Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi personal injury attorneys’

Mississippi Personal Injury Attorney Explains How You Can Still Recover An Award Even If You Are Partly To Blame

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

The defense will always try to blame the injured person for causing an accident. In years past, the injured party could not recover any award if they somehow contributed to causing the accident. The jury could return a verdict awarding zero dollars if the injured party, called the plaintiff in court, was merely one percent at fault. Courts observed over the years that this rule was very harsh and unjust. Mississippi was the first state in the U.S. to change that rule. The new rule allows for plaintiffs to receive a jury award even if they did something wrong that contributed to their injuries.

The new rule, called comparative negligence, is found in Mississippi’s statutes. The comparative negligence rule applies in wrongful death cases, personal injury cases such as car accidents, as well as property damage cases. The rule says that if the person injured, or the owner of the property or the person who is in control of the property that is damaged did something wrong, then the injured party does not automatically lose. The percentage of fault for which the plaintiff is responsible reduces the jury award by that amount.

The theory is relatively simple in practice. The jury must find a percentage of fault for both the plaintiff and the defendant. The jury assesses damages at the amount proven by the plaintiff. The plaintiff will win the full amount of the award if they jury found the plaintiff did not contribute to the injuries. The jury must reduce the award if they find the plaintiff contributed to the accident or his injuries. If the jury finds that the plaintiff somehow contributed to the injuries, then the jury must reduce the total award by the percentage of fault the jury assigns to the plaintiff.  It is possible, under this theory of law, for the plaintiff to be 99% responsible and the defendant 1% responsible for the accident. In that case, the jury would award the plaintiff 1% of the total award.

The defense in every personal injury, wrongful death, or property damage case will blame the plaintiff for their injuries. The defense will claim that the plaintiff did not use reasonable caution to avoid an accident. The defense, most often a lawyer for an insurance company, will argue if the plaintiff was not careful, then the defendant is not responsible for all of the injuries the plaintiff suffered. The argument is designed to keep the insurance payouts lower.

A person should always be careful but given human nature and the various distractions we face in our modern society we can easily slip up. A person can try to remember a few simple rules to avoid contributing to their injuries if they are indeed unlucky enough to be in an accident.  A driver must always remain vigilant and follow the rules of the road. Remember to make full stops at stop signs and red lights and yield when merging. Also, you should always use your directionals when turning. Never, ever, drink and drive. Also, you should never text and drive. Try not to use your mobile device at all while driving. If you must use your device, then switch to hands-free mode. Hands-free will help you keep your eyes on the road and not looking down at your cellphone.  Pedestrians should bear the same rules in mind. Pedestrians must exercise caution when walking in the street by crossing on the correct light, crossing at a corner, and paying attention while walking and not being distracted by a cellphone.

Giddens Law Firm, P.A.: Fighting For Personal Injury Victims in Mississippi

Having experienced and seasoned personal injury attorneys on your side gives you the best chance of winning the award you deserve. Call the Mississippi Personal Injury Attorneys at Gidden Law Firm, P.A. at 601-355-2022 today to learn how years of experience will result in justice for you.

Mississippi Personal Injury Attorneys Explain What Happens At An Independent Medical Examination

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Courts permit independent medical examinations of plaintiffs in certain lawsuits. An independent medical examination, or IME, is a tool for the defense to use against a plaintiff to determine if the plaintiff has reached a full recovery or reached a medical result for treatment. Attorneys defending insurance companies commonly use IMEs to show that the plaintiff’s injuries have healed, or the plaintiff is not limited or permanently disabled in any way.

The defense cannot simply order you to go to a doctor you did not choose. The defense must ask the court hearing the case for permission to send a plaintiff to an IME. Generally speaking, however, the defense is entitled to ask the court to allow an IME if the plaintiff claims physical injuries caused by the defendant.  The court can order the plaintiff to attend an IME if the defendant shows there is “good cause” to send the plaintiff for the IME. The judge will not allow an IME unless the defendant shows why good cause exists for an IME. The IME can be a physical examination or a mental health examination.  The plaintiff’s medical condition must be an issue in the trial before a judge orders an IME.  The defense must give the plaintiff notice of when and where to appear. Also, the examination is not without strict boundaries. The IME’s limitations must be specifically spelled out, meaning the doctor cannot examine the plaintiff for anything and everything. The examination must be related to the injuries that are an issue in the case.

