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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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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Automobile Accidents

Automobile Accidents

Damages, Mississippi Wrongful Death, Types of Mississippi Personal Injury
Automobile Accidents Automobile accidents are used as a buzz word by Insurance companies. This name of choice exists because it by definition the conduct leading to these injuries is unintentional and inadvertent. Car wrecks are one of the top causes of injury in the United States. The word accident also makes it difficult to think about deaths and lifetime injuries caused by an automobile accident. While it is true that negligent conduct causes many of wrecks that occur in the United States, careless decisions are often the root cause of automobile accidents. Distracted driving is on the rise, and the choice to pay attention to something other than the road is a decision that often leads to injury.  Another cause of automobile accidents is defective parts in cars. Most states…
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Passenger Injured in a Wreck Mississippi

Passenger Injured in a Wreck Mississippi

Damages, Mississippi Wrongful Death, Traumatic Brain Injury, Types of Mississippi Personal Injury, What to Do When Injured
In car wrecks passengers are in a unique position. A passenger injured in a Wreck Mississippi  is most often not responsible for a wreck occurring. This doesn't mean that passengers are less likely to be injured in a wreck. Passengers face the same sorts of injuries as drivers, broken bones, and neurological damages. Whatever the cause of the wreck, there is someone other than the passenger that will potentially be responsible for paying for the injuries. In Mississippi Insurance coverage is required for any driver on the road, but juries will never be told in a trial that insurance coverage will pay for the damages they find to be caused by a defendant. Insurance coverage will be necessary to pay for any damage sustained by a passenger and begin the process…
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Death in a Car Wreck

Death in a Car Wreck

Damages, Mississippi Wrongful Death, Types of Mississippi Personal Injury, What to Do When Injured
Life is fragile and can be over in an instant. When a family is rocked due to a death in a car wreck of a loved one all sorts of unexpected questions suddenly become important. Questions like is there available insurance coverage, how do we make ends meet with mounting bills and one less working family members. Our Mississippi Personal injury attorneys are available 24 hours a day to discuss options for those families that have been shaken up by a death in a car wreck, and can walk you through sources of potential recovery, immediate relief that may be available for you and your family, and help you begin the process of moving forward whole remembering the loss of a loved one. Among the many questions will inevitably be what insurance is…
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Failure to Diagnose Cancer Early Can Result in Dire Consequences

Failure to Diagnose Cancer Early Can Result in Dire Consequences

Mississippi Wrongful Death, Types of Mississippi Personal Injury
Failure to Diagnose Cancer Can Result in Dire Consequences Cancer is a frightening word to hear when it refers to you or a loved one and so it is imperative that individuals get the diagnoses they need as soon as possible for treatment to begin. Many types of cancer can be treated if caught early enough, but any delay in a diagnosis can decrease a patient's chance of survival and leave the individual with very few treatment options. Sometimes, mistakes in diagnoses lead to death when the cancer was completely treatable. Individuals whose loved ones have died or patients who have had negative outcomes as a result of a delayed or missed diagnosis may have a claim. Mistakes in Diagnosis The reason mistakes happen in Cancer diagnoses include: Failure to…
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Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack

Damages, Mississippi Wrongful Death, Types of Mississippi Personal Injury
Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack When an individual has a heart episode seconds can be the difference between terrible consequences and a normal / full life. Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack can lead to serious after effects for the patient. The reason this delay in diagnosis is important is because the tissue of the heart needs a constant blood supply and a heart episode often cuts this blood supply due to a blockage in an artery which provides the supply. When the muscle fibers of the heart go without blood flow (oxygen) the tissue can be permanently damaged. Symptoms of heart attack Chest pain is a common symptom. (not necessary) Can't catch breath Weakness Lightheaded Cold Sweats Fatigue Stomach issues or pain Radiating pain Tightness in chest Heart Attack Diagnosis…
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Mississippi Free Consultation Attorney

Mississippi Free Consultation Attorney

Mississippi Wrongful Death, Traumatic Brain Injury, Types of Mississippi Personal Injury, What to Do When Injured
If you have a legal issue anywhere in Mississippi a free consultation with an attorney can help you to learn your rights and see what can be done to protect them. Our offices offer free consultations with a Mississippi Attorney. Here are the top three reasons you should contact an attorney today. 1. Insurance Claims Claims on an insurance policy often take a long time. When a person is injured or has their life negatively effected by loss of or damage to property this delay would benefit an insurance company. (Whether it is intentional or not). This is because often injured people find themselves not being able to pay medical bills or car repair bills and are forced to settle their claim for pennies on the dollar of what their…
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Comparative Negligence or Comparative Fault

Damages, Mississippi Wrongful Death, Traumatic Brain Injury, Types of Mississippi Personal Injury, What to Do When Injured
Comparative Negligence or Comparative Fault Comparative negligence or comparative fault are defenses provided to defendants to lessen what a particular defendant will be required to pay in a claim. Each defense has to do with some amount of blame being assigned to the plaintiff or some other party. In Mississippi relies on the Jury assigning a percentage of fault to each defendant. The jury will first determine the amount of damages caused by the injury and then assign the percentage of those damages that each defendant should pay. So any judgment of damages will be reduced by the amount that the Plaintiff is found to be at fault. Often juries confuse what is awarded by awarding the amount they think is fair and not realizing that this amount will be further reduced…
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Questions for a Concussion, Stroke and Brain Injury Attorney (Part 2)

Mississippi Wrongful Death, Traumatic Brain Injury, Types of Mississippi Personal Injury, What to Do When Injured
Stroke What is a stroke? A stroke can occur when any area of the brain is deprived of oxygen. What physically occurs during a stroke? A bleed or blockage in the blood vessels leading to the brain can cause this lack of oxygen. Strokes can also be caused by hemorrhages in the brain. What are the symptoms of it? weakness or numbness in the arm, the face, or the leg on one side of the body; Loss or dimming of vision in one or both eyes; Loss of the ability to speak, difficulty understanding what others are attempting to communicate; Sudden throbbing headache; instability while walking with some other symptom. Are there effective early treatments for stroke? Early stroke treatment is imperative to increase the chances for a good outcome.…
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