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.
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.