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Announcing Our Spring 2018 Scholarship Winner

Published on Feb 5, 2018 at 4:41 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 Spring 2018 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 Carlson of Graham, NC!

Rebecca is attending her first year of graduate school at George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Car Maintenance Tips for Mississippi Drivers

Published on Feb 1, 2018 at 10:06 am in Car Accidents.
Car Maintenance Tips for Mississippi Drivers

Keeping your car functioning properly means having greater safety on the road. You may wonder if you’re taking the best care of your car. The good news is that you don’t have to be a mechanic to keep your car working well. A few changes to driving and how you take care of your car will help it drive at peak performance and possibly reduce the chance of getting into a car accident.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident through no fault of your own in Mississippi, it’s important to know that you have legal options. A Mississippi car accident lawyer from Corban Gunn Law can help. Car accidents can result in painful injuries like whiplash or a concussion. We’ll work rigorously to get you compensation for your injuries.

Can Technology-Aided Trucker Hats Save Lives?

Published on Jan 11, 2018 at 11:50 am in Truck Accidents.
Can Technology-Aided Trucker Hats Save Lives?

Truck drivers have demanding work schedules. Their job often has them on the road for weeks at a time, and then they get some time at home. During those weeks, truckers drive all over the country to deliver goods. They need to stick to their schedule and make sure the trucks get to their destinations on time.

But this brings its own set of problems. Driving for long periods over the course of a few weeks will make anyone tired. And when you’re driving next to a trucker, you don’t know if they’re on hour two of their first day driving or hour six of a trip where they drove eight hours the previous day. As a result, the exhaustion can lead to truck accidents.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident involving a truck, a Mississippi truck accident lawyer can help you with your claim. You won’t have to worry about dealing with insurance adjusters trying to make you settle early, or gathering all the information for you claim on your own. Corban Gunn, a personal injury lawyer in Biloxi, MS, has experience in truck accident cases. He’s represented citizens of Mississippi for years and is ready to fight for your rights.

Truckers Battle Exhaustion with Strict Deadlines

The United States has about 3.5 million truck drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported in 2014 that 85 percent of trucks in fatal crashes were large trucks. There were 3,903 fatalities that year, and 73 percent of the people who lost their lives were in other vehicles.

With so many truck drivers on the road adhering to a schedule that could have them driving up to 14 consecutive hours, there’s no wonder that there are still thousands of truck accident fatalities per year.

Technology Can Help Keep Truckers Awake

A new invention by Ford and a Sao-Paulo based agency called GTB aims to help solve this problem. The Ford SafeCap is a trucker hat that has technology that recognizes when the driver is making motions indicating they’re about to fall asleep.

Certain head movements, like the head resting backward, and muscles relaxing, are early signs that the truck driver is going to fall asleep. They aren’t yet at that stage – and the trucker hat prevents them from getting to that stage.

After the hat picks up these motions, it responds with different sensory actions to wake the driver. There’s sound, vibration, and two bright lights shine under the cap. This effectively stop the driver from dozing off, and they also know that they’re going through the motions of falling asleep.

With this knowledge, the trucker has the hat to keep them awake, and they can look for a stop area so they can rest.

The project isn’t finished. The inventors are hoping that as people gain more awareness of the SafeCap, they will get more innovative partners to help them refine the project to make it as effective as possible.

As the world’s innovators use technology to help solve truck accident problems, there’s a good chance of reducing truck accident fatalities and making the roads safer for everyone.

5 Smart Ways to Discourage Drunk Driving this New Year’s

Published on Dec 28, 2017 at 11:29 am in Car Accidents.
5 Smart Ways to Discourage Drunk Driving this New Year’s

The holiday season usually brings a lot of opportunities to be with friends and family and celebrate this time of the year. But what people don’t think about is the reality of driving drunk.

781 people died in crashes involved with a drunk driver in December 2016. The U.S. Department of Transportation reported that over the past 5 years, about 300 people died because of drunk drivers between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

How Can You Avoid Drunk Driving on New Year’s?

During the holidays, you’ll probably have a few parties on your schedule. While these are fun, you should prepare for how you’re going to get home so you don’t feel like driving drunk is your only option.

One of the best ways to avoid drunk driving is to create a game plan before you go to a party. You won’t have to worry about figuring out logistics when you’re tired and ready to go home when the party is over. There are also ways to help your friends avoid drunk driving.

  • Have a Designated Driver. If you’re going out with a group of people, one person can be the designated driver. They won’t drink alcohol that night and will get everyone home.
  • Use Uber, Lyft, or Call a Taxi. Consider using a car service to get you home. Uber and Lyft have apps that are easy to use, or you can always get a cab.
  • Offer Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Food. As a host of a party, you can help by offering alternatives to alcohol. With non-alcoholic drink options and food, people might not drink as much as they would if alcohol was the only option.
  • Take Keys. As a host, it’s going to be difficult to keep track of everyone as the party goes on. Take car keys as people arrive and store them somewhere safe so you don’t have to worry about drunk people leaving to drive home. People might be annoyed or think you’re being too protective, but it’s worth it if it prevents someone from getting behind the wheel when they’re intoxicated.
  • Ask a Friend for a Ride. If you didn’t plan how you’re getting back and don’t know what to do, you can always ask a friend for a ride or help getting a ride home.