The defendant cannot show good cause simply because a plaintiff sues a defendant for damages stemming from injuries caused by the defendant. The defense must prove to the judge that there is no alternative but to have an IME. That means the defense has to look through all of the medical records produced in the case as well as all of the other sources of information at their disposal. Other sources of information include interrogatories or written questions, and depositions, especially depositions of medical experts.

The IME is limited to the order made by the judge. The time, place, identity of the qualified medical professional who will perform the examination as well as the scope of the examination. The defense is not allowed to select any physician it wants to perform the examination. These requirements make certain that the IME is conducted fairly, without stacking the deck for the defense.  The plaintiff should object to the doctor nominated by the defense if the doctor is known to be defendant-friendly or otherwise impartial in some respect.  The whole idea is to have an “independent” physician examine the plaintiff. It is often best that the parties agree on the doctor performing the exam. That way the plaintiff can feel comfortable knowing that she had a say in the process. The judge will appoint a doctor if neither party can agree on a physician. The plaintiff can feel comfortable in this situation as well because the physician will have no bias toward either side.

An IME can benefit the plaintiff. If the doctor who performed the IME writes a favorable report about the plaintiff’s condition, then the plaintiff can use that report in court to help prove her case.  In reality, if the results of the IME favor the plaintiff, the defendant will look to settle the case.

Gidden Law Firm, P.A.: Helping The Injured Through Their Toughest Times

The experienced Mississippi Personal Injury Lawyers at the Gidden Law Firm, P.A. will be by your side every step of the way. Do not trust your future to any other firm. Call Gidden Law Firm, P.A. today at 601-355-2022 to schedule your free consultation.

Mississippi Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss Single Vehicle Accidents

Friday, May 6th, 2016

A recent single-car crash that claimed the life of one man serves as a somber reminder of the dangers of single-vehicle accidents. The accident early in the morning, on Highway 53. The vehicle left the roadway and caught fire. The driver could not exit the vehicle, and he perished in the blaze. The recent fatal single-car accident is, unfortunately, far from an atypical scenario. Single-vehicle accidents are deadlier than accidents involving multiple vehicles, accounting for sixty-five percent of all fatal motor vehicle accidents in the United States.

Because one-vehicle accidents are so often fatal, much effort has gone into studying the accidents and looking for the reasons why they happen. This research has led to a discussion of the things that drivers can do to prevent single-car accidents. Many single-vehicle accidents result from things that drivers have some degree of choice over, such as drinking alcohol, speeding, driving while drowsy, and texting or other distractions. The number of single-vehicle accidents could be reduced by drivers who make safe choices like staying sober so that they can drive home, calling a cab or riding with a designated driver if they choose to drink, getting sufficient rest before making a road trip, following posted speed limits, and choosing to focus on the road instead of allowing themselves to be distracted.

While some single-vehicle accidents could be prevented, research has also shown that other single-car crashes are caused by things that are completely outside of the driver’s control. For example, rainy weather brings with it slippery roads and poor visibility which can cause drivers to lose control. Mechanical defects can also cause sudden and unpredictable changes in vehicle function that could cause a driver to lose control.

Although some information has been gathered regarding single-vehicle wrecks, many individual single-car crashes remain surrounded in mystery. It is harder for investigators and authorities to piece together what happened to cause any given single vehicle accident than it is for them to make sense of the aftermath of a multiple vehicle collision. One reason for this is that in many fatal, single-car accidents, the sole eyewitness is the driver who died in the wreck.  When this occurs, it can be challenging for police and investigators to be able to say with any certainty what happened. Also, the victim’s  family receives no meaningful explanation regarding the loss of their loved one, which can make mourning their loss even harder.

Giddens Law Firm, P.A.: Protecting Mississippi Accident Victims

If you were injured or someone that you love died in a single-vehicle crash, contact a Mississippi automobile accident attorney right away. Your rights and interests are at stake, and it is important that you have your case evaluated by someone who can help you. During this uncertain and challenging time in your life, it can be a great relief to have someone knowledgeable by your side to represent your interests. To learn more, call the Mississippi Automobile Accident Attorneys at the Giddens Law Firm, P.A. at (601) 355-2022.

