Jackson, MS Personal Injury Lawyers
Richard Schwartz & Associates
Will Take Care of You & Your Claim
Personal injury claims can be confusing, and insurance companies will try to get you to accept a low offer. However, hiring a personal injury lawyer can significantly improve the outcome of your claim. Contact the Jackson, MS, personal injury lawyers at Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. if you have a personal injury claim.
Injured Due to Someone Else’s Negligence? We Can Help You Seek Justice.
Whether it’s by causing a car accident or releasing a product that can malfunction dangerously, any person or company that injures someone through their negligence should be held responsible for what they did. That’s the basis of insurance and personal injury law. However, getting a fair settlement after you’ve been injured isn’t a guaranteed result. Injured parties frequently need to fight for their right to the compensation they deserve.
If you have found yourself in such a situation, you do not need to go through it alone. At Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyers, P.A., we bring more than 30 years of legal experience to each case we handle. Our team can provide full-service support to help you pursue a fair settlement.
What a Personal Injury Attorney Can Do for You
No matter where your accident took place or who else it involved, you’ll likely be working with the at-fault party’s insurer to receive coverage for your damages. However, insurers aren’t always upfront about how much accident victims really deserve. You should remember their top goal is to protect their profits—not to help you.
Our attorneys can negotiate with an insurance adjuster, protecting you against being blamed for an accident that wasn’t your fault and showing you’re serious about getting results. We can help you calculate what a fair settlement entails. And, should an insurer fail to make a reasonable offer to settle, we can help you file a lawsuit to ask a judge and jury to intervene on your behalf.
We represent clients throughout Mississippi in all types of injury claims:
- Car accidents
- Product liability
- Dangerous drugs
- Social Security Disability
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Premises liability
- Truck accidents
- Workers’ compensation
- Wrongful death
With the ability to draw from decades of collective experience, extensive firm resources, and the insight of top-rated attorneys, our firm is able to effectively handle any injury claim.
Work on Your Recovery While We Work on Your Claim
Any attorney in the personal injury field is likely here because they care about helping real people find justice. That’s what drives our team at Richard Schwartz & Associates. You will find that our Jackson personal injury attorneys genuinely want our clients to get better, and to do so knowing they have someone fighting to get all their expenses covered.
In order to make you comfortable, we will manage as much of your case as possible. You can spend time resting with full confidence our team will keep you informed on the status of your case.
If you retain our team, you can count on us to:
- Research your claim
- Send investigators to the accident scene if necessary
- Maximize your claim by thoroughly calculating compensation
- File your claim
- Negotiate with insurance adjusters
- Prepare for litigation if needed
- Stay by your side through thick and thin
Answering Your Personal Injury Case Questions
Most of us only need to claim insurance after an accident once or twice in our lives. If you’re in this situation, we understand you might have some questions about how the process works. We’ve provided some basics below. If you want more information before deciding on your next steps, our team is here to help.
Do I Need an Attorney for a Personal Injury Claim?
You’re not required to have an attorney negotiate with the insurance company for you, but we’d highly recommend it. Insurance adjusters count on accident victims’ lack of experience to help them get away with low settlement offers or even blaming the whole thing on you. When you hire a professional, you’re telling them you won’t fall for their tricks.
Our personal injury lawyers in Jackson, MS have dedicated their professional careers to fighting on behalf of the injured and the wronged, and to helping our clients level the playing field with powerful insurance providers who want nothing more than to pay them less. Because insurance companies have powerful legal teams to defend against claims, you need advocates on your side who can protect your interests, represent you to the fullest extent, and help you fight back.
Our firm levels the playing field with insurance companies by:
- Leveraging decades of combined experience
- Utilizing extensive resources and experts to build strong cases
- Having a reputation as attorneys with a record of success
- Preparing each case as if it were going to trial
Because insurance companies know when lawyers have the experience and resources to win, it benefits victims to work with legal representatives who have a proven reputation and record of success. Insurance companies know our firm will aggressively protect the rights of our clients, prepare cases as if they were going to trial, and fight to win – which gives us leverage in negotiating resolutions that provide our clients with the full amount of compensation they deserve.
Even when insurance companies are unwilling to make fair settlement offers, they know we aren’t afraid to go to trial. Clients who choose us won’t get outmatched simply because insurance companies outspend them.
What Kind of Damages Can I Claim?
In an injury claim, you can ask for compensation for every expense you’ve been forced to face. This doesn’t only include obvious things like car repairs and medical bills. You can also ask for damages like lost wages or increased childcare costs. Then, of course, there are non-economic damages—things like pain and suffering—that our team can help you calculate.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Case in Mississippi?
The Mississippi statute of limitations for personal injury cases is 3 years. That means you and your attorney will have plenty of time to pursue compensation through other means before filing a lawsuit. However, we caution you against waiting too long to get started. The process of putting a claim together does take time, and we don’t want to end up racing the clock.
Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?
At Richard Schwartz & Associates, only about 5% of the cases that we take end up in litigation. Of those, approximately half of 1% go to a jury trial. Just because so few cases go to court does not mean yours will settle. Our goal, however, is to recover the money that you deserve without going to trial. This will reduce your expenses by helping you avoid additional legal fees, litigation costs, and fees for expert witnesses. During the settlement process, you can expect to have face-to-face negotiations, mediation, and arbitration. Your attorney will guide you through this process from start to finish.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
At Richard Schwartz & Associates, we want to make sure our clients can afford our services. Many injured victims already face exorbitant expenses due to medical bills and lost wages. For this reason, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay unless we win, and the fees would come out of the final judgment or settlement.
Providing Free Consultations to Injured Victims in Jackson, MS
You can begin learning about your rights by requesting a free case evaluation with our personal injury attorneys in Jackson. During your consultation, we can explain your legal options and help you plan your next steps in your pursuit of justice. We can also answer any questions you might have about the legal process. The last thing we want is for you to feel rushed or out-of-place. If you want attorneys who will take the time to get to know you and your claim, call our firm.