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Can Whiplash Be Attributed to a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Published on Apr 2, 2020 at 2:46 pm in Car Accidents.

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When car accidents occur, even at slow speeds, they can cause soft tissue injuries to drivers and passengers, like whiplash. We hear about whiplash so much that it maybe makes it seem as though it’s a minor injury, but that isn’t the case. Whiplash can be very painful, and, as it turns out, a sign of more serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries.

Suffering from whiplash or a brain injury can change your life. If somebody else’s negligent or reckless driving is what caused your injury, you could use help from a Jackson car accident lawyer from Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC. You deserve to be compensated for the damages and suffering you have endured, and a lawyer will enable you to recover those so you can focus on healing.

How Often Do Post-Traumatic Headaches Happen After a Collision?

Published on Mar 26, 2020 at 10:57 am in Car Accidents.

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Injuries vary greatly when someone is involved in a car accident. Head and brain injuries are often among the most concerning because of the potential for long-term and life-changing consequences. If you’ve been involved in a crash and are experiencing headaches, you’re not alone. In fact, post-traumatic headaches are common after traumatic brain injuries like concussions. While some people may start getting headaches immediately following an accident, others may not get them until a few days or weeks have passed. Let’s take a look at why this happens and what can be done in regard to treatment.

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.

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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.

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

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

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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 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.

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.

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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?

How Do You Know You’re Too Intoxicated to Drive?

Published on Dec 12, 2019 at 3:03 pm in Car Accidents.

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There are tons of bars and clubs to enjoy in Jackson when you’re of age. Going out for drinks and dancing can be a great stress reliever after a long week. But the stress of the week can extend into the weekend when you drink too much, drive home, and get a DUI. Not only are you putting yourself in danger physically and financially when you drink and drive, but you’re also putting everyone else on the road in danger.

How Long Do You Have to Report a Hit-and-Run Accident?

Published on Nov 15, 2019 at 6:57 pm in Car Accidents.

Car accidents can be a shocking experience, especially if the person who caused it leaves the scene. Usually there’s property damage, and there might even be physical damage, so it’s important to report the accident in a timely manner. That way, the person responsible can be caught quickly and correctly. So then how long do you have to report a hit-and-run accident?

Mississippi Hit-and-Run Laws

After a hit-and-run, you might not know what comes next. You might not even be sure that what they did was illegal. Rest assured because Mississippi code requires a driver who causes damage to another driver or their property to pull over and exchange information. If the damage looks like it costs over $500, it must be reported to the police.

What Traffic Laws Are Most Commonly Broken in Mississippi?

Published on Oct 31, 2019 at 11:34 am in Car Accidents.

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Rural roads can be treacherous, but that just means that they require more caution than more urban roads when you drive. Mississippi has mostly rural roads, but unfortunately, some drivers are more reckless than others and break a ton of traffic laws. In fact, 63% of fatal car accidents in our state are on rural roads, as reported by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Mississippi Out-of-State Driver’s License Requirements

Published on Oct 23, 2019 at 2:26 pm in Car Accidents.

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Moving to a new state is exciting. You could be starting a new job or moving closer to family. While there are many new things to look forward to when you’re in a new state, you also need to stay on top of your responsibilities. One of those responsibilities will be getting a new Mississippi license.

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