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 in Jackson as soon as possible after an accident, you can make sure that no important deadlines will be missed and that essential evidence is collected and preserved before it is lost.