Jackson Personal Injury Attorney
Accidents that arause serious injuries make it extremely difficult for you to deal with your daily activities. You need someone who will help you through all the challenges you will be faced with. At Derek L. Hall, PC we will stand by your side. Our law firm represents people who have been injured in accidents throughout the Jackson area. We address our clients’ immediate and long-term needs, and will make sure that they get the compensation and benefits that they deserve, contact our Jackson personal injury attorneys today.
- Jackson Car Wreck
- Jackson Insurance Bad Faith
- Jackson Medical Malpractice
- Jackson Motorcycle Accident
- Jackson Premises Liability
- Jackson Product Liability
- Jackson Traumatic Brain Injury
- Jackson Truck Accident
- Jackson Uninsured Motorist
- Jackson Wrongful Death
Injury Attorneys Protecting Your Rights
Our Jackson personal injury attorneys advocate for victims of serious accidents caused by the negligence of others. Our lawyers handle cases involving:
- Motor vehicle accidents Car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability – Negligent security claims, slip and fall
- Medical malpractice – Brain injuries, anesthesia errors, medication errors
- Defective products
- Wrongful death
- Bad faith insurance
We understand that when legal challenges and physical injuries pile up, the stress can seem completely overwhelming. When you hire our team to undertake the legal work of your case, you receive 100 percent of our attention. We take initiative in gathering evidence and establishing the facts of the case, including the extent of the injury. We will help you deal with everything from straightening out issues with the insurance company to obtaining medical treatment from a qualified professional.
Jackson Personal Injury FAQs
If you have been hurt in an accident, you probably have lots of questions about how you are going to get the responsible party to pay for your damages. Below are answers to some of the questions Jackson personal injury attorney Derek Hall hears most often as he helps people with their car accident and other claims in Hinds, Madison and Rankin counties. If you have other questions, or if you need help from an experienced and successful attorney to get the compensation you need and deserve, call Derek L. Hall, PC at 601-202-2222 or toll-free at contact us online for a free consultation.
If I was partly to blame for the accident, can I still file a claim?
Absolutely. A frequent tactic of defendants and their insurance companies is to try to put as much of the blame for the accident on you as they can. If they are successful, this will reduce the amount they have to pay you, but it doesn’t stop you from bringing a claim or recovering compensation. At Derek L. Hall, PC our dedicated Jackson attorneys will work to prove the other party’s negligence and responsibility while fighting hard to prevent you from being unfairly blamed for any portion of fault which does not belong to you.
How long do I have to file a claim?
In most cases, you have up to three years to file a personal injury lawsuit, and after that time you can be prevented from making a claim. However, depending upon the nature of the injury (car accident, medical malpractice, wrongful death) and the type of defendant (private person, employer, government or military), the time frame may be calculated differently, and you may have to file a notice of claim within a matter of days after the accident. By contacting an attorney as soon as possible after an accident, you can make sure that no important deadlines will be missed and also that essential evidence is collected and preserved before it is lost.
What if I can’t afford to hire an attorney to represent me?
At Derek L. Hall, PC we believe that all people are entitled to high-quality representation from an experienced, successful attorney. We offer a free initial consultation, and if we take your case, we can represent you on a contingency fee basis. This means that our fee is contingent on whether we obtain a recovery for you. If we don’t get you any money, then we won’t charge you any fee. Also, we advance all the costs of the litigation, and our fees and costs are taken out of the judgment or settlement, so it won’t cost you any money up-front to pursue your case.
What kind of compensation can I expect to receive after an injury?
Personal injury damages generally fall into two categories – economic and non-economic. Economic damages are financial costs you experience such as present and future medical expenses (surgery, hospital stay, doctor visits, x-rays, medications, medical supplies, etc.) and lost income due to time you missed work after the accident, of if you became disabled and cannot work at the same level, or at all, due to disability. Non-economic damages are meant to compensate you for harm you experienced such as physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of quality of life, loss of spousal relations, etc.
Mississippi also allows juries to award punitive damages in some cases. Punitive damage awards are meant to punish a grossly negligent defendant who causes injury through a willful, wanton or reckless disregard for safety. Although you must meet a higher standard to prove punitive damages, Derek L. Hall, PC will pursue punitive damages in all applicable cases.
The insurance company has already offered to settle my case, so why do I need an attorney?
It’s no surprise that the insurance company has offered you a settlement. Insurers want to settle the claim as cheaply as possible, and they especially want to get to you before you talk to an attorney to learn about your rights and the value of your claim. They know that when you’ve been hurt, you are likely worried about how you are going to pay your medical bills or make up for the income you’ve lost during the time you’ve missed from work. They know how tempted you will be to take a check that looks big enough to cover your current expenses. But remember that settling your claim by accepting an offer means that you are forever giving up your rights on that claim. If you later find out that your expenses were much greater than you anticipated, you can’t go back and try to get more money from the insurer or the responsible party.
When you hire Derek L. Hall, PC the insurance companies know better than to offer an unreasonable lowball settlement. We start preparing your case for litigation from the very start, and if a fair settlement cannot be reached that fully compensates you, we are ready and able to take your case to trial. The insurance companies know this and will often do all they can to settle with us and avoid a trial.
If You Have Been Injured In Jackson, Hinds, Madison or Rankin County, It’s Time to Call Derek Hall.
We do not charge for initial consultations and are happy to schedule appointments at a time that is most convenient for you. Please contact us by calling 601-202-2222. You can also contact our Jackson personal injury attorneys online. Located in Jackson, we handle cases throughout the surrounding Mississippi areas.