Every alternative is better than driving drunk. It isn’t worth the risk, and when you drive drunk, you’re risking everyone’s lives on the road.

Do You Need a Biloxi Car Accident Lawyer?

Car accidents can seriously affect your life. Drunk driving is not worth the consequences. But this doesn’t stop everyone from driving drunk.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash in Biloxi that was caused by a drunk driver, hiring a car accident lawyer will give you a better chance of getting full compensation. Corban Gunn has the experience and the tenacity to get you the compensation you need. 

Call our law firm today at 228.284.6805 for a free consultation.

Don’t Let Your Christmas Tree Become a Fire Hazard

Published on Dec 14, 2017 at 9:47 am in Personal Injury.
Don’t Let Your Christmas Tree Become a Fire Hazard

One of the best Christmas traditions is getting a tree and decorated it with a star, lights, and ornaments. People who choose live trees can purchase one already cut or go to a Christmas tree farm and cut their own.

No matter what tree you get, you have to take care of it for it to stay healthy and above all, safe. When trees aren’t properly taken care of, they can dry up and become a serious fire hazard. It doesn’t take much for a dry Christmas tree to catch on fire, and only a few more seconds for it to go up in flames. According to FEMA, about 1 out of every 34 home Christmas tree fires resulted in death.

How to Prevent Car Fires

Published on Nov 30, 2017 at 10:10 am in Car Accidents.
How to Prevent Car Fires

Car fires can occur in car accidents. They take a terrifying situation to another level. Car fires can cause serious injuries to you and severely damage your car. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported that about 300 people are killed and 1,250 are injured each year from automobile fires.

About 152,300 automobile fires were reported per year between 2006-2010. Collectively, 209 people lost their lives, 764 were injured, and the property damage was worth $536 million. 10 percent of reported U.S. fires were automobile fires. While fuel tanks or fuel lines led to only 2 percent of automobile fires, they also led to 15% of automobile fire deaths.

The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Fun in Biloxi – 2017 Edition

Published on Nov 22, 2017 at 8:59 am in Fun Stuff.

The holiday season is one of the best times of the year. We celebrate our family and friends and participate in a lot of special traditions. Twinkling lights, green wreaths, and red bows adorn houses and businesses, a hot cup of cocoa is the classic seasonal drink, and we’re all excited to spend this time with the ones we care about most.

You want to make the most of this time. While you probably have your own traditions, your community celebrates the holidays, too. Knowing what’s happening in your city will allow you to make holiday plans and participate in the festivities in December.

Feel we’re missing anything? Let us know!

4 Tips to Ease the Recovery Process After a Car Crash

Published on Nov 9, 2017 at 9:54 am in Car Accidents.
4 Tips to Ease the Recovery Process After a Car Crash

After a car crash, your body could be in shock or have a rush of adrenaline that masks any injuries you’ve sustained. You might not think anything is wrong with you, but that’s the chemical response blocking your ability to feel pain.

While you’ll want to get back to your normal life, you need to take time to recover. If you ignore the recovery process and don’t give your body time to heal, you will end up doing more damage and you’ll have to wait even longer before you can get back to your daily life.

If you’ve been in a car accident in Mississippi, you might be able to get compensation for the crash. The car accident lawyers at Corban Gunn can help you. We will fight for your rights and do all we can to make your case as strong as possible.

Does the Size of a Law Firm Matter?

Published on Oct 26, 2017 at 10:34 am in General.
Does the Size of a Law Firm Matter?

Your search for the right law firm probably includes a lot of research, notes, and a hefty pro/con list. You’re trying to narrow down your options and pick the one that you like the most. A large law firm could appeal to you at first, but this isn’t necessarily the best choice. The size of a law firm doesn’t reflect its quality of work or how the lawyers will treat their clients.

Small law firms have their unique characteristics that set them apart from large law firms. When looking for a firm, you should consider adding a few small law firms to your list. While larger law firms might treat you like a case number, small law firms have the time to focus on you as an individual.

What You Don’t Want in a Personal Injury Lawyer

Published on Oct 12, 2017 at 10:20 am in General.
What You Don’t Want in a Personal Injury Lawyer

When you’ve suffered an injury and are seeking to file a lawsuit, you need a capable and understanding lawyer at your side. Their skills and support will guide you through the process and be a source for information if you have any questions along the way.

But not all lawyers have the same standards. When you need a personal injury lawyer, you should give yourself options and choose the one that exhibits the best qualities that a lawyer should have. If you’re meeting with a lawyer and they start to show characteristics of a bad personal injury lawyer, don’t work with them.

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