Mississippi Personal Injury Law
In Mississippi, a personal injury claim can be brought against an individual or entity who acted negligently and caused injury to another individual. Under Mississippi law, individuals who have suffered an injury due to the negligence of another are entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses that resulted from the injury.
In order to succeed in a personal injury case in Mississippi, the victim must be able to prove that the party being sued was negligent and that their negligence caused the harm. Negligence is defined as the failure to use reasonable care and caution that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances. This means that the injured person must prove that the defendant owed them a duty of care, that they breached this duty, and that their actions resulted in the damages they incurred.
In Mississippi, claimants have three years from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit. However, if the injury is related to a governmental entity, the victim must file a claim within one year of the accident.
Those considering filing a personal injury claim in Mississippi should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. At Keith B. French Law, an experienced personal injury attorney will be able to assess the details of the incident, advise you on the best course of action, and fight to make sure your legal rights are protected.
By understanding your rights and taking the necessary steps to protect them, you may be able to seek the justice and financial compensation that you deserve.
Contact a Mississippi personal injury attorney at Keith B. French Law to schedule a free consultation today to learn more about how we can help you.