What Laws Can Affect a Nursing Home Abuse Claim in Mississippi?

Published on Nov 6, 2019 at 9:09 am in Nursing Home Abuse.

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When your loved one is in a nursing home, you expect them to get the best care possible. Learning the professionals in charge of taking care of your loved one have neglected or abused them can be devastating. The first step is to get your loved one in a safe environment if this has happened. After you take care of this, you can start to explore your legal options. A trustworthy attorney from Pittman, Roberts & Welsh, PLLC can help you get justice for your loved one.

Filing a nursing home abuse claim can become complex. Our lawyers will look into the accounts of what happened to find how your loved one was abused and the injuries they suffered. To make sure your claim is as strong as possible, you may want to be aware of some laws that could affect your Mississippi nursing home abuse claim.

What Traffic Laws Are Most Commonly Broken in Mississippi?

Published on Oct 31, 2019 at 11:34 am in Car Accidents.

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Rural roads can be treacherous, but that just means that they require more caution than more urban roads when you drive. Mississippi has mostly rural roads, but unfortunately, some drivers are more reckless than others and break a ton of traffic laws. In fact, 63% of fatal car accidents in our state are on rural roads, as reported by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Mississippi Out-of-State Driver’s License Requirements

Published on Oct 23, 2019 at 2:26 pm in Car Accidents.

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Moving to a new state is exciting. You could be starting a new job or moving closer to family. While there are many new things to look forward to when you’re in a new state, you also need to stay on top of your responsibilities. One of those responsibilities will be getting a new Mississippi license.

Why Isn’t More Known About the Harmful Nature of Vaping?

Published on Oct 16, 2019 at 4:03 pm in Product Liability.

Vape products have become exceedingly popular across the country. As popularity rises, so do the number of related medical concerns and issues. Unfortunately for injury victims, there is very little research available to diagnosis their conditions and formulate an effective treatment plan. Some patients have even died from complex lung diseases.

In order to get ahead of the vaping crisis and help afflicted individuals, scientists and researchers are looking into the matter night and day. While we can’t know everything yet, we do know that vaping is dangerous. As time passes, it’s likely that more information will be made available to the public regarding the potential harms.

Why is Prolonged Exposure to Roundup Weed Killer Potentially Dangerous?

Published on Oct 11, 2019 at 2:31 pm in Product Liability.

Millions of Americans intentionally or unintentionally come into contact with Roundup weed killer every year. This herbicide is a popular choice to rid an area of unwanted weeds or vegetation, but the consequences of prolonged exposure can be deadly.

Some people are more at risk for long-term exposure. Those individuals typically work closely with the substance and are more likely to suffer from a related catastrophic diagnosis. In order to understand why this substance and its chemicals are so dangerous, let’s take a look at how prolonged exposure happens and what can happen to a person as a result.

How Is Fault Determined in Collisions Involving Company Vehicles?

Published on Oct 2, 2019 at 11:57 am in Car Accidents.

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On average, employers in the United States pay out $25 billion annually for motor vehicle accidents at work. After a serious accident in a company vehicle, it’s imperative to determine who’s liable. While employees may believe they’re covered under their company policy, this isn’t always the case.

If you’ve been in an accident involving a company vehicle, understanding your rights and legal options is crucial for your future. There’s also the matter of the difference between workers’ compensation and liability insurance. Let’s start by taking a look at determining whether the company or employee is responsible for a crash.

What Are the Defining Factors of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Published on Oct 2, 2019 at 11:29 am in Traumatic Brain Injury.

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Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) affect nearly three million people in the United States every year. Assessing the severity of a TBI is challenging. A number of diagnostic tests are run to determine how the brain has been affected and what can be done to help the patient recover. Common tests include the Glasgow Coma Scale, speech and language testing, CT scans, MRIs, and intracranial pressure monitoring.

Head injuries should never be taken lightly. It’s important to seek medical attention immediately if you believe you’ve sustained any type of head or brain injury. To understand the defining factors of a traumatic brain injury, let’s take a look at how the injuries happen, the common types, the effects, and what recovery may look like.

What You Need to Know About U-Turn Laws in Mississippi

Published on Sep 11, 2019 at 1:55 pm in Car Accidents.

Have you ever been travelling south down a highway, just to find out that you actually need to be going north? To solve the problem, you decide to make a U-turn. But is that legal? Before making the turn, you check your surroundings for signs. Even if you don’t see a sign prohibiting U-turns, they still could be illegal in certain areas of Mississippi.

It makes sense why they might be illegal. A dangerous maneuver, like a U-turn requires extreme caution to avoid a traffic collision. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U-turns account for about 2 percent of all car accidents. So are they legal?

Why Is Road Splitting So Dangerous?

Published on Sep 5, 2019 at 9:18 am in Motorcycle Accidents.

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Have you ever been sitting in your vehicle in standstill traffic, and all of a sudden, a motorcycle zoomed past you? They couldn’t have passed you in a lane because the other stopped cars all around you filled them. Instead, they were driving on the dotted lines and passed you in between the lanes. This is called road splitting or lane splitting. Even though it is legal in California and other parts of the world, road splitting is illegal in all the other states and is a dangerous practice that can cause serious accidents for motorcyclists and vehicle drivers alike.

Privacy Rights You Need to Know as a Plaintiff in a Personal Injury Case

Published on Aug 29, 2019 at 10:48 am in Personal Injury.

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With how information is shared today, it can seem like everyone has unlimited access to information through a variety of means. The U.S. Supreme Court, however, believes in a person’s right to privacy. When an accident victim files a personal injury case, they have privacy rights that are important to be aware of. If you’re the plaintiff in that type of case, knowing what you need to disclose versus what you can keep private can help you build a strong case. Your lawyer will be able to explain your rights to you as they apply to your circumstances, but let’s go over the basics.

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