The Pandemic’s Effect on Our Roads: Increased Reckless Driving

Published on Sep 3, 2021 at 9:17 am in Car Accidents.

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It would be nearly impossible to find an aspect of our modern lives that has not been altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our education systems, views on work-life balance, diet and exercise, mental health, travel habits, media consumption, methods of communicating, and countless other social facets have been radically upended. At the same time, new and newly-reexamined concepts like social distancing, healthcare inequality, hybrid business models, online schooling, masking, and even zoom fatigue have become part of what the public collectively recognizes as “the new normal.”

How Is Fault Determined in Most Sideswipe Accident Scenarios?

Published on Sep 3, 2021 at 8:52 am in Car Accidents.

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Sideswipe collisions are one of the more commonly-occurring accidents on the road. But their frequency does not make them any less scary to those affected. Being sideswiped unexpectedly by a passing vehicle that seems to come from nowhere is a situation no driver wants to face. Fortunately, most sideswipe incidents leave vehicle damage but do not harm the people involved. In severe cases, however, a sideswipe collision can lead to more serious conditions causing injury to one or more drivers.

What Are My Odds of Getting into a Car Accident?

Published on Jul 14, 2021 at 6:19 pm in Car Accidents.

What Are My Odds of Getting into a Car Accident

As a driver, you likely know the standard driving safety tips to avoid getting into accidents. Wear your seat belt, keep two hands on the wheel, and your eyes on the road. But what happens when you’re around a dangerous driver—you may give them more space or honk your horn to alert that they’re veering near your car. You could wonder about the odds of getting into a car accident. The best way to avoid accidents is to drive safely, cautiously, and to be alert for possibly dangerous drivers.

While all accidents cannot be avoided, there are steps that can help reduce them. Let’s first take a look at the group most likely to be involved in an accident.

How to Tell Who Is at Fault After a T-Bone Car Wreck

Published on Jul 14, 2021 at 5:50 pm in Car Accidents.

How to Tell Who Is at Fault After a T-Bone Car Wreck

A T-bone accident, also known as a broadside collision, is a potentially deadly type of car crash where the front of a vehicle strikes the side of another. Typically, this results in the cars colliding in a “T” shape. The vehicle occupant who only had a door protecting them from the impact can suffer serious injuries. If this has happened to you or a loved one and you weren’t at fault, you can seek your legal options so you can receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A lawyer will know how to tell who is at fault after a T-bone car wreck and help you build a successful claim.

The attorneys at Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC will be at your side throughout the legal process. If the other party is trying to place some of the blame on you, the amount of compensation you could receive could be reduced. This is why it’s so important that you have experienced representation who will advocate for you.

Steps for Disputing Who Was Assigned Fault After a Car Accident

Published on Feb 5, 2021 at 8:14 am in Car Accidents.

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After a car accident where you suffered injuries and other damages, you might be contemplating filing a legal claim against the driver responsible for your collision. However, if you were assigned fault for the accident, then you would be unable to recover financial compensation for your damages. If you believe the other driver was the one who was really at fault, then you will have to dispute the fault assigned after your car accident.

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.

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