When a Pedestrian Is at Fault for a Pedestrian vs. Car Accident

Published on Jan 28, 2021 at 3:35 pm in Pedestrian Accident.

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Ideally, cars and pedestrians should be able to safely share the road so that both parties can get where they need to go. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Although you might think that the driver is always considered to be completely at fault for an accident with a pedestrian, sometimes the walker can be at fault as well if they acted negligently.

If you’ve been hurt in an accident that was someone else’s fault, then you deserve justice. An attorney from Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC will investigate what happened and prove that the other party was at fault for your injuries and damages. You shouldn’t have to deal with this alone, which is why we’re here for you.

How Often Are Burn Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

Published on Jan 21, 2021 at 3:13 pm in Burn Injury, Car Accidents.

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Skin covers our entire bodies and keeps our internal organs and other body parts safe from external dangers. Although most people don’t think of it this way, the skin is the largest organ in the body. That’s why burn injuries can be so dangerous—when too much of the skin is burned, a person can suffer significant damage and could even die from the injuries.

How Judges Are Picked in Mississippi

Published on Jan 14, 2021 at 3:17 pm in Legal Information.

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Staying informed on state politics is important for residents of any state. In particular, residents should know how judges are picked so that they have a better understanding of the justice system. In general, a judge presides over trials and makes a decision on the sentencing of the party who is deemed guilty. This means that the picking of judges should be diligent because they make such serious decisions about justice and the citizens of a state.

When you’ve suffered from a personal injury and bring your case in front of a judge, you’ll want to know that the best person possible is presiding over the court. With our legal representation from Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC, you can feel confident in you claim and trust that we will fight to defend your rights, no matter who is the judge presiding over your case.

How Long Do You Have to Wait to Claim an Injury After a Car Crash?

Published on Jan 8, 2021 at 10:39 am in Car Accidents.

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Even though roads were created so that people can effectively get from point A to point B, they’re not always as safe as they can be. Although you can be as careful as possible and try to avoid an accident, that doesn’t always keep you from a collision. When that wreck results in an injury for you, then you might be interested in filing a claim against the driver who caused it.

With the help of a car accident lawyer from Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC, you can hold the negligent driver responsible for their actions and get the compensation that you deserve. One of our attorneys will fully investigate the circumstances of your accident and determine how much you’re owed for the injuries and damages you incurred.

Steps for Filing a Hospital Negligence Claim in Mississippi

Published on Jan 8, 2021 at 9:49 am in Medical Malpractice.

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When you go to the hospital, it’s because you need effective care that will treat or heal whatever is ailing you. While most times the doctors and other hospital staff are diligent with your care and ensure that they do their best to treat you, sometimes staff members can be negligent and lead to more harm than good.

If you’ve experienced hospital negligence, then you could use the help of a medical malpractice lawyer who can help you file a claim against the negligent party. At Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC, we will support you through your case and fight to get you the compensation you deserve for the suffering you have endured.

Do You Have Enough UM Coverage on Your Auto Insurance Policy?

Published on Dec 17, 2020 at 2:30 pm in Car Accidents.

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Uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist (UM) coverage is designed to protect you in the event of an accident with another motorist who doesn’t have enough or any coverage to pay for the injuries or damages you sustained. While UM coverage is not required by law in Mississippi, it is still beneficial for you so you can feel secure knowing you’re covered even if the driver who caused your accident is uninsured.

When you’ve been in a collision with another vehicle that wasn’t your fault, you could use legal support to ensure that your rights are protected. A car accident lawyer from Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC can represent you and fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries and any other damages you suffered from.

What Are the Dangers of Driving Alongside a Truck?

Published on Dec 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm in Truck Accidents.

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When you’re driving in a regular-sized vehicle, it’s normal to feel some concern while driving alongside a commercial truck. It makes sense—large trucks are up to 30 times bigger than passenger vehicles, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This feeling also makes sense because the fatalities of truck accidents are occupants of passenger vehicles 67 percent of the time, compared to truck drivers who are the victims 16 percent of the time.

If you’ve been involved in a collision with a large truck that wasn’t your fault, then you could use the help of a lawyer. A truck accident attorney from Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC can provide you with the legal representation you need after a crash in Jackson.

The Increased Risk of Patients Developing Bedsores During COVID-19

Published on Dec 17, 2020 at 1:40 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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When a patient is bound to their bed and cannot move, they are at risk of developing bedsores. Pressure sores and pressure ulcers are other words for bedsores, which are sores that form at the pressure points of the patient while lying on their bed for extended periods of time. They range from mild to severe and are ranked in severity by stages.

When a patient develops a stage 4 bedsore, they are at risk of infection and could even develop dead tissue. This is dangerous for regular patients, but especially in the time of COVID-19.

If your loved one is bedridden as well as suffers from other health conditions, they could be at a greater risk for a bedsore. If they develop one and get an infection, the outcome could be deadly. A medical malpractice lawyer from Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC can help you get the justice you deserve for the negligent care of your loved one.

Examining 2021 Law Changes in Mississippi

Published on Oct 23, 2020 at 8:14 am in Legal Information.

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In most cases, laws protect our general safety and ensure our rights as citizens against abuses of other people, organization, and the government itself. When, however, laws become outdated or irrelevant, or there’s a new space where laws are needed, that’s when it comes time for law changes.

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.

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