Jackson Personal Injury Lawyer

When a third party’s negligence derails your life’s trajectory, you are not alone. A Jackson personal injury lawyer could provide a detailed investigation into the circumstances, including gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, retrieving records, and assessing liability.

After gathering the relevant information, our attorneys provide a legal analysis of the case, including researching appropriate laws, statutes, and judge-made precedents to determine the manner of pursuing compensation. Case strategy may include negotiating with insurance companies, filing a lawsuit, or choosing to pursue alternative dispute resolution means such as mediation or arbitration.


Attorney Christopher J. Weldy
Before founding Weldy Law Firm in 2011, Attorney Weldy served as law clerk and intern at various law firms on the defense side and plaintiff’s side.

Although he now represents injured individuals as opposed to defending insurance companies, this experience has given him an ability to look at a case from both sides and provide better representation for his injured clients.

Common Personal Injury Cases

Our personal injury attorneys in Jackson provide legal representation to individuals who have suffered from various types of harmful situations, such as:

  • Dog bites
  • Car accidents
  • Defamation cases
  • Workplace injuries
  • Medical malpractice
  • Wrongful death cases
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Assault and battery incidents

Our lawyers handle a variety of car accident cases, from low-speed parking lot collisions to multi-vehicle pileups. The firm also handles driving under the influence (DUI) accidents where impaired driving causes serious injuries or fatalities. In addition to compensatory damages, a person in these sorts of cases may collect punitive damages. 

Slip and fall accidents happen when an individual trips, slips, or falls on someone else’s property due to third-party negligence such as wet floors, sidewalk cracks, and poorly maintained properties. 

Usually, employees injured on the job or from work-related illnesses are entitled to compensation through workers’ compensation claims. However, in some cases when third-party negligence is involved, individuals can also pursue personal injury claims.


Strict Liability

In strict liability cases, the claimant does not have to prove a defendant’s negligence or intent. They must only prove that harm occurred, and the defendant’s actions were responsible for it. These cases include dog bites and distribution of harmful products.

Intentional Torts

Lawyers in Jackson also handle personal injury cases involving intentional torts. Unlike negligence claims, intentional tort cases involve actions committed with harmful intentions – or with knowledge that harm is likely. Assault and battery, false imprisonment, trespass, and defamation are all examples of intentional torts.

Collecting Damages in Personal Injury Cases

A personal injury suit compensates someone injured due to a third party’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions. The specific circumstances surrounding the case and the type of injuries sustained determine the amount of compensation. Common types of compensation include:

  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Punitive damages
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Past and future medical bills

Jackson personal injury attorneys could help a claimant pursue punitive damages. Punitive damages penalize the liable party and prevent similar conduct in the future; these are not awarded in common negligence cases, only when an act is particularly egregious, reckless, or intentional. Punitive damages are seen in intentional tort cases, such as assault and battery cases, defamation, or intentional infliction of emotional distress.

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Does Everything He Can For You
Chris is a great lawyer. Very kind! Does everything he can for you!!
- Rach L
Mr. Weldy is a Professional Lawyer
Mr. Weldy is a professional lawyer. I would recommend him to anyone who needs an lawyer in Jackson, MS.
- Owen Jul
Chris is a True Professional
Chris is a true professional - I would recommend him to anyone needing an attorney in Jackson!
- Arianna Loffredo
I Cannot Thank Him Enough
Chris is so professional and really cares about his clients. I cannot thank him enough when he represented me. I would recommend him to anyone.
- Ronald Duckworth
Develops a Plan For Success
Chris is highly knowledgeable in the practice of law. In addition, he takes the time to fully understand a client's issues and develops a plan for success.
- Pierre Mouledoux
Always Reassuring and Communicating With Me
Chris is very professional and kind. Never made me feel like my case was not important or big as others for his firm. Always reassuring and communicating with me. One of the nicest guys I know and has a great…
- Tim Daughdrill

Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases

A statute of limitations is a designated time limit on when someone can sue. This  promotes fairness and speed in the legal system by precluding people from delaying legal action indefinitely. Under Mississippi Code Annotated § 15-1-49, a person has three years from the date of the injury to file a claim. If the injured person fails to bring the suit within the relevant time, they probably will not get compensation.

Clients First

Our philosophy is simple: clients come first.  At Weldy Law Firm, every client is treated with courtesy and provided effective representation. Weldy Law Firm uses cutting edge technology to better serve our clients and keep them informed of developments in their cases.

We’re dedicated to ensuring that we take care of all of our clients, and that their legal needs are met and exceeded. We offer high-quality legal work and personal client service. We’re committed to providing you with top notch legal support.

It’s never good to be left wondering about the progress of your case, and Weldy Law Firm understands that!

Reach Out to Request a Consultation With a Jackson Personal Injury Attorney Today


A Jackson personal injury lawyer understands the complexities of relevant state statutes, case law, and legal procedures. We want to help protect your rights and serve your interests throughout the legal process. Contact our firm to discuss your case and legal options.