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What Types of Damages Are Available in a Mississippi Wrongful Death Claim?

What Types of Damages Are Available in a Mississippi Wrongful Death Claim?

Going through the loss of a loved one as the result of a major accident can bring up so many mixed emotions. In some cases, legal action can be taken to help cover the damages caused by an unexpected loss. Damages range from funeral expenses to medical bills. You do not have to go through this tedious process alone. Feel free to talk about your situation with a Jackson wrongful death attorney to explore what steps to take. Types of [...]

Can My Driving Record Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

Can My Driving Record Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

Not everyone realizes that a bad driving record might hurt their chances of being compensated for a car accident. Some auto insurance companies try to find any excuse to delay or deny car accident compensation. Driving records may also be used as excuses to offer you less compensation than you need. If you have any concerns, talk to a Jackson auto accident attorney about your car accident. What Can Hurt a Driving Record? Knowing what can hurt a driving record can [...]

The Dangers of Unsecured Load Accidents

The Dangers of Unsecured Load Accidents

Unsecured load accidents can lead to catastrophic and life-threatening injuries. Not everyone survives these types of accidents. Those who do survive may face severe injuries with permanent impairments and disabilities. You may not have to pay for the costs of these damages if the other driver was responsible. Talk to a Jackson multi-vehicle accident lawyer for advice. What Are Unsecured Load Accidents? An unsecured load accident happens when drivers fail to keep the objects in the back of their vehicle from [...]

Can Cuts Be That Bad After a Crash

How Bad Can Untreated Cuts from a Car Crash Become?

Lacerations or cuts to the human body may seem like minimal damage, but they could be quite serious. Cuts in the skin can not only be deforming but they can lead to infection which can be deadly. If a negligent party caused an accident that resulted in serious harm to you or a loved one, you may be able to file a personal injury suit against them for compensation. Cuts in the skin can cause deep wounds that take a [...]

Liability for Truck Cargo that Falls onto the Road

Liability for Truck Cargo that Falls onto the Road

Thousands of truck accidents happen every year and many of them have fatal consequences. There were 5,096 deadly large truck and bus collisions in 2018 alone according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The National Safety Council indicates that in 2019, there was an increase of 2% in the number of fatal large truck accidents from the number that took place in 2018. The number of deadly large truck accidents in 2019 was up 43% from the numbers [...]

How a Doctor Will Assess Your Brain Injury

How a Doctor Will Assess Your Brain Injury

Brain injuries can be temporary or radically change your life depending on their severity. Doctors follow specific procedures for assessing traumatic brain injuries. Knowing what to expect can help you prepare for your assessment. An assessment will be critical for your personal injury claim, whether your brain injury was caused by a car accident or workplace incident. Talk to a Jackson brain injury lawyer to see what this involves. Ways Doctors Assess Brain Injuries How your doctor assesses your brain injury [...]

Can You Settle Your Case Before Your Trial Ends

Can You Settle Your Case Before Your Trial Ends?

Most personal injury or tort claims are negotiated and settled way before they make it to court. There are many reasons why this is so. One is because going to court is a risk for both the plaintiff and the defendant. Neither side ever truly knows how a jury will see a case and what their decision will be. Going to court is also expensive and time-consuming. It takes much more time to come to a conclusion if your [...]

Can Insurance Companies Use Private Investigators Against My Injury Claim?

Can Insurance Companies Use Private Investigators Against My Injury Claim?

Not everyone realizes that auto insurance companies sometimes hire private investigators to evaluate injury claims. This might be done as part of their standard investigation process or when they suspect something false about your claim. In some cases, what they find can result in a denied personal injury claim. You may not have to let this happen by discussing your case with a Jackson insurance bad faith attorney who can help. What Do Private Investigators Do? Companies hire private investigators to [...]

How Poor Hiring Practices Cause Commercial Truck Accidents

How Poor Hiring Practices Cause Commercial Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can cause extensive and catastrophic physical injuries and death. Truck accidents do not happen as frequently as crashes between passenger automobiles do and this is largely because there are much more passenger sedans on the road than massive commercial trucks. Still, even though commercial truck accidents happen less often than car accidents, they still happen at a higher rate than many people think. When a large truck collides with a smaller vehicle those occupants of the smaller [...]

Top 4 Reasons to Work with a Wrongful Death Attorney

Top 4 Reasons to Work with a Wrongful Death Attorney

After a sudden loss of a loved one the shock can be substantial but so can the emotional pain. There are several ways that an unexpected death can happen with car accidents and medical malpractices being two of the top reasons. Wrongful death can bring much heartache and it can also be quite expensive. The cost of a funeral and final expenses, potentially missed wages that the deceased brought to a home, the loss of mentorship, and much more [...]