What are the ongoing expenses of a severe fall?
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by adriana.hernandez@thomsonreuters.com
2w ago
A slip-and-fall or a fall from a high place will likely cause injuries, some so severe that victims might need ongoing medical attention. Still, these are not the only consequences of a fall, as challenges like unforeseen expenses to your budget could also become a burden in the short term. Injuries such as a sprain, a torn ligament, dislocation or fracture are unfortunately common after a severe fall. Usually, the recovery period means substantial expenses ranging from medical care to house modifications and others as follows. Physiotherapy and painkillers Most doctors recommend physical ther ..read more
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Video evidence: A key player in premises liability claims
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by pharon.lundquist@thomsonreuters.com
1M ago
Slipping, falling or otherwise getting hurt on someone else’s property can be both painful and embarrassing. At first, you might hope no one saw the accident and try to dust yourself off. However, if you get seriously hurt, witnesses can play an essential role in any claim you ultimately pursue. Increasingly, these witnesses can be video surveillance equipment. Where to start looking In today’s world, cameras are ubiquitous, vigilantly recording day and night. If you have had an accident, consider these common surveillance sources: Phone cameras are in almost every purse and pocket, making it ..read more
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Injuries typically sustained in a fall
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by jerricraventextbroker
2M ago
If you slip, trip or fall while at a friend’s Mississippi home, a restaurant or some other location, you might incur serious injuries. These injuries may make it harder to remain at work, finish your education or engage in other activities that you enjoyed prior to the accident. Head injuries A fall can cause a variety of head ailments such as a broken skull, a brain bleed or a concussion. In some cases, a head injury will present immediately, however, there is also a chance that it will take some time to become apparent. Dizziness, difficulty speaking or short-term memory loss are all signs o ..read more
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Can car accidents lead to a traumatic brain injury?
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by jerricraventextbroker
4M ago
Being the victim of a motor vehicle accident in Mississippi can be devastating. Worse yet is when an accident leads to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI statistics Every year, an estimated 1.4 million people in the USA experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI), often caused by a jolt or blow to the head. TBIs can significantly impair brain function, ranging from mild forms like concussions to severe cases resulting in disability or death. Millions of Americans are currently disabled due to TBIs, with motor vehicle accidents being one of the leading causes of these injuries. TBIs and car acci ..read more
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How much money does a slip-and-fall injury cost in Mississippi?
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by jerricraventextbroker
4M ago
Unfortunately, your life in Mississippi can change in a second after slipping and falling. Instead of proceeding with your day or night, falling can instantly cause severe pain while warranting the need for immediate medical attention. As a new study shows, slipping and falling can become an extremely costly mistake. What makes slipping and falling so expensive? The average out-of-pocket cost for a slip-and-fall accident in Mississippi is $8,842. This total puts Mississippi on the higher end of out-of-pocket expenses when compared with other U.S. states. The reason behind such a sizable expens ..read more
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Why a workers’ compensation claim might be denied
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by jerricraventextbroker
6M ago
If you are hurt at work, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and lost wages related to your workplace accident. However, workers in Mississippi and elsewhere could have their claims declined by making key mistakes such as not seeking treatment or filing a claim promptly. They may also have their claims denied if an employer can prove that an accident was caused by horseplay or other forms of negligence. Filing a claim in a timely manner Ideally, you will notify your employer about a workplace accident and file a workers’ compensation claim within 24 hours of getting hurt. Doi ..read more
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Liability for slip-and-fall accidents in parking lots
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by jerricraventextbroker
7M ago
Many situations require people to use Mississippi parking lots. You might be shopping, visiting a friend or seeing a doctor. The area should be kept safe; however, parking lot owners are liable if you’re involved in a slip-and-fall in a parking lot and suffer injuries. Common causes of slip-and-falls in parking lots Certain situations beyond your control can lead to injury and just cause for a premises liability lawsuit. The pavement in parking lots should be in good condition and free of cracks. If the ground is uneven, it can cause a trip hazard. Premises owners are obligated to ensure that ..read more
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Retaliation after filing a workers’ comp claim in Mississippi
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by jerricraventextbroker
9M ago
Many injured employees fail to file workers’ compensation claims in Mississippi because of fear of losing their jobs, demotion, discrimination or harassment. This fear is not unfounded: employers and their insurance companies may retaliate against employees because this claim can be costly for the company. However, employees should understand their rights under workers’ comp in Mississippi and how to protect themselves and their careers. Employer retaliation in Mississippi Employer retaliation refers to any negative action an employer takes against an employee who has filed a workers’ compensa ..read more
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Why are there so many slip-and-fall accidents in supermarkets?
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by jerricraventextbroker
11M ago
Thousands of Mississippi residents are involved in slip-and-fall accidents each year, and many of them are injured while shopping in supermarkets or convenience stores. Retailers are expected to do all that they reasonably can to keep customers safe, but preventing all accidents is all but impossible in stores that stock thousands of products and are often packed with people. The most common causes of slip-and-fall injuries in supermarkets and convenience stores are spilled liquids, poor lighting and uneven or damaged floor surfaces. Spilled liquids Liquid spills are so common in supermarkets ..read more
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Strategies to overcome a landowner’s open and obvious defense
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by jerricraventextbroker
1y ago
In Mississippi, defendants use various tactics, such as the “open and obvious” defense, to avoid liability for a victim’s injuries in a premises liability case. By understanding the nuances of premises liability law and exceptions to the open and obvious rule, injured parties can become more informed on the best ways to protect their rights. The open and obvious doctrine Suppose an individual suffers a serious injury in a shopping mall, grocery store or other location. In that case, they may have a right to compensation from the premises owner if the accident was due to a wet floor, icy sidewa ..read more
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