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What You Need to Know About Leased Vehicles and Diminished Value After a Wreck

Published on Mar 19, 2020 at 12:25 pm in Car Accidents.

Crushed front bumper of car

When you’re looking for a car but not looking to purchase one in the traditional way, it’s likely you’ll turn to leasing. When a buyer leases a car, they pay for the depreciation of the vehicle over the term of the lease. There are also lessor fees and interest rates tacked on to the total. Once the contract is up, the driver can return the vehicle, renew the lease, or buy the vehicle outright.

While there are a number of benefits to leasing a vehicle, including driving a newer vehicle, lower monthly payments, and not having to deal with vehicle repairs by yourself, you may run into issues if you end up in a car accident and try to seek diminished value.

If you’re in an accident in a leased vehicle, the initial steps you take are still the same. You’ll want to stay at the scene, call the police, and seek medical attention. The steps you take after, however, when you’re dealing with the insurance company and your lessor, could have an impact on your financial future. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about leased vehicles and diminished value after a wreck.

Who’s Responsible for Accidents That Happen at the Gym?

Published on Mar 12, 2020 at 1:24 pm in Premises Liability.

Person working out in a gym

Going to the gym for a workout is a common way people maintain their physical health. While their focus may be on getting through their workout, there could be other complications that arise in a gym. If an accident occurs and someone is hurt, they may be eligible for compensation. Because determining liability can be a complex situation, you need the assistance of a skilled premises liability lawyer from Pittman, Roberts & Welsh, PLLC.

Common Injuries That Children Receive at Childcare Facilities

Published on Mar 5, 2020 at 9:30 am in Premises Liability.

Schoolbooks, an apple, crayons, and blocks on a table.

As a parent, you’re not able to watch your child all day every day because of your busy schedule, and that’s where childcare facilities come into play. When you place your child in someone else’s hands you expect them to treat them as well as you would, but sometimes that isn’t the case. No matter how much research you do about a facility, you never know if your child is in danger until after the fact.

What Happens When Someone Experiences the Extreme Opposite of Road Rage?

Published on Feb 27, 2020 at 2:34 pm in Car Accidents.

Man behind steering wheel

You hear about the dangers of road rage all the time—aggressive tailgating, harassing other drivers, and unnecessary speeding. But you don’t hear about the extreme opposite of road rage too often. You might think that the opposite of road rage is good driving, but it’s actually timid driving, which even can be just as dangerous as aggressive driving.

They say that “hesitation will get you killed,” and with timid drivers, that’s sometimes true. At severe levels, the more passive a driver is, the more likely they are to get into an accident. You might think that passive drivers are more safety conscious, but hesitating too much and not making decisions quickly enough behind the wheel can have adverse effects. Keep reading to find out what timid drivers often do and how to drive around them.

How Dangerous Are Truck Stops?

Published on Feb 27, 2020 at 2:22 pm in Premises Liability, Truck Accidents.

Aerial view of truck stop

When truck drivers are on the road, their focus on safety is most likely centered around driving and making sure their vehicle is ready for the road. What they may not expect is to experience issues at truck stops. However, between the stop itself and the other people they may encounter, negligence is always a possibility. Sometimes, negligence can cause injuries. Let’s take a look at how dangerous truck stops can be and what you can do if you’ve been injured at one.

How to Tell When a Trucker Is Losing Control of Their Vehicle

Published on Feb 20, 2020 at 2:04 pm in Truck Accidents.

Driver's point of view, showing two truck ahead

When you’re in a car and driving next to a tractor-trailer, it can already be scary enough. But when the truck is about to lose control, the situation becomes even scarier by the second. If you don’t know the warning signs of a truck driver losing control of their rig, then the danger can escalate and become deadly.

If you’ve been in a truck accident in Jackson, you could benefit from having an experienced truck accident lawyer stand up for you against the negligent or reckless driver or trucking company at fault. Truck accidents can cause serious injuries and can easily turn deadly, so representation from Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC ensures that you’ll get compensation for those injuries and damages.

How Are Bill Collectors Handled While Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit?

Published on Feb 14, 2020 at 5:54 pm in Car Accidents.

After any car accident, it’s imperative to seek medical treatment. This not only ensures you have the best chances of making a full recovery, but it serves as proof of injury in the event you choose to file a car accident claim against the party you believe caused your crash.

When you’re in the process of taking legal action to seek recovery for your losses, it’s likely you’ll receive medical bills from the hospital that treated you after the wreck. Even if you inform them of your legal matter, it’s possible they could send outstanding bills to a collection agency. If that happens, it’s important to know how bill collectors are handled while filing a car accident lawsuit. First, let’s take a look at the laws that protect you.

What Are the Dangerous Chemicals Found in JUUL Vape Pens?

Published on Feb 13, 2020 at 11:00 am in Product Liability.

line of various e-cigarettes

Walking through the streets of Jackson, you’re likely to see people vaping JUUL e-cigarettes, creating large clouds of water vapor that sometimes smell like candy or mint. While walking through the clouds can be annoying, you might think they’re more desirable compared to the stench of traditional cigarettes. Their sweet aromas can be deceiving, though, since they contain chemicals that are just as dangerous as regular cigarettes.

Since vaping is so new, we’re starting to discover the unforeseen harms of vaping products, which can lead to injuries, and in some cases, even death. When a JUUL product or any other e-cigarette injures you in any way, filing a JUUL e-cigarette lawsuit with the help of Pittman, Roberts & Welsh, PLLC will hold the company accountable for their negligence.

2020 Mississippi Law Changes

Published on Dec 20, 2019 at 8:51 am in Legal Information.

Statue of justice holding scales and a sword

Every new year brings new state laws. If you’re planning to file a personal injury claim or you’ve already done so and your case is carrying over into 2020, law changes could impact your case. No matter what area of civil litigation your claim falls into, it’s important to understand the applicable state laws.

At Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC, we stay up-to-date on all of Mississippi’s law changes to ensure our clients receive the best representation possible. This list is not comprehensive because law changes take place at different times throughout the year, but the following have been announced prior to the 2020 session. Let’s take a look at what the state will see in 2020.

Can You Reverse the Decision If Your Vehicle Is Declared a Total Loss?

Published on Dec 16, 2019 at 3:11 pm in Car Accidents.

Crashed front of car

Some car accidents cause more damage than others. At first, you might think you can get your car damages repaired. But that can quickly change if your car is declared a total loss. According to total loss law, when your car is totaled, it means the cost of repairs and scrap value is equal to or higher than the cost of actual cash value (ACV) of your car.

If your car is newer, it’s less likely that it’ll be determined a total loss because the value is high, but if it’s an older car, the value might be so low that any damage makes it a total loss. But do you get a say on whether or not your car is a total loss?

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