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Slip and Falls and Premises Liability

slip fall

Slip and falls are the second most likely cause of injury in America, but one of the most misunderstood. Whether it be work place injuries or premises liability at a place unrelated to your Mississippi work or business slip and falls are serious injuries and every measure should be taken to prevent them.   For a work related fall, the injured worker simply needs to prove they fell while on the job.   But for a claim where you fall at a business or someone else's property, it can be a lot more complicated.  For a premises liability claim, you would need to prove...

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Moms are Superheroes

Super Mom

Are you are a working mom? Do you have one or multiple children? Being a mom that works is hard especially when you have multiple children. Being a working mom in Mississippi doesn’t mean you’re made of money either. In fact, Mississippi is the 2nd lowest paid state. Daycare alone can take up a check without even thinking twice about it. What can you do? You have to be paid to work right? Sometimes it doesn’t even feel like it is worth having a job. I can all too well relate this. Being a mom is probably the most demanding job...

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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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What is UM/UIM coverage and why do I need it?

Uninsured

Most everyone knows what car insurance is.  You pay a monthly premium to an insurance company, and in exchange that company agrees under contract to pay for the loss that occurs when you are involved in a motor vehicle accident.  Mississippi law requires that licensed drivers maintain liability insurance, which provides coverage for the other car and/or driver when an accident is your fault.  The minimum liability insurance coverage legally required in Mississippi is $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident for bodily injury.  But what happens if you are in a wreck that is not your fault, you are...

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Lightnin Malcolm – Don’t End Up With The Blues

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Blues man Lightnin Malcolm here in Mississippi has a little song for you: "If you got some bad news, about a Personal Injury case and you got a lot to lose. Don't end up with the blues. Get the legal help you can use. At Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A." [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq0os1oRpts[/embed] Personal Injury - Workers' Compensation Cutting Edge Blues man LIGHTNIN MALCOLM, a charismatic and energetic guitar-slinger with a deep soulful voice, has taken his irresistible Dance grooves from Juke Joint teen years as a One Man Band to World stages. The Mississippi based Multi-instrumentalist combines the Tribal Rhythms and raw electrifying power of...

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What is Negligence?

NEGLIGENCE

What is negligence? Good question. Depends on the situation and the act that may have caused an injury. Negligence is doing something a reasonable person wouldn’t do. Seems straight forward. A reasonable person shouldn’t run a red light. A reasonable person should look before they turn. But what about when the issue involves premises liability?  What is reasonable in keeping store floors free of hazards?  What is reasonable in maintaining equipment?   Darryl M. Gibbs   The Jackson, MS Personal Injury attorneys at Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. are knowledgeable in evaluating whether a Defendant had negligence and was responsible in causing an injury. Please call our office here at...

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Immediate Steps after a Slip, Trip, and Fall at a Business

Slip and Fall At a Business

A Slip, Trip and Fall in a business is a very common type of personal injury claim in Mississippi. There are a few steps we recommend to increase the chance of your case. Oftentimes, the quality of the evidence that is gathered can tip the scales in the direction of the injured party.   REPORT THE INCIDENT   Report the incident to a store manager and if at all possible, insist that an incident report is done.  If you are not able to get an incident report prepared, document all the details of the incident in writing.  Important details include the date and time,...

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Ed D. Williams – Our Newest Associate Attorney

Ed Williams

Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. is pleased to announce our newest associate attorney for our law firm, Ed Williams. Ed Williams earned his Juris Doctorate with honors, Cum Laude, in 2016 from Mississippi College School of Law. Ed completed his undergraduate work at Mississippi State University where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in Political Science. While in law school, Ed was a member of the MC Law Moot Court Board, Law Student Bar Association, Phi Alpha Delta Honors Program, American Association for Justice, and the Mississippi Association for Justice. As a member of the 2016 ABA Arbitration moot court competition team,...

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Injured At Work and My Fault – Do I Have A Claim?

Fault Injured

I got hurt at work but it was my fault – do I have a claim?   Short answer – Probably, but you should consult with an attorney.   As a general rule, Mississippi’s Workers’ Compensation laws are a “no fault” system, which means that regardless of whose fault an injury is, if you are hurt while in the course and scope of your employment you are entitled to benefits. There are several specific instances that will look at whose “fault” the injury was; for example, horseplay or fighting with a non-coworker about something non-work related, but those instances are few and far between....

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Being A Victim Of A Crime and Civil Claims

Crime Victim

My loved one was a victim of a crime in Mississippi, Do I possibly have a civil claim?   When a loved one is hurt or killed resulting from a crime, suing someone is usually the last thing on your mind. But with the costs of hospital bills, funeral expenses, and the loss of income, support and companionship of someone close to you finding out whether or not you have a legal remedy outside of the criminal justice system can make a world of difference. In the state of Mississippi, if a business owner could reasonably expect for a crime to occur...

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