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Jun 23, 2020

Open Roads Have Led to an Increase in Excessive Speeding

By |June 23rd, 2020|Car Accident|0 Comments

There’s nothing quite like the open road. However, the open roads across the country have become increasingly dangerous during the pandemic lockdown. Mississippi is no exception. With fewer vehicles on the roads due to stay-at-home orders, employment layoffs, and other reasons, law enforcement agencies have been reporting an increase in excessive speeding. WAPT spoke with Sgt. Kervin Stewart of the Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP), who said there has been an “uptick” in people driving 100mph [...]

Jun 1, 2020

Was Your Sciatica Misdiagnosed?

By |June 1st, 2020|Car Accident|0 Comments

People seem quick to look right at sciatica as the problem they are having when facing pain in the lower region of their body, however, sciatica is often misdiagnosed when there are other serious problems present. Piriformis is a muscular disorder that is often mistaken for a herniated disc and even sciatica, leaving patients untreated and in a lot of pain. Piriformis syndrome occurs when the muscle known as the piriformis in the buttocks causes [...]

Apr 21, 2020

Tips for Driving in Heavy Traffic

By |April 21st, 2020|Car Accident|0 Comments

As the weather begins to get warmer, traffic congestion is expected to increase. Warm weather attracts tourists who want to explore the sights and sounds of the Gulf Coast. When it warms up, people just want to get out of the house. Heavy traffic can also occur for other reasons, such as rush hour traffic, local festivals, construction, or traffic that is backed up due to an accident. Bad weather conditions can make driving in [...]

Mar 31, 2020

Why You Shouldn’t Lower or Waive Your UM/UIM Insurance

By |March 31st, 2020|Car Accident|0 Comments

Many drivers throughout Mississippi make the mistake of trying to cut their premiums to the bare minimum requirements. In Mississippi, car owners are required to carry liability insurance that compensates victims of negligent drivers for the pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages. According to the Mississippi Insurance Department, the minimum insurance requirements for vehicle owners is: $25,000 per victim for a single accident $50,000 for all victims per accident $25,000 in property damage [...]

Feb 19, 2020

What Parents Need to Know if Their Children Are Injured in a Car Crash

By |February 19th, 2020|Car Accident|0 Comments

Auto accidents to children happen for many reasons. The child may be a passenger in the front seat or the back seat of a car. The child may also be struck by a car while the child is playing in the street or when the child crosses a street. There are different liability issues involving children and different medical considerations for children that skilled Mississippi car accident lawyers understand. Wage and medical issues In most [...]

Feb 4, 2020

The Dos and Don’ts of Passing Another Vehicle

By |February 4th, 2020|Car Accident|0 Comments

Cars, trucks, and motorcycles pass vehicles on the left constantly. Sometimes, they pass on the right of a driver. However, there are traffic rules that regulate how drivers should safely pass other vehicles on roads and highways. There are rules for how the driver being passed should act as well. And, of course, there are common sense safety suggestions that drivers of both the passing and passed vehicles should do to avoid any accident. Often, [...]

Oct 15, 2019

What Happens if You Don’t Replace Your Seat Belts after a Car Crash?

By |October 15th, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

Car crashes are some of the worst ways to suffer an injury in Mississippi. It doesn’t matter how safe of a driver you are; it all comes to down how safe the other drivers around you are. You can do everything possible to avoid an accident and still find yourself the victim of one because of another driver’s negligence. If you are involved in an accident, it’s important that you replace or reset the seat [...]

Aug 13, 2019

The Dangers of Driving in Rural Mississippi

By |August 13th, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

No matter where you are going when you are driving your car, you must always take precautionary measures to stay safe on the road. If live or work here in Mississippi, though, you have to take more precautions than most. More vehicle accidents occur in Mississippi than almost anywhere else in the United States. One of the primary reasons why accidents happen in our state more than other areas is the percentage of rural roads. [...]

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 [...]

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