Mississippi Legal News

How Whiplash Can Lead to Long-Term Problems in Mississippi

How Whiplash Can Lead to Long-Term Problems in Mississippi

You may have heard about whiplash before, in association with car accidents, but what many people do not know is that whiplash can become chronic and the pain caused by this condition can dramatically alter a person’s life. Mississippi car accidents are not uncommon and can lead to a variety of injuries, one of the most common injuries being whiplash. In many cases, whiplash goes away with rest or medical treatments, but in rare cases, whiplash can turn into [...]

Handling Different Levels of Brain Trauma After a Mississippi Car Accident

Handling Different Levels of Brain Trauma After a Mississippi Car Accident

Mississippi car accidents can lead to a variety of injuries, one of the most potentially life-changing injuries being brain trauma. Whether brain trauma caused by a car accident is life-altering or not depends on the level of trauma and how soon first aid is given to that person. Mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) usually heal within a few weeks or a month while moderate to severe levels of brain trauma may take longer or last for life. If your [...]

How Auto Accident Compensation Works

How Auto Accident Compensation Works

After an auto accident of any scope, you’re likely going to need compensation in some variety. This usually comes through an insurance company but many motorists are unfamiliar with the ins and outs of how compensation works, and what they can expect when trying to recover for their bills. Understanding Settlements and Lawsuits The vast majority of civil traffic cases are handled outside of court via what’s known as an auto accident settlement. This is simply an agreement between you and [...]

The Dangers of Impaired and Distracted Truck Drivers

The Dangers of Impaired and Distracted Truck Drivers

Driver inattentiveness, impairment, and distraction are among the most common causes of truck accidents, accounting for over 25% of all large-vehicle collisions. Given the sheer mass of the vehicles they operate, truck drivers are significantly more accountable for impairment-related collisions than other motorists, as even minor errors in judgment or reaction time could easily total vehicles and destroy lives.  Why Impairment Is so Common Impairment can take on a variety of forms, but in the context of truck drivers, drug or [...]

How Dangerous Weather Impacts Mississippi Roads and Ways to Avoid Accidents

How Dangerous Weather Impacts Mississippi Roads and Ways to Avoid Accidents

One way you can avoid major car accidents in Mississippi is by knowing what to do in inclement weather like tropical storms, heavy rain, snow, or sleet. Being aware of what driving challenges to expect under certain weather conditions can help you better prepare for what could come. Understanding different ways to avoid dangerous road conditions created by inclement weather can help you decrease your chances of a car accident. However, if you do find yourself in an accident [...]

What To Do After a Bike Accident

What To Do After a Bike Accident

On the road, you run into hundreds of other drivers every day during casual or extended road trips. Perhaps you see the occasional pedestrian on the sidewalk, but you may see another group on the streets: bike riders. Though some bicyclists may be on sidewalks, they might also be in bicycle lanes or the edge of the road. Bicycle riders may have the right-of-way, but just like drivers, they can get in accidents. Perhaps you are the driver who gets [...]

Common Forms of Medical Malpractice Explained

Common Forms of Medical Malpractice Explained

Medical malpractice fatalities are the third leading cause of death in America, meaning that it’s more than likely that you or a loved one may be a victim of mild or severe medical malpractice at some point in your life. Because of the trust we place in healthcare providers, recognizing malpractice and negligence on their part can be difficult, and as such, it’s beneficial to familiarize yourself with some of the most common forms of medical malpractice. Types of Medical [...]

How Can a Medical Emergency Defense Help Me in Mississippi?

How Can a Medical Emergency Defense Help Me in Mississippi?

If you blacked out while driving and found yourself in an ambulance or hospital after a car accident in Mississippi, you may have reasonable concerns about liability. If the car accident was caused by you, but you had no control over what happened due to a medical emergency, then you may have a chance to avoid major liability issues. Using the medical emergency defense could potentially save you thousands of dollars in damages. Talk to a Jackson auto accident [...]

How Unsecured Objects In Your Car Can Hurt You

How Unsecured Objects In Your Car Can Hurt You

Many people errantly overlook the risks that unsecured objects in cars can present, but in truth, the interior of your vehicle can be just as dangerous as anything you’d encounter outside of it on the road at large. Unsecured objects can both make you more likely to get into an accident and can exacerbate the injuries and auto accident damages sustained in a collision, so know the risks that loose objects in your vehicle can pose: Anything you fail to [...]

Tips for Filing a Car Accident Insurance Claim in Mississippi

Tips for Filing a Car Accident Insurance Claim in Mississippi

Mississippi car accidents can take a lot of things away from you in an instant. Not only could you suffer financially, but you might also be dealing with physical and emotional injuries, depending on the severity of the accident. Money can quickly become depleted from medical bills, lost wages, and car repairs. Some physical injuries caused by car accidents are severe enough to cause lifelong disabilities without the possibility of working again. If your injuries were caused by a [...]