Personal Injury Lawyers Fighting For Jackson's Injured
Hurt in an accident? Get a Jackson personal injury attorney to help
Most people don't know what to do if they've been hurt in an accident that was caused by someone else, but our Jackson personal injury lawyers know what steps to take to help injured victims get compensation that's fair and deserving.
Accidents happen all the time to all sorts of different people. In an instant, your whole life can get turned upside down, and you might need a personal injury lawyer to help you pick up the pieces. Sky-high medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, emotional distress, and mental anguish are a recipe for disaster. You have rights if you've been injured in an accident due to someone else's negligence, and our Jackson personal injury attorneys will demand that the responsible parties step up and take accountability. Contact the Mike Slocumb Law Firm in Jackson today for a free consultation.
Jackson personal injury lawyers who help after all types of accidents
Getting reimbursed for your accident-related expenses can be complex. Those who are responsible for your injury typically deny any wrongdoing or negligence. To make matters worse, insurance companies aren't in business to hand out large settlements ─ even when it's justified. That's why a lot of accident victims wisely choose to get an experienced Jackson personal injury attorney in their corner, fighting for their best interests. Our lawyers help victims who've been hurt in a wide variety of different accidents, including:
If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident on someone's residential or commercial property in Jackson, you have rights. Under Mississippi law, there is a 3-year statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim. This means that you have three years from the time of your accident to pursue a claim, but it doesn't mean you should wait. Slip and fall accidents can get complicated quickly. With Mississippi's comparative negligence law, if you're found to be even partially responsible for your accident, your compensation can be reduced by that percentage. That's why those who should answer for their negligence often try to say the slip and fall accident was your fault. Whether they claim you were somewhere you shouldn't have been, the hazardous conditions should have been obvious, or you weren't paying attention, negligent parties will try anything to reduce your compensation or get your claim denied altogether. The personal injury lawyers at the Mike Slocumb Law Firm won't let them get off the hook so easily.
Accidents on someone's property that are caused by some kind of hazard, unsafe condition or defect fall under premises liability. While slip and falls technically go in this category, these cases can also include incidents involving violent assault on someone's property. This includes sexual assault, murder, shootings, and stabbings. Premises liability also covers things like swimming pool accidents, fires, exposure to hazardous/toxic materials or fumes, dog bites, theme park accidents, and accidents from poorly maintained properties.
A lot of people keep dogs as pets, and dog owners are expected to take responsibility if their animal injures someone or damages their property. Medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, and emotional distress are all things dog bite victims have to deal with when they've been injured. Pet owners who are negligent should be held accountable for their carelessness, and our personal injury attorneys will fight to make them take responsibility. Failing to follow leash laws, not securing gates so their dog can easily escape, and keeping animals with a history of aggressive behavior are all ways pet owners can be held responsible for your accident. Pet owners often think of their animals as members of the family, so they will typically try to pin some of the blame on you. They may try to say you provoked the animal or you were trespassing when you were injured, or they may try to say the dog had no history of aggressiveness and there was no way for them to know it would attack. This is why getting an experienced Jackson personal injury lawyer on your side can make a difference when it comes to obtaining maximum compensation.
Our Jackson personal injury attorneys help family members who've lost people they care about in fatal accidents. If a person you love was killed in an accident due to someone's negligence, our experienced lawyers can answer your questions, explain your legal options, and get you the justice you deserve by obtaining the compensation you're entitled to. Whether a family member was killed by a drunk driver, died from a misdiagnosed condition, or was in a fatal accident at work, you have rights, and we can help you exercise those rights. Our personal injury attorneys are compassionate, caring, and understanding of your needs. We can help you get reimbursed for medical and funeral expenses, the wages the deceased would have made had they been alive, pain and suffering, and more. Wrongful death lawsuits can be extremely complex and need to be handled carefully by a knowledgeable lawyer with experience winning claims for grieving families.
Trust the Jackson personal injury attorneys who get results
Getting injured in an accident or losing someone you love due to someone's negligence can be upsetting. As if it wasn't hard enough to recover from an injury or cope with the loss of a family member, insurance companies will often take every measure to reduce your compensation or deny your claim altogether. They'll try to downplay the severity of your injury or say the accident was your fault. We know their tricks, and we know how to handle them. If we have to take the battle to the courtroom, we won't be intimated. Take a stand and fight back with the help of a Jackson personal injury lawyer. Contact an attorney from the Mike Slocumb Law Firm in Jackson today for a free consultation.