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2018 Mississippi Law Changes

Published on May 18, 2018 at 9:07 am in Legal Information.
2018 Mississippi Law Changes

Though we’re only a portion of the way through 2018, there have been a small handful of fairly major bills and acts that have passed in Mississippi during the year. Mississippi’s three-month legislative season, which just came to a close in March, was unfortunately rather lackluster in regard to the passing of new bills and laws, however.

Below you’ll find a brief summary of just a few of the major bills and acts that have passed in the first quarter of 2018:

15-Week Abortion Ban: As of March 2018, Mississippi almost became the state with the earliest abortion ban in the nation. Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1510 which prevents women from getting an abortion after the 15th week of their pregnancy. Almost immediately following this, a judge signed a temporary restraining order on the ban, however. The case and ban are awaiting litigation.

How to Determine Fault in a Construction Accident

Published on Apr 26, 2018 at 9:49 am in Work Accidents.
How to Determine Fault in a Construction Accident

Negligence in the workplace can cause employees to get injured. People can get hurt in any workplace, even offices. But for workers who have jobs in areas that require safety equipment and gear have a higher risk of serious injury. Construction workers are often around heavy equipment, building materials, and also work at heights above ground-level. If anyone acts negligently and doesn’t have the safety of their workers as a top priority at all times, construction workers can suffer from major injuries.

Construction accident injuries can keep people from returning from work for a long time or even cause a long-lasting health issue that prevents them from coming back to their job when they’re healed. If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, you may be able to get compensation. A Biloxi construction injury lawyer from Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law can help you with your claim and recover the damages you deserve.

How to Protect New Teen Drivers

Published on Apr 12, 2018 at 8:57 am in Car Accidents.
How to Protect New Teen Drivers

One of the classic hallmarks of growing up is getting a driver’s license. For many teenagers, this is a start for independence. While it’s an exciting time, teenagers still need to build up their driving experience. They don’t know that losing focus for a second or ignoring a problem with their car could end in an accident. Young drivers need to have access to information that educates them how to stay safe on the road.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may have injuries that are causing you pain, preventing you from doing your job, or from living your life. Seeking legal aid may help you get compensation for your injuries and damages. A Biloxi car accident lawyer from Corban Gunn, attorney at law is ready to help you stand up for your rights.

Casino Injuries: How Often Do They Really Happen?

Published on Mar 29, 2018 at 10:46 am in Premises Liability.
Casino Injuries: How Often Do They Really Happen?

Biloxi, Mississippi has many fantastic casinos that provide great entertainment. When people go to a casino, they expect to gamble, see a show, and enjoy the social atmosphere. But some casinos may pose a liability threat when their owners don’t do regular maintenance or take measures to keep the casinos safe.

If you or a loved one has ever been injured in a casino, you can get legal aid. A Biloxi casino injury lawyer from Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law can help you get the compensation you need for your injuries.

What Causes Casino Injuries?

When casino owners don’t take care of their properties, everyone who goes there is at risk of getting injured. Casino owners should ensure that the building and people are safe, but regular maintenance and security upkeep is also essential. All of the following may contribute to injuries:

  • Slip and Fall. Not cleaning up spills or having old, uneven carpets all could cause someone to fall. People can get concussions, sprains, and bruises from falls.
  • Unsafe Equipment. Everything in the casino needs to be secure so the patrons aren’t at risk from something falling or tipping over.
  • Overcrowding. Too many people in a casino can lead to trampling injuries. Rooms shouldn’t be over capacity and the casino needs to monitor that.
  • Security Issues. Sometimes, people can get in fights at a casino. There needs to be security to stop any attacks by an angry or intoxicated individual.
  • Parking Lot Accidents. Casino parking lots need to have clear signage, lighting, and even pavement so everyone can navigate the property safely.

What Should You Do After Sustaining a Casino Injury?

Your actions after a casino injury could possibly affect your claim. It’s important to take care of yourself and make sure you don’t do anything to jeopardize your claim and settlement.

  • Go to a Doctor. Call 911 if you need medical attention immediately. If there isn’t an emergency, you should still visit a medical professional for an evaluation as soon as possible to see if you have injuries. Before you leave the casino, you should file a detailed report about the accident while it’s still fresh in your mind. Be sure to note how it happened and how you were hurt.
  • Keep Evidence of Your Injuries. You should document your injuries with photographs so you have visual evidence. Also get copies of medical documents that details what you’ve had to do since you were injured. You should include visiting doctors, hospitals, any procedures you needed to have, prescriptions, and rehabilitation. If anyone from the casino apologized to you for your injury, get their name and contact information.
  • Hire a Casino Injury Lawyer. Don’t speak to people from the casino until you’ve spoken with a trusted casino injury lawyer. The casino will most likely have insurance representatives who will want you to make a statement or to settle this without an attorney to help you out. They want to settle the matter as quickly as possible and won’t be working hard to get you compensation. They can use any statements you make against you and could reduce your final settlement. Your lawyer can facilitate communication between you and the casino representatives.

What are My Legal Options After Being Hit by a Distracted Driver?

Published on Mar 15, 2018 at 9:59 am in Car Accidents.
What are My Legal Options After Being Hit by a Distracted Driver?

Racing thoughts about your safety, what to do next, and insurance are what usually occur in the wake of a car accident. Many car accidents are caused by distracted drivers—meaning they were doing something that took their attention away from safely driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported distracted driving as the cause of 3,477 deaths and 391,000 injuries in 2015.

If you’ve been in a car accident because of a distracted driver, they’re the ones at fault for the accident. You can get legal help for your claim. A Mississippi car accident lawyer from Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law will fight to get you compensation for the accident.

The 5 Best Places to Visit this Spring in Mississippi

Published on Feb 22, 2018 at 11:42 am in Fun Stuff.
The 5 Best Places to Visit this Spring in Mississippi

As the end of winter and beginning of spring is finally in sight, you’re probably thinking about what you’re going to do once the weather gets nicer. Mississippi offers a lot in the springtime. Known as the “Magnolia State,” Mississippi comes to life in the spring: Flowers start to bloom and the entire state is gorgeous.

Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law is proud to call Biloxi, Mississippi home and hopes that you discover what makes our state so wonderful, too. There’s no shortage of places to go or explore.

What Are My Options After a Surgical Mistake?

Published on Feb 9, 2018 at 10:55 am in Medical Malpractice.
What Are My Options After a Surgical Mistake?

It’s common for people to usually be nervous about having surgery. You’re putting all your trust in your surgeon and the hospital to fix your medical problem and help you recover so you can go home and get back to your regular life. When something goes wrong in surgery because of a doctor’s negligence, it can have long-lasting effects on your health. Surgical mistakes can be wrong site surgery, where the surgeon doesn’t operate on the correct area and sometimes, surgical tools or bandages can be left in the surgical site.

These situations are scary and a betrayal of trust. If you or a loved one has undergone surgery and the surgeon made a mistake, you have legal options to stand up for yourself. With the help of a Biloxi medical malpractice lawyer from Corban Gunn Law, you can fight for your rights and get the compensation you need.

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.

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