Gulfport Personal Injury Lawyers
Understanding Mississippi’s Personal Injury Statute
When you suffer a painful, debilitating injury because of someone else’s negligence, you should not have to deal with the physical, emotional, and financial impact of your injury on your own. In Mississippi, you have the right to file a personal injury claim against the person or party that caused your injury—and Mike Slocumb Law Firm can help.
With decades of combined experience, our Gulfport personal injury lawyers can provide the personal attention and guidance you need during this difficult time. We are aggressive when it comes to pursuing fair compensation from the liable party, and we are ready to do whatever it takes to help you secure the justice you are owed. If the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, we are prepared to take your case to trial and fight tirelessly for you.
If you were injured due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, call our firm at (228) 206-6286 or contact us online for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.
Who Can File a Personal Injury Claim in Mississippi?
Mississippi personal injury laws allow you to file an insurance claim and/or lawsuit against a liable party when you are injured due to the carelessness, recklessness, or wrongful conduct of another. In other words, if someone else was at fault for the incident that caused your injury, you likely have grounds for a claim.
To have a personal injury case, you will likely need to prove the following:
- You were injured
- Your injuries led to economic and/or non-economic damages
- The defendant owed you a duty of care
- The defendant breached the duty of care, typically by acting negligently or wrongfully
- The defendant’s breach of the duty of care was the cause of your injuries
Essentially, you must show that the defendant had a legal responsibility to avoid certain acts that could cause injury and/or take certain measures to prevent foreseeable injury yet failed to uphold this duty of care, leading to the event that caused your injury and resulting damages.
At Mike Slocumb Law Firm, we work with teams of experts—including accident reconstructionists, economists, medical professionals, and others—who help us develop powerful claims for our clients based on the facts of the case. When you trust your recovery to our team, you can focus on healing and getting back on your feet while we handle the legal aspects of your recovery.
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When you file a personal injury claim or lawsuit, you are seeking financial compensation for the economic and non-economic losses, or “damages,” you have endured as a result of your injury.
Examples of common damages in personal injury cases include:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical care costs
- Lost wages and employment benefits
- Lost or reduced earning capacity
- Loss of future earnings
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Anguish and emotional distress
- In-home assistance and care
- Home modifications
In addition to these and other compensatory damages, you may also be entitled to punitive (or “exemplary”) damages. Punitive damages are awarded in cases involving gross negligence and/or wanton, willful, or intentional misconduct. The purpose of these damages is not to compensate the victim for specific losses but, rather, to punish the defendant and send a message that such conduct will not be tolerated.
At Mike Slocumb Law Firm, we fight tirelessly to recover maximum compensation for our clients. Whether you were injured in a car accident, slipped and fell on someone else’s property, or lost a loved one in a fatal truck accident, you can count on our Gulfport personal injury lawyers to advocate for you and your family every step of the way.
Like other states, Mississippi has a statute of limitations on personal injury claims. The deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit in Mississippi is three years from the date of injury, with few exceptions. In most cases, if you fail to file your claim in court within three years, the court will dismiss your case.
It is important that you speak to an attorney as soon as possible after the accident or injury. The sooner you discuss the details of your case with a member of our team, the sooner we can begin investigating the incident and putting together a powerful claim on your behalf. Our attorneys work quickly to preserve important evidence and communicate with the insurance company so that you can focus on healing and moving forward with your life.
If you or someone you love was recently involved in an accident or otherwise injured due to the negligence of another, reach out to Mike Slocumb Law Firm as soon as possible for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers in Gulfport.
Call (228) 206-6286 or contact us online today to get started.