Personal Injury

What Are Considered Serious Car Accidents?

While some car accidents can be more serious than others, even what appears on the surface to be a minor fender-bender can result in traumatic injuries. In some cases, due to the rush of adrenaline in the body, symptoms of serious injuries may not be readily apparent until days or even weeks later. This is one of the reasons it is so important to see a physician or head to the emergency room when you’ve been involved in an auto accident, even if you think you weren’t injured.

Tips for Getting the Best Personal Injury Settlement

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If you have been injured and it wasn’t your fault and the effects of the injury are having a profound effect on your life you should be serious about getting the best personal injury settlement you can. It is you that has to live with the injury so to make your life as comfortable as

Divorce Can Complicate a Personal Injury Compensation Payment

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Divorce or separation can be complicated enough without the added dimension of working out who is entitled to what after a personal injury compensation settlement has been made. Mississippi is what is termed an “equitable distribution” state. Basically, this means that all jointly owned assets are divided equally by a court on divorce or separation

No Verdict Yet on Herbicide Toxicity Link

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Yet another commonly used toxic herbicide, Paraquat, is in the dock over its alleged effects on human health. Paraquat is used as a “nonspecific” weed and grass killer and is well known right across the U.S., including Mississippi, as an effective herbicide. Unfortunately for those who have used it regularly over the years, its toxicity

Is an Employer Liable for an Employee Involved in an Accident?

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If you are an employee involved in an accident and you were told by your employer to depart from work early to run a work-related errand, your employer could be held liable for any injuries you have caused. This sort of accident in Mississippi comes under the vicarious liability theory. What is vicarious liability? Respondeat

Motorcycle Riding in Mississippi is Great – Until an Accident Happens

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Mississippi can be a great place for motorcyclists. In fact, motorcycling has become more and more popular in the state, despite the increased risk of using a two-wheeled vehicle. Motorcycling is statistically more dangerous than any other motorized form of transport, not just because of the greater inherent instability on a motorcycle but because the

Johnson & Johnson Insists Baby Powder is Safe Despite Settling Lawsuits

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The huge pharmaceutical company, Johnson & Johnson, insists that its talc-based baby powder, sold for decades, is completely safe as long as it was used appropriately, despite the fact that it withdrew the product last year and has now had to settle more than a thousand individual lawsuits against it. It has agreed to pay

A Third of Mississippi’s Nursing Homes Are Not Safe Enough

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Many families turn to use a nursing home for an elderly relative when medical attention is needed and the burden of day-to-day care becomes too much. Unfortunately, far too many of our elders are being subject to substandard care and, in some cases, neglect and physical and mental abuse. A study that took place recently

Toxic Hand Sanitizers May be Sold Near You

Using hand sanitizers regularly is an important tool in the fight against Covid-19. In many stores around Jackson, you should be able to find a hand sanitizer dispenser at the front of the store or distributed around a shopping mall. Many careful people have their own hand sanitizer which they keep in their car or