one has suffered an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may wish to pursue a personal injury case to recover for your losses. Some common damages you may be entitled to recover include:
Lost wages during the time you were unable to work due to your injury
Medical bills incurred as a result of the accident
Property damages, such as damage to your vehicle
Physical and mental pain and suffering
Since the nature of car accidents vary significantly, every case is unique. At the Law Office of Brehm T. Bell, we will guide you through the process of protecting your rights, explaining what you can expect, interacting with the insurance company, building your case for trial, if necessary, and negotiating on your behalf.
Slip & Fall
One of the responsibilities of owning a residential or commercial property is making sure that the property is safe.
If you are injured as the result of a fall, you may be protected under Mississippi’s premises liability law where property owners and/or occupants are responsible for correcting or warning visitors of certain dangers on their property.
With regard to invited guests, visitors to public places and people entering commercial property for business purposes, this duty to correct or warn applies if the owner / occupant knew or reasonably should have known of the danger.
If you are injured while on the job or as a result of your work duties, you may have to use workers' compensation in order to continue to meet your financial obligations. In some cases insurance companies may deny the benefits you're due or only give you a fraction of what you're supposed to receive.
If you have experienced carpal tunnel, back injuries, neck injuries, amputation, hearing or vision loss, we encourage you to seek the services of a personal injury attorney experienced in work-related injury cases so you can speak with someone regarding your legal rights. In some cases, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injury.
Dogs can sometimes be unpredictable, particularly if they are startled, feel threatened or feel that someone they are loyal to may be in danger. The CDC reports that there are over 4 million dogs bites in the US ever year. While most dog bite injuries are minor, some cause serious injury.
If you’ve been bitten or attacked by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury including: medical costs, pain & suffering, compensation for missed work, cosmetic damage, and/or emotional distress.
Whether you were attacked in the park or bitten by a neighbor’s dog that was running loose, it’s in your best interest to talk with a local personal injury lawyer about your options.
In many cases, the dog’s owner homeowner’s or renter’s insurance will cover the verdict or settlement. It’s important to keep in mind, that by talking with an attorney about your dog attack, it does not mean that the animal will have to be euthanized.
There are many different types of vessels in which a boating accident can occur including: sailboats, charter vessels, cruise ships, motor boats, jet skis, and casino boats. While some boats are piloted by professionals, many can be operated by anyone who has passed a basic boating safety course, often resulting in unsafe conditions on the water.
Unfortunately, the water is where many accidents happen, and if you’ve experienced injury or death of a loved one, it’s a good idea to discuss your situation with a personal injury attorney.
You may have a claim if your accident involved:
An inexperienced operator driving a boat or other watercraft
Another person driving a boat under the influence of alcohol
Faulty boat maintenance
Negligent operation of a boat
Compensation may include payment of medical bills, compensation for lost work, and property damages. In addition, our experienced personal injury lawyer may be able to help you recover damages beyond your monetary losses, such as compensation for pain and suffering.
A wrongful death is one that is preventable and caused by a negligent act. This can have an immediate, long-lasting and negative emotional and financial effect on you and your family.
In Mississippi, the members of the immediate family possess the right to file a claim against those responsible for the death of a loved one.
This claim can include: Financial support of what the deceased would have contributed to his or her family during their life, funeral expenses, and various non-economic damages.
There are many things you need to understand before you can decide whether or not to file a wrongful death claim. If you believe the death of your loved one is due to another’s negligence, do not hesitate to ask for a consultation.
When products fail to work properly or if there are no adequate warnings provided, consumers can sustain injuries and sometimes death as result. For example, defective car parts, dangerous medical devices, faulty industrial equipment, and unsafe home products can all have major consequences for ordinary consumers and workers.
If you believe a product you used was defective, dangerous, or faulty in some way, and that this caused you harm, you may have grounds for a product liability case. Schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation.
Insurance companies may deny or reduce the coverage of claims without prior notice and sometimes without adequate reasoning.
If you feel that you're not being treated fairly by your insurance company, you may have legal recourse to remedy your rejected or underpaid insurance claims.
You may be able to sue your insurance company if it refuses to investigate before making a payment, offers you much less than the actual amount of your claim or refuses to reasonably negotiate your claim.
The majority of health care providers are compassionate and conscientious people who serve others through the practice of medical and nursing care. However, there are times when healthcare providers make mistakes that result in serious injuries or death.
For many people, “medical malpractice” brings to mind doctors and hospitals. However, medical malpractice occurs in a much wider range of circumstances. Some other malpractice claims involve: chiropractors, dentists, nursing homes, and pharmacists.
A physician, medical professional or medical facility that has not lived up to the appropriate standard of care may be liable for your injuries and other damages, but medical malpractice cases tend to be much more complex than the typical personal injury case. We encourage you to set up a consultation to discuss your situation.