Drivers put themselves and others in danger when they don’t slow down or obey signs in work zones. In 2018, there were 35 crashes in construction and maintenance zones in Mississippi. Those accidents resulted in ten fatalities of drivers and passengers. Additionally, 13 highway workers were injured. In order to stay safe and prevent accidents, let’s take a look at what Mississippi drivers need to know about highway work zones.
Drunk drivers are dangerous behind the wheel, we all know that. In fact, in 2016, MDOT reported that 18 percent of all traffic deaths were caused by impaired drivers. But what you might not know is that drunk drivers can also be dangerous after the collision when they get out of the car. If a drunk driver gets angry, they can become unpredictable and blame you for the accident even though they’re the one at fault.
Your first step after any car accident should always be to call 911 if you are able to access a phone. The sooner police and medical personnel get there, the better your situation will be. After a crash with a drunk driver, it’s important that the drunk driver is also seen by medical professionals because they’ll need to test their blood alcohol content (BAC) so that their level of intoxication is on record.
After calling for first responders, though, what do you do next? How do you handle a drunk driver after they collided with you? Keep reading to learn how to effectively deal with a drunk driver while you’re still at the scene of a car accident.
Whether you’re visiting Mississippi or just passing through, driving through a state for the first time may be a bit nerve-wracking. While you may be a bit unfamiliar with the roads, you can take some steps to make yourself more comfortable behind the wheel so you can relax and focus on driving safely. When drivers keep safety and caution on their minds, they’re reducing their chances of causing an accident.
Knowing a bit about the laws, the kind of roads you’ll be driving on, and looking ahead to where you’re going will make you more aware of what you’ll experience when you’re driving. Let’s take a look at these tips so you can prepare for driving through Mississippi.
Cruises are an exciting vacation where people get ready to relax, enjoy new surroundings, and get away from the stresses of everyday life for some time. While people are typically planning out how they’re going to spend their time on the cruise, they may rarely think about safety. However, a cruise ship is like any other property—if it’s poorly maintained, passengers are at risk of sustaining serious injuries. When staff negligence causes an injury, you can seek out legal options. Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law can help you with your premises liability claim.
After a car accident, you call your insurance company so an adjuster can come evaluate your vehicle for your claim. You think they’ll inspect your damages honestly, but instead they report that there is less damage to your car than is visible. When you make an auto insurance claim, you expect the insurance company to operate within your contract. So what happens when they don’t? That’s called bad faith.
Traffic laws exist to maintain order on the road and prevent accidents. Breaking any one of those laws results in consequences. When a driver violates a traffic law, they’re often issued a moving or non-moving citation.
A moving violation happens when a traffic law is violated when a car is moving. Non-moving violations also tend to happen when a car is moving, which can confuse some drivers. The difference is the way the violations are treated by the court and the Department of Licensing (DOL). In general, non-moving violations are not reported to the DOL. The violation, however, determines the type of citation the driver is issued. The more severe the broken law, the higher the fine or penalty.
While drivers all over Mississippi break a variety of traffic laws every day, there are some that are more common than others. Let’s take a look at the top five.
If you’ve been keeping an eye on the news, you’re likely aware that our state will embrace some new laws in 2020. While more laws will be implemented as the year progresses, there are definitive changes being made in January. For example, the Mississippi bar exam rules are changing. And while no official decisions have been made, the state is looking into the implications of county redistricting and the possibility of legalizing medical marijuana. Let’s take a look at what law changes are coming in 2020 to Mississippi.
When you’re on vacation, you might expect to spend more money than you planned, or to go out to eat more often than not. But the last thing you expect to happen is an accident that leaves you seriously injured. If you’re vacationing out of state, that could make your personal injury claim even trickier.
While undergoing treatment for an injury or ailment, you’ve probably placed your trust in your health care provider. They’re the person to answer your questions, address concerns, and they know all about you and your health issue. In some cases, a health care provider may abandon their patient. This can be devastating to anyone, but it can also be life-threatening. If a health care provider unexpectedly stops treating a patient without a reason and does not give the patient adequate time to choose a new provider to take over, the patient’s health problems could progress. In these situations, this may be considered medical malpractice.
Many people are aware of the dangers of distracted driving. Whenever something takes a driver’s attention away from the road, they can get in an accident. Drivers may know of some common distractions, like cell phones and eating, and can take certain precautions to avoid them. While keeping a phone out of arm’s reach as well as keeping any food out of the driver’s lap or passenger seat are great methods to prevent these distractions from getting their attention away from the road, there are other forms of distractions that the driver may have not prepared for. Let’s take a look at some of these surprising distractors a driver can encounter.
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