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Mississippi Personal Injury Overview

Personal injury law involves civil claims in which an individual is injured through the negligence, recklessness or intentional misconduct of another person, a company, or property owner. A personal injury lawsuit may arise from physical or emotional injuries. Personal injury law compensates individuals injured as a result of another’s negligence or intentional misconduct. Personal injury laws vary from state to state. If you believe you have a personal injury claim, you should contact a personal injury lawyer in Mississippi to evaluate your claim.

Mississippi follows a pure comparative negligence system.  With this system, a judge or jury assigns a percentage of fault to each responsible party and then apportions the damage award accordingly.  Using this system, an injured person may recover his or her damages even if the injured person was 99% at fault in causing the injury, with those damages reduced by his or her portion of the fault.  For example, in a car accident between Dave and Debbie where Debbie was found to be 99% responsible, and the jury found that Debbie suffered $10,000 in damages, that award would be reduced by Debbie’s 99% fault in causing the injury.  In the end, Dave would only have to pay 1% of Debbie’s damages, or $100 in this case.

Click here to read about contributory vs. comparative negligence.

A statute of limitations is a type of law that restricts the period of time that a person may initiate legal proceedings.  Time limits can vary depending on the type of case and the state where the particular cause of action occurred. To learn more about statutes of limitations, read our Statute of Limitations page. To see a state by state comparison chart for the personal injury statute of limitations for each state, read our Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Actions page.

Mississippi Statutes of Limitations

In Mississippi, the courts follow a modified joint and several liability approach in entering judgment against multiple defendants.  Defendants are subject to joint and several liability only to the extent necessary for the plaintiff to recover half of his or her damages.  Otherwise, liability is generally apportioned by the defendant’s share of the fault.  However, defendants acting in concert with a plan to injure another will be subject to joint and several liability. 

Click here for more about Joint and Several Liability.

One of the best ways to research personal injury lawyers in Mississippi is to contact courts in MS and ask them for information about the personal injury attorneys who utilize their legal facilities when they bring personal injury cases to court. We have compiled a list below of some courts in Mississippi to get you started:

Supreme Court
Mississippi Supreme Court
Carroll Gartin Justice Building
450 High Street
P. O. Box 117
Jackson, MS 39205
601-359-3697.

Court of Appeals
Mississippi Court of Appeals
656 North State Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39202
P.O. Box 22847
Jackson, Mississippi 39225
601-354-7410

Circuit Courts
Adams County
P. O. Box 1224
Natchez, MS 39121-1224
601-446-6326

Alcorn County
P. O. Box 430
Corinth, MS 38835
662-286-7740

Amite County
P. O. Box 312
Liberty, MS 39645
601-657-8932

Attala County
118 West Washington Street
Kosciusko, MS 39090
662-289-1471

Benton County
P. O. Box 262
Ashland, MS 38603
662-224-6310

Bolivar County
P. O. Box 670
Cleveland, MS 38732
662-843-2061

Calhoun County
P. O. Box 25
Pittsboro, MS 38951
662-412-3101

Carroll County
P. O. Box 6
Vaiden, MS 39176
662-464-5476

Chickasaw County
1 Pinson Square
Houston, MS 38851
662-456-2331

Choctaw County
P. O. Box 34
Ackerman, MS 39735
662-285-6245

Claiborne County
P. O. Box 549
Port Gibson, MS 39150
601-437-5841

Clarke County
P. O. Box 216
Quitman, MS 39355
601-776-3111

Clay County
P. O. Box 364
West Point, MS 39773
662-494-3384

Coahoma County
P. O. Box 849
Clarksdale, MS 38614-0849
662-624-3014

Copiah County
P. O. Box 467
Hazlehurst, MS 39083
601-894-1241

Covington County
P. O. Box 667
Collins, MS, 9428
601-765-6506

Desoto County
2535 Highway 51 South
Hernando, MS 38632
662-429-1325

Forrest County
P. O. Drawer 992
Hattiesburg, MS 39403-0992
601-582-3213

Franklin County
P. O. Box 267
Meadville, MS 39653
601-384-2320

George County
355 Cox Street, Suite C
Lucedale, MS 39452
601-947-4881

Greene County
P.O. Box 310
Leakesville, MS 39451
601-394-2379

Grenada County
Post Office Box 1517
Grenada, MS 38902-1517
662-226-1941

Hancock County
P.O. Box 249
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
228-467-5265

