Mississippi Personal Injury Lawyers

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Have You Been Injured in Mississippi?

An unexpected injury can wreak havoc on your life. Fortunately, Mississippi allows accident victims to seek compensation when someone else is at fault.

The Mississippi personal injury attorneys with Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC will demand that they pay the money you need to get your life back on track. With years of experience and millions recovered for our clients, our firm knows the importance of getting results that count – and you only pay if we deliver. Contact us today for a free consultation at (228) 872-8752.

Why Choose Haug, Farrar & Franco PLLC for Your Mississippi Personal Injury Claim? 

When choosing a personal injury lawyer to handle your claim, you have many options. So, why choose HFF? We are a full-service law firm that offers uncompromising client service. Here’s our promise to you:   

  • We will never treat you like another case number. We know how important your case is to your future.
  • We’ll assess your case for free and advise you on your options during a no-obligation consultation.
  • We’ll communicate with you openly and honestly throughout your case. You’ll always know where things stand and what to expect.
  • We’ll explore every option for recovering fair compensation for your injury. Your success is our top priority.
  • We’ll never charge you a fee unless we win your case. High-quality legal representation should be a right, not a privilege.

The Legal Process for Personal Injury Claims in Mississippi

Filing a personal injury claim in Mississippi is a multi-step process. Protect yourself from the start by seeking immediate medical attention. Then, consult an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn whether you have a valid legal claim. 

If you decide to proceed with your case, your attorney will:    

  • Investigate the accident –Your lawyer will conduct an independent investigation to gather evidence and identify who is responsible for the accident. Evidence may include the accident report, medical records, witness statements, expert testimony, and documentation of lost wages.
  • File the personal injury claim – Once your attorney has determined the liable party, they will file a personal injury claim with their insurance company. This claim will detail the accident, the injuries you suffered, and the compensation you deserve.
  • Negotiate for a settlement – The insurance company may accept responsibility for the incident, deny the claim, or make a counteroffer. Your personal injury lawyer will negotiate with the insurer in pursuit of an out-of-court settlement. This settlement closes out your claim, getting you paid while releasing the insurance company from further liability.
  • File a lawsuit – If settlement talks break down, your attorney may recommend filing a personal injury lawsuit. This involves preparing and submitting a complaint letter to the appropriate court and serving it on the at-fault party and their insurer.
  • Go through discovery – During discovery, both parties exchange information and evidence about the case. This phase may include depositions, interrogatories, and requests for documents to narrow the facts in question and assess each side’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Explore mediation or head to trial – Most cases are resolved through mediation, where a neutral third party helps facilitate a settlement. If mediation fails, the case proceeds to trial, where a judge or jury will render a decision.

Types of Recoverable Damages in Personal Injury Cases in Mississippi

In personal injury claims, there are three main types of compensation you might be entitled to:

Economic Damages

Economic damages include quantifiable damages based on your actual losses as a result of the injury, which can include the following:

  • Medical expenses: The cost of all the medical treatments related to the injury, such as doctor’s appointments, medication, physical therapy, and even ongoing or future treatments.
  • Lost wages: If you miss work due to your injury, you may be reimbursed for the wages you would have earned during that time. This may also cover future lost earnings if you can’t perform your job effectively anymore.
  • Property damage: If the injury resulted in damage to your belongings, you could be reimbursed for the repairs or the replacement costs.

Economic damages are usually simple to calculate as they consist of clear financial losses, and the court seeks to make you “whole” again by reimbursing these costs.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are intangible losses that are harder to quantify. They include:

  • Pain and suffering: This is monetary compensation for the physical distress you’ve experienced due to the injury. The court will consider factors such as the severity of your injury, your age, and how the injury has affected your daily life.
  • Loss of consortium: In cases where the injury impacts the relationship between spouses, compensation can be awarded to cover the loss of companionship, love, and sexual relations.
  • Emotional distress: This entails the mental anguish and emotional pain that someone endures as a result of the injury. In some cases, psychological trauma may result, such as post-traumatic stress disorder.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant for their malicious or reckless behavior and deter them from repeating their offenses. Punitive damages are awarded when there is clear and convincing evidence that the defendant committed actual fraud, acted with actual malice or gross negligence, or showed willful, wanton, or reckless disregard for the safety of others.

While punitive damages can lead to sizable awards, they are also more challenging to prove and are not awarded in all personal injury cases.

The Statute of Limitations for Mississippi Personal Injury Lawsuits

What is the Deadline for Filing a Claim?

In Mississippi, based on the statute of limitations, you have three years from the date of injury. This deadline applies to a wide range of claims, including car accidents, slip-and-fall incidents, medical malpractice, and product liability cases. If you fail to file a lawsuit within this time frame, you risk losing the opportunity to recover damages for your injuries.

In some cases, the statute of limitations might be extended. Mississippi law permits the statute of limitations to be extended to three years from the date when the injury was, or should have reasonably been, discovered:

(1) All actions for which no other period of limitation is prescribed shall be commenced within three (3) years next after the cause of such action accrued, and not after. 

(2) In actions for which no other period of limitation is prescribed and which involve latent injury or disease, the cause of action does not accrue until the plaintiff has discovered, or by reasonable diligence should have discovered, the injury.”

How Much Does a Lawyer Charge for a Personal Injury Case in Mississippi?

Most personal injury lawyers in Mississippi, including HFF, operate on a contingency-fee basis. You only pay us if we win your case and put money back in your pocket. Our fee is a percentage of the settlement or award, which aligns our interests with yours. And because you don’t pay us unless we win, there’s no risk in asserting your rights and demanding justice.

The Challenges of Personal Injury Claims in Mississippi

Though Mississippi personal injury law allows you to recover compensation from negligent parties, getting this money can be easier said than done. Few people and even fewer insurance companies admit responsibility for an accident, especially when serious money is on the line. Insurers have made an art of denying claims on technicalities and convincing claimants to accept pennies on the dollar. 

Fortunately, you don’t have to face these difficulties on your own. Instead, you can turn to an experienced Mississippi personal injury lawyer to handle your claim on your behalf. Not only does this take the stress off your shoulders, but it puts your case in the hands of a skilled professional who knows how to win. Don’t delay — contact the personal injury attorneys at HFF today to get an advocate in your corner. 

Types of Cases Our Mississippi Personal Injury Attorneys Handle

Need to Discuss Your Injury? Contact Our Mississippi Law Firm Today

Whether you’ve been hurt in a car accident, an animal attack, or suffered other personal injuries, the legal team at Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC will help you to demand the justice and compensation you deserve. Request a free case review now. 

  • Legally Reviewed By
    Todd M. Farrar
    Todd has experience representing clients in many areas of law, including hundreds of cases related to serious injuries from car & trucking accidents in Gulfport; criminal defense of DUIs, misdemeanors, and felonies; medical malpractice claims; and a wide range of other serious personal injury matters.

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