Mississippi Products Liability Attorneys Discuss Underride Accidents

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Earlier this year, a Mississippi man miraculously survived a dangerous type of tractor trailer accident that is known as an underride accident. The accident occurred when the man, who was driving an SUV, struck a tractor trailer that was merging onto the highway from a weigh station. As the SUV collided with the tractor trailer from the left, it became stuck underneath it. Emergency response personnel used the Jaws of Life to free the injured man from the wreckage so that he could be transported to a hospital for treatment.

Underride accidents happen when the front of a passenger vehicle goes underneath the trailer of a tractor trailer, either from the side or from the rear. In many underride accidents, the top of the passenger vehicle is sheared off, which increases the risk of severe injury and death for its occupants. Because of the manner in which underride accidents occur, head and neck injuries, as well as upper body injuries are common.

Since the structural design of tractor trailers permits underride accidents to occur, the United States Department of Transportation has issued regulations that are designed to reduce underride risk. Bumpers which meet the current DOT requirements may make some difference in the outcome of an underride crash. However, DOT compliant bumpers are not always effective in preventing underride accidents from happening because the passenger vehicle can push the trailer’s bumper forward with a forceful impact, thus going at least part of the way underneath the trailer. Also, a vehicle which is traveling at a slow to moderate speeds can get stuck underneath the trailer if it collides with the bumper on one side instead of in the center, or if the vehicle collides with the trailer from the side instead of from the rear.

Because the current DOT bumper requirements are not very effective at preventing underride accidents, accident victims, their families, and various other groups have asked the DOT to change its regulations and require larger, stronger bumpers that would be less likely to bend during a crash. Some tractor trailer manufacturers already make their trucks with bumpers which provide greater protection than bumpers that meet the current DOT regulations. Some manufacturers even make trucks with underride guards on the sides of the trailers. Crash test data suggests that these better-then-required bumpers are much more effective at preventing underride accidents. Unfortunately, there are far fewer trucks with improved bumpers on the road than there are trucks with bumpers that just meet the current DOT regulations and trucks with bumpers that do not even meet the DOT requirements.

Giddens Law Firm, P.A.: Representing Mississippi Plaintiffs in Trucking Accident Lawsuits

Underride accidents often result in serious injury or death. If you or someone that you love was hurt or killed in an underride accident, an experienced Mississippi Trucking Accident Attorney can help you pursue recovery for your injury or loss. If you need help with an underride accident case, the Mississippi Personal Injury Attorneys at the Giddens Law Firm, P.A. are here to help you. Please call our office today, at (601) 355-2022, to learn more.

Mississippi Products Liability Attorneys Discuss Risks Associated With Bair Hugger Warming Blanket

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

A warming blanket manufactured by 3M is at the center of a products liability lawsuit in which the injured party alleges that the warming blanket caused bacteria and contaminants from the floor of the operating room to enter her surgical wound, resulting in a catastrophic post-surgical infection. The blanket, which is called a Bair Hugger, is used to stabilize the body temperature of patients in an operating room setting by using forced hot air.

The injured party in this lawsuit, a woman from Mississippi, was undergoing knee replacement surgery when the Bair Hugger warming blanket was used to keep her body temperature stable. After the surgery was completed, the wound became infected and the knee implant that had been inserted had to be removed. An antibiotic spacer had to be put in place of the knee replacement because the woman’s knee joint was so badly infected. Months later, another knee replacement was put in, and the woman has had multiple surgeries since the placement of the second knee replacement device.

Post-surgical infections are not uncommon, but in some situations they can be linked to a condition which created an increased risk that infection would occur. For example, there are a growing number of cases in which catastrophic infections developed after Bair Hugger warming blankets were used during knee and hip replacement surgeries. Some of the injured parties have even filed lawsuits that are similar to the one that has been filed by the woman from Mississippi.

The Bair Hugger warming blanket was designed to meet a need within the hospital setting, but its use poses a great risk to patients. It is true that the body temperature of a patient who is undergoing a hip or knee replacement surgery will drop during the time that they are in the operating room because they are anesthetized and because they are not moving. It is necessary to stabilize their body temperature, but it is not necessary to create an increased risk of infection by using a product that affects the air flow within the operating room, thereby allowing bacteria from the floor to enter the open surgical wound. The Bair Hugger forced hot air warming blanket is just one type of device that can be used to warm patients as they undergo hip or knee replacements. Other alternatives to the Bair Hugger exist, such as warming blankets that resemble electric blankets and which do not use forced hot air. 3M is aware of the risk that their forced hot air warming blankets create, but the company has not warned hospitals of that risk.

