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.

What Are the Legal Risks of Letting Someone Borrow Your Car?

Published on Oct 1, 2020 at 2:29 pm in Car Accidents.

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When a friend or family member needs to borrow your car, you might let them take it without thinking twice about it. You most likely trust their driving skills and think they’ll be just as careful driving your car as you would be, if not more so since it’s not their vehicle. But what if they get into an accident while they are borrowing your car? What are the legal risks involved with that, and should you have thought about those risks before letting them borrow your car?

Our experienced car accident lawyers at Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC understand that car wrecks are often more complicated than they seem, which is why our office is best equipped at handling your case where you let someone borrow your car. With our help, you’ll be able to recover the compensation you’re owed for the damage done to your property.

Are Vehicle Safety Features Successfully Lowering Car Accident Rates?

Published on Sep 24, 2020 at 3:39 pm in Car Accidents.

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In only a little more than 100 years, the automobiles we drive have undergone a serious makeover. The vehicles for sale today are often equipped with safety features that are geared towards protecting drivers and passengers in the event of a crash. Unfortunately, driver negligence still contributes to a number of auto accidents every year.

In the recent past, studies have been conducted on vehicle safety features in an effort to determine if the available technology is lowering car accident rates. The overall conclusion is, in fact, yes. In order to understand how these safety features are lowering crash rates, let’s start by taking a look at how you can determine the safety of your personal vehicle.

Congratulations to the Winner of Our Fall 2020 Scholarship

Published on Sep 23, 2020 at 8:32 am in Firm News.

Pittman, Roberts & Welsh, PLLC understands the importance of investing in the future and giving students the opportunity to pursue higher education. That’s why our firm participated in our first annual scholarship. We’re excited to announce the Fall 2020 Scholarship winner. All the applications had unique, well-written essays. Thank you to the applicants who demonstrated their creativity and perspective.

Congratulations to Allison Miyashiro of California!

Allison will pursue her master’s in public health and master’s in social welfare at the University of California, Berkeley.

This is the essay topic:

If you could host a podcast about any topic, what would it be and why? Who is your audience and why are they listening?

Debunking 5 Personal Injury Misconceptions and Myths

Published on Sep 18, 2020 at 9:16 am in Personal Injury.

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When you’re involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault but still resulted in injuries and damages, you may be able to hold the negligent party responsible. Seeking compensation can be how you cover the losses of the accident—whether it’s medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering. Because the legal process is complex, you may want representation who knows the law, has handled cases like yours before, and who will fight for your rights. A Jackson personal injury lawyer from Pittman, Roberts & Welsh, PLLC will help you in any way possible. We have experience in car accident claims, nursing home abuse claims, medical malpractice claims, and more.

If you’re filing a personal injury claim, you may have some misconceptions or myths about the process. It’s important to have correct information. Let’s go over some common myths you may have heard so you don’t go into the process with these myths in mind.

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