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How Can I Get the Most Money From my Car Wreck in Mississippi, Louisiana, Colorado, Tennessee or Alabama?

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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Can I Recover My Lost Wages in Mississippi After My Car Accident Caused Me To Miss Work?

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’ Compensation If You Are Injured While Traveling to Your Job

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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Injured In A Car Wreck As A Passenger

Car Wreck as a Passenger

In Mississippi car wreck cases, an injured passenger has rights. In most cases, passengers of a vehicle are not at fault, and the amount of damages they can collect is not limited. A passenger has a valid claim against the driver of the car they were in during a car wreck. For example, a passenger who was injured in a single vehicle crash that was caused by the driver's negligence, such as speeding and losing control of the car, has the right to sue the driver for damages such as medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The driver...

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Hit and Run Car Accident in Mississippi?

Hit and Run in Mississippi

What should I do if I’m in a hit and run car accident in Mississippi?   First, do not chase them.  Let me say that again.  Do not chase the person you were in a hit and run car wreck with.  People do this because they have a sense of justice.  I understand that, but chasing someone could get you hurt...

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Everyone Needs Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Mississippi law requires all drivers to maintain minimum liability insurance limits on the vehicles they drive.  This covers you if you are at fault and cause someone else to have a personal injury in a car accident or 18 wheeler wreck.  However, not everyone gets liability insurance as the law requires.  Roughly 25% of Mississippi drivers are uninsured. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident with someone who doesn’t have car insurance in Mississippi, you could be in for a major headache. You could be on the hook for your own medical bills and repair costs. You are...

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The Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A Intake Department

Intake at Chhabra & Gibbs - evaluation

Hospitals and clinics in Jackson, Mississippi are not the only place where an intake department is needed. Some law firms, such as Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A., have an intake specialist that handles all incoming potential client phone calls. If you call our office as a potential Mississippi Workers Compensation client from being injured on the job on land or offshore, potential Mississippi Personal Injury client from being injured in a car wreck, 18 wheeler wreck, motorcycle wreck, pedestrian accident, slip and fall premises injury, or a new potential client being impacted in any other area of law such as a...

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What to do following a car accident?

car accident

Many times the clients we see are involved in a car accident for the very first time and have no idea what to do. Here some recommended tips:   Call the police. A police report can be helpful in proving your case. The police will come out and investigate the scene and make a preliminary determination on fault. Collect as much information as possible. This includes insurance information, VIN and license plate numbers. You should also collect the names, phone numbers and contact information of the other driver or any witnesses. Take photos. Be sure to use your phone or a...

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