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What Are the Dangers of Driving Too Slowly?

Published on May 16, 2019 at 10:42 am in Car Accidents.
What Are the Dangers of Driving Too Slowly?

When we hear about dangerous driving behaviors, one of the most common ones is speeding. It reduces the driver’s ability to control their vehicle and they have much less time to respond to situations on the road. But what you may not know is the other side of this. Driving too slowly for the road is also a risk to everyone. It disrupts the flow of traffic and can still lead to accidents and injuries.

What Happens When Someone Drives Too Slowly?

It’s one of the most annoying situations when you’re caught behind a slow driver. Everyone has a schedule that they’re trying to stick to and dealing with someone who won’t drive at the speed limit adds more frustration into the mix. This makes the people around the slow driver progressively more angry, which increases the risk of an accident occurring.

Is It Illegal to Eat While Driving?

Published on Apr 25, 2019 at 6:43 am in Car Accidents.
Is It Illegal to Eat While Driving?

With busy schedules, it sometimes seems like there’s no time to take a break to stop and eat throughout the day. In order to avoid being late or missing an important meeting, some people choose to eat meals while driving. Fast food restaurants and their drive-thrus make this easy to do. But many people don’t realize how dangerous it can be to eat behind the wheel.

When a person is driving, they need to be entirely focused on the road and the other vehicles around them. Reaching down for a snack or beverage every once in a while may not seem like a big deal, but it takes a person’s hands, eyes, and mind away from the road. In a split second an accident could occur, and innocent travelers could be seriously injured. Depending on the food or drink, there may be even more risks involved. While it’s clear that eating while driving is a dangerous activity, it’s important to be aware of whether it’s illegal in your state.

How Is Fault Determined When Poor Weather Causes a Wreck?

Published on Apr 11, 2019 at 6:31 am in Car Accidents.
How Is Fault Determined When Poor Weather Causes a Wreck?

Drivers are supposed to remain focused on the road. This means they’re looking ahead, their hands are on the steering wheel, and they’re not engaged with anything else that could be a distraction. This is usually what it takes to be safe on the road. However, sometimes the weather affects the road safety and there are some situations when drivers don’t remain in control of their vehicles because of it. Unfortunately, it typically results in devastating accidents. If you’ve been wrongfully injured, you can file a claim with the help of a Biloxi car accident lawyer. Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law fights for Mississippi residents and will do everything possible to defend their rights to fair compensation.

You may be wondering about how fault applies to an accident when it happened because of poor weather. First, you need to know how weather changes the road conditions and what drivers are supposed to do about it.

What Are the Most Common Types of Construction Accidents in Mississippi?

Published on Mar 28, 2019 at 7:01 am in Work Accidents.
What Are the Most Common Types of Construction Accidents in Mississippi?

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous fields to work in because it accounts for nearly 21 percent of all occupational fatalities annually. Every year, approximately 1,000 individuals are fatally injured while employed and working in construction, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In Mississippi, 90 people died from occupational injuries in 2017 and 13 of them worked in construction. Deaths tolls for this industry are on the rise. This happens when employers and job site owners neglect state and federal safety laws in order to save money or time.

If you work in construction, it’s crucial to understand what types of accidents are most common. This knowledge could help you avoid an accident and improve safety measure for all employees.

How Does Speed Impact Injuries Sustained in a Car Accident?

Published on Mar 21, 2019 at 6:58 am in Car Accidents.
How Does Speed Impact Injuries Sustained in a Car Accident?

When you’re involved in an auto collision, the results can be devastating. Suffering from terrible injuries can put your life on hold. You’re probably worrying about how long the injuries will take to heal and how much work you’ll be missing. It’s enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed. But there are legal options for you. Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law can represent you and get you the justice you deserve. We’ll make sure your rights are protected.

Your compensation should help you cover your medical expenses so you can pay for past bills and anything you’ll need to afford in the future. The important factor with this is that you’ll need to know what your injuries are. This isn’t always apparent right after a car accident. Your injuries could take a few days or weeks to show up. During this time, your lawyer would advise you to not talk to any insurance adjusters if they contact you. They’re likely trying to get you to settle early—meaning you’ll get less compensation than you deserve.

