Mississippi has its fair share of car accidents and personal injuries within state lines every year, pushing its court system to maximum capacity. Sometimes, with these negligence cases, it can be difficult to figure out where to pin liability.
Maybe it was you who experienced a life-changing accident; maybe it was a friend or family member. Whatever happened, if you need guidance for your personal injury case, Enjuris has the answers.
This is where you’ll find Mississippi's laws. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, monetary limits on personal injury cases (also known as damage caps), and other important information.
In Mississippi, you have three years to bring both a personal injury and property damage claim. That means you have three years to file your paperwork with the court, not that your case has to be completed in that time frame.
The first meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free. (Note that other legal specialties, such as criminal defense property law or taxation law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will take a third of the eventual reward or settlement, plus whatever office expenses they incurred.
If your case ends up going to trial, the percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't determined by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.
There are many issues you can solve without the help of an attorney, surprisingly enough. If you don't know where to begin, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.