Damages in Personal Injury Cases

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It is important that Mississippians understand what they are entitled to in the event they are injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another. Whether it is a fender bender down the street from your home, or an elevator free fall at a world wide casino, the law provides that you are entitled to recover for your losses.

Financial recovery in accident and injury cases is referred to as damages. Damages primarily fall into two distinct categories — compensatory damages and punitive damages. Compensatory damages include money for property damage, medical bills (past, present and future), lost wages, and even money for pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

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Punitive damages are meant to punish the at-fault party and are awarded in cases involving gross negligence or wanton conduct. This includes cases in which a driver causes an accident while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or potentially in cases in which an at-fault driver flees the scene of an accident.

Our firm has experience in recovering the maximum amount of damages for our clients. Mississippians depend on our ability to evaluate and determine the amount of their damages, especially abstract damages such as pain and suffering and punitive damage that are not easily calculated. Anyone that has suffered damages as the result of another’s negligence should feel free to give us a call to see how we might be able to help.