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Do I Need a Lawyer?

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Do you need a lawyer for your workers’ compensation or personal injury case in Mississippi or Louisiana? Maybe. It depends. Not the concrete answer you were hoping for? We understand the search for a “yes” or a “no.” But the truth is, it depends on the facts.  We meet with people as part of a free, confidential consultation. No hidden fee. No strings attached.  If we believe you need an attorney, we will tell you.  If we don’t believe you would benefit from an attorney on your case, we’ll also tell you.  Either way, we’ll let you know your rights in...

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How to Prepare for your Slip and Fall Injury Case

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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 knowledge of hazard. It is important to gather evidence as soon...

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Halloween Safety Driving Tips

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When looking at Halloween safety statistics, children are twice or more as likely to get hit by a car between 4PM and 8PM on Halloween over any other time of the year. Over 85 percent of these kind of pedestrian accidents happen at non-intersecting locations. When you add the fun night of Halloween with the fact that most children are less aware of their surroundings, this creates a risk for pedestrian accidents and car wrecks. Here are Halloween safety driving tips for you to follow on Halloween: Drive extremely slow: On normal days you should follow the speed limit of your...

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Why Do I Have to Bring My Medical Records?

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Why do I have to bring my medical records?   Medical records are an important aspect of every workers’ compensation case in Mississippi. Because we represent you, we have to understand what is going on with your medical treatment.  Your understanding of your treatment plan and what the doctor notates in his/her records can sometimes differ, so it is crucial that everyone is on the same page about the progression of your medical treatment.  At your new client intake, we will discuss several different methods of obtaining your medical records and the pros and cons of each one.  However, the quickest (and...

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Internet Research vs. Your Attorney’s Opinion

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Top 5 reasons you shouldn’t trust your research on the internet over your Personal Injury Attorney’s opinion   I have had  a few clients over the course of my career say to me, "Well that's not what I found on the internet" or "I heard about a personal injury case just like mine and that person received more than the defendant is offering me on my case".  I have listed below my Top 5 reasons why you shouldn’t trust your research on the internet over your attorney’s opinion:   1-The research you have found may be outdated.  Laws change all the time and new...

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Children & Personal Injury Attorneys’ Fees

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How much does a child have to pay in attorneys’ fees in a Mississippi personal injury case?   The answer to attorneys' fees depends on a number of things.   When a minor is injured in Mississippi, his parents generally hire an attorney to pursue the case on his behalf. Different attorneys use varying fee percentages for minors, usually depending on the type of personal injury case, but the vast majority of fees probably range from 1/3-40% in attorneys’ fees.  When a settlement is reached, the settlement must be approved by the chancery court (either through a minor settlement or a full guardianship, depending...

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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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