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What Are the Most Dangerous Intersections in Jackson?

Published on Sep 3, 2020 at 3:10 pm in Car Accidents.

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Intersections often require concentration and experienced driving. It doesn’t take much for an accident to occur, especially when traffic signals or road signs are ignored by other drivers. If you live in or around Jackson, it’s important to be aware of the most dangerous intersection in the area. While you may not always be able to prevent an accident, knowing where the risk is higher will help keep you and every other driver safer on the road.

Steps to Take If You’re Involved in an Accident with a Drunk Driver

Published on Sep 3, 2020 at 2:47 pm in Car Accidents.

Man behind wheel of vehicle

Any kind of car accident can be traumatic, but when a drunk driver is involved, it can be even more difficult to come to terms with the fact that another driver got behind the wheel while intoxicated, completely disregarding how their actions could affect other people on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that over 10,000 people are killed in drunk driving accidents every year, which shows just how devastating a wreck caused by an intoxicated driver can be.

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

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

Airbag indicator in car

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.

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.

What Is an Insurance Adjuster Responsible for After a Car Accident?

Published on Apr 9, 2020 at 3:21 pm in Car Accidents.

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If you’ve been in a car crash and are seeking compensation for your injuries, it’s likely you’ll be dealing with an insurance company—whether it’s your own or the other driver’s. When you file a car accident claim, your case will be assigned an insurance adjuster. It’s important to understand their responsibilities after a car accident, so you’ll know what to expect and how to ensure you get proper compensation for your losses.

Can Whiplash Be Attributed to a Traumatic Brain Injury?

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

Man holding head in hands

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.

Man sitting outside with head in hand

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.

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