Are Highways Safer Than Roads?

Published on Nov 22, 2021 at 8:44 am in Car Accidents.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) 2020 report on transportation statistics shows that about 95% of all transportation deaths and over 99% of transportation injuries come from driving accidents—far more than air, railroad, subway, mass rail transit, pipeline, and boat travel combined. If you regularly drive a motor vehicle, knowing what is the safest type of road to drive on can help you plan your commutes and travel as safely as possible.

How Long Does Damaged Tissue Take to Heal?

Published on Nov 22, 2021 at 8:21 am in Car Accidents.

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After any kind of accident, you could have all kinds of injuries. One of the most common physical injuries that car accident victims, and victims of other kinds of accidents, suffer is tissue damage. This is typically known as a soft tissue injury, which is when the soft tissues of your body are stretched, bruised, or torn.

Soft tissues include your tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Since these injuries are so common, most accident victims are likely dealing with them, and want to know how long it will take them to recover. Let’s take a look at how long damaged tissue takes to heal so you can better understand your recovery timeline.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Mississippi?

Published on Oct 28, 2021 at 2:41 pm in Wrongful Death.

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In too many cases of wrongful death, surviving family members become paralyzed by not only the debilitating grief of losing a loved one, but also by the avalanche of unforeseen financial complications that suddenly arise. Medical bills and funeral costs, together with the loss of income that formerly supported the family, can cause a family tremendous economic stress during a time that is already emotionally exhausting. This situation is neither just nor sustainable, and a wrongful death lawsuit is designed to prevent it from happening.

What to Do in a Motorcycle Crash

Published on Oct 22, 2021 at 11:58 am in Motorcycle Accidents.

What to Do in a Motorcycle Crash

The most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) names Mississippi the most dangerous state in the nation for motorcyclists. With more fatalities per 10,000 registered motorcycles than other state in the U.S., Mississippi tops even other large, warm-climate states like Texas, Florida, and South Carolina in motorcycle accident deaths.

Truck and car drivers can do their part by exercising extreme caution when sharing the road with open-air vehicles like motorcycles. The body of a motorcycle offers very little protection to its rider, and collisions which cause negligible damage to a large car can be fatal to bikers.

How Often Do Instances of Verbal Abuse Happen in Nursing Homes?

Published on Oct 14, 2021 at 3:10 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) has conducted studies showing that approximately one in ten older adults living in a community environment is a victim of abuse. And recent 2021 World Health Organization (WHO) reports indicate that one in six people aged 60 or older experienced abuse in the past year. Sadly, rates of abuse have only increased since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to WHO statistics. After learning how to recognize verbal abuse and its warning signs, reach out to a Jackson, MS nursing home abuse lawyer if you suspect that someone you know may have been the victim of verbal abuse.

Steps to Reporting a Reckless Trucker on the Road

Published on Oct 7, 2021 at 5:34 pm in Truck Accidents.

Steps to Reporting a Reckless Trucker on the Road
By their mere presence, commercial trucks 20-30 times the size of a passenger vehicle pose a threat to other cars with which they share the roads. And these giants of the highway become weapons in the hands of drivers who are reckless behind the wheel. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 97% of individuals who are killed in tractor-trailers accidents are the drivers of the smaller passenger vehicles, not the truck drivers themselves. Truck drivers have a duty to bear this fact in mind while operating their vehicles.

As a firm of personal injury lawyers in Jackson, we have represented our clients in many legal cases involving commercial trucks. The law gives injured parties and surviving family members of wrongful death victims the means to take action against those who wrongfully caused harm to another. But most of these truck accidents can be prevented by simple acts of vigilance. We as involved citizens owe our friends and neighbors the watchful attention and care we would give our own family members. In this way, we can all play our part in making the roads safer for everyone.

What Are the Most Dangerous Types of Drug Interactions?

Published on Sep 30, 2021 at 3:35 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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Every year, approximately 1.3 million people visit the emergency room and about 350,000 are hospitalized due to adverse drug events, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has published findings showing adverse reactions to drugs administered by a physician to be one of the leading causes of mortality in health care.

How Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Helped Anesthesiologists Improve Patient Safety

Published on Sep 23, 2021 at 1:55 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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Those who enter the legal profession often do so because they want to make a difference in the world. Becoming a lawyer gives one the opportunity to see big-picture issues crippling a community or society and do something about it. While focusing on winning justice for one victimized party, attorneys simultaneously expose and confront a prevailing problem that would otherwise continue unopposed. We will look at one case example that demonstrates how lawsuits helped to generate positive change in healthcare safety.

How Often Are Punitive Damages Awarded in Mississippi?

Published on Sep 17, 2021 at 9:25 am in Personal Injury.

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Individuals who have been injured due to the fault of another party, whether in a vehicular collision, through medical malpractice, in a slip and fall incident, or through another kind of accident, may be eligible to receive damages. In legal terminology, “damages” refers to the sum of money a person is entitled to after another party has caused them harm through a breach of duty or violation of a right.

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