Giddens Law Firm, P.A.: Representing Mississippi Plaintiffs in Products Liability Lawsuits

The Bair Hugger forced hot air warming blanket is just one example of a medical product that can cause harm to the very patients that it is intended to help. If you have been injured or if someone that you love has died as the result of an unreasonably dangerous medical product, the Mississippi Personal Injury Attorneys at the Giddens Law Firm, P.A. are here to help you. Please call our office today at (601) 355-2022 to learn more.

Mississippi Personal Injury Attorneys Weigh in on What Your Case is Worth

Friday, September 18th, 2015

One of the most common questions that clients ask us is what their case is worth. While the exact dollar amount varies from client to client because no two accidents are exactly alike, there are some general principles that apply to determining the worth of a client’s case.

The easiest way to think about what your case is worth is to remember that your case is worth the sum total of everything that you are entitled to under Mississippi Law. The law specifies what kinds of damages (medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and the like) can be recovered and by whom, for different types of accidents and different types of claims. When you speak with an attorney about your accident, they will explain which laws apply to your case and describe the types of recovery that you may pursue. That discussion will likely lead to an estimate of what you may be able to recover. Your attorney’s estimate is also likely to take into consideration the potential value that a jury would consider awarding to you given the facts of your case, as well as any factors affecting value which are related to the specific Court in which the case will be brought.

It is important that all clients remember that their ability to recover on their claim rests squarely on their ability (or their lawyer’s ability, once they are represented by counsel) to prove the relevant facts. Accident cases are based upon negligence, and claims of negligence have four parts, each of which must be proven – duty, breach, causation, and damages. Your lawyer will collect information (evidence) that tends to prove that the defendant had some type of duty to you, that their action or inaction which caused your injuries and damages was a breach of that duty, that the defendant’s action or inaction in breaching their duty to you caused you to suffer the injuries and damages that you have incurred, and what, exactly, those damages are.

While we are discussing the topic of the value of your case, it is important that we let you know that consulting with an attorney is the very best way to get an accurate assessment of what your case is worth. Many accident victims settle for far less than their cases are worth, because they do not consult with an attorney to ascertain the true value of their case before accepting a settlement offer that has been sent to them by the insurance company. This is unfortunate, because in doing so they allow the insurance company, whose interest is in settling the claim as quickly as possible and for as little money as possible, to dictate the value of their claim. Sometimes, people even accept settlement offers before they are aware of the full extent of the injuries and damages that they have suffered. We would like to remind you that you are under no obligation to accept any settlement offer that you have received. When you receive a settlement offer, take it to an attorney so that they can help you evaluate it thoroughly so that you may decline it and pursue a more appropriate settlement that will adequately compensate you for the injuries and damages that you have sustained.

Giddens Law Firm, P.A.: Serving Clients throughout Mississippi

If you would like to learn more about whether the Mississippi Personal Injury Attorneys at the Giddens Law Firm, P.A. are a good fit for you and your current legal matter please call our office today, at (601) 355-2022.

Mississippi Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss the Time Frame for Settling Accident Cases

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

A common question asked by clients with automobile accident and personal injury lawsuits is how long their case will take. It is natural for clients to wonder when they will be able to recover financially for the injuries and damages that they have incurred. Medical bills begin to arrive shortly after an accident, and many accident victims lose income when they miss work due to their injuries. Under those circumstances, a desire for swift financial recovery is understandable.

While quick payment of your claim for damages would be ideal, it is important to remember that a fast payout may not equal a fair settlement. It is common for insurance companies to send settlement offers to accident victims within a few days or weeks of their accidents. Please know that these settlement offers are being extended by parties whose interests are in settling claims as quickly and as cheaply as possible. It is important that you know that you do not have to accept any settlement offer that you receive. If you receive a settlement offer before you retain an attorney, bring it to an attorney so that they can help you determine whether it is adequate.

