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Debunking 5 Personal Injury Misconceptions and Myths

Published on Sep 18, 2020 at 9:16 am in Personal Injury.

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When you’re involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault but still resulted in injuries and damages, you may be able to hold the negligent party responsible. Seeking compensation can be how you cover the losses of the accident—whether it’s medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering. Because the legal process is complex, you may want representation who knows the law, has handled cases like yours before, and who will fight for your rights. A Jackson personal injury lawyer from Pittman, Roberts & Welsh, PLLC will help you in any way possible. We have experience in car accident claims, nursing home abuse claims, medical malpractice claims, and more.

If you’re filing a personal injury claim, you may have some misconceptions or myths about the process. It’s important to have correct information. Let’s go over some common myths you may have heard so you don’t go into the process with these myths in mind.

What Are the Most Dangerous Intersections in Jackson?

Published on Sep 3, 2020 at 3:10 pm in Car Accidents.

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Intersections often require concentration and experienced driving. It doesn’t take much for an accident to occur, especially when traffic signals or road signs are ignored by other drivers. If you live in or around Jackson, it’s important to be aware of the most dangerous intersection in the area. While you may not always be able to prevent an accident, knowing where the risk is higher will help keep you and every other driver safer on the road.

Steps to Take If You’re Involved in an Accident with a Drunk Driver

Published on Sep 3, 2020 at 2:47 pm in Car Accidents.

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Any kind of car accident can be traumatic, but when a drunk driver is involved, it can be even more difficult to come to terms with the fact that another driver got behind the wheel while intoxicated, completely disregarding how their actions could affect other people on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that over 10,000 people are killed in drunk driving accidents every year, which shows just how devastating a wreck caused by an intoxicated driver can be.

How Safe Is My Child’s Daycare Center?

Published on Aug 26, 2020 at 3:10 pm in Premises Liability.

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Sending your child to daycare can be a difficult decision. You want to ensure that your child is getting great care and is safe with whichever daycare you decide to take them to. But unfortunately, no matter how much research you do, a daycare can still mistreat your child or not be completely safe.

What Types of Injuries Can You Sustain When an Airbag Fails?

Published on Aug 21, 2020 at 8:00 am in Car Accidents.

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Our vehicles have safety features for a reason—to keep us safe in the event of a collision. A couple of these safety features that are standard in vehicles now are seat belts and airbags. Even if you don’t wear a seat belt, airbags most likely surround you in your car. They’re everywhere—the steering wheel, passenger dashboard, and above the windows in the front and rear seats. When those airbags malfunction in a car accident, though, you could sustain life-threatening injuries.

Mississippi Car Seat Laws

Published on Aug 14, 2020 at 2:54 pm in Car Accidents.

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As a parent, you want nothing more than to keep your child safe. From the moment you drive away from the hospital to when you’re on the way to soccer practice, it’s important to understand the state car seat laws. Standard passenger vehicles and their safety features, like seat belts and airbags, are made for adults. Because of their size, children are at a greater risk of injury in the event of an accident. When using a car seat properly, a young occupant is less likely to sustain injuries in the event of a collision. Let’s take a look at Mississippi car seat laws.

What You Need to Know About Signing a Waiver at a Hospital

Published on Aug 6, 2020 at 2:58 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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Whether you’re heading to the doctor for an annual physical or you’re being admitted to undergo surgery, paperwork is involved. Sometimes, that paperwork is lengthy and often uses medical jargon that the average person doesn’t understand.

As a patient, it’s important to understand what your rights and obligations are when you enter into a medical facility. While that information should be explained to you clearly, that doesn’t always happen. In order to get a better idea of what all that paperwork means, let’s take a look at what you need to know about signing a waiver at a hospital.

How Often Does PTSD Happen After a Car Crash?

Published on Jun 11, 2020 at 2:47 pm in Car Accidents.

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Both minor and severe car crashes can cause debilitating physical injuries, and in some cases, they can also cause debilitating emotional injuries. Although it’s not automatic that a victim will develop a serious emotional injury like post-traumatic stress disorder after a car accident, it is still a very real possibility. Survivors might be hesitant to seek help for an emotional injury after an accident because unlike physical injuries, emotional injuries cannot be seen.

Emotional injuries like post-traumatic stress disorder are just as real and can be just as painful as a broken bone. When your life is dramatically affected by an injury of any kind after an auto wreck that wasn’t your fault, you deserve justice for the way of life that was taken from you. A Jackson car accident lawyer from Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC will give you the legal support you need to grant you peace of mind that the liable party is being held responsible for their actions.

What Symptoms to Look for After an Auto Wreck

Published on Jun 4, 2020 at 2:32 pm in Car Accidents.

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After a car accident, injuries can either appear right away or gradually over time. It can be hard to tell if you’re injured directly after an accident because adrenaline and shock can mask your pain. Since you might not know that you’re injured right away, you should know what symptoms to be aware of so you know when your injuries might be serious or not. Regardless, you should seek medical attention directly after an auto wreck so you can be sure you’re treated for any injuries you might have.

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