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.

5 Airbag Safety Tips

Published on Nov 18, 2022 at 4:59 pm in Car Accidents.

5 Airbag Safety Tips
Airbags are crucial to vehicle occupant safety. In the event of a car accident, airbags drastically reduce the chances of suffering a severe upper body or head injury. However, there are some safety tips you should follow to increase the effectiveness of your vehicle’s airbags.

Below are our top five airbag safety tips that we encourage everyone in Jackson to follow.

Mississippi Motorcycle Helmet Laws

Published on Nov 4, 2022 at 10:25 pm in Motorcycle Accidents.

Mississippi Motorcycle Helmet Laws
There are a lot of different laws in Mississippi that can affect motorcycle riders. One of the most important is Mississippi Code § 63-9-11, which is the Mississippi motorcycle helmet law requiring all riders to wear a helmet while operating their vehicle in case of an accident.

If you are injured in a motorcycle accident and are not wearing a helmet, it could affect your ability to receive compensation for your injuries. Therefore, if you are injured in a motorcycle accident here in Jackson, you must speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can advise you of the rights Mississippi law affords you in this instance.

Potential Evidence in a Premises Liability Claim

Published on Oct 30, 2022 at 10:00 pm in Premises Liability.

Potential Evidence in a Premises Liability Claim
If you were hurt on someone else’s property in Jackson, MS, you may find that you need to file a premises liability claim. This legal action can help you recover the losses you suffered through a property owner’s negligence. But as with any type of personal injury claim, you must be able to provide ample evidence to prove your claim.

The law office of Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC devotes an area of practice to handling complex Mississippi premises liability cases. If you have further questions about potential evidence in a premises liability claim, contact our office for a free consultation to discuss your case.

How Does a Spinal Cord Injury Affect the Brain?

Published on Oct 21, 2022 at 7:52 pm in Spinal Cord Injuries.

How does a spinal cord injury affect the brain
Injury victims who have been harmed through no fault of their own typically face an uphill battle on their road to recovery. From dealing with medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional anguish, the average injury victim in Mississippi needs a significant helping hand to reach their expected maximum medical improvement.

Maximum medical improvement (MMI) does not necessarily mean that a patient will return to their previous state of health before a serious accident. Many spinal cord injury victims will never reach a point where their condition can be considered comparable to before their injury. A spinal cord injury may affect every facet of a person’s well-being, with one of the biggest concerns often coming down to how a spinal cord injury affects the brain.

Tips for Collecting Evidence After a Car Accident

Published on Oct 18, 2022 at 7:46 pm in Car Accidents.

Tips for Collecting Evidence After a Car Accident
Car accidents are, unfortunately, quite common. Every year, anywhere from 20 to 50 million people suffer non-fatal injuries due to road traffic incidents. Jackson sees its fair share of crashes. The latest data published by the the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) last year lists the Mississippi crash fatality rate as 752 people per year. Countless others involved in crashes are lucky to be alive yet suffer debilitating injuries in their crashes. Their lives have little chance of returning to what it was pre-crash.

A loved one’s wrongful death stemming from a car accident can be both emotionally and financially devastating. Injuries can also be so debilitating and leave you with such crippling chronic pain and significant mental anguish that you warrant long-term medical care and become unable to work to support yourself.

Social Media Tips for Personal Injury Claimants

Published on Oct 7, 2022 at 8:36 pm in Personal Injury.

Social Media Tips for Personal Injury Claimants
Today, over 70% of the country uses social media daily. In a world where social media has become a platform to share even the smallest everyday occurrences, it’s normal for the victim of a major accident to want to post their story online. But when you’re in the process of filing a personal injury claim, sharing your status on social media can seriously hurt your claim.

We’ve compiled a list of six important social media tips for personal injury claimants. If you have questions about a legal matter, please contact our Jackson, MS law firm. A qualified personal injury attorney from Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC can walk you through everything you need to know about filing an injury claim in Mississippi.

What’s the Difference Between Aggressive Driving and Road Rage?

Published on Oct 2, 2022 at 4:24 pm in Car Accidents.

What’s the Difference Between Aggressive Driving and Road Rage?
Sharing the road with a motorist who is engaging in unsafe driving behaviors is a stressful experience. Aggressive and reckless drivers make the road unsafe for everyone else and are more likely to cause a serious accident than someone who is following Mississippi’s traffic laws.

If you were injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, you might be facing an uphill battle to secure compensation from the insurance company. Disputes over liability can be time-consuming and costly, especially if you are unsure exactly which factors contributed to your collision.

Types of Product Liability Claims

Published on Sep 29, 2022 at 4:56 pm in Product Liability.

Types of Product Liability Claims
If you stop and think about how many different products you use throughout your day, you’ll likely be able to count off hundreds of them. They may include health and beauty aids, a stove or microwave, a car, a chair, or a bed, and all the different peripheral components associated with them.

While you may not have initially realized that you use as many products as you do during the day, many of them exist. Each of these items carries a whole host of potential dangers, which could cause you harm. Below, we’ll highlight the many different types of product liability claims that you may consider filing if you’ve fallen ill, suffered injuries, or lost a loved one from using an item on the market here in Jackson, MS.

Was My Child’s Birth Defect Caused by the Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune?

Published on Sep 7, 2022 at 1:56 pm in Water Contamination.

Was My Child’s Birth Defect Caused by the Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune?
If you were stationed, lived, or worked at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina for 30 cumulative days or more between Aug. 1, 1953, and Dec. 31, 1987, you were exposed to high levels of toxic chemicals and known carcinogens. This exposure has had a profound impact on the military community, causing high rates of cancer and other serious illnesses among veterans and their families.

With the recent passage of the Honoring our PACT Act and the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, it is understandable that some families who were at Camp Lejeune during the period of toxic exposure may be left wondering: Did the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune cause my child’s birth defect?

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