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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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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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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What to expect in a Mississippi Car Wreck Insurance Claim

What to expect in a Mississippi Car Wreck Insurance Claim

Damages, Types of Mississippi Personal Injury, What to Do When Injured
Claims process Immediately after a wreck (for Wreck Insurance Claim) the people who were in the wreck will exchange information and the police officer who responds to the scene will attempt to gather the facts of the wreck. It will be necessary for you to gather as much information as possible at the scene of the wreck. Photos, and information for any witnesses who may have seen the wreck. It is also important to look around for video cameras near the scene of the wreck  as well as these systems often record over old footage in a matter of days. A personal injury attorney will make sure to obtain these videos as quickly as possible. In the days following the wreck a claims representative from your or the other driver's insurance…
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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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False Imprisonment Claims

False Imprisonment Claims

Damages, Types of Mississippi Personal Injury, What to Do When Injured
False Imprisonment Early in the history of the United States jurisprudence several cases (False Imprisonment) clarified what has become well established in our country. Ensuring that individuals were not imprisoned without a hearing and ensuring that officials could produce a prisoner in response to Court order (Writ of habeous corpus).   If a company or individual takes away another's freedom without consent then a disloyal imprisonment has taken place. If a physical barrier has been put in to place to prevent escape such as a barricade or rope this will play in to any determination of false imprisonment. [caption id="attachment_1272" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Being held against your will for a distinct period of time.[/caption]   The elements of a claim of disloyal imprisonment include the following: the confinement must be non-consensual. the…
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Bicyclists Should Carry Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Bicyclists Should Carry Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Damages, Mississippi Bicycle Safety, What to Do When Injured
We have had several cases where bicyclists have had traumatic injuries due to a car hitting them as they rode their bike. In these cases the bicyclist used their uninsured motorist coverage on their own auto insurance policy to pay for some of their medical bills or damages. These coverages often pay for injuries occurring in cars, or caused by cars. For this reason we tell our clients to look at their policy declarations page for uninsured motorist coverage and to consider maxing out their uninsured motorist / underinsured motorist coverages on their own automobile policy. Bicyclists Should Carry Uninsured Motorist Coverage Policies of insurance vary in their language, but our experience so far with Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist coverages have provided coverage to bicyclists. Additionally, in Mississippi, uninsured…
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