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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 [...]

Dec 18, 2018

What Happens If I Get Hurt at the Annual Office Holiday Party?

By |December 18th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

The holidays are a warm time for most workers. Many companies host parties at the office and at local restaurants. Some companies use the holiday season to have team building exercises combined with holiday cheer. For many, these activities are a lot of fun. For some workers, though, accidents happen which can force the worker to take time off from work, and to spend time in the emergency room and treating with doctors. Common causes [...]

Dec 11, 2018

What Injury Victims Need to Understand About Prosthetics

By |December 11th, 2018|Firm News|0 Comments

Different types of accidents or negligence can cause someone to lose part or all a limb – or several limbs. Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents can cause a victim to lose an arm, leg, or other body part due to the force of the vehicles on impact and being thrown about the car. Riders can also lose a limb by being thrown out of the vehicle or onto the asphalt. Infections are another common reason [...]

Dec 4, 2018

The Dangers of Driving in the Rain

By |December 4th, 2018|Truck Accident|0 Comments

Even when the weather is good, Mississippi drivers aren’t known for being the safest drivers in the nation. Many drivers cause accidents due to driving while intoxicated or driving when distracted. When the weather gets foggy, too sunny, extra-windy, or even snowy, it pays to drive defensively. One common weather condition that all Mississippi drivers should prepare for is the rain. The Sun Herald reported recently that Safewise, an insurance safety group, found that Mississippi [...]

Nov 27, 2018

What Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Benefits Are You Entitled To?

By |November 27th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

Workers who are injured due to a workplace accident or an occupational illness are entitled to different types of benefits. The benefits depend on: Whether the injuries are temporary or permanent The length of time the employee can’t work His/her weekly compensation Whether the worker needs to be trained for a new job Injured or ill workers are not entitled to pain and suffering like victims of personal injury accidents. Wage loss benefits The starting [...]

Nov 20, 2018

How Claims Are Handled in Hunting Accident Cases

By |November 20th, 2018|Hunting Accident|0 Comments

Mississippi residents love to hunt. So do the lawyers at our firm. Unfortunately, many hunters suffer injuries due to defective tree stands and weapons there weren’t manufactured properly. Poorly designed guns and rifles can cause a weapon to fire prematurely. Crossbows and compound bows that weren’t designed or made safely can injure the person firing the bow or people who are struck by an errant bow. Hunting accidents can also happen because other hunters didn’t [...]

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