Mississippi Personal Injury Lawyers Representing People Injured in Slip and Falls and Car Crashes
Have you or a family member suffered a serious injury in a Mississippi auto accident, workplace accident or slip and fall? The personal injury lawyers at Kanner & Pintaluga have decades of combined experience representing people who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence. Our Mississippi attorneys are ready to assist in any way we can.
What Should You Know About Missouri Personal Injury Laws?
Nothing can throw you and your family’s life into disarray quite like an unexpected medical emergency. Injuries often leave people feeling vulnerable and overwhelmed. Life is busy and difficult enough as it is – being forced to cope with serious health issues adds an always unwelcome burden.
The sheer inconvenience of injuries isn’t the only problem facing people injured in car crashes, workplace accidents, slip and falls and other types of premises liability accidents. There’s also the matter of money.
Many people in Mississippi have high deductibles or simply lack the necessary health care coverage to adequately pay for all the medical treatments and rehabilitation they may require after an accident.
And why should you be forced to pay for injuries you sustained because of someone else’s carelessness?
The fundamental truth is you shouldn’t be paying for those injuries. The responsible person and their insurance company should be footing the bill for all the medical treatments, lost wages and pain and suffering you incurred due to the injuries they caused.
Mississippi Personal Injury Laws
- Mississippi has a three-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases, meaning you have three years after your injury to file a lawsuit against the negligent party that injured you and their insurance company.
- Mississippi uses a pure comparative negligence standard in personal injury cases. If you are partially at fault for the car crash, slip and fall or premises liability accident that caused your injuries, you can still seek compensation. However, your compensation will be reduced based on the percentage of your fault.
- The Mississippi Supreme Court has stood in the way of most legislative attempts to cap any type of personal injury damages, but there are some caps. Pain and suffering is generally capped at $1,000,000 for most personal injury cases and $500,000 for medical malpractice cases. Punitive damages are capped at 2 percent of the negligent person’s net worth or $2.5 million if the person’s net worth is over $50 million.
- Types of compensation available to people in Mississippi who have been injured in a car crash or slip and fall include not only immediate medical bills but also future damages, such as the cost of having a home modified to accommodate someone who was disabled by an accident. Some of these other damages can include lost earning potential, future medical expenses, career retraining and more.
Get Help with Your Mississippi Injury Case
The Mississippi personal injury lawyers at Kanner & Pintaluga have been in the personal injury business for many years. They’ve seen all types of personal injury cases and are highly familiar with the negotiating and legal strategies employed by insurance companies.
Our lawyers know how to counter these tactics, develop thoroughly detailed cases and make compelling arguments on behalf of our clients. If the insurance company refuses to settle for a fair amount, we will do everything within our legal power to prove your case to a judge and jury.
Call us at (800) 586-5555 to schedule your free initial consultation with a Kanner & Pintaluga personal injury lawyer in Mississippi.