In Mississippi, a person who is hurt in an accident by someone else’s negligence generally has three (3) years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. This deadline is called a “statute of limitations”. This three year deadline applies to most types of personal injury cases such as car wreck cases and slip and fall cases. However, some types of personal injury claims such as medical malpractice cases have a shorter statute of limitations. Don’t guess – seek legal advice from an experienced Personal Injury Attorney to find out what the deadline is in your case.
Mississippi Personal Injury Lawsuits and Deadlines – the clock is ticking
It is always better to hire a Personal Injury Attorney sooner rather than later because even if you believe you have plenty of time left, evidence that is important to your case may be lost over time, and the memory of witnesses may fade over time. Also, the sooner you hire an experienced Personal Injury Attorney the sooner they can start working on your case and get you compensated for your damages.
See Miss. Code Title 15, Ch.1, Sec. 15-1-49.