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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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Lightnin Malcolm – Don’t End Up With The Blues

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Blues man Lightnin Malcolm here in Mississippi has a little song for you: "If you got some bad news, about a Personal Injury case and you got a lot to lose. Don't end up with the blues. Get the legal help you can use. At Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A." [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq0os1oRpts[/embed] Personal Injury - Workers' Compensation Cutting Edge Blues man LIGHTNIN MALCOLM, a charismatic and energetic guitar-slinger with a deep soulful voice, has taken his irresistible Dance grooves from Juke Joint teen years as a One Man Band to World stages. The Mississippi based Multi-instrumentalist combines the Tribal Rhythms and raw electrifying power of...

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What is Negligence?

NEGLIGENCE

What is negligence? Good question. Depends on the situation and the act that may have caused an injury. Negligence is doing something a reasonable person wouldn’t do. Seems straight forward. A reasonable person shouldn’t run a red light. A reasonable person should look before they turn. But what about when the issue involves premises liability?  What is reasonable in keeping store floors free of hazards?  What is reasonable in maintaining equipment?   Darryl M. Gibbs   The Jackson, MS Personal Injury attorneys at Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. are knowledgeable in evaluating whether a Defendant had negligence and was responsible in causing an injury. Please call our office here at...

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Immediate Steps after a Slip, Trip, and Fall at a Business

Slip and Fall At a Business

A Slip, Trip and Fall in a business is a very common type of personal injury claim in Mississippi. There are a few steps we recommend to increase the chance of your case. Oftentimes, the quality of the evidence that is gathered can tip the scales in the direction of the injured party.   REPORT THE INCIDENT   Report the incident to a store manager and if at all possible, insist that an incident report is done.  If you are not able to get an incident report prepared, document all the details of the incident in writing.  Important details include the date and time,...

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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

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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