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Ashley L. Hendricks

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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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Ashley L. Hendricks – MAJ Women’s Caucus

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Recently, Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. Associate Attorney, Ashley L. Hendricks was selected by MAJ to serve as the Mississippi Association for Justice Women’s Caucus Chair this past year (2015-2016). The Women’s Caucus is an advocate for positive change on issues of concern to women and Ashley was honored to be elected to this position. The Women’s Caucus played a part in several successful events this year starting with a Judicial Conference Reception honoring women in the judiciary held during the during the 2015 Mississippi Trial & Appellate Judges Fall Conference.  The Women’s Caucus also helped to sponsor numerous events including...

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Owner May Not Be At Fault From Slip and Fall

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Just because you slipped or tripped and fell on someone's property doesn't mean that they are automatically responsible for your injuries. In a slip and fall case, the law requires you to show that the business or property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition before the accident. If you are unable to show that the business or property owner knew or should have known about the condition on the property, your case can be dismissed. Proving that an owner should have known (i.e. had constructive knowledge) about a dangerous condition is usually difficult. In order to assist...

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Difference between federal and state court for my personal injury action?

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Federal Courts only have jurisdiction over personal injury claims when “diversity” between the parties exists.  Diversity is all about what state each party resides in.  Diversity jurisdiction exists where all defendants are from different states than all plaintiffs and the amount in controversy exceeds $75K. If a party on opposite side is from the same state, diversity is destroyed. However, persons on the same side may be from the same state.   If no diversity exists, then the case belongs in State Court. When filing a claim where diversity exists, state court is still a viable place for the injured person to...

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