What Causes a Truck To Jackknife?

Published on Sep 1, 2023 at 2:09 pm in Truck Accidents.
What Causes a Truck To Jackknife?

“Jackknifing” is a common term in the trucking industry. It’s a highly dangerous situation when a truck jackknifes, and it results in far too many crashes every year—many of them fatal.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) statistics show that in a recent year of study, there were over 2,000 truck crashes in which the first harmful event leading to the collision was a jackknife.

Jackknife accidents are a serious risk that drivers need to consider every time they get behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer. And because a truck jackknife is usually caused by driver error, it is considered to be among the most preventable types of truck accidents.

What Should I Do If I Fall at a Casino?

Published on Sep 1, 2023 at 1:56 pm in Premises Liability.

As home to more casinos than any other city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Biloxi is known to draw gamblers from across the country. In 2020, Mississippi’s casinos collectively reported earnings that shattered pre-pandemic revenue records as people rushed to the reopened entertainment venues. The Mississippi Gulf Coast consistently ranks in the top ten casino markets by revenue.

Gambling in a casino can be a great activity to enjoy with friends and family. But if you fall at a casino, you need to know what to do to protect yourself, your health, and your rights. Contacting a Biloxi casino injury lawyer who will accept and excel in the challenge of fighting these powerful entities is essential to making sure you receive fair treatment. Let’s take a look at how casino injuries occur and what should happen when they do.

How To Calculate the Real Costs of a Car Accident

Published on Aug 21, 2023 at 2:03 pm in Car Accidents.
How To Calculate the Real Costs of a Car Accident

Anyone who has been involved in a motor vehicle accident already knows the intense physical and emotional burden it can leave a victim with. But for many crash survivors, injuries and mental anguish are just the beginning of their problems post-wreck.

Anyone who has been unfairly injured in an accident that they did not cause should not be left to suffer on their own. Financial compensation recovered via a personal injury claim is one of the most effective methods afforded by Mississippi law for setting accident victims on the path to recovery.

What’s the Difference Between Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis?

Published on Jul 26, 2023 at 4:09 pm in Medical Malpractice.
What’s the Difference Between Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis?

Medical malpractice, which can involve birth injuries, prescription errors, and surgical mistakes, happen all too often in Mississippi and throughout the rest of our country, forcing patients to endure unnecessary pain, leaving them with irreversible health setbacks, and causing their deaths. Included in that list of medical negligence that harms Mississippians are misdiagnoses and delayed diagnoses. These are also quite common errors doctors make in our state, causing their patients to suffer beyond measure.

When prospective clients reach out to our Biloxi law firm to discuss the health impasses they’ve been through, diagnostic-oriented ones tend to fall into one of two categories. Continue reading to learn more about what’s the difference between a misdiagnosis and a delayed diagnosis—the categories into which these experiences often fall.

Corban Gunn Selected for the 2023 Mid-South Super Lawyers List

Published on Jun 23, 2023 at 1:03 pm in News.

We have some exciting news to share with you about Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law. He was recently selected for inclusion on the 2023 Mid-South Super Lawyers list. This recognition marks the third consecutive year our law firm’s founding attorney has received such recognition. He received the Super Lawyers Rising Star recognition each year between 2013 and 2018.

Corban Gunn is a fifth-generation Mississippi attorney from a family with deep roots in the Biloxi community. In addition, he’s a two-time graduate of The University of Mississippi. His enrollment in the school required him to spend extensive time far from the familiar surroundings of the gulf coast of Mississippi in University-Oxford in the north central portion of our state.

Tips To Avoid a Tire Blowout

Published on May 26, 2023 at 1:20 pm in Car Accidents.
Tips To Avoid a Tire Blowout

For as common as they are, tire blowouts are extremely serious. When a tire gives out on the road at high speed, the driver can lose control of the vehicle and swerve into the path of other cars, bicyclists, motorcyclists, or pedestrians.

Tire blowouts usually happen in older cars (with older tires) on high-speed roadways like highways and interstates. Since heat can be a factor in a tire blowout, it is more common for them to happen in the summer months. Tire blowouts may be caused by a combination of issues, such as:

Where Do Most Slip and Fall Accidents Happen?

Published on May 12, 2023 at 1:27 pm in Slip and Fall Accidents.
Where Do Most Slip and Fall Accidents Happen?

An unexpected fall has the potential to cause serious or even catastrophic injuries. Knowing how to protect yourself can be critical to staying safe as you visit businesses and other people’s residences in Biloxi and elsewhere in Mississippi.

We believe that everyone should have access to information that helps keep them safe. If you spend any amount of time at properties other than your own, knowing which ones pose the greatest threat of a serious accident can be helpful. After reading this blog, we hope you’ll have a greater understanding of where most slip and fall accidents happen.

Steps To Take After a Rear-End Crash

Published on May 5, 2023 at 1:27 pm in Car Accidents.
Steps To Take After a Rear-End Crash

Biloxi may not be a city well-known for heavy traffic, but our Mississippi city still sees more than enough congestion on the roadway for rear-end crashes to occur. While these types of collisions often occur in rush hour traffic where motorists get so engrossed in distractions that they lose focus on the road, rear-end crashes may also be attributable to reckless driving like tailgating, misjudgments about other drivers’ actions, and even mechanical defects like failing brakes.

Rear-end crashes, whether they occur at a slow or fast rate of speed, can cause significant property damage and serious injuries. Do you know what steps to take after a rear-end crash that you were involved in? If not, then read on. We’ll share with you all you need to know.

How Often Do Truckers Drive While Drowsy?

Published on Apr 28, 2023 at 1:24 pm in Truck Accidents.
How Often Do Truckers Drive While Drowsy?

Exactly how often truckers drive while drowsy is a hard statistic to nail down. But the numbers we do have are alarming.

  • The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) puts the percentage of serious crashes caused by driver fatigue at about 13%, but other sources suggest the number may be as high as 40% or more.
  • The average commercial truck driver gets only about 5 hours of sleep per night, while the recommended amount of sleep for an adult is 7-8 or more hours.
  • One study found that 75% of surveyed truck drivers reported committing at least one driving error as a result of drowsiness.
  • In a study of trucker fatigue and accident rates, 18% of truck drivers self-reported having fallen asleep at the wheel while on the job.
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that, in 2017 alone, drowsy driving caused over 91,000 crashes resulting in about 50,000 injuries and 800 deaths.
  • A study conducted in North Carolina found that fall-asleep/fatigued crashes and drunk driving crashes resulted in nearly identical serious injury and fatality rates.

How Often Are Punitive Damages Awarded in Mississippi Injury Claims?

Published on Apr 14, 2023 at 1:59 pm in Personal Injury.
How Often Are Punitive Damages Awarded in Mississippi Injury Claims?

A severe injury can seriously and even permanently alter the course of your future, impacting everything from your physical and emotional health to your financial stability. When you’ve been injured because of another person’s or entity’s negligence, it is important for you to understand the compensation to which you are legally entitled.

Mississippi law affords injury victims the right to pursue compensation for their related damages, including lost wages, medical bills, property damage, mental anguish, and more. This compensation can typically be broken down into three categories: economic, non-economic, and punitive damages.

Economic and non-economic damages are the most commonly awarded compensation. So how often are punitive damages awarded in Mississippi injury claims?



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