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Injured at Work

Injured at Work

Damages, Types of Mississippi Personal Injury, Worker's Compensation
  What to do When Injured at Work. Injuries that happen at work are a separate category of injury claims. Worker's compensation law protects workers who have been injured at work. These injuries or illnesses can include, cuts, broken bones, illnesses or other health issues. If you are on the job at the time of their injury, then worker's compensation claims exists. If you are injured it is in your best interest to do the following: Notify your employer of your injury immediately. If you are injured at work in Mississippi, you should report the injury as soon as possible. Failure to report the injury to your employer can halt a worker's compensation claim before it even begins. Your employer should create an incident report and provide the Mississippi Worker's…
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Wrong Prescription Medication

Wrong Prescription Medication

Damages, Types of Mississippi Personal Injury, What to Do When Injured
When someone is given a wrong prescription medication serious injury or death can occur. Substances controlled by prescription are controlled for a reason, receiving the wrong dosage or wrong medication can have terrible consequences. For example, doubling a dosage of an anti-seizure medication or medications for bi-polar disorder can cause neurological distress, and other very serious results. If you are concerned that the pills you have been given are not the correct medication save the bottle with the rest of the pills given to you and contact your physician or another pharmacist. [caption id="attachment_1711" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Pharmacists filling the wrong medication can have dire consequences.[/caption] Double checking what was prescribed by your physician and what is listed on the label of the bottle you were given could quickly show if…
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18-Wheeler Blocking the Road Wreck

18-Wheeler Blocking the Road Wreck

Mississippi Wrongful Death, Types of Mississippi Personal Injury, What to Do When Injured
An 18-wheeler leaving its trailer across a lane of traffic for any period of time is an incredible dangerous thing. The 18-wheeler weighs so much that it is equivalent to a brick wall for any vehicle that runs into it. In wrecks with an 18-wheeler blocking the road in Mississippi case law and state statutes provide a potential answer as to the fault of the driver. [caption id="attachment_1303" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Hitting an 18-wheeler blocking the road is like hitting a brick wall.[/caption] 18-Wheeler Blocking the Road In the case of Anderson v. Eagle Motor Lines, Inc., 423 F.2d 81 a jury found that a truck driver who blocked both lanes of a highway while completing a turn was completely negligent. The 5th Circuit upheld the finding under the following Mississippi Statute (as…
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Insurance Coverage – What does my insurance cover?

Insurance Coverage – What does my insurance cover?

Types of Mississippi Personal Injury, What to Do When Injured
One thing we see over and over with insurance is that there is a lack of understanding concerning what insurance coverage includes. The first reason for this is simple, different companies offer slightly different insurance coverage. Some insurance policy forms are copied, but there is still a difference between carriers. You can always call and request a full copy of your insurance coverage policy from your insurance company. In Mississippi, a person is deemed to have read their insurance policy and understood its coverage the day they receive it in the mail. If the law treats you as having read the entire policy and understood what it said then you better believe your insurance company will hold you to the same standard. [caption id="attachment_1179" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Be sure to read…
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18 Wheeler Accident Attorney In Jackson

18 Wheeler Accident Attorney In Jackson

Damages, Types of Mississippi Personal Injury, What to Do When Injured
Car wrecks happen each day and when an injury occurs in a wreck an 18-wheeler accident attorney in Jackson. Knowledgeable attorneys have the answers you need in order to present and collect on your medical bills and property damage in the wreck. The sooner the better in contacting an attorney and discussing your insurance coverage, your injuries and your property damage. Getting appropriate medical care and documenting the wreck and your injuries will be important in your ongoing claim. Your visit to your primary care physician or to the Emergency Room immediately after the wreck will guide your medical care. Depending on your injuries these doctors will likely recommend a course of treatment or additional diagnostic studies that may need to be performed to determine exactly the physical injury. [caption…
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Wrongful Death Jackson MS

Wrongful Death Jackson MS

Damages, Mississippi Wrongful Death, Uncategorized
The death of a loved one is never easy, but speaking with a Wrongful Death Attorney can answer questions you may have about a death in Mississippi. Any death comes with its own set of issues, but an untimely death that is a result of someone else's wrongdoing makes tings that much harder to bear. An estate will need to be opened in order to make some of the claims involved with the death, while the wrongful death beneficiaries can bring claims outside of the estate for some other aspects of the claim. Any claim for wrongful death damages will include a request for the loss of the relationship, emotional damages and the lost wages over the lifetime of the deceased individual. Specialists in psychiatry and economics can ensure that…
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Finance Fraud

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Finance Fraud Finance Fraud involves lending institutions which typically target the most vulnerable people in society. These lenders are commonly referred to as "Predatory Lenders" and target minorities, the economically disadvantaged and the uneducated in an effort to realize huge profits. These lenders charge the borrowers higher rates of interest, require credit insurance products, require exorbitant up-front fees and include prepayment penalties. Most Predatory Lenders require the customer to purchase unnecessary credit insurance products. Additionally, these insurance products are grossly overpriced and essentially worthless to the consumer. These companies engage in a practice known as "flipping" which involves a borrower constantly being flipped from one loan to another. This practice is extremely profitable to the lender, but devastating to the borrower's ability to ever pay off the loan. Another "predatory"…
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Car Wreck Attorney Mississippi

Car Wreck Attorney Mississippi

Damages, Types of Mississippi Personal Injury, What to Do When Injured
If you are looking for a car wreck attorney in Mississippi there are several things you should consider in your search. First finding information from an attorney that fits your experience, your particular injuries. Attorneys that you would look to consult should have experience in your particular legal need. They should have worked with people like you. They should be able to show you results in the cases that they have taken in the past. There are hundreds of attorneys in any legal market, but it is vitally important to consider your options and the reviews of other individuals in your situation when choosing a car wreck attorney in Mississippi. One way to do this is to consult legal recommendation websites such as Avvo or  Martindale Hubble. These services provide…
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Personal Injury Attorney in Jackson MS

Personal Injury Attorney in Jackson MS

Damages, Mississippi Bicycle Safety, Traumatic Brain Injury, Types of Mississippi Personal Injury
When you are looking for a personal injury attorney in Jackson MS there are several things you should consider. We think that three categories should be given specific attention: Accessibility, Practice Areas, and Review by other clients. [caption id="attachment_972" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Things to consider when choosing a personal injury attorney in Jackson MS.[/caption] Accessibility How many ways you have to get in touch with and get a response from your attorney is an important consideration that often goes unnoticed. Being Personal Injury attorneys in Jackson MS, we strive to provide several different ways for you to get in touch with us. From email, to our contact us page, and phone there are numerous ways to go and friendly, knowledgeable staff on the other end ready to help. All consultations are…
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Bicycle Hit by a Car

Bicycle Hit by a Car

Damages, Mississippi Bicycle Safety, Traumatic Brain Injury, Types of Mississippi Personal Injury
Even with the new laws protecting bicyclists in Mississippi (John Paul Frerer Act) it is still far too easy for a bicyclist to be hit by a car. Mississippi has recently imposed a three foot of distance when passing law, meaning that automobiles must provide at least three feet of space when passing a bicyclist. This law is meant to prevent additional brain injuries and death due to cars hitting bicyclists.(Bicycle Hit by a Car) [caption id="attachment_981" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Bicycles have been given equal footing with cars as a vehicle in Mississippi.[/caption] There has been a movement in Mississippi recently to promote vehicles completely changing lanes when passing bicyclists rather than just allowing the minimum of three feet. The reasoning for the statute, and the movement to completely change lanes…
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