Jackson Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal Injury Attorneys Serving the Jackson Area
After suffering serious injuries, you may be unable to work and worried about how you will afford expensive medical care. Whether you were hurt in a truck accident, injured by a defective product, assaulted at your apartment, or involved in another incident, it is crucial to retain an experienced attorney to advise and represent you. In many cases, there is insurance to cover the costs that you may face, but most insurers are reluctant to pay the full value of claims unless a victim retains an aggressive lawyer. The Jackson personal injury lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are aggressive advocates for their clients, and we can advise you on your legal options.
Motor vehicle accidents are relatively common and may be life-changing. To establish your right to recover compensation from a negligent driver, you will need to show that the driver failed to use reasonable care to avoid harming you and that this failure caused your injuries. Mississippi follows the rule of pure comparative fault, which means that you may recover some compensation from an at-fault driver even if you are found to have been partially responsible for the accident. It is critical to consult with a Jackson car accident attorney who can interview witnesses and take other steps to prove the other driver’s fault.
Victims of accidents in Jackson or other areas in Hinds County should not delay in seeking the treatment that they need. They may be able to receive medical attention at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, St. Dominic Hospital, or the Baptist Medical Center, among other facilities. The next step consists of exploring your legal options. Whether you have been rear-ended on Lakeland Drive, have been struck by a drowsy trucker on I-20, or have suffered a slip and fall in the Northpark Mall, NST is here to help you fight for your rights.
Wrecks involving motorcycles are often tragic. Motorcyclists do not have the protections offered by standard vehicles, and as a result, they are more prone to suffering traumatic injuries. In Jackson, motorcycle accident lawyers must work hard to conduct a full investigation into what happen, which includes proving liability and damages. Motorcyclists injured in accidents are susceptible to suffering injuries like road rash and permanent scarring.
Some of the most devastating crashes involve 18-wheelers, big rigs, and other commercial vehicles. Victims in passenger cars often suffer catastrophic injuries when they have been struck by a massive truck. Injured truck wreck victims may be able to hold not only the truck driver but also the trucking company accountable for their damages. The theory of vicarious liability provides that an employer may be liable for the careless conduct of an employee who was acting in the scope and course of their employment at the time of the wreck. This may be useful because trucking companies typically carry more substantial insurance than an individual driver. An experienced Jackson truck accident lawyer will understand different legal theories that can be used to help you recover all compensation to which you may be entitled.
If you were injured on the job, your only way to recover compensation from your employer may be through workers’ compensation insurance. An occupational injury or illness is a condition that arises on the job through performance of job duties. Exceptions to the general rule that employers must have workers’ compensation insurance include businesses with less than five employees and businesses that employ only independent contractors or volunteers. To recover benefits with the help of a Jackson workers’ compensation lawyer, you need not necessarily prove fault. Workers’ compensation claims are administered by the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission, located at 1428 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, MS 39216.
Many serious accidents result from products that should not have been released to the public. In Mississippi, consumers who are injured by a defective product may seek recourse by bringing a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer or seller of the product. In general, you will need to establish that you were hurt due to a defect in the product. You must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the product was defective at the time that it left the control of the manufacturer or seller. The defects may be related to manufacturing, design, or warnings or instructions about the product’s proper use.
Property owners have a responsibility to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe for people who enter them or live on them. The owners of apartment complexes, office buildings, shopping centers, and other properties potentially may be held liable when they fail to provide adequate security to protect against the risk of third-party criminal attacks, such as muggings or sexual assaults. Poor lighting, a lack of security guards in a parking lot, broken locks on doors or windows, and other faulty security measures may be compelling evidence of a property owner’s liability. In these inadequate security cases, it is important to show that the third party’s criminal actions were reasonably foreseeable, which is often accomplished through expert testimony.
In Jackson and Hinds County, property owners owe legal duties to people on the premises. The relevant duty of care can depend on whether the individual on the property is classified as an invitee, licensee, or trespasser. One of the most common types of premises liability case involves slip and fall, and invitees are owed the highest legal duty under Mississippi law. Other claims against corporate defendants can include negligent maintenance of property or negligent hiring of staff.
Out of every 1,000 newborn babies, between 6-8 are born with some type of birth injury. One of the more common birth injury is Cerebral Palsy, while others include Brachial Plexus, Erb’s Palsy, and brain damage. Some birth defects are caused by natural or genetic factors, and they cannot be cured. Other times, birth defects are caused by inadequate medical care, failure to conduct proper testing, and other forms of medical malpractice. To succeed on a birth injury case in the Jackson area, your attorney will need to consult with qualified expert witnesses. Recoverable forms of damages, or compensation, can include medical bills, loss of future income, pain and suffering, and other elements available in a wrongful death claim.
Doctors and other health care providers in Mississippi may be held accountable for failing to provide competent care to their patients. For example, a doctor may fail to order the appropriate diagnostic tests, resulting in a condition not being detected until it has advanced to a more serious stage. In other cases, an anesthesiologist may supply an inappropriate dose of anesthesia, or a nurse may provide a patient with a medication to which they have noted an allergy. These and other instances of medical negligence may result in liability for a health care provider if the plaintiff can secure an expert witness to persuasively testify about the defendant’s inadequate level of care and how it caused their injuries. It is beneficial to select an attorney qualified in Mississippi medical malpractice law with the resources to consult with experts as needed.
Nursing Home Abuse
Elderly people are among the most vulnerable members of our communities. Families who are unable to properly care for their aging loved ones sometimes must entrust them to the care of nursing homes or other assisted living facilities. Tragically, acts of negligence and even abuse are pervasive in these settings. Residents may suffer from bed sores, malnutrition, dehydration, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and other forms of harm. Facilities also may be held accountable when one resident causes harm to another resident because the staff failed to properly monitor the situation. A nursing home negligence or abuse claim may hold individual staff members as well as facilities accountable for their conduct.
Retain an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer in Jackson
Jackson is the largest city in Mississippi. Located on the Pearl River, it is named for Andrew Jackson, a general and former U.S. President. The city has long been known for its blues and jazz musicians. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our tenacious Jackson personal injury attorneys can help you seek damages, benefits, or both, depending on your situation. With 30 attorneys and more than 100 staff members, we are well equipped to help you and anyone injured in Central Mississippi, including Jackson, Ridgeland, Vicksburg, Canton, and Crystal Springs. Contact our office by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a personal injury, Social Security, or workers’ compensation attorney.