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3 Chhabra & Gibbs Attorneys Receive Honor from Jackson Free Press Best of Jackson, MS: Lawyers and Law Firms

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3 Chhabra & Gibbs Attorneys Receive Honor from Jackson Free Press Best of Jackson, MS:  Lawyers and Law Firms   Each year, the Jackson Free Press holds a vote to determine the “Best of Jackson.”  With categories such as best dentist, best dining, and best doctor, Jackson residents are asked to cast their vote.  This year, three Chhabra & Gibbs attorneys were voted some of Jackson’s Best in the Lawyers and Law Firms category.   Darryl Gibbs, Teresa Harvey, and Amanda Fritz were recently honored in the Jackson Free Press’ Best of Jackson 2018: Lawyers and Law Firms, publication.  Darryl Gibbs was named Best...

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SSD & Medical Treatment Continuation

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Social Security Disability Cases & Medical Continuation in Mississippi. In order to be eligible for social security disability benefits in the state of Mississippi, you must prove that you have a disability that keeps you from working at a substantial gainful activity level for a period of at least 12 months. The disability must have lasted or be expected to last at least 12 months.   Most of the clients I have assisted at Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. have usually already been unable to work for at least 12 months by the time they apply for social security disability. Many have had previous...

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Internet Research vs. Your Attorney’s Opinion

Research Opinion

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you shouldn’t trust your research on the internet over your attorney’s opinion:   1-The research you have found may be outdated.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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Attorneys Recent CABA Speaking Engagement

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Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. Attorneys Rogen K. Chhabra and Teresa E. Harvey were honored to speak at the Capital Area Bar Association’s continuing legal education seminar on April 6th at the Mississippi Bar Center in Jackson, MS. Mr. Chhabra spoke to the group of attorneys about the essentials needed to start your own law firm. Ms. Harvey spoke regarding social security disability and practicing before administrative law judges. If you or a loved one is in need of assistance with Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation or Social Security Disability in Mississippi, feel free to contact Rogen or Teresa by calling 601-948-8005 or...

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Jackson Free Press – Best of Jackson

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  Best of Jackson - Jackson Free Press   Congratulations to our firm for being a finalists in the Jackson Free Press - Best of Jackson for Best Local Law Firm, Rogen K. Chhabra for being a finalist for Best Local Lawyer, Rogen K. Chhabra, Darryl M. Gibbs, and Amanda G. Fritz being a finalist for Best Plaintiff's Attorney. Also Congratulations to Teresa E. Harvey for winning Best Family Law Attorney. Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. is founded upon the belief that everyone is entitled to quality representation and access to their attorney. We are dedicated to helping individuals and families harmed by someone...

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Do I Have to Set Up a Guardianship for Settlement

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Do I have to set up a guardianship for settlement of my child's case? Yes.   In Mississippi, an individual is considered a minor until they are 21 years old.  A guardianship is required to be set up when a minor is involved in an accident, is to receive funds due to a parent’s wrongful death, or many other circumstances when a lawsuit is going to be filed or a case is going to be settled and the minor will receive funds. The purpose of the guardianship is to protect the minor’s funds from others until they turn 21 and can decide how they...

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What is a Deposition?

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A deposition is an oral statement of a witness taken under oath. Depositions are taken of parties, witnesses and others who may have knowledge about a specific case. Depositions are taken in all types of cases, from car wrecks to workers compensation matters to family law matters.  Depositions help the parties to learn the facts of a case before it goes to trial. Depositions also help the attorneys on both sides evaluate what type of witness a plaintiff, defendant or witness may be at trial.   Plaintiffs in cases such as those listed above are asked a variety of questions, many of...

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How long does it take to get a Social Security Disability hearing?

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Many times I get asked, "how long does it take to get a hearing on my Social Security Disability case?" Unfortunately, the Social Security Disability process can be a long one.  There are generally 3 steps in the process to get Social Security Disability: 1-Application (you can do this in person at your local Social Security office, online at ssa.gov or by phone with your local social security office) 2-Request for Reconsideration-this is the first appeal if you receive a denial letter on your initial application 3-Request for Hearing-this is the second appeal, if you receive a denial letter on the request for reconsideration. ...

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