Oxford Personal Injury Lawyer

At Hearn Law Firm, we fight to get victims of Oxford Personal Injuries the just compensation they deserve after a devastating accident. If you have suffered serious, catastrophic, or even fatal injuries caused by the negligence of another individual, we are here to fight for you.

Our dedicated Oxford personal injury lawyers have more than 30 years of trial experience fiercely representing the rights and interests of those injured, disabled, or mourning the wrongful death of a loved one across the state of Mississippi. We have a broad spectrum of experience in personal injury cases—from motor vehicle collisions to medical malpractice. With a commitment to making a difference in our client’s lives, we offer free initial consultations with home and hospital visits if necessary. We operate on a contingency fee basis, ensuring that you owe no legal fees unless we win your case. Let us guide you through this challenging time and get you the compensation you deserve to help rebuild your life. Contact us today for your free consultation.

Why Choose Hearn Law Firm in an Oxford Personal Injury Claim

By choosing Hearn Law Firm to represent you in your Oxford personal injury claim, you are selecting a firm that stands out for its commitment, experience, and comprehensive legal support to clients facing the aftermath of a personal injury. Here are key reasons why Hearn Law Firm is the right choice for your personal injury claim:

  • Proven Experience and Expertise: With over twenty-five (25) years of trial experience, our founding Oxford personal injury attorney Philip C. Hearn has demonstrated a consistent track record of success in the courtroom and positively impacted the lives of hundreds of clients.
  • Diverse Practice Areas: Hearn Law Firm covers a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death practice areas, including motor vehicle collisions, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, premises liability cases, product liability claims, and medical malpractice.
  • Client-Centric Approach: Above all, we prioritize the well-being and interests of our clients and understand the emotional and financial toll a personal injury can take. We offer free consultations and are willing to provide home and hospital visits for those whose medical conditions prevent travel.
  • Contingency Fee Basis: Hearn Law Firm operates on a contingency fee basis, which means clients do not owe any legal fees unless their case is won. We want our clients to have the financial pressure alleviated during this challenging time.

How a Lawyer Can Assist in an Oxford Personal Injury Claim

In Oxford, a vibrant college town, having a dedicated personal injury lawyer for your claim will show the other party that you are serious. Here are the advantages that having a lawyer provides:

  • Understanding of Mississippi laws: Our lawyers have a deep understanding of local Mississippi law, including statutes of limitations and comparative negligence rules.
  • Navigating University-Related Incidents: With a significant portion of Oxford’s population connected to the University of Mississippi, accidents involving students, faculty, or university property can benefit from our lawyers who require a lawyer who understands how to work with the university.
  • Access to Local Resources: Our lawyers have access to a network of local resources that can be invaluable to your case, including relationships with judges and court staff in Lafayette County, local healthcare providers for medical documentation, and local law enforcement.
  • Handling Insurance Companies: Insurance companies often try to minimize payouts to victims. Our lawyers are experienced in dealing with these companies and will make sure you are not taken advantage of.
  • Assessing Damages: We will calculate the damages in your personal injury case. While this typically will include medical bills and lost wages, we will also take into account specific factors such as the impact on your university studies and your ability to participate in Oxford community events.

Negligence in Oxford Personal Injury Claims

Understanding the concept of negligence is crucial when seeking compensation for injuries due to the actions of others. Negligence is a foundational principle in personal injury law. Negligence is defined as the failure to take reasonable care to avoid causing injury or loss to another person.

The statute governing negligence and personal injury claims is primarily found under Mississippi Code Title 11 – Civil Practice and Procedure. This body of law outlines the obligations of individuals and entities to act with a certain level of care and the legal action available when these obligations are not met. The following elements must be met in a negligence claim:

  • Duty of Care: The defendant had a legal obligation to act with a certain level of care toward the plaintiff. For instance, a business owner in Oxford has a duty to ensure their premises are safe for customers.
  • Breach of Duty: The defendant failed to meet this obligation. An example would be an Oxford restaurant failing to clean up a spill, leading to a slip and fall incident.
  • Causation: The defendant’s breach of duty directly caused the plaintiff’s injury. If a student is injured in a car accident due to another driver’s failure to stop at a red light in Oxford, the causation between the breach (running the red light) and the injury is clear.
  • Damages: The plaintiff suffered actual damages as a result of the breach. This can include medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. For example, an Oxford resident who suffers a broken leg from a fall on a negligently maintained property would incur medical expenses and potentially lose income.

Common Types of Oxford Personal Injury Claims

Some common types of Oxford personal injury claims we see at Hearn Law Firm include:

  • Automobile Accidents: Since Oxford is a bustling college town, accidents involving vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians are common, especially around the University of Mississippi. These can range from collisions at busy intersections to accidents involving cyclists or pedestrians near campus.
  • Premises Liability Claims at Local Businesses and Rental Properties: Premises liability claims include slip and fall accidents in restaurants, bars, and shops, or injuries occurring in poorly maintained rental housing.
  • Sporting and Recreational Activity Injuries: Injuries related to sporting events, gym facilities, or recreational areas are common. These claims require demonstrating negligence in supervision, equipment maintenance, or facility safety.
  • Alcohol-Related Accidents and DUI Incidents: DUI incidents focus on securing compensation for victims of drunk driving accidents, as well as holding negligent bars or establishments accountable under Mississippi’s dram shop laws.
  • Wrongful Death Claims: Tragically, wrongful death claims are a reality in Oxford, whether due to fatal accidents, medical malpractice, or other acts of negligence.

Contact Our Oxford Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one have been affected by an Oxford personal injury, you do not need to navigate this challenging time alone. Our dedicated team at Hearn Law Firm, led by attorney Philip C. Hearn, is here to provide the diligent representation you deserve. With a deep understanding of the complexities of Mississippi law and the nuances of cases in Oxford, our firm stands ready to advocate for your rights and work tirelessly to secure the compensation you need to support your recovery. Reach out to our Oxford personal injury attornies at 877-558-1012 to set up your free consultation.