Holding the Responsible Party Accountable for Injuries Throughout the Gulf Coast
If you were injured due to the negligence or recklessness of another, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and other damages. At Holcomb & Russell, our personal injury attorneys throughout the Gulf Coast use their extensive knowledge of Mississippi law to provide effective representation tailored to the needs of each client.
Representing Clients with Serious Injuries
After suffering a serious injury, you may find yourself unable to work and facing enormous medical bills. If the injury was the fault of another person, you can pursue compensation by filing a lawsuit. Our attorneys represent clients with injuries sustained in many different types of situations.
If you are contacted by an insurance company offering you a settlement after your accident, you may want to get in touch with an experienced personal injury lawyer before signing or agreeing to anything. These settlement offers are usually much less than your case is worth.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury in Mississippi?
The statute of limitations for personal injury in Mississippi is three years of the day when the injury happened. This three year statute of limitations also applies to wrongful death suits for most cases. Wrongful death cases in which that involves intentional assault or battery is one year.
How is Pain and Suffering Calculated in Mississippi?
In Mississippi, pain and suffering is calculated by rating your level of emotional and pain trauma from the accident on a scale from 1-5. Once you have that figure, you will use that multiply by the amount of your economic damages to come to a realistic figure for your pain and suffering. Examples of this would be a whiplash injury would be 1-3, while brain injury would be from 3-5. You must also be able to show proof of your pain and suffering before you can be compensated. The ways you can show this is by showing the following:
- Photos of before and after of the injuries.
- Letters and testimonies from friends and families.
We fight for fair compensation for clients injured in:
- Car accidents, including those involving DUI
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bite attacks
- Defective product incidents
- Other serious accidents or incidents
If you have a serious or catastrophic injury that will require medical care, physical therapy, or rehabilitation in the future, you may find that the statement is not enough to cover your costs and lost income. An experienced attorney can make sure you are fairly compensated for your injury.
Maximizing Your Compensation
Our Gulf Coast personal injury lawyers know how to negotiate with insurance companies and other parties in an attempt to secure a reasonable settlement for your injury. We are often able to secure fair compensation through negotiation. However, we are prepared to go to court if a fair settlement cannot be reached. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of personal injury law and trial experience.
Call (228) 332-3902 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney in our office.