What Rare Car Accident Injuries Can Be Catastrophic?

Published on Jan 27, 2022 at 2:47 pm in Car Accidents.

Stethoscope on chart

Rare injuries are some of the most complicated, severe, and difficult to manage after a motor vehicle collision. Unusual car accident injuries often require more unconventional treatments, longer recovery periods, and the care of specialists who know how to handle these conditions. From your perspective, this can mean towering medical bills and months of missed work and lost wages—on top of the pain and suffering you are experiencing.

How Long Does the Average Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Take?

Published on Jan 21, 2022 at 4:25 pm in Medical Malpractice.

How Long Does the Average Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Take
Of all the different types of personal injury lawsuits that can be filed in the United States, medical malpractice lawsuits are often considered the most complex. Their complexity comes from the fact that so many factors go into determining how medical care is provided as well as how it should be provided. Both elements are crucial for determining why a mistake occurs and if that mistake could have been avoided, and both elements can take a great deal of time to investigate.

That said, if you are in a situation where you believe you or a loved one has been harmed or has suffered due to the negligence of a medical professional or team of professionals, do not let this fact deter you from getting in touch with an attorney who may be able to help. Medical malpractice cases may be complex, but an experienced law firm like Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC will not hesitate to fully investigate your claim and hold the negligent party accountable if they believe a lawsuit is warranted.

What To Do If You Suspect Medical Malpractice

Published on Jan 14, 2022 at 2:19 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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Individuals and families who have come away from an interaction with a medical professional worse—not better—than they were before seeking medical treatment are right to ask: What do you do if you suspect medical negligence? It’s not easy knowing what to do if you think you may be a victim of medical malpractice. The first step you take should be to contact a medical malpractice lawyer you trust. This is a highly complicated area of the law, and it’s best to seek experienced legal guidance before taking any matters into your own hands, even before contacting the doctor or hospital you suspect may have committed medical negligence.

What Are the Spikes on Semi Wheels For?

Published on Dec 29, 2021 at 9:14 am in Truck Accidents.

Truck wheel spikes

Why do some semi-trucks have spikes on the wheels? You may have seen them before—you’re traveling down the highway, look to your left or right, and notice that the 18-wheeler beside you has a cluster of shiny metal spikes attached to the wheel.

What Causes a Truck to Jackknife?

Published on Dec 22, 2021 at 11:01 am in Truck Accidents.

aerial view of trucks

A jackknife truck accident is one in which the cab and the trailer fold in on each other as the vehicle comes to a stop. In some cases, the cab and the trailer may come apart, which can increase the risk of serious injuries or fatalities to the truck’s driver and others in the vicinity of the damaged vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at what causes this type of accident and what to do if you are involved in a crash caused by a commercial truck.

Mississippi Law Changes in 2022

Published on Dec 22, 2021 at 9:20 am in Legal Information.

Mississippi bridge

Every new year brings with it a new round of law and bill changes and additions. 2022 is no different. It’s important for Mississippi residents to stay on top of the new laws and amendments in 2022 to know what to expect and which issues will be the most vital to vote on.

What Causes High Blood Pressure After a Car Accident?

Published on Dec 17, 2021 at 2:39 pm in Car Accidents.

What Causes High Blood Pressure After a Car Accident
A car accident is one of the most stressful and frightening experiences you can go through. Even seemingly minor crashes can cause pain or injury, so taking care of yourself and being mindful of your health after an accident is essential. One of the most common issues people struggle with after a collision is high blood pressure, which can develop for a number of reasons. If you’ve recently been involved in a car accident, you should understand the link between crashes and high blood pressure so that you can take the necessary steps to protect your health.

Can a Car Accident Cause a Stroke?

Published on Dec 17, 2021 at 2:28 pm in Car Accidents.

Can a Car Accident Cause a Stroke

When you’re in a car accident, it’s likely that there are certain injuries you more or less expect to endure, depending on the situation. Injuries like bruises, cuts, broken bones, and soft tissue injuries are common in car crashes and are ones you might expect to get evaluated and treated after the collision. But a wreck could cause much more harm to a car accident victim.

An injury you might not typically consider from a car accident is a stroke, but it’s possible. It’s unlikely the stroke would happen directly after the accident—they’re typically seen later from the other injuries you suffered from the crash. Let’s take a look at the details of a stroke and how a car accident might cause one so you can be fully informed about potential car accident injuries.

If My Car Is Totaled, Can I Keep It?

Published on Dec 10, 2021 at 10:57 am in Car Accidents.

If My Car Is Totaled, Can I Keep It
Crashes with cars can cause serious damages, including physical injuries and property damage to your vehicle. In some instances, your car could be damaged beyond repair, or it could be totaled. A totaled car generally means that the cost of repairs is not worth it compared to your car’s market value.

When this happens, you might be interested in keeping your vehicle, but are you allowed? Let’s take a look at the rules regarding a totaled vehicle and whether or not you can keep it.

How Can Over-Inflated and Under-Inflated Tires Cause an Accident?

Published on Nov 23, 2021 at 11:18 am in Car Accidents.

Car tire

In this article, we hope to initiate more discussion about a very important but often over-looked vehicle safety issue—tire pressure. As Mississippi car accident lawyers with decades of experience representing motor vehicle crash victims, we have witnessed time and again the devastating effects that poor vehicle maintenance can have on people’s lives. This is especially true for improper tire maintenance—the mechanical issue most likely to cause a fatal crash. After learning more about how over-inflated and under-inflated tires can cause car accidents, we invite to reach out to our law firm with any further questions regarding auto safety and Mississippi car accident law.

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