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How Do Potholes Cause Accidents?

Published on Sep 9, 2022 at 2:07 pm in Car Accidents.

 

How Do Potholes Cause Accidents?

An AAA study determined that pothole damage costs motorists in the U.S. about $3 billion every year. The vehicle damage that can result from hitting a pothole is well known to many drivers unlucky enough to have had a run-in with a large road crater. But many people are less familiar with auto collisions caused by potholes.

How do potholes cause accidents? We will look at a few ways hitting a pothole can ultimately lead to an accident between two vehicles or between a vehicle and a pedestrian or bicyclist.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents Resulting From Negligence

Published on Sep 9, 2022 at 1:59 pm in Truck Accidents.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents Resulting From Negligence

Truck accident injuries are often catastrophic for occupants of smaller motor vehicles. If you were injured in a collision involving a tractor-trailer, you may be owed compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, and more. Trucking companies have powerful insurance companies and lawyers on their side, so you’ll need a knowledgeable and aggressive attorney who is prepared to advocate for your rights.

At Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC, our attorneys are familiar with the most common causes of truck accidents resulting from negligence. We thoroughly investigate every case to determine what exactly caused an accident and who was at fault. With this information, we build strong truck accident cases that can stand up to the insurance company’s scrutiny.

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?

What Are Some Telltale Signs of a Drunk Driver?

Published on Aug 26, 2022 at 2:24 pm in Car Accidents.

What Are Some Telltale Signs of a Drunk Driver?
Data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) details how an estimated 30% of all car accidents are attributable to drunk driving. Over 10,000 individuals die in drunk driving crashes yearly in the United States. There were at least 170 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in 2019 here in Mississippi. Countless others likely suffered varying degrees of injuries in other alcohol-involved crashes.

Drunk driving accidents are often described as preventable crashes. They wouldn’t have occurred had it not been for a motorist negligently getting behind the wheel of a car, putting others’ lives at risk. When sharing the road with others, there are a few telltale signs that a drunk driver is near that you can be on the lookout for to potentially avoid becoming entangled in a crash.

Mississippi Distracted Driving Laws

Published on Aug 26, 2022 at 2:21 pm in Car Accidents.

Mississippi Distracted Driving Laws
Distracted driving is one of the most under-reported causes of car accidents—making it a hidden hazard that threatens the lives of motorists, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists. To help drivers in our state better understand their rights and duties on the road, we’ve put together a quick guide to Mississippi distracted driving laws.

If you were involved in an auto collision caused by driver negligence, contact the car accident attorneys of Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC with questions. Our legal team has an in-depth understanding of state laws all drivers must follow. If the motorist who caused your injuries violated a Mississippi distracted driving law, we can help you take legal action.

How Do Defective Hitches Cause Truck Accidents?

Published on Aug 10, 2022 at 2:15 pm in Truck Accidents.


Most of us drive alongside large trucks on a daily basis, no matter whether we only navigate city streets here in Jackson or highways and major interstates. While sharing the road with truckers makes some of us uncomfortable for various reasons, one danger you may not often consider is the prospect of a truck having a defective hitch.

How Do Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Personal Injury Claims?

Published on Jul 22, 2022 at 1:33 pm in Personal Injury.

How Do Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Personal Injury Claims?

In personal injury cases, “pre-existing condition” can be a heavy term. A pre-existing condition is, in short, a health condition the injured party already had prior to the accident that caused their most recent injury. A pre-existing condition is also one of the most common reasons insurance companies cite when denying or undervaluing a personal injury claim.

So how do pre-existing conditions affect personal injury claims? A falsehood many insurance companies lead injured victims to believe is that most people have a completely clean bill of health before an accident. That’s simply not true. Almost everyone who is involved in a personal injury accident—whether a car accident, slip and fall, or medical malpractice incident—has some kind of underlying health condition.

What Crash Risks Do Drivers Face in Parking Garages?

Published on Jul 8, 2022 at 11:39 am in Car Accidents.

What Crash Risks Do Drivers Face in Parking Garages?

Land comes at a cost, especially in densely populated or highly trafficked areas, such as downtown Jackson, MS. Price is one of the main factors that motivate property owners to construct parking garages or decks alongside their structures, including office buildings, shopping centers, sports facilities, universities, or apartment complexes. Parking decks have a small footprint yet afford hundreds if not thousands of motorists the ability to easily access an establishment.

Parking garages allow property owners to offer customers, employees, residents, or whoever else may use their premises a place to leave their vehicle while going about their activities. While most people see parking garages as a convenience, they can also be a big liability for crashes.

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