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Oct 25, 2018

Daylight Saving Time Switches Can Be Deadly

By |October 25th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

On Sunday, November 4th, Daylight Saving Time (DST) officially ends, as we “fall back” in the Standard Time designation. Gaining that extra hour of sleep does more than simply boost moods and morale, however; it can also prove deadly. The switch into DST in the Spring has been linked to an increased number of fatal car accidents, and “a 24% spike in heart attack visits around the country,” per Business Insider. Changing back into Standard [...]

Oct 9, 2018

Dangerous Roadways in Mississippi and Car Accident Claims

By |October 9th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

Many serious car accidents in Mississippi and throughout the nation are initiated by careless or inattentive drivers. However, some crashes are due to dangerous roadways. In Mississippi, roadways that are inadequately maintained or designed improperly and without certain features that contribute toward traffic safety can lead to accidents. When defective design, maintenance, or construction leads to a motor vehicle crash, those injured as a result may have a legitimate car accident claim. In these cases, [...]

Sep 5, 2018

Are Auto Electronic Safety Systems Safe Enough?

By |September 5th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

A recent warning by an industry insurance group tells consumers that their cars and trucks with electronic driver assist don't always see stopped vehicles. More? Their vehicles might even steer them right into a crash if they aren't paying full attention to the road. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently released the results of testing several driver assist programs on several models and brands of vehicles. Specifically, they tested the driver assist programs [...]

Jun 19, 2018

Car Accidents Still the Leading Cause of Injury in Mississippi

By |June 19th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

The Mississippi State Department of Health tells us that the mortality rate in MS was 82 out of 10,000 – higher than the national average of 62 out of 10,000 – based on data accessed in 2014. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent data, however, doesn’t paint a much rosier picture. We lead the nation in heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and kidney disease, and fall right behind our neighbors to the east when [...]

May 29, 2018

Mississippi Leads the Country in Distracted Driving Collisions

By |May 29th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

Distracted driving is dangerous; we all know this. There are billboards and radio ads warning against it. There is research and data that supports it. We have written about the dangers ourselves, and represented clients who have sustained horrific injuries as a result of it. Yet every day, people are dying as a result of distracted driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,450 people were killed by distracted drivers in 2016. Distracted [...]

Apr 24, 2018

When Can You Make a Claim for Compensation for Injuries in a Mississippi Car Crash?

By |April 24th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

You’ve been involved in a car crash in Mississippi; do you know if you are entitled to recover compensation for your injuries and losses? These losses can include significant financial costs for vehicle repairs, as well as lost wages. You may be facing significant medical costs for the surgeries and/or treatment you need to address your injuries. If you were not at fault for the crash, it’s not fair for you to suffer the consequences [...]

Mar 20, 2018

U.S. Senators Demand Action on Takata Airbags Safety Recall

By |March 20th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

U.S. Senators will convene a hearing to discuss the status of the Takata airbag inflator recalls. Tentatively set for March 20, the Senate Commerce subcommittee with oversight for the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) will hear updates and try to speed up the recall process, which some lawmakers believe is moving far too slowly. NHTSA has referred to the Takata airbag inflator safety recall as the "largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. [...]

Mar 6, 2018

Cars Must Take Extra Care at Railroad Crossings

By |March 6th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

In early February, a car was struck by a train at a crossing in Clinton. The accident occurred near Parker Drive and Clinton Boulevard, and the car was struck by an eastbound train. The driver was injured. The area was closed until repairs could be made to the crossing arm, authorities could clear the scene, and the train could continue moving. Unfortunately, these types of train versus car accidents are all too common. According to [...]

Feb 13, 2018

Why It Is Critical to Take Pictures After a Car Accident

By |February 13th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

You are driving along your usual route when suddenly, “Boom!” you feel the impact, and everything slows down and then everything stops. You feel around to see if you have been hurt, you check on your passengers and the occupants of the other vehicle and then you call 911 for medical help and for the police to come to the scene of the accident. As soon as you know that you are OK, you should [...]

Dec 27, 2017

Buckle Up, Mississippi. Seat Belts Save Lives

By |December 27th, 2017|Car Accident|0 Comments

The most dangerous thing you will do in your life, you probably do every single day without thinking about it. It is getting behind the wheel of your car. Likely the most dangerous thing your child will do is ride as a passenger in a motor vehicle, especially if they live in Mississippi, where more children die in car crashes each year per capita. Mississippi also has the highest percentage of child fatalities in the [...]

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