When Do I Need To Hire a Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyer?

Published on Jan 13, 2023 at 5:44 pm in Truck Accidents.

When Do I Need To Hire a Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyer
If you were involved in an accident with a large tractor-trailer, you may be owed compensation for expenses like medical bills, lost wages, auto repairs, and much more. Securing that compensation can be an uphill battle, though, especially if you are dealing with an insurance company that refuses to acknowledge liability.

Your ability to recover, repair your vehicle, and return to as normal a life as possible hinges on your ability to negotiate a full and fair settlement with the trucking company and its insurer. This is no small feat, and even the most well-intentioned accident victim will not have the skills and knowledge required to hold the trucking company accountable for what happened.

New Mississippi Laws in 2023

Published on Jan 6, 2023 at 6:36 pm in Legal Information.

New Mississippi Laws in 2023

Each year, new bills are proposed and voted on in the House and Senate. This legislation then moves to the desk of our current Mississippi governor, Tate Reeves, to sign them into law.

It’s important to be an informed and law-abiding citizen, which is why we’re here to recap some of the more notable laws that went into effect in 2022. We’ll then share some of the laws set to go into effect as we ring in the new year. We’ll then wrap up this piece by looking ahead to some legislation up for debate in the new year.

Recoverable Damages in a Mississippi Wrongful Death Claim

Published on Jan 6, 2023 at 6:26 pm in Wrongful Death.

Recoverable Damages in a Mississippi Wrongful Death Claim

When a loved one unexpectedly dies in an accident or as a result of another person’s negligent or wrongful actions, their surviving family members are often unfairly burdened with the financial and emotional repercussions of their death.

For families who have suffered the sudden loss of a loved one, filing a wrongful death claim can be an effective method to recover compensation for their damages. So, what are recoverable damages in a Mississippi wrongful death claim? Compensation can typically be broken down into three categories—economic, non-economic, and punitive damages.

How Long Should I Be Off Work for Whiplash?

Published on Jan 6, 2023 at 5:53 pm in Car Accidents.

How Long Should I Be Off Work for Whiplash?
Whiplash is a common soft tissue injury many people experience at some point in their lives. Many people suffer a whiplash injury in a motor vehicle accident, but it can also stem from other incidents such as falling from a height or being struck by something.

The result of whiplash is pain and stiffness in the neck and shoulder region, making it difficult to move your head or work properly.

Throughout the remainder of this article, we will explain what whiplash is and delve a bit deeper into what causes this injury. We will also tackle how long you should be off work for whiplash as well as how to tell when you might be ready to return to work after suffering an injury accident here in Mississippi.

What Questions Will an Adjuster Ask After a Car Accident?

Published on Dec 2, 2022 at 5:51 pm in Car Accidents.

What Questions Will an Adjuster Ask After a Car Accident
You have been involved in a car accident. What happens next?

Auto collision victims are often surprised to find that insurance adjusters begin contacting those days or even hours after a collision. This gives accident survivors very little time to gather their thoughts and prepare for a conversation. Insurance companies take advantage of this fact, often contacting policyholders when they are still disoriented and emotionally vulnerable in the wake of an accident.

What questions will an adjuster ask after a car accident? Read on to learn more about the questions you can expect to receive—and the answers that will best protect you from being taken advantage of by the insurance company.

5 Airbag Safety Tips

Published on Nov 18, 2022 at 4:59 pm in Car Accidents.

5 Airbag Safety Tips
Airbags are crucial to vehicle occupant safety. In the event of a car accident, airbags drastically reduce the chances of suffering a severe upper body or head injury. However, there are some safety tips you should follow to increase the effectiveness of your vehicle’s airbags.

Below are our top five airbag safety tips that we encourage everyone in Jackson to follow.

What Happens After I Hire a Lawyer?

Published on Nov 11, 2022 at 1:13 pm in Personal Injury.

When you have a personal injury accident, such as a car crash, here in Jackson, MS, you will often receive an overwhelming number of promotional materials in the mail with attorneys advertising their services. While that doesn’t generally happen after slips and falls, medical malpractice events, and other personal injury incidents, Jackson attorneys like ours at Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC regularly represent fellow Mississippi residents like you who have suffered harm due to someone else’s negligence.

Mississippi Motorcycle Helmet Laws

Published on Nov 4, 2022 at 10:25 pm in Motorcycle Accidents.

Mississippi Motorcycle Helmet Laws
There are a lot of different laws in Mississippi that can affect motorcycle riders. One of the most important is Mississippi Code § 63-9-11, which is the Mississippi motorcycle helmet law requiring all riders to wear a helmet while operating their vehicle in case of an accident.

If you are injured in a motorcycle accident and are not wearing a helmet, it could affect your ability to receive compensation for your injuries. Therefore, if you are injured in a motorcycle accident here in Jackson, you must speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can advise you of the rights Mississippi law affords you in this instance.

Potential Evidence in a Premises Liability Claim

Published on Oct 30, 2022 at 10:00 pm in Premises Liability.

Potential Evidence in a Premises Liability Claim
If you were hurt on someone else’s property in Jackson, MS, you may find that you need to file a premises liability claim. This legal action can help you recover the losses you suffered through a property owner’s negligence. But as with any type of personal injury claim, you must be able to provide ample evidence to prove your claim.

The law office of Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC devotes an area of practice to handling complex Mississippi premises liability cases. If you have further questions about potential evidence in a premises liability claim, contact our office for a free consultation to discuss your case.

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