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, 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.
Call (601) 869-0696 and talk to our Jackson personal injury attorneys
at Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. about your accident or injuries.
One call, that's all.
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:
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, P.A. 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
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, P.A., 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, P.A., 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.
We can help you pursue compensation if you were injured in an accident
caused by another party. Call our Jackson team at (601) 869-0696 or send
us a message online to get started.