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Top 5 Traffic Laws Broken in Mississippi

Published on Jan 16, 2020 at 9:00 am in Car Accidents.
Top 5 Traffic Laws Broken in Mississippi

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.

2020 Mississippi Law Changes

Published on Jan 2, 2020 at 2:58 pm in Legal Information.
2020 Mississippi Law Changes

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.

What Is Patient Abandonment?

Published on Dec 23, 2019 at 6:17 am in Medical Malpractice.
What Is Patient Abandonment?

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.

What Are Some Surprising Causes of Distracted Driving?

Published on Dec 19, 2019 at 11:32 am in Car Accidents.
What Are Some Surprising Causes of Distracted Driving?

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.

How Is Black Box Data Used After a Commercial Truck Accident?

Published on Nov 26, 2019 at 12:29 pm in Truck Accidents.
How Is Black Box Data Used After a Commercial Truck Accident?

Truck accidents can be debilitating for everybody involved. But it can also be hard to determine fault in an accident involving such a large vehicle. Sometimes pictures of the scene alone cannot tell the story of what happened to cause an accident. Black box data can be helpful to the case.

You might be familiar with black box data from airplanes that aid in piecing together what caused a crash. Eighteen-wheelers have them as well for similar reasons. In a commercial truck accident, black box data is used to figure out what happened and prove who was at fault for the collision.

Why Do-It-Yourself Legal Options Aren’t Always Best

Published on Nov 21, 2019 at 9:08 am in Personal Injury.
Why Do-It-Yourself Legal Options Aren’t Always Best

Whenever you’re dealing with a serious matter, you typically go to an expert. If you’re feeling ill or have an injury, you consult a doctor. If you’re planning on moving, you work with a reputable real estate agent. If you’re looking to invest your money, you go to a financial advisor. Working with experts in the field who can look out for your best interests provides peace of mind so you know you’re making fully informed decisions. However, some may not take this approach with the legal process.

A Basic Guide to Mississippi Auto Insurance Laws

Published on Oct 24, 2019 at 5:41 am in Car Accidents.
A Basic Guide to Mississippi Auto Insurance Laws

Driving is a necessity when you need to get from point A to point B. But you can’t just get in a car and drive. Like many states, you need auto insurance before driving in Mississippi. If you plan on cruising around Biloxi, you need to know the basics of the state’s automobile insurance laws so that you’re protected legally and have peace of mind if an accident occurs.

How Often Does Chronic Pain Result After a Car Accident?

Published on Oct 17, 2019 at 6:13 am in Car Accidents.
How Often Does Chronic Pain Result After a Car Accident?

Medical professionals group pain into two categories. Acute pain, which is what you’re likely to experience immediately following a car accident, is a sharp or sudden pain that decreases over time. Chronic pain, however, lasts for an indefinite amount of time and doesn’t improve on its own.

If you’re experiencing chronic pain after an accident, you’re not alone. Many car accident victims find themselves in similar situations. Part of dealing with chronic pain is understanding why is happens and how it can affect you.

What Documentation to Bring When Meeting your Personal Injury Lawyer

Published on Oct 10, 2019 at 12:29 pm in Personal Injury.
What Documentation to Bring When Meeting your Personal Injury Lawyer

Starting a personal injury case and planning to meet with your lawyer for the first time can be stressful and nerve-wracking. On top of that, you might be trying to manage your physical and emotional pain from your injury. To help the meeting go as smoothly as possible, you should know what documentation to bring. That way, you and your lawyer can get right to the important parts of your case and giving you peace of mind.

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