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What’s the Most Common Car Accident Injury?

Published on Jul 10, 2019 at 1:28 pm in Car Accidents.

In a car accident, a person’s head might get quickly whipped around from one side to another, otherwise known as whiplash. This soft tissue injury can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in the neck and shoulders. In fact, whiplash is the most common car accident injury. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), it affects nearly 75% of crash victims.

How Does UM/UIM Insurance Work in Mississippi?

Published on Jul 3, 2019 at 5:28 pm in Car Accidents.

Drivers aren’t supposed to be on the road if they’re uninsured, but plenty of people do it anyway. For that reason, there’s uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance. Uninsured motorist (UM) insurance covers you if you are in a car accident with someone who does not have liability insurance. Underinsured motorist (UIM) insurance is for when a motorist has the state-required minimum insurance, but still does not have enough liability insurance to cover your injuries and damages. You might be annoyed when paying the premium for UM insurance, but you’ll thank yourself later in the event of an accident.

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun in Jackson 2019 Edition

Published on Jun 28, 2019 at 5:27 pm in Fun Stuff.

 

Known as the “City with Soul,” Jackson, Mississippi if the perfect place to spend the summertime. Filled with festival and events, historical sites and museum, patio dining options, and spots to enjoy nature, there’s always something to do or see in and around the city. Whether you’re planning on taking a day trip, want a weekend getaway, or are planning a night out, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to summer fun in Jackson.

Can Improper Loading Techniques Cause a Trucking Accident?

Published on Jun 26, 2019 at 3:02 pm in Truck Accidents.

Truck drivers deliver a wide variety of goods and services. Because of the variation, it’s crucial for the trucks to be loaded properly. When improper techniques are used, truck accidents are a real possibility. Trucking companies and truckers should be aware of the federal laws regarding loading. It’s also important to understand the type of truck that needs to be used for the service or product that’s being hauled. When the laws aren’t abided by and incorrect loading techniques are used, other travelers can end up seriously injured or worse.

Questions to Ask After Injuring Yourself in a Fall

Published on Jun 19, 2019 at 11:32 am in Premises Liability.

Slip and fall accidents often happen in a matter of seconds, but can have months or even years of repercussions. When you’re hurt, you may not be thinking about what you need to do to protect your rights because you’re preoccupied with your health. This is perfectly normal, but it’s important to make sure you’re doing everything possible to ensure you get full and fair compensation.

Pittman, Roberts & Welsh has helped many victims of slip and fall accidents in the past. When they’re overwhelmed with insurance companies, costs of healthcare, and letting their injuries heal, we step in to provide guidance and let them know that we’re in their corner.

How to Know if My Car is a Total Loss After an Accident

Published on Jun 12, 2019 at 3:43 pm in Car Accidents.

If you’ve been in a car accident and are working with your insurance company to get your vehicle repaired, you may come to find it has been totaled. Every state has its own threshold for total loss. If your crash happened in Mississippi, it’s important to understand the state’s policies and how it could affect your vehicle repairs or replacement. Typically, if your vehicle is a total loss your insurer won’t pay for repairs. Instead, they’ll need to determine how much your vehicle is worth. For this, there is a total loss formula. Prior to understanding how that formula works, however, you’ll want to recognize common signs that your vehicle may be totaled.

What Should You Do If You Notice Hazardous Materials at a Business?

Published on Jun 5, 2019 at 1:17 pm in Premises Liability.

When businesses create hazardous byproducts, there are strict rules that they are supposed to follow. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforces these laws and regulations. However, this may not prevent some business from acting negligently. Failing to take care of hazardous materials is dangerous and can cause permanent health problems or death. If this has happened to you, Pittman, Roberts & Welsh, PLLC can help. Careless businesses need to be held liable when they refuse to follow the law.

Here’s some good information to know about how hazardous materials are handled at businesses and how you should proceed if you happen to notice materials that could potentially be dangerous on the premises:

The Danger of Soft Tissue Injuries After a Car Crash

Published on May 30, 2019 at 10:58 am in Car Accidents.

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If you’re hurt in a car crash, there are a number of injuries you could be diagnosed with. Soft tissue injuries are among the most common – especially in minor to moderate accidents. While some people may think soft tissue injuries aren’t a big deal because they aren’t visible and typically don’t require serious medical intervention, this is not the case. Without the proper diagnosis and treatment, the injury could worsen and have debilitating consequences.

If you sustained injuries in an auto accident, seeking medical attention is the best way to ensure you recover as quickly as possible. If you think you have a soft tissue injury, you may be wondering what they are and how they happen, what the symptoms are, and how they’re treated.

How Can Serious Burn Injuries Be Prevented?

Published on May 23, 2019 at 11:15 am in Personal Injury.

Burn injuries can cause considerable harm. They can be painful and have long-lasting effects. Sometimes, negligence is their root cause. When you’ve experienced a burn injury, you may think about how you can avoid these situations in the future. There are a few precautions you can take to prevent burns from occurring. However, your concern with safety does not mean that everyone has the same concerns. Unfortunately, all it takes is for one person to act negligently for a burn injury to happen. But your knowledge may help you recognize potential dangers and perhaps educate others about these dangers that can lead to burn injuries.

The Prevalence of Medication Errors in Nursing Homes

Published on May 15, 2019 at 2:36 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Nursing home facilities are trusted by millions of families to take care of elderly loved ones. When that care is subpar or worse, residents could suffer physically, emotionally, socially, or financially. In regard to their health, the majority of long-term care facility residents take medication to improve or maintain conditions. When medication errors are made, severe reactions could occur or conditions could worsen significantly. It’s possible a neglected resident could end up in the hospital or suffer fatal injuries from the mistake.

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 16 to 27 percent of all nursing home residents are victims of medication errors. While death resulting from medication mistakes is rare, other complications are possible. If your loved one is in a nursing home, it’s important to know about the prevalence of medication errors in their facility. They’re more common than many people realize. Understanding why they happen and what the possible effects are can help prevent future mistakes being made.

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