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A Brief Guide to Mississippi Auto Insurance Laws

Published on Aug 23, 2019 at 3:42 pm in Car Accidents.

No matter where in Mississippi you’re driving, there’s always the chance for an accident. Negligent and reckless drivers make decisions that injure people on a daily basis. Car insurance laws are in place to ensure victims have access to the funds they need to recover. If you reside in Mississippi it’s important to understand the state’s auto insurance laws. This will ensure you are meeting the requirements and making the road a safer place.

Minimum Insurance Requirements in Mississippi

In order to ensure accident victims have access to the compensation they need to recover from a crash, all drivers in Mississippi are required to maintain and carry liability insurance. Strict minimum amounts of coverage are required. Drivers must have $25,000 liability coverage for bodily injury or death of one person, $50,000 for total bodily injury or death, and $25,000 for property damage.

What to Do for a Victim of Shock After a Car Accident

Published on Aug 15, 2019 at 10:00 am in Car Accidents.

Paramedics getting person in stretcher out of ambulance

Since around 3 million people are injured each year in car accidents, it’s not surprising that some of those injuries are serious. Even though serious injuries might not be immediately apparent, they can cause a victim to go into shock. Shock is when there is insufficient blood flow through the body. It is typically caused by internal bleeding, severe burns, and serious injuries to the heart, nervous system, or organs.

Shock often leads to even worse conditions, like oxygen deprivation, heart attacks, organ damage, and even death. If a victim of a car accident is displaying signs of shock, it’s important to get them medical attention right away.

The Pros and Cons of Getting an MRI After Filing a Car Accident Claim

Published on Aug 9, 2019 at 10:17 am in Car Accidents.

When you have to seek medical treatment because a negligent driver caused an accident, there are a number of tests your doctor may want to run. You may be concerned about the associated costs, but it’s important to remember that you can seek compensation for your injuries. One of the most common diagnostic tests a physician will order is an MRI. There are pros and cons of getting an MRI after filing a car accident claim. It’s important to understand those advantages and disadvantages, so you can make the best decision for your health and wellbeing.

How Long Do Hit-and-Run Accident Cases Stay Open?

Published on Jul 31, 2019 at 3:52 pm in Car Accidents.

Car crashes, even minor ones, are stressful to deal with. The stress is amplified when the other driver involved in your accident intentionally drives off, leaving the scene. This is referred to as a hit-and-run accident. Examples include when a person strikes your car while you’re both driving and they speed off in the opposite direction to avoid speaking with you, when a driver strikes a car in a parking lot and leaves without providing information, or when a drunk driver flees an accident scene to avoid being charged with a DUI.

One of the most prevalent challenges for the victim of a hit-and-run is finding the driver who caused the accident and abandoned the scene. Depending on the circumstances, the case may be resolved easily, or it could take time. In some cases, the negligent party may never be found.

What Summer Toys Are the Most Dangerous for Children?

Published on Jul 24, 2019 at 1:40 pm in Product Liability.

When summertime arrives in Jackson, children have the opportunity to enjoy the hot weather and explore the outdoors. There are a number of children’s toys that are on the market that encourage developmental milestones. Toys like bicycles, swimming pools, and trampolines encourage physical fitness, balancing, coordination, self-awareness, and more.

Unfortunately, not every toy on the market is safe for kids to play with. There are some summer toys that are dangerous for children. It’s important for parents and guardians to be aware of what they’re children are playing with. If a child is wrongfully injured by a defective product, a personal injury claim can be filed. Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC are here to support families and help injured parties recover from accidents that never should have happened in the first place.

Can I File a Personal Injury Claim on Behalf of an Injured Family Member?

Published on Jul 19, 2019 at 10:46 am in Personal Injury.

It’s hard to see a family member in serious pain or incapacitated after an accident. As their loved one, it’s natural to want to do something to help them fight for justice if they’re in a situation where they can’t take legal action for themselves. If they’re incapacitated, they may not be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. So what can you do?

If your loved one has legally appointed you to manage their affairs, you can file a personal injury claim normally through power of attorney. Otherwise, you can petition in court to appoint yourself as their guardian. This way, you can handle their legal endeavors similarly to power of attorney.

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.

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