Personal Injury Attorneys in Madison County
Experienced Trial Lawyers Fighting for the Injured in Madison, MS
If you have been injured due to the fault of another individual, business, or other entity, you likely are entitled to recover compensation for your losses. Trying to recover fair compensation on your own by dealing with an insurance company can lead to frustration and problems. It is well-known that these companies will try to pay you as little as possible which is why you need a skilled attorney.
At Savant & Rich, LLC, our legal team has been fighting for the injured for many decades and brings extensive trial experience into the fight as well. We have the personnel, resources, and abilities needed to competently help you in your pursuit of compensation that is fair and just.
What Is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
A personal injury lawsuit is a legal action that allows you to hold the person who caused your accident (the defendant) responsible for your damages. In law, negligence is defined as an act or omission that violates a duty of care. The injury caused by someone's negligence or carelessness is called a "tort."
Personal injury cases fall under tort law and are largely based on proving the following:
- A duty of care was owed to you (the plaintiff) by the person who harmed you (the defendant)
- This duty was violated by the plaintiff
- There was an injury to you
- You were injured by the plaintiff's violation
Personal Injury Law in Mississippi
A personal injury occurs when you suffer bodily, financial, and emotional harm due to the negligence, wrongful, or malicious behavior of another. Under Mississippi personal injury law, you may then be eligible to pursue a number of compensatory losses through a legal claim.
These losses can include:
- Medical expenses, both past and future
- Lost wages due to inability to work
- Property losses, such as to your vehicle
- Pain and suffering
Personal injuries of this type are most commonly caused through:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Defective products
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog attacks
- Premises liability incidents
A personal injury can sideline you for weeks, months, and even years in the most serious cases. Injuries can range from whiplash and sprains to traumatic brain injuries and loss of limbs. Such injuries can result in staggering medical costs as well as financial insecurity due to lost earning capacity.
Can I Lose My Home in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
You can lose a lot in a personal injury lawsuit. You can lose your home, car, life savings, assets. You could lose your home especially if it is your second home, but losing your home is a bit complicated. Under most circumstances, a lien would be filed against the home. If you want to sell the house, you would have to pay off the lien. Your home maybe protected from this through a homestead exemption.
Let Us Fight for You
Our legal team at Savant & Rich, LLC has a reputation for diligence, trust, and integrity. We can begin a thorough investigation into your accident and injuries immediately so as to gather and preserve evidence favorable to you. As trial lawyers, we know how to present a strong and compelling case, whether through negotiation or in court.