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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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You Are Your Best Advocate

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You are your best advocate when it comes to your injury case. Don’t get me wrong, finding an Injury attorney you trust that has experience with our workers’ compensation system is the first step to making one of the most difficult periods in your lives a lot easier. If you are like the vast majority of Mississippians you won’t know a thing about workers’ compensation until you or someone you love gets hurt. Being injured at work is a scary and (more often than it should be) difficult process. Having someone on your side that knows the law and how it...

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I Want My Case Settled Today

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Settle my case today I am often asked how long it will take to settle a workers compensation or personal injury case. Recently I had a phone call with a prospective client here in Mississippi who was not very nice to our staff members who were trying to help him.  Our staff members were trying to get information to set up the file so one of our Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. Injury lawyers could review it, but the prospective client insisted that he talk to the Injury lawyer right now and that he was not interested in dragging this out and...

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Should I just settle With the Insurance Company?

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Settle with the insurance company? Many Workers Compensation and Personal Injury cases in Mississippi are settled everyday with no lawyer involvement between an injured person and an insurance adjuster. It makes me cringe to know how easy it is to get good advice from a very skilled and experienced Injury lawyer before signing on that dotted line, yet still people just want to get it over with. I get it. You may be thinking: An Injury lawyer will take most of the money An Injury lawyer probably can't get more for you after fees You don't want to have to go to...

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More than a Fighter

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When people search for a Workers Compensation or Personal Injury lawyer, especially in Mississippi, they are laser focused on getting someone who is a fighter for them.  It is a statistical fact that many people do not trust Injury lawyers.  They think Injury lawyers will take money under the table in a heartbeat to line their own pockets.  The public even think Injury lawyers will tell self-serving lies.  But if a person thinks they've got a fighter type of an Injury lawyer they will hold their nose and tolerate smell of mistrust.   It doesn't have to be this way.  Just like...

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Slip and Fall Personal Injury

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A SLIP AND FALL IS A COMMON TYPE OF PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM. Many of our clients have experienced a slip and fall at one time in their life. But many people do not understand that their fall may have been due to negligence resulting in a premises liability. We would like to cover a few common areas of slip and fall injuries so you can better understand this area of personal injury. Slip and Fall Injury A slip and fall injury generally occurs as a result of slips or trips on any surface that may be uneven, slippery, wet, or in an otherwise...

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Your Slip and Fall Personal Injury Case and How To Prepare

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Slip and Fall is a common type of Personal Injury claim. Slip and Fall is a very common type of personal injury claim. One of the best ways to increase the chances of your case is to preserve the evidence from the day of the fall. Oftentimes, the quality of the evidence that is gathered can tip the scales in the direction of the injured party. In most instances, adjusters and attorneys expect to see the following: Medical Records Witness Statements Photographs Police and Incident Reports Receipts An important part of proving fault in a slip and fall is proving ownership, control, and...

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How Social Media Can Cause Harm To Your Legal Case

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For over a decade now, social media has become the norm on how we interact with each other on a daily basis. We post our favorite moments from our life on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and Snapchat for all our friends and family to see as well as the public. While this is all a good thing focusing on networking with friends and family, it can also be a very bad thing when it comes to your Injury. Sharing too much about yourself can have a major negative impact on your current situation. When it comes to your injury, especially...

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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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