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At The Penton Law Group, PLLC we focus our practice exclusively on injury law. Our attorneys have over a decade of experience serving Hattiesburg and other Mississippi communities. We are tough advocates for injured people.
A personal injury lawsuit is a legal dispute that arises when a person suffers harm or injury due to an accident for which another party may be legally responsible. The dispute may be resolved through formal civil proceedings in court or through an informal, out-of-court settlement.
The process begins when a private individual (known as the plaintiff) files a civil complaint against another person or entity (known as the defendant). The complaint alleges that the defendant was negligent in connection with the accident or injury that caused the plaintiff harm.
Most personal injury matters are resolved through informal settlement negotiations between the parties involved in the dispute. The settlement process begins as a negotiation, followed by a written agreement in which the plaintiff accepts payment from the defendant for a specific amount of money, and both parties agree to forego further legal action regarding the accident or injury.
A statute of limitations is a time limit imposed by law. The plaintiff in a personal injury claim has a limited amount of time in which to file a lawsuit. If the plaintiff does not file the lawsuit within that time limit, their claim is forever barred. Generally, the time limit begins to run from the date the plaintiff was injured or became aware of the injury. Statutes of limitations vary from state to state. Different time limitations can apply depending on the type of claim you have and on who the responsible parties are.
We limit our caseload to ensure that every client we represent gets the attention they deserve. We prepare every case as if it will go to trial. Our attorneys serve Hattiesburg, representing injured individuals and families for various personal injury matters, including:
If you have been injured by the negligence of another, your best course of action is to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. You will likely need a lawyer if your claim involves complex legal or medical issues, if you have suffered severe or disabling injuries or if the insurance company refuses to pay or offers a lowball settlement. Our Hattiesburg personal injury lawyers have the experience, resources and skill to:
Our attorneys at The Penton Law Group, PLLC are well-versed in personal injury law. Call us today to schedule a free consultation if you have suffered harm or injury due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing.