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Personal Injury / 12.28.2018

Anatomy of a Mississippi Personal Injury Case

If you are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit. don’t act before you take time to understand the anatomy of a Mississippi personal injury case.

Knowing about the nuances of your case enhances your chance of reaching a fair outcome. You will also be able to decide what option is right for you and the situation in which you have found yourself in.

The Consultation

A consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney is the first step you will want to take in your case. You will give the attorney a basic overview of your case and the evidence you have to support it.

After a short conversation, you and your attorney together will decide whether or not to move the case forward. You should be informed of several things during the consultation that let you make an informed decision. Your lawyer should tell you how strong your case is and let you know how it will likely unfold.

Evidence Gathering and Discovery

You and your personal injury lawyer will begin gathering evidence if you decide to work on your case together. Getting as much evidence as possible is how your lawyer boosts your chance of collecting compensation for your losses.

To build the case, your lawyer will look at your medical records and other details related to the incident. They will also look at witness statements, police statements, and photo evidence. If your personal injury took place during a car accident, your lawyer can pull phone records to see if the other driver was texting or otherwise distracted in the seconds leading to the collision.

Settlement Negotiations

Your personal injury attorney will begin settlement negotiations once he finishes putting the evidence together. Reaching a fair settlement agreement provides you with plenty of great benefits you won’t want to overlook. You can collect your money much sooner, but you will also avoid the uncertainty of a trial. Your lawyer can give you some facts to consider when you make your decision so that you can pick the path that best matches your desired outcome, either obtaining a settlement or going to trial. Your lawyer will provide you with plenty of advice on the matter and what your best options are.


You and your lawyer will prepare for trial if you can’t reach an agreement with the other party. Your lawyer will represent your rights and inform the jury of why you should get compensation for your injuries.

The other party’s legal team will have the opportunity to dispute the evidence your lawyer presents, and your lawyer will take turns speaking with any witnesses that were present. Your lawyer and the other side will rest their case after going through each detail. At that point, your fate will be in the hands of the judge or jury.

Getting Started

Nobody should have to face the difficult and confusing legal landscape alone, and you will never be alone if you enlist the support of a caring personal injury attorney. Seek the legal representation you need to get the highest odds of achieving the outcome for which you have been hoping.

If you want to work with a legal team that will put your needs above everything else, reach out to Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyer today.

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