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Why you need a Premises Liability Lawyer

Why you need a Premises Liability Lawyer

After a slip and fall injury you may be wondering why you need a premises liability lawyer. While not everyone who is injured calls a premises liability lawyer its important to understand a few things regarding these types of injuries and your rights. What is Premises Liability? When you slip or trip and fall it can be very painful and lead to both physical pain and financial pain, but when that happens on someone else’s property it involves a lot more. When on someone else’s property such as a store, restaurant, or home you can expect that the property will be safe...

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Caterpillar Employee Immediately Incinerated

Caterpillar Employee Immediately Incinerated

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a statement last Wednesday that Caterpillar failed to install proper fall protection into their plant in Mapleton, IL. The incident happened in June of this year when a 39 year old man fell into an 11 foot deep pot that was filled with molten iron that was heated to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. As a result of this fall the Caterpillar employee immediately incinerated. A federal investigation into the incident that occurred earlier this year stated that if proper fall protection was in place then the employee might not have died. The reasoning behind OSHA...

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Slip and Fall in a Restaurant or Bar

slip and fall in a restaurant or bar

A slip and fall in a restaurant or bar can you leave you in agonizing pain with lifelong injuries. It’s no surprise that 6.8 million people visit the emergency room for fall related injuries. It’s important to understand who should be held in a situation like this and how to file a slip and fall claim. Who is Responsible: Typically, the property owner would be responsible in a slip and fall case. The important thing to know is that you must be able to prove negligence in this case that the owner or manger knew of the dangerous situation and failed...

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New Year’s Eve Safety

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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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Can I Get a Copy of My Incident Report?

Incident Report Slip and Fall

Can I Get a Copy of My Incident Report? You probably would not expect to hear “No” to that question, but that is what Wal-Mart and other big box retailers will tell you when they have you complete an incident report at their store after you fall or get hurt. Don’t accept No for answer. Demand a copy. Or better yet, snap a photo of the completed form before you turn it in. You can also take a photo of the manager taking report, her name tag, the office you are completing report in and the spill that caused the fall. Keep your...

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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 intake specialists 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 defective...

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Slip and Falls and Premises Liability

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Slip and falls are the second most likely cause of injury in America, but one of the most misunderstood. Whether it be work place injuries or premises liability at a place unrelated to your Mississippi work or business slip and falls are serious injuries and every measure should be taken to prevent them.   For a work related fall, the injured worker simply needs to prove they fell while on the job.   But for a claim where you fall at a business or someone else's property, it can be a lot more complicated.  For a premises liability claim, you would need to prove...

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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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How to Prepare for your Slip and Fall Injury Case

Slip and fall

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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Slip and Fall Personal Injury

Slip and Fall

A SLIP AND FALL IS A COMMON TYPE OF PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM. Many of our clients have experienced a slip and fall at one time in their life. But many people do not understand that their fall may have been due to negligence resulting in a premises liability. We would like to cover a few common areas of slip and fall injuries so you can better understand this area of personal injury. Slip and Fall Injury A slip and fall injury generally occurs as a result of slips or trips on any surface that may be uneven, slippery, wet, or in an otherwise...

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