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Mar 5, 2019

Need to See a Doctor? Uber Wants to Get You There.

By |March 5th, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

The old days of a general physician driving to your home are long gone. Car accident victims and other accident victims often need long-term medical care. Patients need to treat with multiple specialists in addition to their family doctor. Many victims need to see their physical therapists, psychologists, and other health providers multiple times over the course of months. Many victims who can’t drive themselves because of their injuries, or don’t have a family member [...]

Jan 8, 2019

Does the “Act of God” Defense Apply in Motor Vehicle Accidents?

By |January 8th, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

Sometimes, insurance adjustors and defense lawyers will use a defense called the “Act of God” defense. This defense essentially says that people shouldn’t be responsible for accidents that are completely beyond their control, even if someone dies or is seriously injured. The main elements of this defense are: The occurrence that caused the accident and harm was natural and unavoidable; or, The occurrence couldn’t be reasonably foreseen. The defense is mainly used when Mother Nature [...]

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 [...]

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