Determining the Value of a Car After an Accident

Published on Mar 17, 2023 at 7:07 pm in Car Accidents.

Determining the value of a car after an accident
Being in a car accident is a scary experience for anyone—no matter how minor or severe the crash. Your first concern should always be the safety and wellbeing of yourself and any passengers that were in the vehicle at the time of the collision.

But once all injuries are treated, and the dust has settled, there’s often another looming issue: determining the value of a car after an accident.

Any vehicle property damage incurred in the collision will have an effect on the value of your car post-crash. It’s very possible that you will be dealing with diminished value, which can impact how much you can sell your car for in the future. Even a new car completely repaired after an accident can have a lower market value than an older one that was never involved in a crash.

Data Suggests Trucker Drug Use Is on the Rise

Published on Mar 17, 2023 at 7:04 pm in Truck Accidents.

Data Suggests Trucker Drug Use Is on the Rise

Sharing the road with tractor-trailers can be stressful, but we trust that commercial vehicle drivers do everything within their power to travel safely on Mississippi roads. A recent report indicates that some of that trust could be misplaced.

Drug use among truck drivers and operators is at its highest levels since the establishment of the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in 2019. Let’s take a closer look at current drug use trends in the trucking industry and what that could mean for the safety of Mississippi motorists.

What Diseases Are Associated With Camp Lejeune Water Contamination?

Published on Mar 10, 2023 at 5:38 pm in Water Contamination.

What Diseases Are Associated With Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
For more than 30 years, the drinking water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune was contaminated with a variety of toxic chemicals and known human carcinogens, including trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), vinyl chloride (VC), and benzene. Exposure to this contaminated water has since been linked to the onset of a number of serious and fatal health conditions, affecting active duty servicemembers and their families, contract workers, and civilians alike.

For anyone who was stationed, lived, or worked at this base, it is imperative that you know what diseases are associated with Camp Lejeune water contamination.

What Causes Most Spinal Cord Injuries?

Published on Mar 10, 2023 at 5:29 pm in Spinal Cord Injuries.

What Causes Most Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most life-altering injuries a person can suffer. What causes most spinal cord injuries? The top causes of spinal cord injury in the U.S. are:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Falls

Other causes of spinal cord injuries will be discussed further below. If you suffered trauma to the spinal cord because of another party’s negligence, recklessness, or wrongful actions, contact Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC to discuss the legal recourse available to you or your loved one.

How Many Car Accident Fatalities Happen in Mississippi?

Published on Feb 10, 2023 at 8:23 pm in Car Accidents.

How Many Car Accident Fatalities Happen in Mississippi
The greatest tragedy of most motor vehicle deaths is that they could have been prevented. While statistics tell us how many car accident fatalities happen in Mississippi each year, these numbers can never convey the devastation each family experiences when a loved one is lost.

The Jackson personal injury law firm of Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC advocates for victims of Mississippi motor vehicle crashes involving wrongful death. If you have questions regarding a motor vehicle collision in which you or a loved one were involved, please contact our office to schedule a free case evaluation.

When Do I Need To Hire a Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyer?

Published on Jan 13, 2023 at 5:44 pm in Truck Accidents.

When Do I Need To Hire a Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyer
If you were involved in an accident with a large tractor-trailer, you may be owed compensation for expenses like medical bills, lost wages, auto repairs, and much more. Securing that compensation can be an uphill battle, though, especially if you are dealing with an insurance company that refuses to acknowledge liability.

Your ability to recover, repair your vehicle, and return to as normal a life as possible hinges on your ability to negotiate a full and fair settlement with the trucking company and its insurer. This is no small feat, and even the most well-intentioned accident victim will not have the skills and knowledge required to hold the trucking company accountable for what happened.

New Mississippi Laws in 2023

Published on Jan 6, 2023 at 6:36 pm in Legal Information.

New Mississippi Laws in 2023

Each year, new bills are proposed and voted on in the House and Senate. This legislation then moves to the desk of our current Mississippi governor, Tate Reeves, to sign them into law.

It’s important to be an informed and law-abiding citizen, which is why we’re here to recap some of the more notable laws that went into effect in 2022. We’ll then share some of the laws set to go into effect as we ring in the new year. We’ll then wrap up this piece by looking ahead to some legislation up for debate in the new year.

Recoverable Damages in a Mississippi Wrongful Death Claim

Published on Jan 6, 2023 at 6:26 pm in Wrongful Death.

Recoverable Damages in a Mississippi Wrongful Death Claim

When a loved one unexpectedly dies in an accident or as a result of another person’s negligent or wrongful actions, their surviving family members are often unfairly burdened with the financial and emotional repercussions of their death.

For families who have suffered the sudden loss of a loved one, filing a wrongful death claim can be an effective method to recover compensation for their damages. So, what are recoverable damages in a Mississippi wrongful death claim? Compensation can typically be broken down into three categories—economic, non-economic, and punitive damages.

How Long Should I Be Off Work for Whiplash?

Published on Jan 6, 2023 at 5:53 pm in Car Accidents.

How Long Should I Be Off Work for Whiplash?
Whiplash is a common soft tissue injury many people experience at some point in their lives. Many people suffer a whiplash injury in a motor vehicle accident, but it can also stem from other incidents such as falling from a height or being struck by something.

The result of whiplash is pain and stiffness in the neck and shoulder region, making it difficult to move your head or work properly.

Throughout the remainder of this article, we will explain what whiplash is and delve a bit deeper into what causes this injury. We will also tackle how long you should be off work for whiplash as well as how to tell when you might be ready to return to work after suffering an injury accident here in Mississippi.

What Questions Will an Adjuster Ask After a Car Accident?

Published on Dec 2, 2022 at 5:51 pm in Car Accidents.

What Questions Will an Adjuster Ask After a Car Accident
You have been involved in a car accident. What happens next?

Auto collision victims are often surprised to find that insurance adjusters begin contacting those days or even hours after a collision. This gives accident survivors very little time to gather their thoughts and prepare for a conversation. Insurance companies take advantage of this fact, often contacting policyholders when they are still disoriented and emotionally vulnerable in the wake of an accident.

What questions will an adjuster ask after a car accident? Read on to learn more about the questions you can expect to receive—and the answers that will best protect you from being taken advantage of by the insurance company.

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