Jackson, MS Personal Injury Lawyers
Jackson, MS experiences accidents every single day. Personal injury victims should seek the guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney who can assist them throughout the entire process of their claim. A personal injury lawyer’s work will include:
- Gathering sensitive information to build a strong case as supported by evidence
- Putting relevant parties on notice of a suit being filed
- Giving the client general legal advice and the information they need about their legal rights.
When a claimant is overwhelmed with piles of medical bills, dealing with the consequences of property damage, or overall having difficulty processing their injury, they should consider contacting the office of NST Law. Our team of personal injury lawyers puts the best interests of our clients first.
How common are accidents that lead to personal injury claims in Jackson, MS?
In many personal injury cases in Jackson, victims experience serious injuries arising from all sorts of accidents. In 2019, there were:
- 33 fatal accidents
- 38 fatalities
- 88 people involved in fatal accidents
- 12 pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
These numbers have risen since 2016, which only saw:
- 23 fatal accidents
- 24 fatalities
- 42 people involved in fatal accidents
- 10 pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Specific areas within Jackson, MS that have reported fatalities include:
- West Capitol Street
- Bullard Street
- Interstate 20 and Front Road
- East McDowell Rd
In May of this year, a multi-car crash occurred in Jackson, MS on West Northside Drive, injuring four people and killing two elderly drivers. Police and accident reconstruction experts ascertained that the driver was reckless and inattentive in the lead-up to the accident.
In August 2021, two young boys stole a company truck, crashing it into a home on Belvedere Drive. The boys first crashed into a power pole, then a fence before almost hitting the company truck owner’s wife. We expect the couple to file a personal injury claim against the young boys and their families.
West Northside Drive is one of the most hazardous areas in the Jackson, MS area. Over five days, three fatal accidents occurred, killing one person as young as 28.
Another type of accident that leads to personal injury claims is commercial truck accidents. In Jackson, MS, two men were traveling inside a tow truck carrying an 18-wheeler when an oncoming Amtrak train struck them. Unfortunately, the men did not survive. In these types of cases, it is not uncommon for families to pursue damages for the pain the loss of their loved one caused them to suffer, lost wages, or any other monetary losses from the accident.
On August 5, 2021, a truck collision on I-55 before Fortification St. caused two lanes of southbound traffic to shut down, backing traffic up all the way to Lakeland Drive. Police were not able to determine the cause of the 18-wheeler overturn.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and falls are a type of personal injury claim that does not involve car accidents. Rather, the injured party alleges that the defendant involved was negligent in maintaining safe premises to prevent the plaintiff and others from falling.
One plaintiff in Jackson, MS was a Jackson attorney who claimed she slipped and fell inside the Hinds County Chancery Court Building on June 7, 2019. She claims that the county failed to warn her and other invitees to the building of the potential hazard of the wet floors. You can find this building just a few blocks away from the Mississippi Museum of Art, off of E Pascagoula St. on S. President St.
Types of Jackson, MS Cases NST Law Handles
The legal practice of NST Law always goes the extra mile to ensure each client receives fair compensation for their personal injury lawsuit. By focusing on a unique range of practice areas, we are able to offer the quality of a larger firm with the attention of a smaller firm. NST Law has years of experience handling the following types of cases in Jackson, MS:
Examples of NST Law’s Settlements and Verdicts
While every case is different, we take the time to understand the specific facts of your case so that we can help you determine your best legal options. Below are some examples of recent settlements and verdicts we helped our clients obtain:
- We represented a 61-year-old woman after an industrial forklift caused an automobile accident. Our client suffered catastrophic injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, permanent and life-changing abdominal injuries, and pain and suffering. We helped her secure a settlement for $1,800,000.
- One of our clients fell from a billboard catwalk while he was posting a billboard sign. He suffered from two broken arms that required surgery and was unable to work for a period of time. We helped him obtain over $950,000 in a third-party claim for his injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
What if my insurance company offered me a settlement?
Personal injury claimants should not accept a settlement offer from an insurance company without first consulting a Jackson, MS personal injury attorney. It is not uncommon for injured parties, desperate for immediate financial compensation, to accept the first or second settlement offer made to them. However, the average layperson is not equipped to negotiate with insurance adjusters who fight tooth and nail to minimize their payouts.
Similarly, injured claimants may not know what their cases are worth. Fortunately, the lawyers at NST Law have experience with all types of personal injury cases, and extensive experience in dealing with insurance companies. They will work to secure fair compensation for our clients.
Contact us today to determine whether or not you are receiving a fair settlement offer for your personal injury case. A review of the facts of your case and the injuries you suffered from, which include economic and non-economic damages, will help us determine what fair compensation means in your case.
How do I know what a fair settlement offer is?
A fair settlement in a personal injury claim depends on a wide variety of factors and the client’s goals. These factors include the following:
- The type of claim the claimant has. Perhaps the plaintiff was the victim of a hit and run by a distracted driver. This may warrant unique damages called punitive damages.
- The extent of injuries that the plaintiff suffered from. If a plaintiff is required to receive medical treatment such as rehabilitation, this will impact the damages they can ask for.
- Loss of wages and future income. Usually arising from a workers’ compensation claim, a hindrance to a source of income is often why claimants seek legal assistance.
- Pain and suffering or loss of consortium. The goal of this type of damage is to improve the quality of life of the plaintiff and their loved ones.
The best way to determine what a fair settlement is for your case is to seek legal help. Reach out to the staff at NST Law today for a free case evaluation!
How will Mississippi's liability laws affect my claim?
When assigning fault or liability to parties within a personal injury lawsuit, states adhere to either comparative or contributory negligence principles. Comparative negligence is a theory that does not prevent a claimant from recovering on their claim, even in cases where they hold partial liability. .
On the other hand, contributory negligence outright prevents a claimant from the possibility of recovery if they are assigned even the slightest amount of fault for their claim.
In Jackson, MS, personal injury victims can rest easier knowing that Mississippi has adopted comparative negligence in its handling of personal injury cases. In other words, even if a claimant is 90% at fault, they can still recover 10% of the damages awarded in the case.
Selecting the right attorney to represent your case is crucial to reducing the percentage of fault (if any) assigned to you. The lawyers at NST Law invite you for a free case consultation to discuss the facts of your case.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Mississippi?
Injured people must seek legal advice immediately, as the law imposes a statute of limitations. This means that the law requires a person to bring a claim against the defendant within a specific time frame, or otherwise forgo their right to seek justice and collection of damages. Sometimes, a city will have different laws on the imposed statute of limitations, but Jackson, MS, does not and instead adheres to the requirements of Mississippi law.
Mississippi law has a time limit of three years to claim personal injury, wrongful death, and product liability. If the claim is the result of a claim of medical malpractice, however, the time limit imposed is two years instead. Contact the experienced attorneys at NST Law today to ensure you don’t lose the right to pursue your claim.
When should I contact the experienced lawyers at NST Law?
The statute of limitations, complicated aspects of handling a personal injury case, and necessary negotiation skills are just a handful of reasons why you should contact the lawyers at NST Law as soon as possible. We fight for our client’s rights until they can receive adequate payment and justice for their personal injury claim.
So, whether you have been in a car accident, a slip and fall accident, or a faulty product injured you, we’re here to help. From case evaluation to evidence gathering, to case settlement, we can guide you each step of the way. Contact us today to set up your free case evaluation.