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What to do After a Pedestrian Accident

what to do after a pedestrian accident

Being hit by a vehicle while walking or running can lead to serious injuries. According to NHTSA, there were over 6,500 pedestrians killed in crashes in the U.S. in 2020. Knowing what to do after a pedestrian accident in crucial. Unfortunately, many of pedestrian crashes end deadly including the death of a 72-year-old man Sunday evening in Simpson County Mississippi. According to WLBT, around 8 P.M. Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the fatal pedestrian crash on Hwy 49 where the pedestrian was pronounced dead on the scene. The pedestrian crash is still under investigation. Just a few weeks ago another deadly...

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Deadly Motorcycle Crash

deadly motorcycle crash

A deadly motorcycle crash happened Sunday evening in Simpson County, Mississippi according to WAPT. Mississippi Highway Patrol reports the motorcycle driver was traveling South on Hwy 13 when she collided with a vehicle travelling West on Mt. Zion rd. The driver of the motorcycle had fatal injuries and the passenger of the vehicle had injuries as well. The deadly motorcycle crash is still under investigation. Operating a motorcycle can be thrilling as well as dangerous. Unlike a car, a motorcycle provides little protection to the rider if they are involved in a wreck. Taking the right precautions can be a lifesaving...

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THE POWER OF MEDIATION

mediation

I recently settled a claim for $85,000.00 and I used a special tool to do it. Mediation. Mediations are an effective way to resolve issues and settle a claim for max dollar, while allowing both parties to be transparent with one another. Though not every mediation will resolve the claim, it is sometimes a worthwhile step to try and reach resolution. What is a mediation? Simply put, mediation is a meeting where the parties agree to meet with an agreed upon, impartial experienced independent lawyer to assist in negotiation of the claim. Nobody HAS to resolve anything, but mediations often...

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Can I get Lost Wages for the Time I’m Hurt?

lost wages

The number one question I’m asked as a workers’ compensation attorney is “can I get my lost wages for the time I missed from work?” The short answer is yes. Mississippi’s legislature created part of our statute to help injured workers replace their wages after they get hurt and miss work. These wage loss benefits are what an injured worker is entitled to while they are under the care of a doctor. These benefits are commonly known as “temporary total disability” benefits or “TTD” for short. The TTD benefits mentioned above are not paid at the injured workers full wages. Rather,...

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Oil Tank Explosion in Madison County Injures 6 People

Oil Tank Explosion

Early Friday morning WAPT reports of a large oil tank explosion near Kearney Park in Madison County. Officials say the explosion happened around 8 A.M. severely injuring 2 with burns on 50% of their body and sending 4 others to the hospital with injuries. It is still not clear as to what caused the explosion, but fire crews are staying on seen during the investigation. This particular accident raises some issues that many people don’t know much about. The only remedy against the employer is workers compensation. However, if someone besides the employer was at fault, the workers can file a...

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Chhabra & Gibbs Attorneys awarded by the Mississippi Association for Justice

Chhabra & Gibbs Attorneys Awarded

Chhabra & Gibbs Attorneys awarded by the Mississippi Association for Justice were Rogen Chhabra and Ray Gustavis at the 2022 annual trial lawyers conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Association awarded Rogen with the Beyond the Call Trial Lawyer Emeritus award for his dogged passion in working with the organization to pursue justice for all Mississippians in the Mississippi Legislature. Ray was awarded the Legacy of Leadership award and the New Lawyer of the Year Award. Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. represents people in car wrecks, 18-wheeler crashes, work injuries, offshore injuries, disability claims, and many other injury claims in state, federal, and...

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Massive 21 Car Pileup

21 Car Pileup

A massive 21 car pileup in Montana took the lives of six people and injured many others late Friday afternoon. According to authorities, a huge dust storm is the cause of this major accident, as 60 mph winds swept across I-90 with blackout like conditions leading to six semi-trucks and 15 cars to crash. Driving is already dangerous with all the distracted drivers, drunk drivers, and reckless drivers on the road, but when you throw bad weather into the mix it can make even more dangerous driving conditions. According to IIHS there were roughly 38,000 deaths in 2020 from car crashes...

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Am I entitled to recovery of lost wages in a personal injury case?

Lost wages

Absolutely.  If you miss work due to an injury resulting from a car wreck, slip and fall or other types of personal injury, you can seek recovery for your lost wages in your personal injury case. In order to do so, you simply need to notify your lawyer of the time you missed from work and your lawyer will tell you what documents to provide. You will likely need to send your attorney something like a pay stub showing your rate of pay. You or your attorney will then contact your employer to send a letter showing exactly how much work...

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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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