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What Types of Injuries Can You Sustain When an Airbag Fails?

Published on Aug 21, 2020 at 8:00 am in Car Accidents.

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Our vehicles have safety features for a reason—to keep us safe in the event of a collision. A couple of these safety features that are standard in vehicles now are seat belts and airbags. Even if you don’t wear a seat belt, airbags most likely surround you in your car. They’re everywhere—the steering wheel, passenger dashboard, and above the windows in the front and rear seats. When those airbags malfunction in a car accident, though, you could sustain life-threatening injuries.

Mississippi Car Seat Laws

Published on Aug 14, 2020 at 2:54 pm in Car Accidents.

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As a parent, you want nothing more than to keep your child safe. From the moment you drive away from the hospital to when you’re on the way to soccer practice, it’s important to understand the state car seat laws. Standard passenger vehicles and their safety features, like seat belts and airbags, are made for adults. Because of their size, children are at a greater risk of injury in the event of an accident. When using a car seat properly, a young occupant is less likely to sustain injuries in the event of a collision. Let’s take a look at Mississippi car seat laws.

What You Need to Know About Signing a Waiver at a Hospital

Published on Aug 6, 2020 at 2:58 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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Whether you’re heading to the doctor for an annual physical or you’re being admitted to undergo surgery, paperwork is involved. Sometimes, that paperwork is lengthy and often uses medical jargon that the average person doesn’t understand.

As a patient, it’s important to understand what your rights and obligations are when you enter into a medical facility. While that information should be explained to you clearly, that doesn’t always happen. In order to get a better idea of what all that paperwork means, let’s take a look at what you need to know about signing a waiver at a hospital.

How Often Does PTSD Happen After a Car Crash?

Published on Jun 11, 2020 at 2:47 pm in Car Accidents.

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Both minor and severe car crashes can cause debilitating physical injuries, and in some cases, they can also cause debilitating emotional injuries. Although it’s not automatic that a victim will develop a serious emotional injury like post-traumatic stress disorder after a car accident, it is still a very real possibility. Survivors might be hesitant to seek help for an emotional injury after an accident because unlike physical injuries, emotional injuries cannot be seen.

Emotional injuries like post-traumatic stress disorder are just as real and can be just as painful as a broken bone. When your life is dramatically affected by an injury of any kind after an auto wreck that wasn’t your fault, you deserve justice for the way of life that was taken from you. A Jackson car accident lawyer from Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC will give you the legal support you need to grant you peace of mind that the liable party is being held responsible for their actions.

What Symptoms to Look for After an Auto Wreck

Published on Jun 4, 2020 at 2:32 pm in Car Accidents.

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After a car accident, injuries can either appear right away or gradually over time. It can be hard to tell if you’re injured directly after an accident because adrenaline and shock can mask your pain. Since you might not know that you’re injured right away, you should know what symptoms to be aware of so you know when your injuries might be serious or not. Regardless, you should seek medical attention directly after an auto wreck so you can be sure you’re treated for any injuries you might have.

How Often Do Slip and Fall Accidents Go to Trial?

Published on Jun 4, 2020 at 2:22 pm in Premises Liability.

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Pursuing legal action can be intimidating. Even though you feel like you deserve justice after a fall that wasn’t your fault and caused you harm, you might not want to go through the process of filing because the thought of going to trial and speaking in court is scary. You’ll need someone on your side who will support you through the process while simultaneously fighting to protect your rights. Thankfully, that’s what a Jackson slip and fall accident lawyer from Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC is here for. Let’s take a look at what slip and fall accident cases look like and how often they go to trial.

What Type of Report Needs to Be Filed After a Boating Accident?

Published on May 28, 2020 at 3:05 pm in Boating Accidents.

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In the state of Mississippi, we are dedicated to making boating accessible to every person who wants to be out on the water. We have plenty of boat launches across the state so you, your loved ones, and friends can go boating, fishing, or on an adventure down the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico, and other bodies of water inside our great state. Unfortunately, though, accidents can happen while boating. In 2017, there were over 4,000 boating accidents in the country, according to the United States Coast Guard.

When boating accidents happen, you’ll need to know what kind of report to file so you’re following the rules and can have success in a legal claim later. In Jackson, the experienced lawyers at Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC can support you through your case so you can feel confident while seeking justice from the people who caused your accident.

Reporting Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Mississippi

Published on May 21, 2020 at 3:49 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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When your loved one is no longer able to care for themselves on their own, or you’re not able to care for them in your home anymore, you resort to trusting a nursing home to provide them with the care that they need. Unfortunately, staffing shortages, too-long hours, and other factors can sometimes lead to your loved one getting subpar, or even abusive, care in their long-term facility. When you notice this happening, you might feel confused because it’s not what you had in mind for your loved one, and you thought this facility would be better.

What Is a Demand Letter Used for in a Personal Injury Claim?

Published on May 15, 2020 at 4:52 pm in Personal Injury.

If you’ve been injured in an accident and you believe negligence played a role, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. The steps and components of an injury claim are complex, which is why it’s best to have an attorney by your side to ensure you maximize your chances of receiving the compensation you need to recover.

When you begin a claim, you’ll need a way to initiate contact with the at-fault party to inform them of your intent to seek compensation for your accident-related losses. This is done by sending a demand letter. Let’s take a look at what a demand letter is used for in personal injury claims and how it can make a significant impact on the results of a claim.

The Importance of Timing When Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Published on May 14, 2020 at 3:13 pm in Personal Injury.

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When someone is injured because of another party’s negligence, the victim has the right to file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for their losses. When doing so, the process can take months or even years—depending on the case. Your lawyer will explain the process to you and ensure you have the best chances of receiving full and fair compensation. The sooner you get in touch with a lawyer, the better your chances will be at making a full financial recovery. Let’s take a look at the importance of timing when filing a personal injury lawsuit.

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