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Jackson Personal Injury Attorneys

What Is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

injured-man-in-a-wheelchair-talking-to-personal-injury-lawyerA 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 (888) 699-1846 to discuss your case. We proudly serve Ridgeland, Jackson, and the surrounding areas!