Mississippi Personal Injury Resources

Mississippi gets its name from the Mississippi river which flows along its western borders. The state is heavily forested on the Mississippi Delta which was a prime area for cotton cultivation in the 19th century. Today, its catfish farms produce the majority of catfish consumed in the United States. Mississippi imposes a statute of limitation, which means there is a time limit for claims. If the time period runs out, losses cannot be compensated for.

Mississippi has an estimated population of 2,984,926 and, in 2010, had a total of 83,530 civil incoming cases. This is 2,812 cases per 100,000 of the total population. Of the total civil cases, 3,783 are tort cases, tried in the Circuit court. The tort trend in Mississippi seems to fluctuate every year.

Like the rest of the country, in Mississippi, a signification portion of civil cases in the state courts are personal injury cases. These claims, also called tort claims, all involve some kind of injury to a person or to property due to the actions of another entity. Many lawsuits fall under this category, including medical malpractice, construction accidents, defective products, and traffic accidents. Traffic accidents generally make up the bulk of personal injury claims, and this is certainly the case in Mississippi.

Mississippi State Resources

State of Mississippi: http://www.ms.gov/home/
Mississippi Interactive: http://www.msegov.com/Pages/default.aspx
Mississippi Legislature Online: http://www.legislature.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Mississippi Government Information Sites w/ Links: http://www.ms.gov/content/pages/government.aspx
Mississippi Secretary of State: http://www.sos.ms.gov/
Hinds County Official Website: http://www.co.hinds.ms.us/pgs/index.asp

Mississippi Court Resources

Mississippi Courts Online: http://courts.ms.gov/
Links for Mississippi Courts: http://courts.ms.gov/appellate_courts/appellatecourts.html
Mississippi Office of Court Administration: http://courts.ms.gov/aoc/aoc.html
Supreme Court of Mississippi: http://courts.ms.gov/appellate_courts/sc/sc.html
United States Court Locator: http://www.uscourts.gov/court_locator.aspx

Mississippi Legal Associates

State Bar of Mississippi: https://www.msbar.org/
American Bar Association: http://www.abanet.org/home.cfm
Capital Area Bar Association: http://www.caba.ms/
Center for Justice and Democracy: http://centerjd.org
American Association for Justice: https://www.justice.org

Other Mississippi Legal Resources

Personal Injury in Mississippi: http://research.lawyers.com/Mississippi/Personal-Injury-in-Mississippi.html
Mississippi Legal Resources: http://www.mslegalservices.org/
Mississippi Constitution: http://www.sos.state.ms.us/ed_pubs/constitution/constitution.asp
Mississippi Legislature and Statutes Online: http://www.mscode.com/free/statutes/toc.htm
Mississippi Rules of Evidence: http://courts.ms.gov/rules/msrulesofcourt/rules_of_evidence.pdf
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/
Mississippi Public Records finder: http://www.freeprf.com/mississippi.html
Daily Legal News: http://www.law.com/newswire/
Martindale-Hubbell National Attorney Locator: http://www.martindale.com