How to Begin the Personal Injury Claim Process
If someone else’s negligence hurt you, there are a few things you need to do if you want to have a successful case and get a fair settlement. For most personal injury claims, the first stage in the process is sending a demand letter to the defendant and their insurer to notify them of your demands. Demand letters detail your injuries, the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries and other losses and outlines what actions the defendant took to cause your injuries.
After you send your demand letter, the only thing you can do is wait for a response. Once you get this response, you can decide what steps to take next. You can choose to:
Accept a settlement if the offer is enough to cover your economic and emotional damages fully. A settlement means you can pay your bills and move on from your accident.
Enter negotiations with defendants and insurance adjusters to reach a settlement. Settlement negotiations take skill but often result in generous settlements if you have legal help.
Take your claim to civil court and let a judge or jury decide on the amount of your settlement. This route will take longer to resolve your claim, but it will result in a fair settlement.
Civil court locations in Mississippi:
US District Court
501 E. Court St, Suite 2.500, Jackson, MS 39201
Hinds County Circuit Clerk
407 E Pascagoula St, Jackson, MS 39201
Southaven Municipal Court
8889 Northwest Dr, Southaven, MS 38671
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
That is a frequently asked question, but it doesn’t have an easy answer. Some accident victims don’t need legal assistance because their injuries are minor and a settlement will cover their accident-related costs fully.
If your injuries were caused by any of the following accidents, contact an injury lawyer in Mississippi:
A traffic collision involving a car, bicycle, pedestrian, or commercial truck.
Medical negligence or surgical errors.
Falls or other accidents on commercial or residential property.
Workplace injuries or deaths.
No matter where your injury occurred, the success of your claim depends on whether you can prove negligence. That is as easy as it seems and is an undertaking best left to someone with experience as one of our personal injury lawyers in Mississippi.
There are numerous ways our attorneys can help; they can:
Preserve and collect evidence pertaining to your accident.
They can enlist experts to testify on your behalf.
Draft your demand letter and notify all negligent parties.
Gather and interpret evidence to prove negligence.
Conduct settlement negotiations.
Personal injury victims in Mississippi can find the help they need at USAttorneys. We have a dedicated team of lawyers who can assist you with any accident claim. Our well-informed team of lawyers understand the state’s personal injury laws and will help you navigate all stages of your injury claim. You can locate an accident lawyer near you and set up a consultation so that you get the information you need to make the best decision about your case.