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Mississippi Maritime Injury Attorney

The Wetzel Law Firm
If you’ve recently been in a traumatizing accident, you want to work with someone local, someone you can trust, someone who knows what they’re doing and someone who will work for you. We are James and Garner Wetzel and we've been doing this on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for over thirty-five years.​

The primary focus of our firm, the Wetzel Law Firm, is personal injury law. To you, that means ensuring you are caused no further trauma in the unfortunate instances where injuries require legal action. We promise that we will work to ensure you are fairly compensated for the expenses and trauma caused by your accident

We are well-versed in workers compensation and personal injury related to car, bicycle, boat and truck accidents, wrongful deaths, personal injuries, and slip and fall accidents and we work tirelessly to ensure that appropriate legal action is taken when needed. 

We don’t chase ambulances; we chase what is owed to you.

We are passionate about protecting our neighbors, friends and family and our neighborhood on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.  For over 35 years, our family has been protecting locals injured due to the negligence of others. Healthy happy individuals make up this healthy happy community that we are proud to call home!

Our firm of personal injury attorneys can make the difference between you struggling to get by versus you receiving fair and appropriate compensation while you get back on your feet.  Let us do the heavy lifting while you focus on recovery!

We are proud to be a 5 star Law Firm based on customer feedback on RateABiz.com and would be pleased to extend the same excellent representation to you that we offered to our many clients giving positive feedback.

We want to help you; we don’t want to capitalize on your trauma.

By letting us act as your Personal Injury Professionals, you can focus on healing from what brought you to us without worrying about respectability or reputation.  As a family business, we will remain ​professional attorneys while fighting to protect your rights in motor vehicle accidents, personal injuries workers compensation, maritime injuries, catastrophic injuries, medical malpractice, social security disability and commercial litigation.

While most claims are handled routinely and without dispute, there are situation in which  you may not be able to resolve disputes yourself due to legal red tape or simply because you’re rightfully focused on recovery. Our assistance in such instances can be invaluable in making sure that the other party is not taking advantage of your lack of legal representation or your recovery process.

Personal Injury: Overview
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a negligent driver, defective product, or workplace accident, the skilled attorneys at Wetzel Law Firm are well-prepared to help you develop a strategy for ensuring you receive the full and fair monetary compensation owed to you. We will fully investigate your accident and work with your chosen medical professional to gain a clear understanding of if and how this injury may impact the rest of your life. We can’t heal your injury, but we can ensure that you are fairly compensated for having sustained it.
Personal Injury: Accidents
Our lawyers represent clients in a wide variety of personal injury matters including but not limited to the following: motor vehicle accidents, maritime injuries, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, dangerous/defective products, and premises liability.

A catastrophic and unexpected injury or wrongful death can have a devastating effect on the family.  Not only are you struggling with recovery or the loss of a loved one, but you may also face
​financial peril. 

Our goal is to remove as much of this stress from your shoulders as we can while guiding you through a challenging legal process.  We will negotiate on your behalf to recover the maximum monetary compensation possible.  In cases when a settlement cannot be reached, we will confidently represent you in court.
Personal Injury Attorneys: Wetzel Law Firm
At the Wetzel Law Firm, we take all of our cases on a contingency fee basis – this means it will cost you nothing to have an attorney on your case until you’ve won.  We collect our fee when you collect from the person(s) responsible for your injuries.  Contact an experienced attorney at The Wetzel Law Firm today to learn more about our services at 228-864-6400.

Your initial consultation is always free.  
Workers' Compensation: Overview

Most working Mississippians are protected by the Workers’ Compensation Law with some exceptions.  All employers with five regularly employed employees are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage. If the employer has fewer than five employees, such coverage is not mandatory but may be provided voluntarily by the employer.  Domestic and farm laborers as well as employees of nonprofit, fraternal, charitable, religious and/or cultural organizations are not covered under this law unless coverage is provided voluntarily by the employer. 

