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What is Discovery?

discovery

Sometimes we can overthink things and think things are more than what they really are. This happens often in the legal world. What one may think is something complicated, sometimes it’s just not. So, let’s talk about this thing called discovery. What is discovery in layman terms? We like to describe legal cases of all types as being completed in phases. One of those phases is discovery, which could be more expressly written as an evidentiary phase. Think about a select baseball or softball team of any age. Coaches hold tryouts to discover players who not only have talent to, but...

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Geico Class Action Lawsuit

Geico Class Action Lawsuit Mississippi

CHHABRA GIBBS & HERRINGTON PLLC FILES CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST GEICO FOR COVID-RELATED AUTO INSURANCE PREMIUMS. On June 4, 2021, Plaintiff Richard Rose, represented by Chhabra Gibbs & Herrington PLLC, filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all Mississippi residents against GEICO General Insurance Company, et al. (“GEICO”) for overcharging for automobile insurance during the pandemic. In response to the coronavirus outbreak in early 2020, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves issued state-at-home and/or shelter-in-place orders that resulted in a drastic reduction in automobile travel on Mississippi roads and highways. Because of that drop off in travel, there were fewer auto accidents. Therefore,...

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Jonathan M. Barlow – Newest Associate Attorney

Jonathan

Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. is pleased to announce our newest associate attorney for our law firm, Jonathan Barlow. Jonathan's hometown is St. Martin, MS. He graduated from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL in 2014 with a BA in Political Science and Philosophy. He also graduated from Mississippi College School of Law where he was a Dean Scholar and Research Assistant. Jonathan previously worked with the Hinds County Public Defender’s office. He also worked with a private law firm as a senior attorney representing clients in domestic cases including divorces, custody cases, and child support matters with two associate attorneys and handled misdemeanor...

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Getting Help With Your Injury Case

Help with your personal injury case

When people call a Mississippi personal injury firm, they are often in the worst circumstances they can imagine. They are living on nothing or less than what they are used to, they are in pain, and they are often frustrated. It is important for a law firm to have experience with handling personal injury cases, but the people that work in an injury firm should also show compassion with what you are dealing with. At Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. that first chance at getting some compassion starts with our team of intake specialists. We are here to help with your...

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How Much Money Will I Get After My Personal Injury Settlement?

Settlement

My lawyer settled my personal injury case, how do I know how much money I will get in my pocket? After your personal injury case has settled, your attorney and paralegal will provide you with a detailed disbursement statement for you to review that will show the agreed settlement, all attorney’s fees and liens (if any) associated with your personal injury case. Your attorney/paralegal will ask you to provide the necessary medical records, accident reports and any other documents related to your claim. This will help to keep your expenses to a minimum. If it is necessary for Chhabra & Gibbs,...

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Why Do I Have to Search for Jobs When I Am In Pain

Search for jobs

At some point in your workers compensation case, we will send a letter telling you to search for and apply for jobs. This is usually when a doctor returns you to work with restrictions or without restrictions. Often, clients will ask “why do I have to search for jobs when I am in pain?” We understand you are in pain, but there is a bigger picture here that will be explained. Once we get to a Mississippi Workers Compensation hearing with the judge, we must prove that you are permanently disabled. We need to prove if you can do the work...

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How Does Bankruptcy Affect my Injury Case in Mississippi?

Bankruptcy in Mississippi

How does bankruptcy affect my Mississippi injury case? First, failure to disclose bankruptcy in your injury case can kill your injury case dead.  The problem is failing to disclose requires you to lie.  Lying kills a case.  Here’s how it happens:  You file a personal injury case, but you don’t tell your bankruptcy attorney about it.  You bankruptcy attorney files a list of all your assets but fails to include your pending injury case.  You have to sign that bankruptcy filing under oath.  The insurance company in your injury case finds out about it and requests that your injury case be...

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Found Disabled by Social Security in Mississippi If I Can Work Part-Time?

Disabled by Social Security in Mississippi

Yes.  In order to be found disabled by Social Security in Mississippi, you must meet the physical or mental requirements for disability as well as be incapable of performing work at the substantial gainful activity level (SGA). For 2021, the SGA level is $1,310 per month. This means that you can earn under $1,310 per month and be capable of being found disabled by Social Security if you meet the physical or mental requirements for disability. You must be found by Social Security to not be physically or mentally capable of earning more than $1,310 per month. In other words,...

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Statute of Limitations on a Personal Injury Claim in Mississippi

Statute of Limitations in Mississippi Personal Injury

Many times clients ask what their time limits or statute of limitations are on their Mississippi personal injury claim. The answer we usually give is that it depends on the nature of the claim itself. Most limitation periods in Mississippi range from 1 year to 3 years.  Your case has a limited time in which to take legal action or it is barred. Statues of limitations also vary from state to state. Most personal injury claims are subject to Mississippi’s general three (3) year statute of limitations. Miss. Code Ann. 15-1-49. This includes car wrecks and 18 wheeler accidents, slip and...

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Hiring a Lawyer While Insurance Company Is Handling Car Wreck Claim

Hiring a Car Wreck Lawyer

If you are injured in a car accident in Mississippi that is not your fault, your insurance company will work to get the at-fault party’s insurance company to cover the cost of the damages to your vehicle and your medical bills. However, you should consider hiring your own car wreck lawyer in order to maximize your recovery against the other driver’s insurance company or against the uninsured motorist coverage.  A personal injury attorney can also help you obtain a recovery for pain and suffering, in addition to getting you a recovery for damages to your vehicle and your medical bills....

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