How To Recover Compensation From a Hit-and-Run Accident

Published on Jun 4, 2024 at 3:47 pm in Car Accidents.

How to recover compensation from a hit-and-run accident

A hit-and-run accident occurs when a driver flees the scene without stopping to exchange information or provide aid.

Unfortunately, these accidents can happen anywhere.

In most car crashes, the victims can identify the responsible party and collect compensation from them. But what happens when the driver is unknown? Well, that can lead to several challenges.

Victims of hit-and-run accidents often face an uphill battle when trying to recover damages. In many cases, identifying the responsible driver can be difficult. Let’s examine how to recover compensation from a hit-and-run accident in Jackson, MS.

What Are the Spikes on Big Truck Tires Used For?

Published on May 28, 2024 at 3:12 pm in Truck Accidents.

What are the spikes on big truck tires used for

Driving down the interstate or on the streets of Jackson, you may see semi-trucks with shiny metal spikes sticking out of the center of their wheels. It draws your attention and makes you wonder why the truck driver put them there.

Tire spikes, also called wheel covers or lug nut covers, are not uncommon on big trucks, and you may have seen them on passenger vehicles as well. But what are the spikes on big truck tires used for?

How To Tell if a Car’s Brakes Need to Be Replaced

Published on May 21, 2024 at 5:18 pm in Car Accidents.

How To Tell if a Car's Brakes Need to Be Replaced

If you research the different factors that contribute to car accidents, you’ll find car maintenance issues on that list.

Some reports suggest that there are, on average, around 45,000 crashes across the nation that are attributable to this. Other estimates show that as much as 20% of all auto accidents that occur in our country are caused by a lack of roadworthiness. While most of these wrecks appear to be attributable to tire issues, there are undoubtedly some that can be blamed on brake issues.

What State Has the Highest Car Accident Fatality Rate?

Published on May 14, 2024 at 3:27 pm in Car Accidents.

Having your driver’s license is a privilege many Americans enjoy, and while most drivers are safe out on the road, not everyone is. Accidents happen every day in every state, causing damage and injuries and often the deaths of those involved.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), it’s estimated that nearly 43,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2021, equating to 12.9 deaths per 100,000 people. That number is sobering to think about, and it brings up the question, “What state has the highest car accident fatality rate?”

Keep reading to find out.

What’s the Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect?

Published on May 7, 2024 at 3:13 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Sometimes, a baby’s delivery does not go as planned. In these cases, you might hear of the terms “birth injuries” and “birth defects.” While these words are often used interchangeably, they are two separate medical conditions. Below, we’ll share what’s the difference between a birth injury and a birth defect so you can be more informed.

Unfortunately, one of these situations could have been prevented if the mother and baby had received proper medical care. However, due to the neglect of the health care providers, the child is left with serious medical conditions.

At Pittman, Roberts & Welsh, PLLC, many of our clients have experienced the heartbreak of dealing with the aftermath of medical mistakes that lead to their children suffering birth injuries.

What Is the Long-Term Cost of Treating a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Published on Apr 30, 2024 at 3:06 pm in Traumatic Brain Injury.


Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) can have profound and enduring impacts, not only on the individual’s health but also on their finances and quality of life.

Understanding the long-term costs associated with treating a TBI and the types of care needed after a brain injury is crucial for individuals, families, healthcare providers, and policymakers alike. In this article, we’ll delve into the various factors that contribute to the overall expense of managing a TBI over time.

The Top Causes of Car Accidents in Mississippi

Published on Apr 23, 2024 at 3:49 pm in Car Accidents.

Driving on Mississippi’s roads can be a beautiful experience, with its expansive landscapes and scenic routes.

However, it’s important to stay vigilant because the state also experiences its fair share of car accidents. Understanding the primary causes of these accidents can help drivers take precautions to stay safe on the road.

Let’s look at some of the top causes of car accidents that we’ve seen at Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC, and explore ways to prevent them.

How Can You Tell If a Product Is Defective?

Published on Apr 16, 2024 at 3:10 pm in Product Liability.

How can you tell if a product is defective

As consumers, we rely on countless items daily. Everything from household appliances to electronic gadgets, toys, and automobiles can have flaws that could injure you. We assume these items are safe and functional, but what happens when they fall short? How can we tell if a product is defective?

Over 12.7 million people head to the emergency rooms each year with injuries from defective products. These accidents involve many typical household or everyday items, such as cleaning solvents vehicles, and medical devices. These flawed items can pose a safety risk to you and your family.

Do I Have To Give a Statement After a Car Accident?

Published on Apr 9, 2024 at 3:20 pm in Car Accidents.

Car accidents can be traumatic experiences. Often, you are left feeling shaken and uncertain about taking the next steps. Once you make a claim, you might wonder if you have to give a statement after a car accident to an insurance company.

At Pittman, Roberts & Welsh, PLLC, we understand that you may be anxious about talking to an insurance adjuster or anyone else about the accident. In many cases, you are not obligated to provide any type of account of the incident. Here is what you need to know about rights when it comes to statements after an accident.

How Long Do I Have To File a Medical Malpractice Claim in Mississippi?

Published on Apr 9, 2024 at 3:08 pm in Medical Malpractice.

You received a delayed diagnosis, underwent a medical procedure that didn’t go as planned, or otherwise fallen victim to some kind of health care provider negligence.

You realize that these oversights may allow you to take legal action to hold any responsible parties liable for what happened, but you may be unclear as to how long you have to file a medical malpractice claim in Mississippi. Keep reading, and we’ll let you know.

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