How Often Are Burn Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

Published on Jan 21, 2021 at 3:13 pm in Burn Injury, Car Accidents.

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Skin covers our entire bodies and keeps our internal organs and other body parts safe from external dangers. Although most people don’t think of it this way, the skin is the largest organ in the body. That’s why burn injuries can be so dangerous—when too much of the skin is burned, a person can suffer significant damage and could even die from the injuries.

How Long Do You Have to Wait to Claim an Injury After a Car Crash?

Published on Jan 8, 2021 at 10:39 am in Car Accidents.

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Even though roads were created so that people can effectively get from point A to point B, they’re not always as safe as they can be. Although you can be as careful as possible and try to avoid an accident, that doesn’t always keep you from a collision. When that wreck results in an injury for you, then you might be interested in filing a claim against the driver who caused it.

With the help of a car accident lawyer from Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC, you can hold the negligent driver responsible for their actions and get the compensation that you deserve. One of our attorneys will fully investigate the circumstances of your accident and determine how much you’re owed for the injuries and damages you incurred.

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 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.

What Are the Most Dangerous Intersections in Jackson?

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


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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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