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Jackson Personal Injury Lawyer

You will face a great deal of challenges after an accident. You will suffer from the injuries sustained, and you may struggle financially as you incur high medical bills at a time when you cannot work. If someone else caused the accident that resulted in your injuries, you can file a claim against them to recover damages for your losses. Filing a claim successfully is not easy, though. Working with a Jackson personal injury lawyer will give you the best chance of success with your claim.

Types of Personal Injury Claims Our Firm Handles

Any time you are injured due to the carelessness of another person, you are likely entitled to claim damages. The most common types of personal injury claims our firm handles are as follows:

Most accidents are entirely preventable and everyone is required to act in a reasonable manner that keeps those around them safe. When someone does not meet that duty, they can be found negligent and paying damages.

Comparative Fault in Personal Injury Claims

It is not uncommon for more than one party to contribute to an accident. If you are found partly at fault, you do not lose the right to claim damages, but the amount you claim will be reduced. Jackson, like the rest of Mississippi, is governed by pure comparative fault law. Under this law, accident victims can still claim damages if they are hurt by another person’s carelessness. However, they are assigned a certain percentage of fault and the damages awarded are reduced by that same percentage.

The Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims in Jackson

When you are filing a claim or lawsuit after an accident, you only have a limited amount of time to do so. Most personal injury cases in Mississippi are governed by a statute of limitations, or a time limit, which is three years from the date of your accident. While there are exceptions to this law, they are very limited. If you do not file your lawsuit on time, you will be barred from claiming any damages at all.

Damages Available in a Personal Injury Claim

A lawsuit will allow you to recover damages for the losses you sustained as a result of the accident. The most common damages recovered include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages, plus loss of future earning capacity

Unlike many other states, Mississippi does not place a cap on the amount of damages you can claim, so you can receive full compensation for your injuries.

Call An Experienced Jackson Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If you have been injured due to another person’s negligence, our Jackson personal injury lawyer at Keith B. French Law, PLLC, can assist you through the claims process. Attorney French is dedicated to helping accident victims after an injury, and he wants to help you, too. Call us today at 832-243-6153 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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