Jackson Personal Injury Lawyer
Turn to Our Team for Legal Support After an Accident or Injury
A serious injury can be overwhelming. There are so many unknowns and unanswered questions. At Hawkins Law, P.C., we are here to help you get better.
How? By taking care of dealing with the insurance company or legal representative on the other side, handling the legal issues, investigation, paperwork, and negotiation that need to happen for an adequate settlement or verdict to be attained. We also try cases.
Our personal injury lawyers in Jackson can help you address issues relating to:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Car crashes, large truck collisions, and 18 wheeler accidents
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- To protect our elderly loved ones and most vulnerable family members
- Medical malpractice or negligence including birth injury cases for infants, children and their parents, damages caused by a doctor or nurse who breached the standard of care resulting in injuries
We handle other types of cases where you are injured through no fault of your own – if someone else or a business injures you, call us to meet and evaluate your potential claim.
There is no cost or commitment to meet with us regarding your claims for personal injury damages. We offer a free case analysis. We’ll tell you whether we believe you have a case worth pursuing and what to expect.
Call (601) 258-8330 or contact online to set up your complimentary meeting with a personal injury lawyer in Jackson, MS.
Is It Worth Hiring an Attorney After an Accident?
Our Jackson Mississippi personal injury attorneys are experienced in the field of personal injury law and can provide guidance and representation in the process of filing a claim following an accident. We will work to make sure you receive the best possible outcome and are aware of all your legal rights.
Our dedicated legal team works to protect you from insurance companies who are seeking to minimize your settlement or deny it altogether. We can often obtain much better results than by trying to settle without an attorney.
Investing in a personal injury attorney is worth the time, effort, and money and our Jackson Mississippi law firm works tirelessly to help victims of accidents get the compensation they deserve.
What Causes Most Auto Accidents or Big Truck Crashes in Mississippi?
No one gets in their car and expects to be hit by a negligent driver. But it does happen. Every day in Jackson, people suffer serious injuries in car accidents. We are here to help.
We can assist with accidents that were caused by:
- Inattentive drivers
- Drunk or drugged drivers
- Distracted or texting drivers
- Reckless drivers
- Road hazards that happened because the city did not maintain the roadways
- Truck drivers who are negligent and fail to drive safely due to inadequate training, impairment or violation of state or federal regulations
What Should you do After a Car Accident?
After an accident, seek medical attention and have your injury documented. Get the name and insurance information of the other driver and the names and contact information of any witnesses. Take pictures or photos as soon as you can after the crash.
We will investigate the scene and speak with the people involved. The insurance company may try to contact you. It is in your best interest to avoid speaking with the insurance company. Instead, have your attorney do the talking.
An Established Firm for Birth Injury Representation
Birth injuries are injuries that happen to the mother or baby during the birthing process. There are many, many types of injuries, but the most common are that can happen during birth.
Some injuries and some bad outcomes are not preventable. However, when negligence is the cause of an injury or death, then it is time to take action. If your doctor did not follow the appropriate procedures, did not administer medication or take other action correctly, or ignored red flags or warning signs, these may be indications of negligence. Speak with a member of our team in a complimentary consultation to determine whether your injury (or your child’s injury) was due to negligence.
When a Baby Is Hurt During Birth
When those who are in charge – doctors and nurses – fail to adhere to the protocol or fail to provide the care that is entrusted to them and a baby gets hurt, it is time to consult with an attorney. Why? For three reasons: One, you, your child, and your family deserve to know the truth about the injury. Two, if a medical provider is making serious mistakes, there may be underlying causes that need to be investigated so that no one else gets hurt.
Lastly, if the injury that was caused is serious and requires surgeries, prolonged care, or another treatment, this can incur significant cost to you that you may not be in a position to undertake.
We will work diligently to ensure your child receives the care needed. We will also hold the responsible parties accountable.
Causes & Types of Birth Injuries
Many things happen during a birth. Some of these injuries are minor and will heal in a few days. Other injuries take more time or endure for months, years, or a lifetime.
Birth injuries are caused by a wide range of actions or inactions. These include the failure to diagnose, monitor, or plan for a C-section. Misusing instruments or using excessive force can also hurt a baby. Exposure to bacteria, lack of oxygen, and respiratory distress can also cause injury.
We can help if your child was injured. We assist with:
- Brain, nerve, and spine damage, including cerebral and Erb’s palsy
- Shoulder and brachial injuries and bone fractures
- Oxygen deprivation
- Caput succedaneum
- Horner’s syndrome
Many surgeries are more effective when a baby is months old. Early intervention and physical therapy can work to ensure healthy muscle development. We will aggressively pursue the care your baby needs to grow and thrive.
We Are Here for You After A Devastating Loss
Nothing can take away the shock and pain of a devastating loss. When that loss happened due to a preventable action, it may be an important part of the process to seek restitution and accountability. We are here to support and guide you through a wrongful death lawsuit or catastrophic injury case should you choose to pursue it.
Helping You Get Better
You need information and answers to move forward. We can get those for you. Our Jackson personal injury attorney offers a free consultation for potential medical or nursing home cases so you can fully understand your rights and options. We accept injury claims on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no upfront attorney fees.
You can also reach our firm via website contact email. Our team serves clients throughout the Jackson, Mississippi, metro area, and surrounding communities. John F. Hawkins is also licensed in Georgia handling injury claims in Mississippi and injury claims in Georgia.