Personal injury can refer to a wide variety of accidents and trauma, including but not limited to those caused by the negligence of another party. An injury may also occur due to an intentional act. The one thing all personal injuries have in common is that the injured party may place a claim to recover the cost of their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering with the assistance of a Mississippi accident lawyer. The injured party has three years in which to file a claim.
No matter how severe an accident may be, not all trauma will qualify for a personal injury claim. To make a successful claim, it needs to be shown that someone else’s negligence caused the injury either directly or indirectly.
Many of the truck accidents that occur in Mississippi are caused by negligent driving behaviors, including speeding, distracted driving and failing to obey traffic laws. In 2019, 9.5 percent of all fatal accidents in Mississippi involved large trucks, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
Injury claims often involve more than one injured party, which can lead to mass tort litigation. Mass tort claims are legal cases where a group of injured people join together to seek damages from the same defendant or defendants. These types of lawsuits are typically complex and have a longer timeline when compared to filing an individual injury claim.
Talcum powder is a product which has been in use for many years, and its potential risks have become increasingly prominent. Product liability claims regarding talcum powder can include allegations of negligence, defective design, failure to warn about possible health risks or even manufacturing defects. There are several cases where people have successfully sued manufacturers for injuries caused by the use of talcum powder.
Under Mississippi law, a wrongful death claim is a legal action to recover damages for the loss of life caused by someone’s negligent or intentional misconduct. Wrongful death claims can arise when an individual dies due to another person’s negligence in a car accident, medical malpractice, defective product, premise liability accidents or any other type of personal injury incident.
About 95 percent of all injury accident cases are settled through insurance claims, including in Mississippi. This is because cases that go to trial most often are settled in the injured person’s favor, so it’s to the insurance company’s advantage to reach a settlement. However, trying to handle your case on your own can end up with you receiving much less than you should.
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