Jackson Personal Injury Attorneys
What Is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
A personal injury lawsuit is a legal action that allows you to hold the person who caused your accident (the defendant) responsible for your injuries and losses when they arise. It is based on the legal tenet of negligence, which is an act or omission that violates a duty of care. When someone’s negligence or carelessness causes another person’s injury, it becomes a “tort.” Personal injury cases fall under tort law and are largely based on proving the following:
- The person who harmed you (the defendant) owed you (the plaintiff) a duty of care
- The plaintiff violated this duty
- You were injured
- The plaintiff’s violation caused your injury
Kinds of Accidents Our Firm Handles
While car accident cases are the most common type of personal injury claim, we handle legal actions of every shape and size.
Our full list of practice areas is below:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Uber & Lyft accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Rear-end accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Premises liability
- Mass torts
- Workers’ compensation
- Wrongful death
- Catastrophic injuries
If you need help with any type of accident we handle, or even one that falls outside of these categories, call us at (601) 565-4616 to discuss your case. We proudly serve Ridgeland, Jackson, and the surrounding areas!
With our fearless leader, Mama Justice aka Missy Wigginton, MW Law Firm hosts a team of experienced personal injury attorneys in Jackson, MS who can help you win your case.
Two Ways to Protect Your Rights
The first and most important way to protect your rights after a negligent act or omission is to pursue legal action immediately. The statutes of limitations in Mississippi only allow victims 1 year to file a lawsuit after their injury. This means that if you fail to file on time, your case can be thrown out and you can lose any right you had to justice or compensation.
What Are Personal Injury Damages?
Fighting for compensation is another way you can protect yourself after an accident. Being awarded damages in a settlement or lawsuit can help you preserve your quality of life and handle the following:
- Medical expenses, including bills from the emergency room
- The costs of rehabilitative care
- Missed wages
- Diminished earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Funerary expenses and loss of consortium in wrongful death cases
Make sure you have your best shot at compensation with MW Law Firm - Mama Justice.
Personal Injury FAQ:
Many injury victims are confused by the claims process and aren't sure where to start! Below are our answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding personal injury lawsuits.
Should you accept the first settlement offer you receive?
Absolutely not! The insurance company's first priority is to protect their own interests; that means paying out as little money as possible, even for legitimate claims. Before you accept any settlement offer given to you by the insurance company (whether your own, or the other party's) you should consult with your attorney. The last thing you want is to accept an offer, and find out later on that it won't cover all of your medical bills, or the income you lost when you had to miss work during recovery. Protect yourself and your settlement by speaking with an attorney before accepting any offer of compensation.
Can I afford a personal injury lawyer?
Why Choose Us?
Mama Justice may sound like an unusual name for a lawyer, but our firm understands that when you get hurt, you call your Mama. When you work with our firm, you will have Missy’s cell phone number and you won’t be ignored. Our Jackson personal injury lawyers will be with you every step of the way and treat you like family throughout your case.
For availability and personal support, call Mama Justice at (601) 565-4616 and visit our Jackson office for a free consultation. Get the help you need from a personal injury lawyer in Jackson today.
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U. S. District Courts for Northern and Southern Mississippi
Supreme Court of the State of Mississippi
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Mrs. Wigginton is true to her name.- Lillian F.
Missy is a fighter and doesn't give up on her cases.- Gayla
Mama Missy truly cares about her clients.- Elizabeth
Best lawyer ever!- Former Client
Missy gets the job done!- Keith