Personal Injury Practice Areas in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

The office of Brehm T. Bell, Attorney at Law, is a locally owned and operated law practice that will strive to get you compensation for your losses. We'll work to establish liability, and we'll do everything possible to prove the cause of your injuries. We have 26 years of experience practicing personal injury law in Mississippi, and we'll do our best in the effort to protect your rights.

When to Seek Legal Representation

If you or someone you know has been attacked or bitten by a dog, it's important that you seek legal advice as soon as you can. In Mississippi, there are statutes of limitations concerning dog bite personal injury cases and compensation, and it is necessary that you file a claim while the recollection of any witnesses is fresh and while any related evidence is still available. Call us today to learn more.

Automobile Accidents

You may have sustained injuries as a result of a vehicular accident that required expensive medical treatment. While you're recuperating, you may suffer from a loss of income because you're unable to work. If the liability for the accident lies with another party, you may have legal recourse to seek financial compensation.

We can help you identify who or what is responsible for your accident. There may be a number of factors that contributed to your accident, such as:
  • Distracted driving
  • Improper design of highways
  • Inadequate maintenance or installation of public streets
  • Negligence of pedestrians or passengers
  • Defective vehicles and vehicle parts
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Slip-and-Fall Accidents

One of the responsibilities of owning a residential or commercial property is making sure that your property is safe. In Mississippi, the dangerous premises or premises liability law may be able to protect you if you've been injured in a slip-and-fall accident as a result of a property owner's negligence, although liability may sometimes be difficult to prove if the owner has repaired or corrected the issue that caused your injuries. Our law office will work to help you if you incurred an injury due to a wet floor, falling items or faulty stairs.
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Denied Insurance Claims

There are many instances in which insurance companies will deny or reduce the coverage of claims with no prior notice and sometimes with no adequate reason. If you think 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 negotiate any kind of settlement for your claim.
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Wrongful Death

The death of a loved one caused by a negligent act can have an immediate, long-lasting and negative emotional and financial effect on you. This is why it's important that you seek legal representation so that you will have someone who will work to advocate for you and your interests.

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 means that if you're the spouse, child or parent of a deceased individual, you may be able to seek compensation to ensure the security of your family's financial future.

Work-Related Injury

In some situations where you've experienced an injury as a result of performing your work duties, you may have to use workers' compensation in order to continue meeting your financial obligations. Insurance companies may deny the benefits you're due or may only give you a fraction of what you're supposed to receive. You should seek the services of a law office where you can speak with someone regarding your legal rights and where you may be able to receive assistance obtaining full benefits for work-related injuries such as:
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Back injuries
  • Falling injuries
  • Equipment malfunctions
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Hearing or vision loss
  • Amputations
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Medical Negligence

Being the victim of medical negligence can have a detrimental effect on you and your family. Medical errors can cause death, reduce the chances for recovery and permanently alter your life. Although money cannot restore life or health, filing a lawsuit against the party responsible for the medical malpractice may prevent the error from reoccurring. It may also help with expensive medical bills and compensate for any loss of wages. It's important that you obtain legal advice if a medical professional has administered the incorrect medication or wrong dosage, given you an inaccurate diagnosis or operated on the incorrect body part.

Defective Products

The products that you purchase can have defects that can cause significant injuries to you, a loved one or your property. If you purchase an item and use it as intended, the manufacturer of the product may be held liable for any injuries sustained from any manufacturing or design defects. The manufacturer may also be responsible if there were no adequate warnings provided for the product. You should seek legal advice regarding injuries received from product defects found in:
  • Vehicles
  • Prescriptions
  • Over-the-counter medication
  • Power tools
  • Electronic devices
  • Medical devices
  • Food
  • Ladders
  • Children's toys
  • Car seats
  • Cribs
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Boating Accidents

Proper boat safety is not always observed by boat operators, and this type of negligence can result in dangerous or fatal boat accidents. If you or someone you know has received injuries as a result of a boating accident, you may want to seek the counsel of our law office to help you pursue compensation. Whether you were injured because the driver of a boat was speeding, driving under the influence or otherwise engaged in negligent activity, we may be able to help you obtain financial compensation.
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Dog Bites

The injuries you can receive from a dog can vary widely and will depend on the dog's size and temperament. The types of wounds you receive, which can range from trivial to lethal, can include:
  • Loss of tissue.
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Excessive scarring
  • Puncture wounds
  • Infections
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In addition to the visible, physical injuries, there are also the negative psychological effects from which you may suffer. Canine attacks can be traumatic experiences and can adversely affect your emotional well-being.