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Mar 31, 2020

Why You Shouldn’t Lower or Waive Your UM/UIM Insurance

By |March 31st, 2020|Car Accident|0 Comments

Many drivers throughout Mississippi make the mistake of trying to cut their premiums to the bare minimum requirements. In Mississippi, car owners are required to carry liability insurance that compensates victims of negligent drivers for the pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages. According to the Mississippi Insurance Department, the minimum insurance requirements for vehicle owners is: $25,000 per victim for a single accident $50,000 for all victims per accident $25,000 in property damage [...]

Feb 25, 2020

Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Coverage for Loss of Limbs and Amputations

By |February 25th, 2020|Workers’ Compensation|0 Comments

One of the most serious catastrophic injuries a worker can suffer is the loss of an arm, leg, hand, foot, finger, toe, or a combination of any of these body parts. Many workers who suffer a loss of a body part require surgery to limit the damage, reduce the risk of infections, and to maximize the ability of the remaining body to wear a prosthetic device. In addition to pain management therapy and training how [...]

Feb 19, 2020

What Parents Need to Know if Their Children Are Injured in a Car Crash

By |February 19th, 2020|Car Accident|0 Comments

Auto accidents to children happen for many reasons. The child may be a passenger in the front seat or the back seat of a car. The child may also be struck by a car while the child is playing in the street or when the child crosses a street. There are different liability issues involving children and different medical considerations for children that skilled Mississippi car accident lawyers understand. Wage and medical issues In most [...]

Feb 11, 2020

Failure to Diagnose and Treat Cancer

By |February 11th, 2020|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Conditions and illnesses that are not diagnosed in a timely manner are one of the leading causes of medical malpractice. If a person doesn’t receive a proper diagnosis in time, they could die from a preventable illness. Alternatively, delays in treatment could mean a patient may not make a complete recovery. Whenever there is a delay in a proper diagnosis, a patient can suffer severe impacts to their health. Our medical malpractice lawyers have obtained [...]

Feb 4, 2020

The Dos and Don’ts of Passing Another Vehicle

By |February 4th, 2020|Car Accident|0 Comments

Cars, trucks, and motorcycles pass vehicles on the left constantly. Sometimes, they pass on the right of a driver. However, there are traffic rules that regulate how drivers should safely pass other vehicles on roads and highways. There are rules for how the driver being passed should act as well. And, of course, there are common sense safety suggestions that drivers of both the passing and passed vehicles should do to avoid any accident. Often, [...]

Jan 28, 2020

Loss of Consortium in Injury Cases

By |January 28th, 2020|Personal Injury|0 Comments

In personal injury cases, the focus is mostly on the person who was injured – but not entirely. The spouse of a victim of a car accident, medical malpractice, a fall, or any other accident also suffers because the accident victim is unable to completely fill their marital role. If a spouse dies, the surviving spouse can typically file a loss of consortium clam through the wrongful death and survival case. What is loss of [...]

Jan 21, 2020

Who Is Responsible for Truck Cargo Spills?

By |January 21st, 2020|Truck Accident|0 Comments

Cargo spills are a danger to not only the truck driver, but to all vehicles and pedestrians near the truck when the spill occurs. Whether it’s lumber, boxed inventory, liquids, or any type of product – when there’s a spill, drivers near the truck may be struck by the cargo. Drivers who try to veer away from the spill may strike other cars or may veer off the road. The truck driver may lose control [...]

Jan 15, 2020

Defective Tree Stand Injuries Related to Deer Hunting

By |January 15th, 2020|Hunting Accident|0 Comments

Here in Mississippi, deer hunting is permitted in one form or another October through February. Hunters use various strategies and techniques to increase the odds of success. One of tools hunters rely on are tree hunting stands. Tree stands allow hunters to have better sight lines of the surrounding areas as well as help the hunter avoid being seen or smelled by their prey. Hunters who use tree stands and tree platforms are at risk [...]

Jan 14, 2020

Catastrophic Brain Injury – In Their Own Words

By |January 14th, 2020|Brain Injury|0 Comments

Victims of a car accident, fall, act of violence, or sports injury who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) need all types of physical help. They need to be treated by neurosurgeons, pain management doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and many other health providers. For emotional and behavioral help, they may need to work with a psychologist or a psychiatrist. For many TBI accident victims and their families, hearing from other patients and [...]

Jan 7, 2020

Doctor Who Danced During Surgery Is Suspended by Georgia Medical Board

By |January 7th, 2020|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

The Georgia medical board suspended a dermatologist after they learned, by viewing a video, that she was dancing to a hip-hop song called “Cut It” while conducting a surgical procedure. The board said that by continuing to practice she “poses a threat to the public health, safety, and welfare.” The report about the dancing dermatologist was reported in the New York Times on June 7, 2018. The physician, who is the medical director of a [...]

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