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Top Questions To Ask During Your Free Consultation

Free Consultation Top Questions

Sometimes clients forget to ask questions to the attorney during their free consultation due to the fact the attorney is generally asking many of the questions during the meeting. We have come up with a list of top questions to ask during your free consultation when sitting in front of your attorney. How long have you been practicing law?  At Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A., our firm currently has 10 lawyers with a combined 60+ years of experience. How many cases similar to mine have you handled before and what type of cases do you handle? We have handled many different...

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Contacting a Mississippi Personal Injury Attorney

Contacting a Mississippi Personal Injury Attorney

Many people wonder if they need to contact a Jackson, Mississippi personal injury lawyer for their personal injury case in Mississippi. There isn’t always a yes or no answer to this, because it really depends on the facts of the case. At Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A., we meet with people as part of a free, confidential consultation. There are never any hidden fees and there are no strings attached to the process. If our personal injury attorneys feel that you need an attorney for your case, we will let you know, just like if we didn’t feel that you needed...

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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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Slip And Fall Accidents

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents in Mississippi are usually caused by dangerous and hazardous conditions one would encounter while on another persons property. While you might not know it, slip and fall accidents are one of the top causes of injuries in the United States. Sometimes injuries are minor. However, injuries can also be serious enough to cause permanent medical conditions and problems that last a lifetime. Back injuries, head injuries, neck injuries, and broken bones are all to common and may even lead to brain damage or paralysis. In addition to those physical injuries, they can cost thousands in medical bills,...

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Why You Should Never Settle With the Insurance Adjuster

Insurance Adjuster in Mississippi

Personal Injury cases in Mississippi are settled everyday with no lawyer involvement between an injured party and their assigned insurance adjuster. We see people quickly signing the insurance adjuster’s paperwork every day instead of getting free legal advice first before accepting a quick offer.   Some clients may be thinking that an Injury lawyer will take most of the money, or probably can’t get more for you after fees. Some clients don’t want to have to go to court, or have anxiety and are too nervous, or just don’t have time to be messing with Injury lawyers and the court system. Some...

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Mississippi Fireworks Safety Tips

Firework Safety

Many people go to the emergency room every year with fireworks-related injuries on July the 4th in Mississippi. More than half of these injuries are burns, and roughly one-third of them are to the hands and fingers. Another nearly twenty percent of injuries are to the face, eyes and nose. Here are some fireworks safety tips in Mississippi to keep in mind for you and your loved ones when dealing with fireworks. Prevent fireworks injuries and death by following the firework safety tips below.:   Never allow young children to light fireworks or otherwise play with fireworks. Read the warning labels on...

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Trampoline Parks Rising In Popularity and Injuries

Trampoline Safety

Trampoline Parks Rising In Popularity and Rising In Injuries On a typical weekend in Mississippi, the trampoline parks here are at a large capacity with hundreds of kids and adults bouncing, jumping, and playing. Trampoline parks have now become a billion dollar industry. But, in the past several years in the United States, many people have developed severe injuries from these trampoline parks, even death. The numbers could be even higher but many injured people are forced into arbitration with those trampoline parks and ordered to sign confidentiality agreements that stop them from telling their story. In a recent video from a...

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Getting Your Personal Injury Medical Records & Bills

Medical Records

Why should you help your personal injury attorney get your medical records and bills? Medical records and billing statements are a critical piece of any personal injury case in Mississippi. This is true whether you are hurt in a car wreck, a slip and fall, due to medical negligence, or any other kind of personal injury. Your medical records and billing statements are used to prove the damages you have suffered in your personal injury case. They help your attorney show the medical treatment you have received as a result of being hurt. Typically, your personal injury attorney will request these...

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Can I Get a Copy of My Incident Report?

Incident Report Slip and Fall

Can I Get a Copy of My Incident Report? You probably would not expect to hear “No” to that question, but that is what Wal-Mart and other big box retailers will tell you when they have you complete an incident report at their store after you fall or get hurt. Don’t accept No for answer. Demand a copy. Or better yet, snap a photo of the completed form before you turn it in. You can also take a photo of the manager taking report, her name tag, the office you are completing report in and the spill that caused the fall. Keep your...

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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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