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What Percentage of Work Zone-Related Accidents Involve Large Trucks?

Published on Jan 16, 2024 at 3:32 pm in Truck Accidents.

What Percentage of Work Zone-Related Accidents Involve Large Trucks?

As you travel down the interstate, whether we’re talking about the ones that surround Jackson, MS, including I-220, I-20, or I-55, or even area highways, routes, and just your average surface streets, you’re bound to encounter your fair share of work zones. These are the ones where you’ll find county, city, or state workers tinkering away, fixing potholes, resurfacing or lining streets, and more. You may be accustomed to seeing roadside signs or public service announcements (PSAs) about worker safety and wonder how big of a problem work zone-related accidents must be—especially ones involving large trucks. Keep reading where we’ll discuss just that.

How Common Are Car Accidents?

Published on Jan 16, 2024 at 3:25 pm in Car Accidents.

  How Common Are Car Accidents

A State Highway Safety Report from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) states an upward trend in Mississippi car accidents, with 772 fatalities and 3,562 serious injuries from car accidents in 2021. This matches the overall increase for the United States as there were 46,980 total motor vehicle fatalities in 2021, an 11% rise from 2020, as shown by data from the National Safety Council (NSC).

Car accidents happen every day all around us, and sometimes we’re involved despite our best efforts to stay safe on the road. These accidents can range from minor fender benders to very serious or fatal major crashes. According to the data mentioned above, roughly 64 people died each month in Mississippi from car accidents in 2021. That’s about two to three car accident fatalities every day.

Why Hire a Lawyer for a Truck Accident?

Published on Jan 9, 2024 at 4:28 pm in Truck Accidents.

Why Hire a Lawyer for a Truck Accident?

Driving anywhere can be a risk, because even if we’re paying attention and driving defensively, other drivers around us may not be driving as safely as we do. This makes it all the more dangerous when we drive near large trucks like 18-wheelers because large trucks can’t stop or maneuver like smaller cars can, and they have much larger blind spots.

Accidents involving large trucks cause much greater damage and are often far more deadly as they can easily create a multi-vehicle accident. It’s important to know what courses of action are available if you’ve been involved in a large truck accident, and that information is easier to access and understand when you talk to experienced lawyers like our team at Pittman, Roberts & Welsh, PLLC.

What Is a Civil Lawsuit?

Published on Jan 9, 2024 at 4:21 pm in Personal Injury.

What Is a Civil Lawsuit?

You’re injured, and medical bills are starting to pile up. Maybe you’re also out of work or dealing with ongoing physical and mental pain. All you know is that you need help, and you need it now. So, what is a civil lawsuit, and can it help you address your damages and losses?

What’s the Life Expectancy of Someone with a Spinal Cord Injury?

Published on Dec 8, 2023 at 12:52 pm in Spinal Cord Injuries.

What’s the Life Expectancy of Someone with a Spinal Cord Injury
A spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most life-altering injuries a person can suffer. As with any injury, the severity and expected rate of recovery varies widely from person to person, and there are a lot of variables that affect life expectancy in each individual case. Approximately 17,000 new cases of SCI are reported each year in the United States, and the average age at injury is 42 years.

An SCI at any level of the spinal cord can be debilitating and may be either permanent or temporary, but most of those affected will continue to suffer those effects for the rest of their lives.

How Often Do Infections Lead to Sepsis in Nursing Homes?

Published on Dec 8, 2023 at 12:44 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

How Often Do Infections Lead to Sepsis in Nursing Homes
Many people worry about contracting an illness or infection. Worries tend to be highest the less control individuals have over others and their environments, such as in assisted living facilities. Recovering from health conditions can prove challenging for some people. This motivates our law firm, Pittman, Roberts & Welsh, PLLC, to address how often infections lead to sepsis in nursing homes and share what you need to know to minimize your susceptibility to it.

The Difference Between Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall Accidents

Published on Dec 8, 2023 at 12:39 pm in Premises Liability.

The Difference Between Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall Accidents
Falls might be the butt of the joke in movies and TV shows, but they are much more serious in real life. An unexpected fall can cause severe and long-lasting injuries, leaving victims with medical bills and steep financial losses. Not all falls are the same, though. Let’s get into the difference between slip & fall and trip & fall accidents.

Do Police Automatically Send My Collision Investigation Report to Insurers?

Published on Oct 6, 2023 at 6:42 pm in Car Accidents.

Do Police Automatically Send My Collision Investigation Report to Insurers
You got in a car accident. You called 911 to have the police come to the crash scene to create a report. Now, you’re wondering if the police automatically send your collision investigation report to insurers or if you need to secure a copy of it and get it to them yourself. Our Jackson car crash attorneys will address that question below and also other steps you should take following an accident.

What Is Considered Abuse in a Nursing Home?

Published on Sep 22, 2023 at 6:59 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

What Is Considered Abuse in a Nursing Home
Abuse is when you treat someone with cruelty or violence, usually regularly or repeatedly. In a nursing home, this can present itself in a number of ways, from rude verbal interactions to stealing money from residents, physically attacking residents, preventing them from getting care, and more.

It’s believed that only one in 25 instances of nursing home abuse is actually reported; that’s a reporting rate of only 4%. The residents themselves may be afraid they’ll experience retaliation, they might be embarrassed or ashamed, or they might not be physically or mentally capable of reporting the abuse.

Neurological Effects of Camp Lejeune – Contaminated Water Exposure and Compensation

Published on Sep 22, 2023 at 6:55 pm in Water Contamination.

Neurological Effects of Camp Lejeune – Contaminated Water Exposure and Compensation
Located in Southeastern North Carolina, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune was the site of severe and ongoing water contamination for more than 30 years. Now, the men and women who served there, dependents, and former civilian workers are living with the consequences.

Below, we explore the neurological effects of Camp Lejeune, including contaminated water exposure and compensation. If you have any additional questions or concerns about your right to compensation, we encourage you to schedule a free informational meeting with a Mississippi Camp Lejeune water contamination attorney.

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