Harrison County
P.O. Box 998
Gulfport, MS 39502
228-865-1635

Hinds County
P.O. Box 327
Jackson, MS 39205
601-968-6628

Holmes County
P.O. Box 718
Lexington, MS 39095
662-834-1957

Humphreys County
P.O. Box 696
Belzoni, MS 39038
662-247-3065

Issaquena County
P.O. Box 27
Mayersville, MS 39113
601-873-2761

Itawamba County
201 West Main Street
Fulton, MS 38843
662-862-3511

Jackson County
P.O. Box 998
Pascagoula, MS 39568
228-769-3040

Jasper County
P.O. Box 447
Bay Springs, MS 39422
601-764-2245

Jefferson County
P.O. Box 305
Fayette, MS 39069
601-786-3422

Jefferson Davis County
P.O. Box 1082
Prentiss, MS 39474
601-792-4231

Jones County
P.O. Box 1336
Laurel, MS 39441
601-425-2556

Kemper County
P.O. Box 130
DeKalb, MS 39328
601-743-2224

Lafayette County
Lafayette County Courthouse
Oxford, MS 38655
662-234-4951

Lamar County
P.O. Box 369
Purvis, MS 39475
601-794-8504

Lauderdale County
P.O. Box 1005
Meridian, MS 39302-1005
601-482-9731

Lawrence County
P.O. Box 1249
Monticello, MS 39654
601-587-4791

Leake County
P.O. Box 67
Carthage, MS 39051
601-267-8357

Lee County
P.O. Box 762
Tupelo, MS 38802
662-841-9024

Leflore County
P.O. Box 1593
Greenwood, MS 38935-1953
662-453-1435

Lincoln County
P.O. Box 357
Brookhaven, MS 39602
601-835-3440

Lowndes County
P.O. Box 31
Columbus, MS 39703
662-329-5900

Madison County
P.O. Drawer 1626
Canton, MS 39046
601-859-4365

Marion County
250 Broad Street, Suite 1
Columbia, MS 39429
601-736-8246

Marshall County
P.O. Box 459
Holly Springs, MS 38635
662-252-3434

Monroe County
P.O. Box 843
Aberdeen, MS 39730
662-369-8695

Montgomery County
P.O. Box 765
Winona, MS 38967
662-283-4161

Neshoba County
401 East Beacon Street, Suite 110
Philadelphia, MS 39350
601-656-4781

Newton County
P.O. Box 447
Decatur, MS 39327
601-635-2368

Noxubee County
P. O. Box 431
Macon, MS 39341
662-726-5737

Oktibbeha County
101 E. Main Street
Oktibbeha County Courthouse
Starkville, MS 39759
601-323-1356

Panola County
P.O. Box 346
Batesville, MS 38606
662-563-6210

Pearl River County
200 S. Main Street
Poplarville, MS 39470
601-795-4911

Perry County
P.O. Box 198
New Augusta, MS 39462
601-964-8663

Pike County
P.O. Drawer 31
Magnolia, MS 39652
601-783-4187

Pontotoc County
P.O. Box 428
Pontotoc, MS 38863
662-489-3908

Prentiss County
P. O. Box 727
Booneville, MS 38829
662-728-4611

Quitman County
Quitman County Courthouse
Marks, MS 38646
601-326-8003

Rankin County
P.O. Drawer 1599
Brandon, MS 39043
601-825-1466

Scott County
P.O. Box 371
Forest, MS 39074
601-469-3601

Sharkey County
P.O. Box 218
Rolling Fork, MS 39159
601-873-2755

Simpson County
P.O. Box 307
Mendenhall, MS 39114
601-847-2474

Smith County
P.O. Box 517
Raleigh, MS 39153
601-782-4751

Stone County
323 Cavers Avenue,
Wiggins, MS 39577
601-928-5246

Sunflower County
P.O. Box 576
Indianola, MS 38751
662-887-1252

Tallahatchie County
P.O. Box 86
Charleston, MS 38921
662-647-8758

Tate County
201 Ward Street
Senatobia, MS 38668
662-562-5211

Tippah County
Circuit Clerk’s Office
Ripley, MS 38663
662-837-7370

Tishomingo County
1008 Battleground Drive
Iuka, MS 38852
662-423-7026

Tunica County
P.O. Box 1499
Tunica, MS 38676
662-363-2842

Union County
P.O. Box 298
New Albany, MS 38652
662-534-1910

Walthall County
200 Ball Avenue
Tylertown, MS 39667
601-876-5677

Warren County
P.O. Box 351
Vicksburg, MS 39181
601-636-8251

Washington County
P. O. Box 1276
Greenville, MS 38702-1276
662-378-2747

Wayne County
P.O. Box 428
Waynesboro, MS 39367
601-735-1171

Webster County
P.O. Box 308
Walthall, MS 39771
601-258-6287

Wilkinson County
P.O. Box 327
Woodville, MS 39669
601-888-6697

Winston County
P.O. Drawer 785
Louisville, MS 39339
662-773-3581

Yalobusha County
P.O. Box 431
Water Valley, MS 38965
662-473-1341

Yazoo County
P.O. Box 108
Yazoo City, MS 39194
662-746-1872