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Personal Injury Lawyer

When you or a loved one becomes injured due to the fault or negligence of another, the impact could last a lifetime. Protect yourself by consulting with a Jackson personal injury lawyer who has the highest level of professional skill, experience, compassion, and dedication to you and your case.

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Why Choose Our Jackson Personal Injury Attorneys?

If you are seeking legal representation for a personal injury case in Mississippi, our team at The Penton Law Group promises the highest level of service.  You deserve our full focus, and we limit our caseload so we can provide personal attention to you and your case.  Our Jackson Personal injury lawyers prepare every injury case as if it will go to trial.

We make ourselves available for questions or concerns at your convenience 24/7, and we respond to calls, texts, and emails promptly.  Our goal is to recover the maximum compensation you deserve.  Contacting our team at The Penton Law Group is completely risk-free because we represent our clients on a contingency fee basis.  This means that you do not pay us unless we recover compensation for you.

If you have been injured due to the fault of another, it is your legal right to seek compensation for your injuries. Contact The Penton Law Firm.  We can are available to help 24/7. Schedule a free consultation today.

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Do I Need a Personal  Injury Lawyer?

Personal injury claims are typically disputed or denied by insurance companies, so it is important that your rights are protected through experienced legal representation. The amount of compensation you recover will be a direct result of the skill, experience, and dedication of your personal injury attorney. What is your case worth? Consult with an experienced Jackson personal injury attorney who can answer your questions, fight for fair and full compensation, and who can manage the countless legal details involved with filing an injury claim or lawsuit.

Insurance companies, typically, try to pay injured people as little as possible. These companies take advantage of people who don’t hire a lawyer by pushing quick settlements their way.  Don’t settle for pennies on the dollar!  At The Penton Law Group, our job is to protect the rights of the people we serve. Fighting for you is not a gimmick or an advertising scheme, it is our job!

 

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What Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Case?

Damages are the sum of money claimed or awarded in an injury case, paid as compensation to the victim of an act of negligence. There are several forms of damages that can be pursued when negotiating a settlement or that may be awarded by a jury at trial. These include:

Economic Damages

This is a calculation comprised of the actual expenses incurred in association with your injury. They can include the following:

  • MEDICAL EXPENSES: The costs of treatment from physicians, surgeons, nurses, rehabilitation, medical equipment, hospitals, ambulance, medications, etc.
  • LOST WAGES: If your ability to work has been compromised due to your injuries, the amount of lost income must be carefully calculated.
  • FUTURE LOST INCOME: Lost opportunities in expected bonuses, pay increases over time, retirement benefits, stock, and other lost income.

Non-Economic Damages

This is often the highest component in a personal injury case because injuries can severely impact one’s ability to enjoy life. Non-economic damages are intended to compensate the injured person for the negative impact on his or her life due to the injury. These damages can include:

  • Pain and suffering: A serious injury has a critical impact upon the individual who must face significant and often far-reaching physical effects, such as painful surgeries and lengthy recovery times.
  • Emotional anguish: When life has been changed forever, the emotional distress is addressed in financial terms.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: The normal activities of your life may now be impossible to experience, such as running, cycling, walking, hunting, fishing, etc. An injury could prevent a parent from being able to pick up or play with their children. Our lives have value and the damages paid should reflect these personal losses.
  • Loss of consortium: The damage to the relationship with your spouse or partner that results from an injury, such as the inability to engage in physical intimacy or to provide emotional support.

A Personal Injury Case Timeline:

What to expect when you are in an accident

  1. Briefcase 1 After the Accident
  2. Gavel 2 Hire an Injury Attorney
  3. Building 3 The Settlement Process
  4. Book 4 Filing a Lawsuit
  5. Scale 5 Alternative
    Dispute Resolution
  6. Pledge 6 Trial

1

After an accident, your primary focus should be on your health and seeking quality medical care. Contact your insurance company to report the accident. Expect the at-fault insurance company to contact you for a statement.

If the at-fault insurance company starts contacting you, you should begin thinking about hiring a Jackson car accident lawyer. Remember, the at-fault insurance company is not on your side!

2

Once you hire our Jackson personal injury lawyers, we go to work and relieve you of the hassle of dealing with insurance companies and managing your claim.

We begin investigating the accident, collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, ordering your medical records, and making sure your medical expenses are properly paid.

3

Once you have completed your medical treatment, or we know how much additional treatment you will need, we demand a settlement of your claim from the at-fault insurance company.

We negotiate settlement amounts with insurance adjusters on your behalf, and we will not settle your claim without your consent.

4

If the insurance company refuses to settle your claim for what it is worth, a lawsuit is filed. Most times, the person responsible for the accident has insurance, and their insurance company will step in to defend against your claim. Rarely do personal injury lawsuits seek to collect money from personal assets. Instead, the at-fault insurance company is responsible for paying your claim.

After the lawsuit is filed, the claim goes through the discovery process. During this time, the plaintiffs and defendants gather information and evidence about the claim. This process prepares the parties for trial in the event the claim cannot be settled.

5

Before the case goes to trial, we will make a final attempt to settle your claim. Sometimes, personal injury claimants are paid more money after enduring the discovery process. Most times, we negotiate a settlement with the lawyer for the insurance company.

If your injury lawyers are unable to resolve the claim, we may attempt resolution through mediation. At mediation, a neutral third-party is hired to help settle the claim. Sometimes, the court will offer its assistance in helping to get the case settled.

6

If your case simply cannot be settled for fair and reasonable compensation, it goes to trial. At trial, we present evidence about the case facts, your injuries, and damages. Trials are oftentimes decided by a jury, but in limited circumstances a judge may hear and decide your case.

We know that trials are stressful, so we make every effort to settle your case before trial.

How Much Does a Jackson Personal Injury Lawyer Charge?

We understand that cost may be one of the biggest obstacles when hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer. After suffering a personal injury in a serious accident, we know that spending more money is the last thing you want to do – especially if you have medical bills, property damage, and other unexpected expenses piling up. Most injury lawyers take cases under a contingency fee contract, which means it costs you nothing upfront to hire us.

There are no upfront costs and we do not charge you for our services unless we secure a settlement, verdict, or judgment on your behalf. In our experience, this offers a number of benefits:

  • It allows you to retain our services even through a period of financial hardship.
  • It allows us to conduct comprehensive investigations without having to worry about whether you can afford it. This can strengthen your case, increasing the odds of obtaining the maximum possible settlement for you.

When it comes to getting legal help for your personal injury case, experience really does matter. Turn to a trusted law firm that has a proven track record of success.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Our experienced trial lawyers represent the injured in a wide range of personal injury cases, including:

Contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC in Jackson, Mississippi

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by the negligent actions of another person, contact The Penton Law Group in Jackson for a free, confidential case evaluation. Click here for a free consultation we’re available to take your call 24/7.