Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Cases

Many people have questions about what it means to have a personal injury case. Attorney David Butts has heard many questions about personal injury over his more than 40 years of practice. Here are answers to some common questions we receive at David Butts Law Firm about these cases:

The insurance company offered to settle my case. Should I accept?

Be careful about accepting the first offer an insurance company makes after an accident. Remember that they are trying to pay the least amount possible on your claim. We recommend you have an experienced personal injury attorney review your settlement offer for several reasons. First, an experienced lawyer can tell you whether their offer is a good one based on your situation. Second, hiring an attorney tells the insurance company that you are serious about your claim. Finally, a good trial attorney can negotiate a better settlement for you because the insurance company will pay more to avoid trial.

What can I do if I was injured by a driver who didn't have insurance?

Mississippi drivers are supposed to carry a minimum amount of liability insurance in case they cause an accident. If the driver who injured you did not have insurance, or did not have enough to cover your injuries, you may be able to bring a claim against your own insurance company if your policy has uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. If not, you may try to bring a lawsuit against the driver, personally.

How much will hiring a lawyer cost me?

At David Butts Law Firm, we handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you don't pay us anything unless we recover for you. Our fee is based on a percentage of the damages we recover. You pay nothing upfront.

Still Have Questions?

If we did not cover your question here, contact David Butts for a free initial consultation at his Tupelo office. Call 662-269-5451 today or send us an online message.