What Happens If I’m Seriously Injured in My Apartment Building?

Published on Oct 8, 2020 at 1:26 pm in Premises Liability.

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If you rent an apartment, it’s likely you have renter’s insurance. While this is useful in the event of a fire, flood, or another event that damages your physical property, what happens if you’re seriously injured in your apartment building? The answer to that question is rather complex because it’s often contingent on where and how the accident happens.

In order to understand your rights after an accident in your apartment building, let’s take a look at the types of potential accidents and how to go about determining whether your landlord is legally liable for your injuries and expenses.

What Are the Legal Risks of Letting Someone Borrow Your Car?

Published on Oct 1, 2020 at 2:29 pm in Car Accidents.

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When a friend or family member needs to borrow your car, you might let them take it without thinking twice about it. You most likely trust their driving skills and think they’ll be just as careful driving your car as you would be, if not more so since it’s not their vehicle. But what if they get into an accident while they are borrowing your car? What are the legal risks involved with that, and should you have thought about those risks before letting them borrow your car?

Our experienced car accident lawyers at Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC understand that car wrecks are often more complicated than they seem, which is why our office is best equipped at handling your case where you let someone borrow your car. With our help, you’ll be able to recover the compensation you’re owed for the damage done to your property.

Are Vehicle Safety Features Successfully Lowering Car Accident Rates?

Published on Sep 24, 2020 at 3:39 pm in Car Accidents.

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In only a little more than 100 years, the automobiles we drive have undergone a serious makeover. The vehicles for sale today are often equipped with safety features that are geared towards protecting drivers and passengers in the event of a crash. Unfortunately, driver negligence still contributes to a number of auto accidents every year.

In the recent past, studies have been conducted on vehicle safety features in an effort to determine if the available technology is lowering car accident rates. The overall conclusion is, in fact, yes. In order to understand how these safety features are lowering crash rates, let’s start by taking a look at how you can determine the safety of your personal vehicle.

Congratulations to the Winner of Our Fall 2020 Scholarship

Published on Sep 23, 2020 at 8:32 am in Firm News.

Pittman, Roberts & Welsh, PLLC understands the importance of investing in the future and giving students the opportunity to pursue higher education. That’s why our firm participated in our first annual scholarship. We’re excited to announce the Fall 2020 Scholarship winner. All the applications had unique, well-written essays. Thank you to the applicants who demonstrated their creativity and perspective.

Congratulations to Allison Miyashiro of California!

Allison will pursue her master’s in public health and master’s in social welfare at the University of California, Berkeley.

This is the essay topic:

If you could host a podcast about any topic, what would it be and why? Who is your audience and why are they listening?

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.


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.

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