In response to the actual question of how long your case will take, there is no one-size-fits all answer, other than that it is likely to take at least a few months. There is, however, a basic pattern that accident and personal injury cases follow. An accident or injury case begins while the victim recovers from his or her injuries to the extent that recovery is possible. When you reach a point in your recovery where your doctor says that it is not likely that your recovery will make any more progress, you have reached maximum medical improvement, or MMI, which is an important turning point in your case. Prior to arriving at the state of maximum medical improvement, it is difficult estimate the full extent of your damages. Once you have reached maximum medical improvement, your attorney can estimate what your case is worth and write a demand letter to the insurance company asking them to settle your claim for that amount. It usually takes an insurance company a few weeks to review the demand letter and respond to your attorney with a settlement offer.

When your attorney receives a settlement offer from the insurance company, you have a choice of whether to accept it or reject it. If you reject it, further negotiations will continue between your attorney and the insurance company. While insurance companies do occasionally make an initial offer that is reasonable, several exchanges of offers and counteroffers are often required before an acceptable offer is obtained.

If negotiations do not lead to an acceptable settlement offer within a reasonable amount of time, your attorney can file a lawsuit against the party or parties whose negligent actions caused your injuries. Once a lawsuit has been filed, there is still a very good chance that it will settle before trial, because negotiations continue during the time between when a case is filed and when it is tried.

Giddens Law Firm, P.A.: Serving Clients throughout Mississippi

If you would like to learn more about whether the Mississippi Personal Injury Attorneys at the Giddens Law Firm, P.A. are a good fit for you and your current legal matter please call our office today, at (601) 355-2022.

Mississippi Personal Injury Attorneys Talk about How Many Accident Cases Actually go to Trial

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Did you know that most personal injury cases do not go to trial? Approximately five to ten percent of the accident cases that are handled by the Giddens Law Firm, P.A. are tried to jury verdict, while all of the others are settled before a trial. These numbers are consistent with the national average settlement rate of ninety five percent for motor vehicle accident cases.

One reason why most cases settle instead of proceeding to trial is that insurance companies and their risk managers understand the risk associated with presenting a case to a jury.  However, the perceived risk associated with any given automobile accident claim is also often associated with whether or not the claimant has retained an attorney. While this may seem unfair, from the perspective of an insurance company, individuals who are not represented by counsel pose a much lower risk of pursuing a case all the way to trial, in addition to being more likely to accept a settlement offer that will not fully compensate them for the amount of damages that they could receive under Mississippi law. Once you retain an attorney, the insurance company knows that you are serious about obtaining a proper settlement on your claim and that you are prepared to go to trial if an acceptable settlement offer is not forthcoming.

When you work with an attorney, they will help you understand and evaluate any settlement offers that are extended to you. You have the choice of whether to accept or reject any offer, and if you choose to reject an offer, your attorney can communicate with the insurance company in efforts to try to negotiate a better offer. It may take months of negotiating, but the end result is often a settlement offer that is acceptable to the client. When cases are settled through negotiation, clients avoid the time and expense of a trial.

Unfortunately, in some cases, the insurance company simply refuses to offer an acceptable amount to the plaintiff to settle their claim. When this happens, filing a lawsuit may be the only way to obtain the financial recovery that the plaintiff needs. If you do end up filing a lawsuit in your personal injury case, it is quite possible that the insurance company will propose an acceptable settlement offer at some point during the litigation process. In some cases, settlements are reached in the middle of a trial. This can actually happen, because plaintiffs may accept a settlement offer at any point in time before a jury issues the final verdict in the case. Fortunately, whether a good settlement offer comes mid-trial or not, our automobile accident attorneys are skilled litigators who can present convincing cases in court.

Giddens Law Firm, P.A.: Serving Clients throughout Mississippi

If you would like to learn more about whether the Mississippi Personal Injury Attorneys at the Giddens Law Firm, P.A. are a good fit for you and your current legal matter please call our office today, at (601) 355-2022.

Mississippi Personal Injury Attorneys Talk about Seeking Medical Care after an Accident

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

People who have been involved in automobile accidents often wonder whether they should bother with seeing a doctor after their accident if they do not feel any pain. As personal injury attorneys, we can say with confidence that regardless of whether you are currently in pain, it is crucial that you see a doctor as soon as possible after your accident.

There are several important reasons to get checked out by a doctor immediately after an accident. You may not feel any differently than you did before the accident, but your health could be at risk. Some of the injuries that often occur during car accidents, including some types of serious and life-threatening injuries, are not always noticeable right away. Doctors have training and experience in detecting and treating injuries, and they know how to examine accident victims in order to thoroughly assess their condition.

