Tag Archives: Mississippi personal injury attorneys

Can I Still Recover Damages If I’m Partially to Blame For the Accident?

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 […]

What Happens at an Independent Medical Examination?

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 […]

Mississippi Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss Single Vehicle Accidents

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 […]

Mississippi Products Liability Attorneys Discuss Underride Accidents

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 […]

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

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, […]

How Much is Your Personal Injury Case Worth?

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 […]

What is the Time Frame for Settling a Personal Injury Case in Mississippi?

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 […]

How Many Personal Injury Cases Actually Go to Trial?

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 […]

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

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 […]

Mississippi Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss Lawn Mower Accidents

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 […]