Further, the Workers’ Compensation Law does not apply to federal employees or certain transportation and maritime employments covered by federal compensation laws.  Finally, independent contractors are usually excluded from coverage although special protection is given to employees of subcontractors.
If you’re unsure whether or not you’re covered by Workers’ Compensation, please give us a call after discussing with your employer and/or their insurance carrier!
Workmans' Comp: Coverage
Under the Workers’ Compensation Law, the worker is covered and eligible for benefits at the beginning of employment – there is not waiting period or minimum earnings requirement.  If you’re unsure whether or not your Workers’ Compensation has begun or if your employer is telling you otherwise, please give us a call after discussing with your employer and/or their insurance carrier!
Workmans' Compensation Attorney Representation

Following an accident, many people want to settle the matter quickly and move on with their lives quickly.  As a result, some may be tempted to try to settle issues without professional representation.  There are many pitfalls of trying to handle your case by yourself, especially while recovering from an injury.

In virtually all cases, an attorney can work on your case to ensure you receive full compensation during your recovery.  The negligent party will certainly have lawyers on their side – when you hire a lawyer to represent you, you are ensuring that the negligent party is not taking advantage of you.

Give us a call at Wetzel Law Firm at 228-864-6400 to learn more about how we can help you to a full recovery while receiving the benefits owed to you!
Motor Vehicle or 18 Wheeler Accidents Overview

Whether driving to work, school, daycare, or the grocery store, our roads and highways are crowded with vehicles every day – some of those vehicles being driven by negligent or inattentive drivers.  This can mean car and truck accidents and wrecks for everyone on the road. 

At the Wetzel Law Firm, our Mississippi motor vehicle accident attorneys have extensive experience guiding injured parties through the legal process.  If you or a loved one has recently been in such an accident, give us a call at 228-864-6400 for a free consultation about your case options!
Car Accident Lawyers: Types

Our firm provides legal advice and representation to residents throughout Mississippi injured in accidents involving any type of motor vehicle including but not limited to the following: car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, helicopter/aviation accidents.

Car Wrecks Attorney Advocacy
If you need to recover compensation from the at-fault party or are in dispute with your insurance carrier, give us a call at 228-864-6400.  We can listen to the facts of your case and provide an honest evaluation of the obstacles you may face through your litigation.

As soon as we accept your case, we will perform a careful investigation of your accident by examining the police report, the scene of the accident, and witness statements.  By working with industry engineers, accident reconstructionists and medical professionals, we can gain a clear understanding of the factors that led to your accident and the impact your injuries will have on the rest of your life.
Motor Vehicle Accidents: Wetzel Law Firm​
At the Wetzel Law Firm, we take all of our cases on a contingency fee basis – this means it will cost you nothing to have an attorney on your case until you’ve won.  We collect our fee when you collect from the person(s) responsible for your injuries.  Contact an experienced attorney at The Wetzel Law Firm today to learn more about our services at 228-864-6400.

Your initial consultation is always free.  

Wetzel Law Firm Attorney Areas of Practice
Gulfport, MS and Biloxi, MS Locations
​Auto Accidents
​Car Accidents
​Truck Accidents
​Motorcycle Accidents
Boating Accidents
Aviation Accidents
Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury
Dangerous and Defective Products
​Premises Liability
Workplace Injury
​Construction Accidents
​Industrial Accidents
​Social Security Disability
​​Workers' Compensation
Maritime Injuries
Jones Act Claims
​Offshore/Oil Rig Accidents
​Admiralty and Maritime Laws
​Injuries from Maritime Accidents
Catastrophic Injuries
Brain Injuries
Neck Injuries
​Back Injuries
​Spinal Cord Injuries
Wrongful Death
​Amputation, Disfigurement and Paralysis
​Chemical Exposure and Industrial Accidents
Electrocutions, Burns and Explosions
​Medical Malpractice

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