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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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What should I do if I Am Hit by an 18-Wheeler?

18-Wheeler Accident

If you drive on the highway in states such as Mississippi, Louisiana, Colorado, Alabama or Tennessee, then you are used to sharing the road with 18-wheelers and log trucks. And if you are like me, every time I am near one, I hold my breath a bit — and for good reason. 18-wheelers cannot respond to traffic as easily nor stop as fast as regular vehicles. If there are poor weather conditions or the 18-wheelers are improperly maintained, disaster can occur. Also, some drivers can be overworked, untrained, sleepy, inattentive, intoxicated, and the list goes on. There are about 500,000 18-wheeler accidents...

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Using Consumer Statutes To Combat Identity Theft

Combat Identity Theft

Imagine waking up one morning to find that your savings account has been emptied out or reviewing your credit card statement and seeing thousands of dollars in unfamiliar charges. Then your bank or credit card company acts like it’s your fault. Don’t let them get away with it. Identity theft occurs far too often to consumers. And banks and credit card companies are far too eager to let the victims foot the bill. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Handled correctly, an identity theft victim can put the burden of proof on the bank or credit card company to...

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Should I File a Claim Even If I Failed My Employer’s Drug Screen?

Drug Screen and Work Injury

"Should I file a claim even if I failed my employer’s drug screen?" "Can my employer really fire me?" Yes you should file a workers compensation claim in Mississippi even if you failed your employer's drug screen and yes they can also really fire you. An employer in Mississippi has the legal right to contemporaneously drug test an injured employee after an injury sustained on the job, and also has the legal right to terminate an employee that fails that drug test. This does not mean an injured worker who fails a drug screen is not entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits in Mississippi,...

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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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Best of Jackson 2020

Best of Jackson 2020

Congratulations to our CG Law Attorney, Teresa Harvey, for winning Best of Jackson 2020 - Estate Planning Attorney and congratulations to our attorneys and law firm for being named Best of Jackson finalists this year: Rogen Chhabra - Best Local Lawyer, Darryl Gibbs - Best Personal Injury Attorney, Angela Trehan & Marshall Goff - Best Defense Attorney, Teresa Harvey - Best Family Law Attorney, and Chhabra & Gibbs, PA - Best Local Law Firm. Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the Jackson Free Press, Best of Jackson: Legal 2020. Teresa is an Associate Attorney for our CG Law Group which handles...

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Do I Have to Open an Estate in Mississippi?

Estate Law

I get questions frequently from friends and current clients about whether an estate needs to be open in Mississippi if a family member of theirs passes away. Sometimes an estate is required and sometimes it is not. If a person’s estate is worth less than $50,000, then you generally do not have to open one unless there is an asset, like real property, that needs to be handled through an estate in order to make sure the title to the land is clear. Some assets pass outside this completely, such as life insurance benefits and retirement plans, which go to...

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Travel Expenses for Medical Treatment in Mississippi

Travel Expenses for Medical Treatment

In Mississippi, employers are responsible for covering travel expenses, such as gas, for injured workers to get to and from medical treatment. Rather than cover the mileage associated with the travel, some employers will arrange for transportation for the Employee to be taken to and from their appointment. Either way, injured workers need to realize that they do not have to shoulder the burden of getting to and from their appointments alone. There is no minimum distance that must be traveled for an employer to be forced to pay for travel expenses. The Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission establishes a mileage rate...

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Teleworking & Workers’ Compensation in Mississippi – Am I Covered?

Teleworking and Workers' Compensation in Mississippi

Many businesses across the United States implemented teleworking before the COVID-19 global pandemic began. The 2019 National Compensation Survey recently found that only 7% of civilian workers in the United States have the option to telework. Now nearly all types of businesses are coming to grips with the reality that their employees could be forced to socially distance and work from home for the foreseeable future. People everywhere are converting kitchen tables, bedrooms, and areas of the home into makeshift workstations to make ends meet. The overlap between work and home begs the question of whether an employee injured while...

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Do Employers Have to Provide Workers’ Compensation Coverage in Mississippi?

Workers’ Compensation Coverage

Do employers have to provide workers' compensation coverage in Mississippi? According to statistics provided by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, the annual average of employed Mississippi residents is over 1.1 million people. These employees work across a broad spectrum of industries and provide valuable services to our State. When one of these employees gets hurt at work, the first question that often comes up is whether or not their employer has workers’ compensation coverage insurance. The Mississippi Legislature included specific language in the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Act that requires compensation coverage if an employer “has in service five or...

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