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Driving during the Holidays

Driving during the holidays

It’s no secret that accidents increase during the Holidays. The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that 450 people may die on U.S. roads this Memorial Day holiday period. This could be due to the sheer number of vacationers packing the roads or the Holiday business creates more distractions causing more accidents. It may be a combination of the two, but people should be careful as they are driving during the holiday period. Whether traveling to put your toes in the sand or heading across town to see a movie, the weekend of holidays can cause an increase in traffic accidents. As...

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What to do After a Car Wreck

What to do after a car wreck

Nothing ruins your day (or month, or year) quite like a car wreck. As unfortunate as they are, there are things you can do to protect yourself if you are injured in a car wreck.   Stop and stay as calm as possible Do not drive away from the scene of a wreck, even if you think the accident is minor. Emotions can run high after a wreck; avoid discussions about fault and responsibility with the other driver. Your safety is your Number 1 priority. Make sure you are in a safe location Survey the scene to ensure you are not...

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Should I go to the Emergency Room After a Car Wreck?

Emergency Room After a Car Wreck

Imagine the scene: You are cruising along on a beautiful, blue Saturday morning, enjoying the drive. BOOM! You get thrown around your car and when you finally realize what happened, you feel it: PAIN. As you exit the car, you evaluate the property damage and then you REALLY feel it. PAIN! You contemplate what to do: try and tough it out or go pile up that hefty emergency room bill. Unfortunately, many people who wind up in a car wreck will not make the proper decision. One of the most important things you can do if you have been in a...

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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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Wrong Accident Report For Mississippi Car Wreck

Report - Car Accident

We see people quite often who are concerned that a car accident report or Mississippi crash report is wrong. We have heard many explanations like the officer wouldn’t listen, the officer knew the other person and was friends with them, or even that the officer didn’t talk to you. So, what can you do when the accident report is wrong? First, it is important to note that accident reports are not usually admissible in court, so what the report says should not matter. But it is unrealistic to just disregard a wrong accident report because insurance companies will throw them in...

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How Can I Get the Most Money From my Car Wreck

Most Money for Car Wreck

How to get the most money from your car wreck in Mississippi, Louisiana, Colorado, Tennessee or Alabama? This might seem like a strange list of states to include in the question, but these are all the states where our personal injury lawyers are currently licensed and are able to help people with legal issues.   When it comes to a car wreck there are common things that drive the value and make it possible to get the most money.  They are listed here in no particular order of importance:   Fault - the easier the fault is to prove the more likely it...

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Lost Wages Recovery After Car Accident?

Lost Wages from Car Accident

Can I recover my lost wages in Mississippi after my car accident caused me to miss work? The answer depends on what happened.  If you were not at work yet, or were at fault, or if no one was at fault, then you may not have a claim.  But if someone else was at fault, you can make a claim against their insurance policy or against your uninsured motorist benefits.  In Mississippi, lost wages would be an available remedy. The focus of this blog is for non work related injuries in Mississippi that are caused by the fault of someone else. Should...

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Should I See a Doctor After My Car Wreck in Mississippi?

See a Doctor

You are driving your vehicle in Mississippi but then you are involved in a car wreck.  Your adrenaline is pumping.  Your vehicle is damaged.  The police are called and your statement is taken.  You don’t have any broken bones.  You aren’t bleeding.  Your muscles are aching, but should you really see a doctor?  The short answer – YES.  An “adrenaline rush” is one of the body’s vital defense mechanisms, and can be triggered during stressful situations such as car wrecks.  During an “adrenaline rush”, your body releases epinephrine (aka adrenaline) into your bloodstream.  When this happens, your body can experience...

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New Year’s Eve Safety

Happy New Year's

One of the busiest nights of the year in Mississippi, New Year’s Eve, is celebrated in homes, bars, night clubs, and restaurants. It’s great to have fun but it is important to be safe, and to make safety a priority. Personal injuries are very common on this time of year, unfortunately. The personal injury attorneys at Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. have put together some New Year’s Eve safety tips for you and your loved ones to ring in the New Year safely. Avoid drinking and driving: If you are going out for New Year’s Eve, make plans in advance for...

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Workers’ Comp During Job Traveling

Workers' Compensation While Traveling

Many times we have clients wanting to know if they can get Workers’ Compensation in Mississippi if they are injured while traveling to and from their job. There is not a complete yes or no to that question. The general rule is that coming and going to work is not a compensable Workers’ Compensation injury in Mississippi. However, the Mississippi Supreme Court has established exceptions to that rule. For example, if you drive a company car, are reimbursed for transportation, or if you do some of your work at home, you may have a compensable injury if you are in a car...

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