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Can I Recover My Lost Wages in Mississippi After My Car Accident Caused Me To Miss Work?

Lost Wages from Car Accident

Can I recover my lost wages in Mississippi after my car accident caused me to miss work? The answer depends on what happened.  If you were not at work yet, or were at fault, or if no one was at fault, then you may not have a claim.  But if someone else was at fault, you can make a claim against their insurance policy or against your uninsured motorist benefits.  In Mississippi, lost wages would be an available remedy. The focus of this blog is for non work related injuries in Mississippi that are caused by the fault of someone else. Should...

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What should I do if I Am Hit by an 18-Wheeler?

18-Wheeler Accident

If you drive on the highway in states such as Mississippi, Louisiana, Colorado, Alabama or Tennessee, then you are used to sharing the road with 18-wheelers and log trucks. And if you are like me, every time I am near one, I hold my breath a bit — and for good reason. 18-wheelers cannot respond to traffic as easily nor stop as fast as regular vehicles. If there are poor weather conditions or the 18-wheelers are improperly maintained, disaster can occur. Also, some drivers can be overworked, untrained, sleepy, inattentive, intoxicated, and the list goes on. There are about 500,000 18-wheeler accidents...

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Should I See a Doctor After My Car Wreck in Mississippi?

See a Doctor

You are driving your vehicle in Mississippi but then you are involved in a car wreck.  Your adrenaline is pumping.  Your vehicle is damaged.  The police are called and your statement is taken.  You don’t have any broken bones.  You aren’t bleeding.  Your muscles are aching, but should you really see a doctor?  The short answer – YES.  An “adrenaline rush” is one of the body’s vital defense mechanisms, and can be triggered during stressful situations such as car wrecks.  During an “adrenaline rush”, your body releases epinephrine (aka adrenaline) into your bloodstream.  When this happens, your body can experience...

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Why You Should Never Just Settle With Your Insurance Company

Insurance Company Signing

Many Workers Compensation and Personal Injury cases in Mississippi are settled everyday with no attorney involvement between an injured person and an insurance company adjuster. It makes us 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 as quick as possible. Usually it is because you may be thinking an injury attorney will take most of the money or an injury attorney probably cannot get more money for you after fees. You also may be...

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How Long is Too Long To Wait To Get Medical Treatment After Injury

Medical Treatment

How long is too long to wait to get medical treatment if you are in an injury?   When people have a fall at work or at a business, their first thought is often embarrassment, and their first feeling is often pain.  But in many cases it is hard to tell whether the pain is just a temporary soreness that does not require medical treatment, or something more serious.  There is no way to know for sure without seeing a doctor.  Some people are too stubborn to go to the doctor for medical treatment in Mississippi unless they absolutely have to and...

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New Year’s Eve Safety

Happy New Year's

One of the busiest nights of the year in Mississippi, New Year’s Eve, is celebrated in homes, bars, night clubs, and restaurants. It’s great to have fun but it is important to be safe, and to make safety a priority. Personal injuries are very common on this time of year, unfortunately. The personal injury attorneys at Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. have put together some New Year’s Eve safety tips for you and your loved ones to ring in the New Year safely. Avoid drinking and driving: If you are going out for New Year’s Eve, make plans in advance for...

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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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