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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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Paraquat Herbicide Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinsons and Paraquat

Paraquat herbicide is a weed and grass-killer that has been linked to Parkinson’s disease. Lawsuits are being filed alleging that Syngenta, Chevron, and others involved in the manufacture and distribution of Paraquat are liable for the herbicide contributing to the development of Parkinson’s disease. Paraquat is a toxic chemical that is widely used as a herbicide, primarily for weed and grass control. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies Paraquat as “restricted use.” This means that it can be used only by people who are licensed applicators. Paraquat is marketed under various trade names including Gramoxone, Para-SHOT, Parazone, Quick-Quat, Firestorm, Helmquat and...

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From No Credible Fear to A Winning Asylum Case

A Winning Asylum Case

Betrand struggled to make it to the US border traveling from Cameroon to Ecuador and then through the jungles of South America. At the US/Mexico border, he requested asylum where he was eventually detained and held in US Custody for over a year as he continued to fight his case. Initially Betrand received a negative credible fear at the border which was upheld by a Louisiana Judge. The Asylum Officer nor the Judge believed he truly feared returning to Cameroon. The Judge was quick to inform him that the Negative Credible Fear Judgement was not appealable on any level. After multiple attorneys...

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Mississippi Workers Compensation and Light Duty Restrictions

Light Duty Restrictions

If you have light duty restrictions in a Mississippi workers compensation case, the first thing you need to do is ask the employer to accommodate you so you can get back to work and make full wages. Many people have concerns about this advice because they are worried about getting hurt again at work or that the employer will not be nice to them about it. The problem is if you don’t try, you won’t be entitled to workers compensation benefits. The best bet is to let the employer say no. Force the employer to be the bad guy by...

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