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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.

5 Facts Out-of-State Drivers Traveling to Mississippi Should Know

Published on Sep 26, 2019 at 9:08 am in Car Accidents.
5 Facts Out-of-State Drivers Traveling to Mississippi Should Know

Whether you’re headed to your vacation destination in Mississippi or you’re just passing through the state, it’s important to know the rules of the road. Traffic laws and vehicle requirements are established at the state level. This means that as you cross state lines, the laws can change. If you’re planning on driving in or through Mississippi, here are five facts out-of-state drivers should know.

Common Causes of Seizures in Newborn Infants

Published on Sep 19, 2019 at 8:20 am in Birth Injury.
Common Causes of Seizures in Newborn Infants

When you’re about to have a baby, you want everything to go perfectly according to plan. You hope to leave the hospital with a happy, healthy baby, but that isn’t always the case. Some newborns are born with birth injuries that can affect development.

Seizures can be a sign that your baby suffered from a birth injury, especially to the brain. Some specific injuries cause seizures, but they can also be a result of a condition the baby had before birth. If you suspect your baby has suffered a brain injury, you’ll want to know what to look for.

When Is a Senior Citizen at Risk for Causing a Car Accident?

Published on Sep 12, 2019 at 7:54 am in Car Accidents.
When Is a Senior Citizen at Risk for Causing a Car Accident?

Driving requires constant attention. When we get older, sometimes we can’t focus like we used to. While driving allows senior citizens independence, it’s not always safe. There are signs that your loved one’s health could be declining that directly affect their driving abilities. Even if they don’t realize they’re dangerous behind the wheel, they could get into a car accident and injure themselves and others.

According to Consumer Reports, about 14 million Americans a year are in car accidents caused by senior citizens. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that nearly 300,000 people over 65 years of age were injured or killed in a car crash in 2016. Those high numbers prove the need for caution when it comes to senior citizens driving.

What Are the Most Common Park and Playground Injuries?

Published on Sep 6, 2019 at 8:03 am in Premises Liability.
What Are the Most Common Park and Playground Injuries?

Playgrounds and parks are great places for children to get outside, play, and exercise. While skinned knees and bruised elbows are commonplace, more serious injuries are possible—especially when negligence is involved. Poorly maintained equipment, broken parts, shattered glass, inadequate supervision, or aggressive playmates can cause injuries that require emergency care.

There are a number of steps you and your child can take to avoid injuries. For example, they should only play on equipment that’s positioned over wood chips, rubber surfacing, or sand. Falling on concrete, blacktop, or grass is more likely to result in severe injuries. As a parent or guardian, it’s important to look for small spaces where your child’s head could get stuck, ensure they don’t attach jump ropes or other ropes to playground equipment, and look for places they might trip and fall.

Even when you take precautions, injuries are still possible. Understanding the most common park and playground injuries and how they happen can help you avoid potentially dangerous situations.

Announcing Our Fall 2019 Scholarship Winner

Published on Aug 29, 2019 at 12:48 pm in News.

Everyone at Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law is dedicated to helping our local and nationwide communities build strong foundations that will lead to a brighter future. As part of that dedication, we decided to start a scholarship in 2017. The Fall 2019 submission period just came to a close, and we were truly humbled by the amount of applications we received as well as the overall quality of every essay. Thank you to everyone who applied!

We’re happy to announce that we’ve chosen a winner. Congratulations to Rebecca Fadler of Commerce Township, Michigan!

Rebecca will be attending Indiana University Maurer School of Law to continue her graduate studies.

What Happens If a Collision Happens at a Car Dealership?

Published on Aug 29, 2019 at 6:21 am in Car Accidents.
What Happens If a Collision Happens at a Car Dealership?

There’s plenty of places to buy a car in Biloxi. Test driving a car can be nerve wracking experience because you’re driving a vehicle that is new to you. You want to look at all the unfamiliar features that you can even though doing so may be a distraction. Cars can also have different sensitivities for the gas, brakes, steering, and other features, which may take the driver by surprise.

If you’ve been involved in a car accident while test driving a vehicle at a car dealership, it will help you to know how liability is handled in these situations. The first thing to know is that no matter what, you want to file a police report after any collision, but especially during a test drive. This proves that the incident happened, and the officer might write down who they find responsible in their report. This can help you if anyone takes you to court for the accident in a vehicle you were test driving.

What Factors Can Complicate a Slip and Fall Lawsuit?

Published on Aug 1, 2019 at 5:32 am in Slip and Fall Accidents.
What Factors Can Complicate a Slip and Fall Lawsuit?

Slip and fall accidents are sudden and can have many consequences that affect your life. Your injuries have the potential to cause chronic pain and could make you miss work while you take time to heal. These preventable accidents may not have happened if the people in charge of the premises hadn’t acted negligently. Your safety shouldn’t have been jeopardized. But you can seek justice. A slip and fall lawyer from Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law will do everything to get you the compensation you deserve.

Before getting in touch with your lawyer, you may be thinking that your claim will be a cut and dried deal. Someone was negligent, you were hurt as a result, and deserve compensation. However, not everyone will see it that way. You’ll need to prove that negligence caused your injuries and you weren’t responsible in any way.

How Often Are Defective Commercial Trucks Recalled?

Published on Jul 18, 2019 at 6:50 am in Truck Accidents.
How Often Are Defective Commercial Trucks Recalled?

When a commercial truck is in an accident, an investigation is often conducted to determine the cause. While the majority of crashes are the direct result of human error, there are some that are caused by defective automotive parts. When evidence suggests a truck could pose serious harm to others, it’s crucial for it to be recalled so accidents can be prevented.

When a commercial truck is defective and equipment fails, the truck driver could have a difficult time maintaining control of their vehicle and an accident could result. Just like with car companies, truck manufacturers are required to inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of defects, so a recall can be issued.

When Is an Unborn Child Considered “at Risk” for a Birth Injury?

Published on Jul 11, 2019 at 9:08 am in Medical Malpractice.
When Is an Unborn Child Considered “at Risk” for a Birth Injury?

When a woman goes into the delivery process, there are many factors to keep track of. The medical team needs to monitor the mother and the baby’s vitals. They need to make sure their oxygen levels are normal and that the baby faces no complications when being delivered through the birth canal. However, issues during the pregnancy can also put the child at risk of being born with a birth injury.

If your child was born with a birth injury, they may have severe health complications that they’ll live with for the rest of their lives. It can be frustrating to know that it could have been prevented. If a medical care provider acted negligently, they should be held accountable for their actions.

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