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Top 5 Defensive Driving Tips

Published on Apr 22, 2022 at 11:27 am in Car Accidents.

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You cannot rely on other drivers when you are hoping to arrive safely at your destination. While you might do your best to follow the rules of the road, others are not so careful when they are behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.

How Does Fatigue Affect Truck Drivers?

Published on Mar 30, 2022 at 1:23 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Driving is a task that requires all your focus, attention, and effort. You might feel this more acutely than ever when you are sharing the road with big trucks like tractor-trailers. Your vigilance behind the wheel may not be enough to prevent a collision, though.

Big truck drivers are notoriously overworked, with companies pushing them to spend long hours on the road as they transport consumer goods across Mississippi. Fatigue is a serious, ongoing problem in the trucking industry, and it’s putting you and everyone else on the road at risk for a trucking accident.

What Makes a Poorly Lit Parking Lot So Dangerous?

Published on Mar 30, 2022 at 11:40 am in Premises Liability.

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Stop and think for a minute about how many times you’ve been in a situation where you’ve found yourself walking in a dark parking lot. While inclement weather, equipment failure, or a timer set to prematurely turn off might be to blame for the lack of lighting, none of these are valid excuses for situations where lighting exists but is ineffective.

Tips To Avoid Collisions When Reversing

Published on Mar 24, 2022 at 8:50 am in Car Accidents.

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Have you ever noticed how cautious you or others are when backing out of a parking space or driveway? You probably apply your brakes frequently when doing so.

You likely know why motorists do this. They are tentative in backing out because they know of the dangers that could be lurking behind them that they can’t clearly see. These might include pedestrians such as kids, individuals who use wheelchairs, or other vehicles and stationary objects.

Who Is at Fault if I Slip and Fall In a Parking Lot?

Published on Feb 28, 2022 at 1:16 pm in Premises Liability.

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You slipped and fell in a poorly maintained parking lot. You suffered serious injuries that led to an accumulation of costly medical expenses. You took time off work to recuperate and lost weeks or months of wages. You missed an important event in your life, and the time taken for recovery has prevented you from enjoying the everyday activities that once comprised your normal life.

What Are the Right-of-Way Rules in Mississippi?

Published on Feb 25, 2022 at 1:31 pm in Car Accidents.

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Knowing when to yield the right-of-way to another vehicle is one of the first things a new driver in Mississippi needs to know. Understanding right-of-way laws can prevent countless car accidents. The following information will help drivers (both new and experienced) have a better understanding of how right-of-way laws work in our state.

Can I Drive a Golf Cart on the Road in Mississippi?

Published on Feb 25, 2022 at 1:07 pm in Personal Injury.

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With our southern climate temperatures and plenty of golfing, retirement, residential, and Gulf coast communities across our state, golf carts are a common sight on many of the roads of Mississippi. But if you own a low-speed vehicle (LSV) in the Magnolia State, you may be asking: Can I drive a golf cart on the road in Mississippi? Before taking your vehicle on a public street, make sure you follow all state, federal, and local laws for safe golf cart use.

Who Is Responsible for Damages Involving a Rental Car?

Published on Feb 4, 2022 at 8:04 pm in Car Accidents.

Who Is Responsible for Damages Involving a Rental Car

The car rental counter is one of the first places you visit when you go on vacation or when your car is in the shop. You may not put much thought into the contract when you rent a car, but once you sign your name you agree to return the rental vehicle in the same condition in which you received it.

This involves more than just topping off the gas before you bring it back. A lot can happen out on the road, including car accidents. So how do you determine who is responsible for damages involving a rental car? While insurance coverage is a significant factor, our Mississippi personal injury attorneys can help provide further insight into your particular case.

Which Pedestrians Are Most at Risk of an Accident?

Published on Jan 27, 2022 at 3:12 pm in Pedestrian Accident.

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Pedestrians are killed by motor vehicles in the United States in shockingly high numbers. As we will discuss further below, the state of Mississippi and our nation as a whole has experienced a significant upward trend in pedestrian fatality rates over the past several years. In this article, we will discuss which pedestrian groups are most at risk of an accident, where and when fatal collisions are most likely to occur, and the pedestrian accident statistics that indicate a desperate need for better safety measures for those on foot.

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