Another reason why you should see a doctor as soon as possible after you are involved in an accident is that it could cost you money later on if you do not. When insurance adjusters assess the value of a claim for injuries and damages that resulted from a car accident, they consider many variables. One of these variables is how long the injured party waited after the accident to get seen by a doctor. If you wait too long, it could be considered a “delay in treatment” which could reduce the amount that the insurer is willing to pay on your claim.

It is possible that your regular primary care physician may not be able to see you immediately after your accident. Fortunately, you have options. You can ask to be seen by someone else in their practice, go to an urgent care facility, or even get an appointment with a chiropractor. Because of the aforementioned insurance company calculation, being seen by a doctor as soon as possible is more important than being able to see a specific doctor. Likewise, do not forego a visit to the doctor because you do not have health insurance. Let the people at the doctor’s office know that you are not insured, and ask them what your payment options are. They may be able to find a way to help you with the cost of the visit.

Giddens Law Firm, P.A.: Supporting Automobile Accident Victims throughout Mississippi

Automobile accidents can cause serious injuries, some of which can take a long time to heal. If you have been injured in an automobile accident, see a doctor as soon as you can. Not only does your health depend on it, your potential for recovering financially from the injuries and damages caused by the accident depends on it. If you were injured in an automobile accident, the Mississippi Personal Injury Attorneys at the Giddens Law Firm, P.A. are here to help you.  To learn more about how we may be able to help you file a claim related to a Mississippi automobile accident, please call our office today, at (601) 355-2022.

Mississippi Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss Lawn Mower Accidents

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Many of us use lawn mowers on a regular basis. However, many of us may not think about just how dangerous they can be. Two recent Mississippi accidents involving lawn mowers illustrate that lawn mower accidents can result in fatalities, in addition to serious and permanent injuries.

One lawn mower accident involved a ride-on mower that overturned into a pond. A man had been spraying chemicals on weeds that were growing next to the pond when the accident happened. The day before that tragic accident, a sixteen year old boy was killed in a lawn mower accident when the mower that he was riding on flipped over and landed on top of him.

In addition to fatalities, lawn mowers can cause injuries of all kinds, including some very serious and permanent injuries. The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission keeps track of injuries that are associated with all different types of things that people use every day. It is estimated that over thirty seven thousand Americans are hurt or killed by power lawn mowers every year.

Foot injuries are a common type of lawn mower injury, and they range in severity from deep cuts to severed tendons to amputated toes and other severe injuries. Some of the people who have sustained foot injuries caused by lawn mowers were wearing sandals or walking barefoot while operating the lawn mower that injured them. Sneakers do not even provide much safety for your feet while operating a lawn mower. Work boots or other heavy shoes are the safest choice.

Operating a lawn mower causes certain parts of the lawn mower to become very hot. If your mower runs out of gas, allow it to cool off before refueling to reduce the risk of burns or fire. When you are done mowing, let the mower cool off before putting it away. Always avoid touching parts of the mower that could be hot.

Ride-on lawn mowers create additional risks, including the risk that they could roll over and cause the operator to be injured or killed. The risk of injury or death increases with the size of the ride-on lawn mower. Some ride-on mowers do have roll cages, which can prevent some injuries.

If you use a lawn mower, there are some things that you can do to reduce the risk that you or someone else will be hurt while you are mowing the lawn. Children must stay away from the area where you are mowing. Waiting for the grass to dry before you mow the lawn can seem like a hassle, but it is essential for your safety that you do so. If the lawn that you are mowing has a slope, mow slowly across it. If the mower becomes clogged, do not reach under the mower or into the chute. Turn the mower off and wait for the blade to stop moving before doing anything to dislodge the stuck material. Do not pull the mower backwards while it is running. If you are buying a new push-style lawn mower, look for one which shuts off automatically when you release the handle.

Giddens Law Firm, P.A.: Representing Mississippi Lawn Mower Accident Victims and Their Families

Lawn mower accidents can cause serious injury or death. If you have been injured or if someone in your family was killed in a lawn mower accident, the Mississippi Personal Injury Attorneys at the Giddens Law Firm, P.A. are here to help you. Please call our office today, at (601) 355-2022, to learn more.