Jackson Personal Injury Lawyer

Jackson Personal Injury Attorneys

What Is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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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

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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:

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?

    The thought of hiring a lawyer to represent you can be daunting. After all, on television don't lawyers usually charge thousands of dollars? Here's the good news: our firm offers what's called a "contingency fee." This means that you don't pay any fees unless we are able to recover compensation for your injuries. After you receive your compensation, our fee will be deducted from the settlement you receive. This means that you lose no money out-of-pocket by hiring our injury lawyers to represent you. Instead of stressing about money, you are able to focus on recovering, and we will fight hard to win your claim because when you win, we all win!

    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.

    Our Awards

    • Mississippi Bar Association
      Mississippi Bar Association
    • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
      The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
    • Avvo Reviews
      Avvo Reviews
    • American Bar Association
      American Bar Association
    • Tennessee Bar Association
      Tennessee Bar Association
    • U. S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
      U. S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
    • U. S. District Courts for Northern and Southern Mississippi
      U. S. District Courts for Northern and Southern Mississippi
    • Supreme Court of the State of Mississippi
      Supreme Court of the State of Mississippi
    • United States Bankruptcy Court
      United States Bankruptcy Court


    We Treat Our Clients Like Family
    • Mrs. Wigginton is true to her name.

      “Mama Justice fights for you and treats you as if you were her own.”

      - Lillian F.
    • Missy is a fighter and doesn't give up on her cases.

      “Missy was more than a lawyer. She was a support system that turned into a life long friend!”

      - Gayla
    • Mama Missy truly cares about her clients.

      “After working with Missy on my case, I feel like we are family!”

      - Elizabeth
    • Best lawyer ever!

      “Missy will go the extra mile for you. I would recommend her in the highest regard!”

      - Former Client
    • Missy gets the job done!

      “Missy represented my interests, provided sound legal advice and got the best possible outcome.”

      - Keith
    Call Your Lady for Justice We Will Fight On Your Behalf and Ensure You Obtain Fair Compensation

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