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If your loved one sustained fatal injuries due to the negligence or wrongful act of another person, you have the right to sue all liable parties for the resulting damages. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to compensation for lost income and benefits, funeral expenses, medical bills, and loss of consortium. But before you can recover a single dollar, you must gather evidence of both liability and damages, and you must do so as soon as possible.

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When it comes to wrongful death claims, every state has strict statutes of limitations. These laws give plaintiffs a limited amount of time in which to file a formal lawsuit against the parties responsible for their loved one’s death.

If you want to file a wrongful death suit in Mississippi but you’re concerned about running out of time, contact Coxwell & Associates. Our attorneys are honest and compassionate with clients yet aggressive when negotiating with opposing parties. Call 877-231-1600 to schedule a free case evaluation with a wrongful death attorney in Jackson.

The costs associated with treating unanticipated injuries can add up quickly. In addition to direct expenses like hospital bills and prescription copays, there are indirect costs such as lost income and alternative transportation to consider.

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Fortunately, accident victims who have grounds for a personal injury claim may not have to worry about covering these expenses out of pocket. The parties responsible for their injuries may be liable for all applicable damages including medical expenses, lost wages, and even non-economic damages like pain and suffering. These are called “compensatory damages” because they are intended to make claimants whole again by reimbursing them for all economic and non-economic losses.

All payouts that result from successful personal injury claims include compensatory damages. In some cases, though, the injured party may also be entitled to punitive damages, which are intended to punish the defendant for particularly egregious behavior and to deter similar misconduct in the future.

If you take the family to a rollerskating rink or trampoline park this summer, you probably expect a few stumbles, trips, and falls to happen. When you’re at the supermarket or bookstore, though, a trip or slip and fall is not on your mind because you expect the premises to be free of potential hazards.

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Property owners have a duty to maintain their premises to a reasonably safe standard. When they breach this duty and injuries result, the property owner or another party can be held financially liable for damages.

If you or someone you love was injured because a property was poorly maintained, turn to Coxwell & Associates for legal guidance. Our Jackson premises liability attorneys will evaluate your case to determine the most strategic way to pursue the maximum settlement.

For most Americans, missing just one to two weeks of work—or the equivalent of one paycheck—would have significant financial repercussions. According to CBS News, nearly 80 percent of people say they live paycheck to paycheck. That means when an unanticipated expense arises, they must take on even more debt to make ends meet.

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If you intend to file a personal injury claim, you’re probably wondering when you might receive compensation for your damages. This is a concern shared by nearly all personal injury claimants. Since each case is unique, however, and there is no set timetable for each stage of the claims process, there is no precise estimation that would apply to all claims. But after evaluating your situation in a free consultation, a Jackson personal injury lawyer from Coxwell & Associates can approximate how long it might take for your case to be resolved.

We can also help you avoid potential disputes and mistakes that could delay the proceedings. Call 877-231-1600 to schedule a free case evaluation with an injury attorney in Mississippi.

According to CBS News, nearly 80 percent of U.S. workers live paycheck to paycheck, meaning that they would be unable to make ends meet if they missed a single pay period. Of course, a serious injury can put the victim out of work for weeks or even months, and the cost of medical bills can quickly spiral out of control.

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In these situations, filing a personal injury claim is often the only way to recover the funds needed to pay for lost income, healthcare expenses, and other damages. In this blog, we’ll discuss a few factors that affect the outcome of personal injury claims and the amount of compensation awarded.

If you have questions about the claims process or your particular case, turn to Coxwell & Associates. A Jackson personal injury attorney from our firm will help you understand the laws related to your claim and guide you through every step of the proceedings. Our legal team has won nearly $300 million for clients in successful settlements and verdicts. Call 877-231-1600 to schedule a free consultation.

Many of us have never been in a truck accident so it can be difficult to know exactly what to do next. Once you’ve received medical attention, spoken to the police and notified your insurance company, what’s next?

Here are four great tips that can help if you’ve suffered a personal injury as a result of an accident.

  • Collect Information

Injured workers can be any age, including under the age of 18. Minors work in many places, most commonly in the fast food industry, and when a minor is injured on the job, he or she is entitled to the same benefits as any other injured worker. There are some differences, however. As you can imagine, when a minor receives a serious injury on the job, leaving him or her totally disabled, it is more difficult to determine wage loss benefits, since the minor has not yet settled on a career or trained for that career.

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In some states, if a minor who receives an injury while on the job is rendered permanently and totally disabled, the wage loss benefits for that minor will be calculated at a level high enough to produce the maximum compensation rate. One reason minors are protected in this manner is because typically, minors are receiving lower wages and working fewer hours than adults in the same job. Therefore, if a minor is injured so severely they could never return to any type of work, it would not be fair to base their workers’ comp wage loss benefits on the low, probably minimum-wage the minor was earning.

Mississippi Laws for Working Minors

If you were hurt in an accident that occurred because of someone else’s negligence, you have the right to bring a personal injury claim for any damages you incurred. Although you have a lot to do in the wake of a serious injury, it is critical that you prioritize your claim because you only have a limited amount of time in which to file a lawsuit. This deadline is called statute of limitations.”

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If you want to file an injury claim in Mississippi but you’re concerned about the logistics of gathering evidence, arranging expert testimony, and other essential tasks, turn to the accident attorneys at Coxwell & Associates. Our Jackson personal injury lawyers have recovered more than $300 million on behalf of the injured and their families. We take great pride in helping clients fight for the compensation they need to move on with life. Call 877-231-1600 to schedule a free case evaluation.

Deadlines for Filing Personal Injury Lawsuits in Mississippi

Accidental injuries are responsible for more than 100,000 deaths annually. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common causes include falls, motor-vehicle collisions, and unintentional poisonings.

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Accidental injuries also account for more than 30 million emergency department visits every year. When these injuries are severe, they can cause lasting repercussions that are costly to treat and manage. Fortunately, by filing a personal injury claim, accident victims may be able to recover compensation for hospital bills, prescription medication, home care, physical therapy, lost wages and benefits, scarring or disfigurement, and emotional distress.

If victims die from complications that arise, on the other hand, their surviving family members may be able to recover compensation by filing a wrongful death claim. If you were recently hurt or lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, the accident lawyers at Coxwell & Associates can evaluate your situation to determine if you have grounds for a claim.

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