There are large facets of life that are governed by laws, contracts, and duties. These aspects allow people to do business and live peacefully in their communities. However, most people aren’t well-versed in how to write a legal contract, how to enforce the provisions of the contract, or how to seek compensation if they’ve been wronged. Fortunately, these are all activities that a Mississippi trial attorney assists their clients with.
What Does a Trial Attorney Do?
When people think of hiring a lawyer, many times their only frame of reference is what they see on television, which is most commonly a criminal defense attorney who represents individuals who have been charged with a crime. Trial lawyers, however, commonly represent clients involved in civil litigation. Some of the services they can provide for their clients include:
- Investigating a claim
- Determining liability
- Interviewing witnesses
- Gathering evidence
- Presenting the claim to insurers or to the court
- Managing court deadlines and requirements to keep the claim viable
The main responsibility of a trial lawyer is to obtain the evidence and the information to prove their client’s side of the story to a judge or jury and to ensure that the client’s legal claim meets Mississippi’s statutory requirements in order to retain their right to use the court system to seek relief.
The Types of Cases a Trial Lawyer Handles
Trial lawyers can handle a number of different types of cases, including:
- Matters of consumer law, including helping individuals who have purchased a defective vehicle and qualify for relief under Mississippi’s lemon law, those who have fallen victim to mortgage servicing abuse, those who have suffered harm due to data breaches, and more.
- Bankruptcy cases and issues pertaining to credit, including violations to the fair debt collection act and debt relief.
- Personal injury cases in which the client has become injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. Common types of personal injury cases include motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, or injuries resulting from medical malpractice or a defective product.