Greenville, MS Personal Injury Lawyers
Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Washington County, MS
When you are injured in an accident or harmed by the negligent or wrongful conduct of another, you have the right to take legal action. When you file a personal injury claim or lawsuit, you can not only hold the liable party accountable for the pain and suffering they have caused, but you can also secure much-needed financial compensation to assist with unexpected costs and losses associated with your injury.
At ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we are proud to represent injured individuals and the families of those wrongfully killed throughout the state of Mississippi. Our Greenville personal injury lawyers assist clients throughout Washington County and the nearby areas. We handle all types of complex personal injury claims and have successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
Were you injured because of someone else’s careless, reckless, or negligent conduct? Call ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP at (601) 265-6869 today to request a free consultation with an attorney at our firm.
Understanding Your Rights Under Mississippi Personal Injury Law
The law states that anyone who is injured or otherwise suffers damages (such as medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, or losses associated with the death of a loved one) can file a personal injury claim against an at-fault person or party.
To have grounds for a personal injury case, you must typically prove each of the following elements:
- The party against whom you are bringing the claim, known as the “defendant,” owed you a duty of care. This means they had a legal responsibility to take certain measures and/or avoid certain actions that could cause foreseeable injury or harm.
- The defendant failed to uphold the duty of care or breached the duty of care. This means that they did not take certain reasonable measures to prevent injury (i.e., were negligent) or intentionally inflicted injury.
- You were injured, and your injuries were a result of the defendant’s negligent, wrongful, or intentional conduct. You must also prove that your injuries led to measurable economic and/or non-economic damages.
In some cases, such as motor vehicle accidents, the duty of care is implied. In other words, all motorists on the road owe an implied duty of care to others, meaning they must take reasonable measures to avoid causing an accident or otherwise injuring another person. This means following traffic laws, obeying the rules of the road, and driving with care. When a motorist fails to do these things and causes an accident that injures someone else, they can be held responsible for the injured person’s medical bills, lost wages, diminished earning ability, pain and suffering, and other damages.
You should also know that your time to file a personal injury lawsuit is limited. If you wish to sue the at-fault party for personal injury in Mississippi, you only have three years from the date of the injury (or the date on which you discovered the injury/reasonably could have discovered the injury) to file your lawsuit.
The sooner you act, the better. If you were recently involved in an accident or injured as a result of someone else’s careless or reckless conduct, reach out to our Greenville personal injury attorneys at ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. We can help you understand your legal options and develop an innovative strategy aimed at protecting your rights.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
At ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we represent clients in Greenville and the surrounding areas in all types of personal injury matters, including cases involving:
- Car wrecks
- Drunk driving accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Pedestrian accidents
- Large truck and commercial vehicle collisions
- Bus accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Dog bites and attacks
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Elder abuse
- Boating accidents
- Defective products
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Serious and catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death
We also assist clients with complex cases involving workers’ compensation and Social Security disability (SSD) claims, as well as mass torts, class actions, and civil litigation.
Call Our Firm Today
At ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we are dedicated advocates for the injured and the wronged. Our Greenville personal injury attorneys are known for obtaining the results our clients need to manage unexpected financial costs, heal, and move forward with their lives. We have earned a reputation for providing our clients with the compassionate, personalized, and attentive service they need, coupled with the aggressive and assertive advocacy they deserve.
If you or someone you love has been affected by the negligent or wrongful conduct of another person, a company, or some other entity, our team is here for you. There is no risk in reaching out to us to discuss your potential case. We offer free initial consultations and contingency fees, meaning you do not owe costs when you hire our firm unless we win your case.