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How To Find Out if Someone Has Car Insurance

Published on May 26, 2023 at 4:29 pm in Car Accidents.

How To Find Out if Someone Has Car Insurance

You’re injured, hurting, and need compensation to support your post-accident recovery. So if you didn’t cause the crash, who pays for these costs? Mississippi is an “at-fault” state for car accident liability. This means that whoever is responsible for causing a crash is also responsible for any related damages or costs incurred by victims. These costs are generally covered by the at-fault party’s auto insurer.

However, in the confusion that so often follows an accident, do you know how to find out if someone has car insurance?

What To Do After an Insurance Company Denies Your Claim

Published on May 12, 2023 at 4:46 pm in Personal Injury.

What To Do After an Insurance Company Denies Your Claim

Whether you get hurt as a result of your involvement in an auto accident, a slip and fall, medical malpractice, while using a product, or in some other way, you’re likely to have significant incident-related expenses.

Recovering compensation to pay your outstanding medical bills and for any future health care you might need is important. So too, is seeking reimbursement of any lost wages that mounted while you were hospitalized or at home recovering from your injuries. These are just some of the reasons why injury victims file insurance claims after their accidents—because it’s one of the ways our legal system allows those who are hurt to hold those who cause them harm accountable.

How To Get a Crash Accident Report in Mississippi

Published on May 5, 2023 at 4:48 pm in Car Accidents.

How To Get a Crash Accident Report in Mississippi

There are a lot of things to worry about after being involved in a traffic accident. Seeking medical care, notifying your insurance company, and working to fix or replace your vehicle are usually among the most pressing needs following a collision.

If you’re filing an insurance claim or seeking compensation from the at-fault party’s auto insurer, there are several pieces of critical evidence you will need to secure. One of the most important pieces of evidence after a vehicle collision is the police accident report.

Below, we’ll walk you through the steps of how to get a crash accident report in Mississippi.

What Goes Into Proving a Manufacturing Defect Case?

Published on Apr 28, 2023 at 4:48 pm in Product Liability.

What Goes Into Proving a Manufacturing Defect Case?

Whether you’re buying a car or the latest cleaning gadget, you should be able to make purchases with confidence that the product functions safely and as intended. Unfortunately, poorly-designed and improperly manufactured products continue to make it onto shelves and into the hands of unsuspecting consumers.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issues hundreds of consumer product recalls every year, while the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) recalls approximately 4,500 medical devices and prescription drugs annually. Some companies also choose to voluntarily recall dangerous products, including contaminated food items, dangerous baby products, and more.

There is no question about it—Mississippi consumers are being put at risk every day by dangerous, unsafe, and defective products.

How Did Camp Lejeune’s Water Get Contaminated?

Published on Apr 28, 2023 at 4:43 pm in Camp Lejeune.

How Did Camp Lejeune's Water Get Contaminated?

By now, you might have heard your fair share of news stories or seen enough infomercials on television that you’re well aware of an issue with water contamination at Camp Lejeune. However, the details surrounding who’s affected by this discovery may not be evident, and how it happened in the first place may be unclear to you.

The latter question above is what we aim to answer in this article. We want to highlight what is known about what led to Camp Lejeune’s water being contaminated in case you were stationed at, lived on, or worked at this North Carolina Marine base in the past and are now experiencing certain health issues or have done so in the past. You may be entitled to compensation for what you’ve been forced to go through if you’ve suffered medical setbacks based on some legal wrangling that has occurred in recent years.

Mississippi Dog Bite Laws

Published on Apr 14, 2023 at 5:19 pm in Personal Injury.

Mississippi Dog Bite Laws

Despite being “man’s best friend,” dogs are responsible for the majority of animal-related injuries in the United States. Every year, about 4.5 million individuals are attacked by dogs—most of them children. Statistically, it’s more likely that you’ll be bitten by a dog in your lifetime than suffer a heart attack, stroke, or cancer diagnosis.

Canine attacks can cause serious damage. Last year, about 750,000 people were treated for dog bites in U.S. hospitals. Dog bite victims are often left with severe mental trauma like PTSD, injury (and sometimes permanent disability), and steep financial damages for hospital bills, medical care costs, mental health counseling, lost wages, and more.

Who’s responsible for those losses when another person’s dog attacks you or a loved one?

How Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Affects Driving Ability

Published on Apr 14, 2023 at 5:16 pm in Car Accidents.

How Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Affects Driving Ability

Celebrating a birthday, college graduation, or wedding with a drink is a common practice that many Mississippi residents participate in. While there’s nothing wrong with toasting to the goodwill of friends and loved ones, it can become a problem when a person decides to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle after a night of drinking.

Most people underestimate how much alcohol has affected them and overestimate their driving abilities. At Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC, we would like to stress the importance of not driving after drinking. If you remain unconvinced, consider the ways in which blood alcohol concentration (BAC) affects driving ability.

What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?

Published on Mar 31, 2023 at 5:13 pm in Medical Malpractice.

 

What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?

Over 250,000 deaths result from medical errors in the U.S. every year, putting medical malpractice among the top three causes of death in the nation.

Medical malpractice is an act, omission, or other form of negligence committed by a health care provider that causes injury to a patient. It is harm that results because a medical provider deviates from what another competent medical professional would have reasonably done in the same situation. This is referred to as breaching the standard of care, a standard that medical professionals are obligated by law to meet.

Going to a doctor and receiving unsatisfactory care does not automatically make you a victim of medical malpractice. To reach the legal standards of medical malpractice, an act or omission must meet certain criteria.

Truck Accidents Involving Bad Weather

Published on Mar 24, 2023 at 3:58 pm in Truck Accidents.

Truck Accidents Involving Bad Weather

It takes a significant amount of skill and knowledge to safely drive tractor-trailers in even the safest driving conditions. When conditions are anything less than ideal, truckers must take extra care when sharing the road with other vehicles.

Unfortunately, even the safest and most experienced truck driver can still cause an accident—especially if the weather isn’t great.

Truck accidents involving bad weather can be especially severe, resulting in serious injuries and significant amounts of property damage. Bad weather doesn’t give truckers who cause crashes a free pass. Weather and poor driving conditions are not an excuse for negligence, and we should expect professional drivers to exercise even greater caution than usual when the weather is bad.

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.

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