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Auto Accidents –

If you were injured in a car accident, it is understandable that you would want to get the whole incident behind you and try to resume life as it was before the accident. When the insurance company offers you a settlement, you may think it is reasonable and may want to accept it.

Eric Dillon Law - Auto AccidentsDo not accept an offer without speaking to a qualified attorney. Insurance companies do not have your best interests at heart. They will offer you a settlement that is far below what you actually deserve. Without strong legal representation, you can make yourself even more vulnerable. We represent your best interests and persist in legal actions to compensates you for lost wages, present and future medical costs, property loss and your pain and suffering.

What if the other driver didn’t have insurance?

In Mississippi, the insurance company of the vehicle that caused the accident should pay for damages. There is no minimum or maximum settlement amount. Much depends on the circumstances of your specific situation. If the other driver was not insured, collecting a settlement is often difficult, but we can help you.  In Mississippi, most insurance policies contain what is called uninsured motorist coverage.  This is insurance you pay for to compensate you for injuries caused by an uninsured driver.

Even if you are able to walk away from the accident, that does not mean you have not sustained an injury. Many injuries do not become apparent until hours or days later. The severity of an injury could depend on the speed and weight of the other vehicle. For example, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents tend to cause much more damage than car-to-car accidents, often resulting in catastrophic injuries.  You should seek immediate medical attention after a car crash and undergo any necessary tests. Make sure you keep a record of all expenses and copies of the bills.


Wrongful Death

The loss of a loved one is something we never want to face but it does happen. When someone we love dies because of someone else’s negligence and reckless behavior, the emotions can be overwhelming: sadness, grief, anger, frustration. You probably also have questions. How could something so disastrous occur? What exactly happened? Who was responsible for your loved one’s death?

Eric Dillon Law - Wrongful DeathDo not give up.   There may be something you can do to hold whoever caused your loved one’s death accountable for irresponsible behavior. Fatalities caused by negligence are referred to as “wrongful deaths.” This means that certain loved ones affected by a wrongful death may be able to pursue legal action against the responsible parties.

Wrongful death cases can be complicated. Knowing what to do can be very confusing. That is why you need someone who thoroughly understands the law surrounding wrongful deaths.

Some of the most common personal injury cases that turn into wrongful death cases are:

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Car & Truck Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Workplace Injuries

When these cases become fatal, the families of the victims may be entitled to financial compensation for the loss of their loved ones. Damages may be awarded for:

  • Funeral costs
  • End of life medical care expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of consortium

The death of a loved one can take a toll on families in many ways. One of them should not be the financial impact of a loved one’s death.


Premises Liability –

Eric Dillon Law - Premises LiabilityOwners of a business have a duty to keep their premises safe and warn you of any hidden dangers. If you are injured on someone else’s property, you may deserve compensation for your losses. The business or property owner may be liable depending on the circumstances.

A premises liability claim generally arises from a slip and fall, but other negligent actions by a property owner may lead to injuries.  An assault in a parking lot may be grounds for a negligent security lawsuit.  Depending on the circumstances, an attorney may be able to recover damages for medical bills, lost earnings, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and more.


Medical Malpractice –

Eric Dillon Law - Medical MalpracticeWhen an injury results from medical treatment that deviates from accepted standards of care, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be the only way for the patient to recover damages.  If you have suffered serious injuries at the hands of negligent doctors, hospitals, and other medical professionals, you may deserve considerable compensation for your pain and suffering as well as future and past lost wages and medical bills.


Bad Faith Insurance –

When insurance works the way it is supposed to, it can be a lifesaver in times of severe financial, physical, or emotional distress, whether the insurance involved is for automobile, health, homeowner’s, life, disability, or fire or water damage.  When an insurance company fails to live up to its obligations in the insurance contract, the consequences can be devastating.

An insurance policy is a contract, and if one party does not follow its terms, the other party can sue for breach of contract to recover the amount of benefits he or she should have received under the policy.  An insurance policy contains an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.  Violation of this covenant gives rise to a tort claim which means that recoverable damages include all actual damages as well as non-economic losses such as emotional distress.  Attorney’s fees are often recoverable in tort cases and the plaintiff may sue for punitive damages as well.

Eric Dillon Law - Bad Faith InsuranceInsurance companies are in business to protect their bottom line and make money.  When an insurance company goes beyond making reasonable arguments for its position and deliberately or unreasonably refuses to pay a claim, that company has acted in bad faith and is liable not only for the benefits owed under the policy, but also for any other damages its actions have caused, as well as punitive damages in the appropriate case.

Generally, an insurance company acts in bad faith when it refuses to pay part or all of a valid claim without an arguable or legitimate reason for doing so.  An unreasonable refusal to defend an insured, or to accept a reasonable demand and settle with the third party, can be examples of insurance bad faith.  Other grounds for bad faith could be failing to investigate a claim properly, undue delay in processing a claim, or making low settlement offer far below what an insured or third party should reasonably expect given the policy limits and damages involved.