Posts by Charles M. Merkel, III
Do You Have a Legal Case if You Have Suffered a Stillbirth?
Stillbirths are a devastating and heart-wrenching experience for any parent. Losing a baby before birth can be especially difficult, as parents often have not had the opportunity to bond with their child or prepare for their arrival. Unfortunately, in some cases, stillbirths are caused by medical negligence or malpractice. According to ProPublica, “as many as…Read More
New Injection Could Help Heal Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can change a person’s life forever. While some may be able to continue a relatively normal life with the help of physical therapy, others are not always so lucky. Any type of injury to the spinal cord, whether minor or severe, can lead to permanent damage. Since the spinal cord is part…Read More
What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
If someone asked you what you believe is one of the most confusing personal injury lawsuits, which one would you choose? Would you say that a medical malpractice claim is the most confusing, or a product liability claim? Well, if you guessed anything other than wrongful death, you might be incorrect. Wrongful death claims are…Read More
Are Autonomous Trucks Safe?
Commercial truck drivers have a difficult job. They drive long hours and live a lot of their life on the road as they work to get products and packages from one end of the country to the other. It is no surprise, then, that companies are making a push to create autonomous trucks. While certain…Read More
What Are the Causes of Work Zone Accidents in Mississippi?
When you’re driving on the highway, having found your speed sweet spot, perhaps enjoying your favorite music, it perhaps comes as a bit of a disappointment and annoyance when you see those “Road Work Ahead” signs in the distance. But it IS important to slow down and drive cautiously. Thousands of Americans put their lives…Read More
Can You Claim Damages in a Single-Vehicle Crash?
When you get into a collision with another driver, you can make a claim for damages for your injuries and losses. Most car accident claims are paid by insurance companies (eventually). The damages are paid either by a settlement agreement or after there has been a court verdict. When you are in a single-vehicle crash,…Read More
Unusually Cold Weather & Snow Causing Truck Accidents Across the South
Mid-February 2021 has been unusually cold across the South. In Texas, millions of people were without power due to excessive energy demands caused by the cold weather. In Mississippi, which usually sees trace amounts of snow, there were reports of snow accumulations of several inches. The snow and ice are making it extremely difficult for…Read More