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Jackson Free Press – Best of Jackson

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  Best of Jackson - Jackson Free Press   Congratulations to our firm for being a finalists in the Jackson Free Press - Best of Jackson for Best Local Law Firm, Rogen K. Chhabra for being a finalist for Best Local Lawyer, Rogen K. Chhabra, Darryl M. Gibbs, and Amanda G. Fritz being a finalist for Best Plaintiff's Attorney. Also Congratulations to Teresa E. Harvey for winning Best Family Law Attorney. Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. is founded upon the belief that everyone is entitled to quality representation and access to their attorney. We are dedicated to helping individuals and families harmed by someone...

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Telling the Jury About the Sued Party’s Insurance?

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Why don’t lawyers tell the jury whether the person being sued has insurance?   Whether a person or company has insurance is not relevant to whether they are liable or how much the award should be.  We all walk around with bias in some form or fashion.  You may think the refs are always against your favorite team and you probably like your Mom more than other people.  There is nothing wrong with having inherent human bias.  But in a courtroom, the rules are set up to try to take emotion and sympathy away from juries, despite that fact that each member...

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Do I Have to Set Up a Guardianship for Settlement

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Do I have to set up a guardianship for settlement of my child's case? Yes.   In Mississippi, an individual is considered a minor until they are 21 years old.  A guardianship is required to be set up when a minor is involved in an accident, is to receive funds due to a parent’s wrongful death, or many other circumstances when a lawsuit is going to be filed or a case is going to be settled and the minor will receive funds. The purpose of the guardianship is to protect the minor’s funds from others until they turn 21 and can decide how they...

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What is a Deposition?

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A deposition is an oral statement of a witness taken under oath. Depositions are taken of parties, witnesses and others who may have knowledge about a specific case. Depositions are taken in all types of cases, from car wrecks to workers compensation matters to family law matters.  Depositions help the parties to learn the facts of a case before it goes to trial. Depositions also help the attorneys on both sides evaluate what type of witness a plaintiff, defendant or witness may be at trial.   Plaintiffs in cases such as those listed above are asked a variety of questions, many of...

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How Can a Busy Lawyer Do a Good Job?

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Our office handles Mississippi Workers' compensation claims like a team sport.   The attorneys at Chhabra and Gibbs are all experienced when it comes to pursuing injured workers in Mississippi. We are busy lawyers for two reasons-- 1. We can't stand to see injured workers treated unfairly, and 2. we are good at what we do.  You want your lawyer doing the "lawyering", because that is what they know--- whether that be in the courtroom advocating for injured workers, participating in depositions, or drafting motions and briefs that bring attention to their client's issues.  This means that your attorney is  not...

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How Your Case Can Be Affected By Social Media

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Social media can affect your case in many ways. Imagine that you are unloading your groceries and you see a strange man in the bushes holding a video camera.  He quickly walks to his van as soon as the two of you make eye contact.  For many years insurance companies have been hiring private investigators to follow injured workers in hopes of “catching” them doing something their doctor has told them not to do or doing something that they state causes them pain.  Even something innocent can be mis-characterized by a private investigator.  Some insurance companies still use this tactic.  Injured...

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I Was in an Accident, Now What?

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Many of our clients come to us several months or even years after their accident and when we ask them for certain information they respond that they didn’t know that they needed to (or not do) that. Here are the top 5 steps that people should take in personal injury cases: Do get medical treatment. This is perhaps the most important aspect of your claim. It is crucial that you seek medical treatment as soon as possible, even if you do not have health insurance. It is difficult to show an adjuster that you were seriously injured in an accident...

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You Are Your Best Advocate

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You are your best advocate when it comes to your injury case. Don’t get me wrong, finding an Injury attorney you trust that has experience with our workers’ compensation system is the first step to making one of the most difficult periods in your lives a lot easier. If you are like the vast majority of Mississippians you won’t know a thing about workers’ compensation until you or someone you love gets hurt. Being injured at work is a scary and (more often than it should be) difficult process. Having someone on your side that knows the law and how it...

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I Want My Case Settled Today

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Settle my case today I am often asked how long it will take to settle a workers compensation or personal injury case. Recently I had a phone call with a prospective client here in Mississippi who was not very nice to our staff members who were trying to help him.  Our staff members were trying to get information to set up the file so one of our Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. Injury lawyers could review it, but the prospective client insisted that he talk to the Injury lawyer right now and that he was not interested in dragging this out and...

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Should I just settle With the Insurance Company?

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Settle with the insurance company? Many Workers Compensation and Personal Injury cases in Mississippi are settled everyday with no lawyer involvement between an injured person and an insurance adjuster. It makes me cringe to know how easy it is to get good advice from a very skilled and experienced Injury lawyer before signing on that dotted line, yet still people just want to get it over with. I get it. You may be thinking: An Injury lawyer will take most of the money An Injury lawyer probably can't get more for you after fees You don't want to have to go to...

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