Jackson Attorneys Handling Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, and Workers’ Compensation Cases
Davis, Goss and Williams PLLC has assisted clients in Jackson, Mississippi and the surrounding areas for over 25 years. Our firm focuses on personal injury litigation, bankruptcy representation, and workers’ compensation claims. Every area of law is complex, but our attorneys have narrowed the scope of our practice in order to provide each client with high-quality legal representation based on a comprehensive knowledge of the issues and challenges that may arise. When you are injured in a car or truck accident, or as a result of a work-related accident, compensation for your injuries is often important in making sure that your costs are covered. Our Jackson personal injury lawyers understand that victims need to be focused on their recovery, and we give them the peace of mind to do that while we focus on their legal needs.
We are a law firm dedicated to assisting a diverse clientele throughout Mississippi from our main office in Jackson and a fully staffed office in Meridian. Our attorneys work with clients to evaluate their options and help them determine what the best course of action for their situation may be. If you need guidance or advocacy regarding a personal injury case, a bankruptcy proceeding, or a workers’ compensation claim, let us take the burden off your shoulders and help you assert your rights to the fullest extent of the law.
Personal injury claims arise when someone’s careless actions result in a victim’s injuries. These cases are most often based on negligence, which occurs when one party breaches an owed duty of care to another party. The most common types of personal injury claims stem from car accidents, truck crashes, slip and falls, and work-related accidents. When you have been hurt in any of these situations, you may not know who is at fault right away, and you may also be confused about your legal rights or options going forward. The personal injury attorneys at the Jackson firm of Davis, Goss and Williams PLLC can help you determine your next legal steps. In Mississippi, personal injury claims must be filed within three years from the date that a victim’s injury occurred (or sometimes one year depending on the type of injury or the responsible party). Moreover, prompt action is essential to ensure that vital evidence is gathered and preserved in your case.Car Accidents
Car accidents can involve drivers and passengers as well as pedestrians, bicyclists, and other road users. Injuries from these crashes also range in severity depending on the circumstances. Whether another driver causes a collision due to distracted driving, drunk driving, a failure to yield at an intersection, excessive speeding, or another careless action, he or she should be held responsible for the harm that results. Our Jackson personal injury attorneys can assist you in pursuing damages for your medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and other economic and non-economic losses arising from the crash.18-Wheeler Accidents
Collisions involving 18-wheelers are not only especially devastating compared to ordinary car crashes but also often complex legally. Many different people or entities can be involved in the aftermath of a truck accident, ranging from multiple drivers, insurance companies, and trucking companies to a vehicle or component’s manufacturer. Commonly, 18-wheeler accidents are caused by a truck driver’s negligence, possibly involving fatigue, speeding, substance abuse, or a failure to be trained adequately in operating such a large and heavy vehicle. These crashes can also result from a lack of maintenance or inspection, as well as a defective part or hazardous road conditions. The trucking industry is subject to specific state and federal regulations in order to keep the roadways safe for everyone. Many 18-wheeler accidents lead to significant injuries or even fatalities. The parties responsible for these injuries and deaths need to be held accountable for their actions, and the personal injury lawyers at our firm are ready to handle this task for you.Serious Injuries
When a victim suffers a catastrophic injury, the recovery process is not limited to the immediate future. Often, these serious injuries can involve adjusting to a new way of life. Spinal cord damage, such as paralysis, as well as traumatic brain injuries, amputations, burns, disfigurement, loss of sight or hearing, and other permanent impairments are serious injuries that often result from truck or car collisions, as well as on-the-job accidents. In Mississippi, victims who have suffered serious injuries due to someone else’s negligence may be entitled to compensation for not only their past losses but also expected future damages, such as the costs of future treatment, lost earning capacity, and lost enjoyment of life. The Jackson personal injury lawyers at Davis, Goss and Williams PLLC can help assess who needs to be held accountable as well as the full scope of your damages.Bankruptcy
The bankruptcy attorneys at Davis, Goss and Williams PLLC have assisted clients with Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings for nearly 30 years. Although the decision to file for bankruptcy is often difficult, it can be a valuable tool to create a financial reset for many individuals facing insurmountable debt. Chapter 7 is the most commonly filed form of bankruptcy for individuals. Most often, this option is optimal for people who have incurred large credit card debt and other unsecured bills, and who have very limited assets. A Chapter 13 filing is usually the appropriate choice for individuals who have an income exceeding what is required under Chapter 7. Speaking with a knowledgeable attorney about your individual situation is important in determining which process aligns with your interests and future goals.Workers’ Compensation
If you have been injured at work, you may need assistance in filing a workers’ compensation claim to receive benefits to aid in your recovery. Under Mississippi law, all employers that have five or more regularly employed employees must maintain workers’ compensation insurance coverage. Employers with fewer employees may also opt to retain such coverage, although it is not mandatory. Some exceptions apply to this general rule, such as federal employees and certain non-profit and religious organizations. Although any dealings with an employer are delicate, you should make sure to have an experienced legal advocate on your side when going through a workers’ compensation claim. This allows you to make sure that your interests are represented fully and that your claim is handled appropriately.Speak with an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
The attorneys and staff at Davis, Goss and Williams PLLC have dedicated their careers to helping Mississippi residents with sensitive legal matters. Whether you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident or at work, or you need assistance in filing for bankruptcy, we can evaluate your situation and ensure that you receive knowledgeable and sophisticated legal aid. We are committed to making sure that our clients feel comfortable with their situation and understand their legal options. Contact our office today at (601) 981-2800 or online to find out more about our services.