While car accident injuries can vary in level of severity, any kind of injury can cause long-lasting issues. All accidents should be taken seriously, as it doesn’t take much to cause injuries or damages. Let’s take a look at what kinds of injuries can occur when the speeds are different.

How Is Fault Determined in Collisions Related to Lane Merges?

Published on Mar 14, 2019 at 8:23 am in Car Accidents.
How Is Fault Determined in Collisions Related to Lane Merges?

While highways offer a convenient way to travel, certain driving skills are needed to operate a vehicle safely in multi-lane traffic at high speeds. Merging is one of the skills that can be challenging. Safe merging requires concentration and common sense. When reckless drivers attempt to change lanes without checking their surroundings, automobile accidents can cause significant property damage and serious injuries.

One of the most difficult things to determine after an accident is at fault. This can be especially tricky in accidents involving lane merges because of the number of ways these accidents can happen, but understanding why merging crashes occur can help you prove who is liable for a wreck.

How Do Most Injuries Occur in Mississippi Casinos?

Published on Feb 28, 2019 at 8:18 am in Premises Liability.
How Do Most Injuries Occur in Mississippi Casinos?

When businesses fail to prioritize safety, they put their patrons and others at risk of getting hurt. This is not acceptable and unsafe businesses need to be held accountable for failing to take care of their property. If you were injured in a Mississippi casino, Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law can help you file a slip and fall claim.

Our firm is well-versed in the state’s premises liability laws and we will make sure that your best interests will be protected. You can rest assured that your representative is fighting for your rights no matter what. You may feel intimidated to go up against a casino, and these cases of negligence can get complex when trying to assign fault and finding out exactly what went wrong.

We understand how an injury can severely disrupt your life. There are many hindrances that can be frustrating, like waiting for the injury to heal, dealing with medical expenses and care, figuring out what you need to do to aid your recovery, and possibly having to miss work. It can put a significant financial burden on your shoulders.

Common Back Injuries That Result After Car Accidents

Published on Feb 14, 2019 at 7:26 am in Car Accidents.
Common Back Injuries That Result After Car Accidents

There are a number of factors that affect the type of car accident injury you’re likely to sustain, including the location your vehicle is hit, the speed of impact, and the safety features in your vehicle. Even in the mildest accident, however, you could sustain a back injury. Some back injuries only require rest to heal, others may require surgeries and physical therapy, and severe injuries may result in permanent disability.

If you’ve been in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligent actions, you deserve compensation to cover the cost of damages you’ve incurred. Part of the compensation will likely be awarded for your injury and the related medical bills. Understanding your injury will ensure you know what you are owed.

What Happens If I Don’t Report My Slip-and-Fall Injury?

Published on Jan 24, 2019 at 7:39 am in Premises Liability.
What Happens If I Don’t Report My Slip-and-Fall Injury?

Slip-and-fall accidents can happen anywhere—stores, hospitals, and even the workplace. Owners who negligently ignore spills or fail to keep walkways dry and even puts everyone at risk of falling and getting injured. Whenever these incidents happen, it’s vital that you make a report and get legal representation. However, not everyone may not know this and could possibly harm their claim before they’ve even filed it. Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law can help you get the justice you deserve.

What’s It Like to Suffer from Accident-Related PTSD?

Published on Jan 10, 2019 at 10:06 am in Car Accidents.
What’s It Like to Suffer from Accident-Related PTSD?

While an auto accident could result in physical injuries, that’s not where the trauma stops. A crash can have a significant emotional or mental impact on a victim. If you or a loved one has been in a wreck and are dealing with emotional pain, you’re not alone. According to the National Center for PTSD, nearly seven to eight percent of the United States’ population will experience PTSD at some point in their lives. There are healthy ways to cope with emotional trauma and restore order and balance to your life.

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