What Are Recalls – and What Can You Do if Your Car Is Recalled?
Car defects are as old as the machines themselves. Introduced to the general public in 1908, Ford’s Model Ts bumps quaintly across our flatscreens in tv dramas and historical documentaries, but in reality they would be extraordinarily uncomfortable and hard to operate by today’s standards. The concept of ergonomics did not exist, and there were…Read More
What Are My Legal Responsibilities After a Mississippi Car Accident?
Whether you were involved in a car accident or witnessed a car accident, you may be wondering what your legal responsibilities are. In this article, Merkel & Cocke, P.A. will explain what you are required to do if you are involved in this type of situation. Our lawyers know that car accidents can be traumatizing,…Read More
How to Read a Mississippi Accident Report
If you have ever been involved in a Mississippi car accident, you most likely know that you must report the accident. A police officer who arrives at the scene of the crash will also complete a Mississippi Uniform Crash Report. The Mississippi Uniform Crash Report is filed with the Department of Public Safety and explains…Read More
Former Governor Barbour’s Accident Highlights the Dangers of SUV Rollovers
On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour was in an SUV rollover accident. He was driving on a rural road and swerved to avoid hitting a dog, causing him to wreck his vehicle. Barbour was driving close to Yazoo City, where he resides, and crashed near Wolf Lake. The Republican former politician…Read More
Preventing Backup Accidents with Cameras – Does It Work?
Driveway back overs are a parent’s and driver’s worst nightmare, and adults can be injured in a backing up accident as well as children. Responsibility in back over car accidents usually falls on the driver who backs into the other vehicle, an object, or a person. Drivers must always remember to be alert, look behind…Read More
Keeping Tow Truck Drivers Safe in Mississippi
When on the road, whether it be in a vehicle or as a pedestrian, you are put in very high danger. Although roads today are built with enhanced safety features such as warning signs, speed limit signs, and traffic lights, if drivers fail to follow these traffic regulations, vehicle accidents are going to continue to…Read More
Understanding Paralysis: Causes, Diagnoses, and Treatment
When an injury disrupts nerve signals to muscles, it can cause paralysis. The functioning nerves in your body send signals to your muscles. Those signals are what make muscles move. For example, if you touch a hot stove, the nerves in your skin send a message of pain to your brain. Next, the brain sends…Read More
All About Sideswipe Accidents
Have you ever noticed a car with dents and scrapes on the side? The first thought that may pop into your mind after seeing that type of damage is, “What type of accident did that person get into?” Most likely, that person was involved in a sideswipe accident. A sideswipe accident is exactly what it…Read More
Do Traffic Safety Campaigns Work?
Have you ever come across a traffic sign that grabs your attention as you’re driving? It may be one of those blinking traffic signs that warn you in a creative way not to drink and drive or to remember to use your seat belt. As great as that sign is at entertaining you or making…Read More
Distracted Driving in Mississippi
When it comes to distracted driving and Mississippi, our state has had an interesting way of addressing the issue. In fact, only eight short years ago Mississippi was one of the few states who still did not enforce distracted driving laws. Perhaps that was why Mississippi was declared one of the worst states for distracted…Read More