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The days and weeks that follow a serious truck accident are incredibly busy and stressful. You may have to arrange for transportation, attend doctor’s appointments, participate in physical therapy, schedule childcare, modify your living space, and check in with coworkers who are covering for you.

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Although each of these tasks is important, you should have only two main priorities following a collision with an 18-wheeler: your health and your financial wellbeing. Visiting a doctor immediately following the wreck—and following up as needed—will protect your physical health, while filing a personal injury claim may allow you to recover the compensation needed to maintain your financial security.

If you were hurt in a crash with an 18-wheeler and you’re ready to begin the claims process, turn to the Jackson truck accident attorneys at Coxwell & Associates. We will do everything in our power to help you recover a fair settlement as quickly as possible. Call 877-231-1600 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Mississippi.

If a person is attacked while staying in a hotel, who would be liable for the damages? Assault and battery can cause severe injuries and emotional distress, both of which can affect your quality of life and financial security.

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Fortunately, assault victims can file a civil suit against their attackers alongside any criminal proceedings. Assault and battery are considered intentional torts, which can form the basis of a claim that results in compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages incurred due to the attack.

If the incident occurred in an area that should have been better secured or illuminated, such as a hotel parking lot, the victim may also be able to bring a personal injury claim against the property owner. This would be considered a negligent tort because even though the action was not deliberate, it still presented an opportunity for the claimant to sustain serious injuries.

People stumble, trip, and fall all the time. In most cases, they get up, brush themselves off, and continue on their way with nothing more than a bruised ego.

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In serious slip and fall accidents, though, a bruised ego is the least of the victim’s concerns. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and falls are responsible for more than 1 million emergency department visits annually.

If you were recently admitted to the hospital after getting hurt in a premises liability accident, turn to the Jackson slip and fall attorneys at Coxwell & Associates. We will evaluate the circumstances of the incident to determine if you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Call 877-231-1600 to schedule a free case evaluation with a personal injury lawyer.

According to the American Association of Retired Persons, 60 percent of U.S. adults have not drafted any estate planning documents. Estate planning may not seem like a priority for young or otherwise healthy individuals, but the sad reality is that illness and old age are not the only risks Americans face.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that unintentional injury is the fourth leading cause of death in our country. Common causes of unintentional injuries include:

  • Falls;

There are a number of alarming statistics related to brain injuries, such as:

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  • As many as 1.4 million people in the United States suffer a traumatic brain injury each year, with about 50,000 deaths resulting from these injuries.
  • Adults who are age 75 and older have the highest risk of dying from a brain injury, usually when the injury damages the parietal lobe.

Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture hosted a task force listening session in New Hampshire last September. The purpose of the task force, which included industry leaders, farm bureau members, local farmers, students and state and local elected officials, was to talk about improving the quality of life for those in rural areas, and a large portion of the focus was devoted to talking about the opioid epidemic.

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According to USDA.gov, each day in America, 90 people die as a result of an opioid overdose—that is a staggering three people every hour. While these deaths are certainly bad enough, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the economic burden resulting from the misuse of prescription opioids in the U.S. is $78.5 billion a year. This figure includes treatment for the addiction, lost work and productivity, and healthcare.

Opioid Addiction–Not Just a Big City Problem

If you were seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may think that working directly with the insurance adjuster is the easiest way to handle your claim. But it is important to remember that the insurance company is not on your side, and one misguided statement or oversight could be all it takes to compromise your case.

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The best way to protect your interests is to consult a personal injury attorney with the experience and resources to help you navigate the claims process. An accident lawyer will gather evidence, handle negotiations with the insurance company, and make sure you are treated fairly through every stage of the claims process.

The Jackson personal injury lawyers at Coxwell & Associates are skilled negotiators who are dedicated to helping their clients recover the compensation they need as quickly as possible. We will help you avoid costly mistakes such as providing the insurance company with a recorded statement, accepting an unfair settlement, or overlooking potential damages.

Slips and falls contribute to more than 1 million emergency room visits each year in the U.S. Hip fractures, brain injuries, internal bleeding—the injuries suffered in these accidents can be life threatening. Unfortunately, insurance companies and property owners have financial incentive to dispute and deny premises liability claims, so recovering fair compensation can be challenging.

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The Jackson slip and fall attorneys at Coxwell & Associates can answer your claims-related questions, calculate your damages, and help you fight for the compensation you deserve. We have recovered nearly $300 million for our valued clients. Call 877-231-1600 today to schedule a free consultation.

How to Prove Damages in a Mississippi Slip and Fall Claim

Coping with the death of a loved one is never easy—especially when the loss was unexpected. Beyond the emotional trauma, surviving family members may face financial turmoil due to funeral costs, lost income, and medical bills. If a member of your family died due to the malicious or negligent acts of another person or company, you may be entitled to compensation for these losses.

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The Jackson wrongful death attorneys at Coxwell & Associates will evaluate your case for free to determine if you have grounds for a wrongful death claim. We are dedicated to providing our clients with honest, compassionate, and effective legal representation. Call us today at 877-231-1600 to schedule a free consultation.

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in Mississippi?

It’s easy to underestimate the financial impact of a serious accident until you experience one firsthand. Medical bills, lost wages, vehicle repairs—the costs can add up quickly.

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If your crash was caused by a negligent driver, you probably expect the insurance company to step up to the plate and cover your losses. Unfortunately, insurance companies use shifty tactics to deny and undervalue claims, and they will look for any possible excuse to reduce their liability.

Mississippi is a “pure comparative negligence” state, which means if the court finds that you were partially liable for your accident, your damages award will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, let’s assume that you were rear-ended while stopped at a red light, but one of your taillights was out. You incurred $40,000 in damages, but the court finds that you were 20 percent at fault for the crash. That means your award would be reduced by 20 percent, bringing your total recovery to $32,000.

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