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Mar 19, 2019

Mississippi Considering Legislation to Limit Property Liability

By |March 19th, 2019|Premises Liability|0 Comments

The Mississippi House of Representative voted in February 2019 in favor of a bill called the “Landowners Protection Act,” according to a report in the Sun Herald. The state senate previously passed its own version of the bill. Since the versions are different, an agreement will have to be reached on a single version before the bill can be sent to the Governor for signature. The bills limit the right of visitors to file claims [...]

Mar 12, 2019

How Do Truck Accident and Car Accidents Differ, Really?

By |March 12th, 2019|Truck Accident|0 Comments

Commercial trucks require that drivers a commercial driver’s license to drive them. They include rigs, 18-wheelers, and hazardous-waste trucks. Commercial trucks are generally bigger than pickup trucks and box trucks. Accidents involving rigs, 18-wheelers and other large trucks are substantially different the car accidents in many ways. It is important to understand these differences when driving and when working to prove the truck driver and truck owners were liable for your injuries. More serious and [...]

Mar 5, 2019

Need to See a Doctor? Uber Wants to Get You There.

By |March 5th, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

The old days of a general physician driving to your home are long gone. Car accident victims and other accident victims often need long-term medical care. Patients need to treat with multiple specialists in addition to their family doctor. Many victims need to see their physical therapists, psychologists, and other health providers multiple times over the course of months. Many victims who can’t drive themselves because of their injuries, or don’t have a family member [...]

Feb 26, 2019

“Barista Wrist” Injuries are a Leading Cause of Workers’ Compensation Claims

By |February 26th, 2019|Workers’ Compensation|0 Comments

Working in a restaurant or café can cause many different types of injuries. These injures can mean missed time from work. A few examples include back and spine injuries and burns from spills. Some customers may become violent. It’s easy to slip and fall over food, chairs, and other items. The most common type of restaurant injury, according to the Insurance Journal, is an injury to the wrist. Restaurant workers who carry food many times [...]

Feb 19, 2019

Johnson & Johnson Knew There Was Asbestos in the Baby Powder

By |February 19th, 2019|Products Liability|0 Comments

Johnson & Johnson (J&) is defending thousands of lawsuits that claim the company knew its talc powder causes ovarian cancer, due to the presence of carcinogenic asbestos. These product liability, breach of warranty, and negligence cases claim that J&J kept damaging information about talc from the public and from government regulators. There are currently 11,700 plaintiffs who have filed complaints against Johnson & Johnson claiming that they developed ovarian cancer as a result of using [...]

Jan 22, 2019

The Dangers of Seeing a Chiropractor

By |January 22nd, 2019|Personal Injury|0 Comments

According to the National Institutes of Health, chiropractic care is considered a form of complementary health. Approximately 9.1 percent of adults saw a chiropractor in 2012. The percentage rose to 10.3 percent for the year 2017. About $3.9 billion was spent on chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation in 2017. People generally see chiropractors for lower back pain. They may also treat with a chiropractor for neck pain, shoulder discomfort, headaches, and other ailments. Chiropractic treatment focuses [...]

Jan 15, 2019

How Does a Transit Claim Against the City Differ from a Claim Against a Private Company?

By |January 15th, 2019|Bus Accident|0 Comments

Many accidents happen on roads maintained by the State of Mississippi, the Department of Transportation, by local counties, and other governmental agencies. When a car, truck, bus, and other crashes occur, the natural instinct is to file a personal injury claim against the driver who caused the accident and the vehicle owners. When truck accidents happen, the trucking company that hired the truck driver may be liable. Private bus companies may be negligent as discussed [...]

Jan 8, 2019

Does the “Act of God” Defense Apply in Motor Vehicle Accidents?

By |January 8th, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

Sometimes, insurance adjustors and defense lawyers will use a defense called the “Act of God” defense. This defense essentially says that people shouldn’t be responsible for accidents that are completely beyond their control, even if someone dies or is seriously injured. The main elements of this defense are: The occurrence that caused the accident and harm was natural and unavoidable; or, The occurrence couldn’t be reasonably foreseen. The defense is mainly used when Mother Nature [...]

Jan 2, 2019

Can Manufacturers Be Held Liable for Injuries Sustained from Generic Drugs?

By |January 2nd, 2019|Products Liability|0 Comments

Generic drugs are often offered as an alternative to the name brand medication when consumers go to their pharmacists. Generics are drugs that are identical to the original drug but are offered at a much lower price. The lower price makes the generics much more acceptable to insurance companies than the name brand. Manufacturers don’t lower the price out of the kindness of their heart. Rather, they usually sell their formula for the medication to [...]

Dec 24, 2018

Can Compulsive Gamblers Hold Casinos Liable for Financial Losses and Pain and Suffering?

By |December 24th, 2018|Products Liability|0 Comments

According to  a 2013 Reuter’s story, plaintiffs’ lawyers are working to show that gambling addiction claims should be handled in the same manner as cigarette smoking lawsuits. The problems with gambling addiction have begun to expand as gambling has moved online. Class action civil lawsuits were used to force cigarette makers to pay more than $200 billion over 25 years. The money is to be used for the smoker’s medical costs and care and to [...]

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