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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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Everyone Needs Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Mississippi law requires all drivers to maintain minimum liability insurance limits on the vehicles they drive.  This covers you if you are at fault and cause someone else to have a personal injury in a car accident or 18 wheeler wreck.  However, not everyone gets liability insurance as the law requires.  Roughly 25% of Mississippi drivers are uninsured. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident with someone who doesn’t have car insurance in Mississippi, you could be in for a major headache. You could be on the hook for your own medical bills and repair costs. You are...

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The Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A Intake Department

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Hospitals and clinics in Jackson, Mississippi are not the only place where an intake department is needed. Some law firms, such as Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A., have an intake specialist that handles all incoming potential client phone calls. If you call our office as a potential Mississippi Workers Compensation client from being injured on the job on land or offshore, potential Mississippi Personal Injury client from being injured in a car wreck, 18 wheeler wreck, motorcycle wreck, pedestrian accident, slip and fall premises injury, or a new potential client being impacted in any other area of law such as a...

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What to do following a car accident?

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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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Halloween Safety Driving Tips

Halloween safety

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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Workers’ Compensation After Car Wreck

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I was Injured in a car wreck on my way home from work, can I receive Workers' Compensation? The short answer: it depends. Even when another person is responsible for your injuries during a car wreck in Mississippi, if you were “in the course and scope” of your injuries you are entitled to workers’ compensation. As a general rule Employees are not covered by workers’ compensation when going to or coming from work but there are several exceptions to that general rule. For instance, if travel is a part of your job then it is possible you could be covered by workers’...

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Insurance Questions After a Car Wreck

Car wreck

Insurance Questions After Dealing With a Car Wreck.   What happens if I have a car wreck and I don’t have car insurance?  In Mississippi, the law requires that every person driving a car be able to provide proof of insurance coverage.  Failure to have insurance can subject you to penalties and fines, but it is much worse if you have a car wreck that is your fault.    You can always be sued whether you have insurance or not, but without insurance you would liable for all of the damages.  This could subject you to garnishment and/or seizure of your assets.  Also, you...

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Car Fatalities by Phone Distraction Inaccurate

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According to a new report from Bloomberg, the data and information that is out there about cell phone use while driving as well as car fatalities from cell phone use is very inaccurate, and that creates a huge problem.The NHTSA (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration) keeps up with all of the vehicle related fatalities that occur each year in the United States. With that information from NHTSA, lawmakers, journalists, and activists focus their energy around it. Bloomberg’s report found that NHTSA’s data is not reporting correctly the cell phone usage causing fatalities.Recent reports by NHTSA show that over the last...

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Drivers could soon submit phones to a Textalyzer

Distracted Drivers

A new device could soon be used by your local Mississippi law enforcement that is known as the breathalyzer for texting by distracted drivers. Due to a growing epidemic of car accidents caused by distracted drivers, a company is developing a device that reveals whether drivers were texting at the time of the crash.New York aims to be the first state which passes a bill authorizing police to use the Textalyzer device, with New Jersey, Tennessee, and Chicago to follow. This will become a big help for law enforcement because right now the only way police can find out if a...

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