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.

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.

What Rare Car Accident Injuries Can Be Catastrophic?

Published on Jan 27, 2022 at 2:47 pm in Car Accidents.

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Rare injuries are some of the most complicated, severe, and difficult to manage after a motor vehicle collision. Unusual car accident injuries often require more unconventional treatments, longer recovery periods, and the care of specialists who know how to handle these conditions. From your perspective, this can mean towering medical bills and months of missed work and lost wages—on top of the pain and suffering you are experiencing.

What Causes High Blood Pressure After a Car Accident?

Published on Dec 17, 2021 at 2:39 pm in Car Accidents.

What Causes High Blood Pressure After a Car Accident
A car accident is one of the most stressful and frightening experiences you can go through. Even seemingly minor crashes can cause pain or injury, so taking care of yourself and being mindful of your health after an accident is essential. One of the most common issues people struggle with after a collision is high blood pressure, which can develop for a number of reasons. If you’ve recently been involved in a car accident, you should understand the link between crashes and high blood pressure so that you can take the necessary steps to protect your health.

Can a Car Accident Cause a Stroke?

Published on Dec 17, 2021 at 2:28 pm in Car Accidents.

Can a Car Accident Cause a Stroke

When you’re in a car accident, it’s likely that there are certain injuries you more or less expect to endure, depending on the situation. Injuries like bruises, cuts, broken bones, and soft tissue injuries are common in car crashes and are ones you might expect to get evaluated and treated after the collision. But a wreck could cause much more harm to a car accident victim.

An injury you might not typically consider from a car accident is a stroke, but it’s possible. It’s unlikely the stroke would happen directly after the accident—they’re typically seen later from the other injuries you suffered from the crash. Let’s take a look at the details of a stroke and how a car accident might cause one so you can be fully informed about potential car accident injuries.

If My Car Is Totaled, Can I Keep It?

Published on Dec 10, 2021 at 10:57 am in Car Accidents.

If My Car Is Totaled, Can I Keep It
Crashes with cars can cause serious damages, including physical injuries and property damage to your vehicle. In some instances, your car could be damaged beyond repair, or it could be totaled. A totaled car generally means that the cost of repairs is not worth it compared to your car’s market value.

When this happens, you might be interested in keeping your vehicle, but are you allowed? Let’s take a look at the rules regarding a totaled vehicle and whether or not you can keep it.

How Can Over-Inflated and Under-Inflated Tires Cause an Accident?

Published on Nov 23, 2021 at 11:18 am in Car Accidents.

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In this article, we hope to initiate more discussion about a very important but often over-looked vehicle safety issue—tire pressure. As Mississippi car accident lawyers with decades of experience representing motor vehicle crash victims, we have witnessed time and again the devastating effects that poor vehicle maintenance can have on people’s lives. This is especially true for improper tire maintenance—the mechanical issue most likely to cause a fatal crash. After learning more about how over-inflated and under-inflated tires can cause car accidents, we invite to reach out to our law firm with any further questions regarding auto safety and Mississippi car accident law.

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.

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