Posted on: Sep 11, 2017

If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent third party, the emotional distress and physical trauma can be enough to deal with. The idea of filing a claim may not be the first thing on your mind. After your injuries have healed enough for you to contact a lawyer, you might wonder if it’s too late.

What are the statute of limitations for personal injury in Mississippi?

Mississippi has a time limit for how long you have to file a lawsuit after you have been injured. In Mississippi, that time limit is three years from the date of the accident. If you file your personal injury claim in civil court any time after the three years statute of limitations, it will likely be denied.

What are the statute of limitations for medical malpractice in Mississippi?

Mississippi’s statute of limitations for medical malpractice injuries is two years from the date the medical provider committed the malpractice or from the time date in which you discovered the malpractice. If you did not discover the malpractice immediately, you must be able to prove that you had no way of reasonably discovering your injury until that time. Additionally, if more than seven years have passed since the original malpractice, the state of Mississippi has ruled that no lawsuit may be filed.

For more information about personal injury, or medical malpractice injury claims, contact our Greenville MS injury lawyer. 877-714-4171