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How Common are Override Truck Accidents?

Published on Jul 11, 2018 at 11:11 am in Truck Accidents.
How Common are Override Truck Accidents?

 

Accidents involving trucks and passenger vehicles, or motorcycles are among the deadliest collisions we see on the road. Victims of these accidents, especially override accidents, often face lifelong injuries and permanent disabilities. If you or a loved one has been the unfortunate victim of an override truck accident in Mississippi, reach out to our Biloxi commercial truck accident lawyers to reach the settlement that’s right for you.

What is an Override Truck Accident?

An override truck accident occurs when the front end of a tractor-trailer or large truck is unable to stop and then crashes into the back of a passenger vehicle. Because of the difference in size and height, this often causes immense damage to the top of the smaller vehicle, sometimes completely tearing off the roof.

According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, 72 percent of front impact crashes with a semi result in override. A majority of override truck accidents result in head trauma, severe injuries, and death because of the amount of force exerted upon impact.

How Do I Know if I Need a New Personal Injury Attorney?

Published on Jul 2, 2018 at 8:56 am in Personal Injury.
How Do I Know if I Need a New Personal Injury Attorney?

Regardless of how long you’ve been with your personal injury attorney, relationships can change. You may find yourself in a position where you think, for one reason or another, it’s time to search for a new law firm. This can be a stressful decision, especially if you’re in the middle of a case; so you may be uncertain as to whether or not a change is the right call. If you are experiencing any of the following issues, however, it may be time to considering making searching around.

Communication Troubles. Proper communication between an attorney and a client is key to a successful relationship and a successful trial. If you have trouble understanding your attorney because they only speak in confusing legal jargon, ask for clarification. If this issue continues, a larger issue may need to be addressed.

Summer Motorcycle Maintenance Tips

Published on Jun 18, 2018 at 9:32 am in Motorcycle Accidents.
Summer Motorcycle Maintenance Tips

With the weather finally getting warmer, many motorcyclists are probably getting excited for the new riding season. For the next few months, the days will be long, sunny, and perfect for going for a ride. But before it’s time to hop on to a bike and hit the open road, there are a few things motorcyclists should take care of to ensure their safety on the road.

You should be able to depend on your motorcycle to run smoothly and not worry about losing control of it while you’re riding. Failing to keep up with motorcycle maintenance poses a lot of risks for the rider and the other people on the road with them.

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident injury, a Biloxi motorcycle accident lawyer from Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law can help you get compensation for your injuries. The negligence of others that caused the collision may have given you injuries that prevent you from working or living your everyday life. Your rights will be protected with Corban Gunn at your side.

How Can We Improve Vehicle Safety in Mississippi?

Published on May 31, 2018 at 2:53 pm in Car Accidents.
How Can We Improve Vehicle Safety in Mississippi?

Owning a car often conveys feelings of freedom and independence. While it’s great to have your own ride, it’s important to know that you need to take care of your car so you know you can get from point A to point B without any problems. When people ignore issues with their vehicle, they risk their road safety and the issues can get worse, meaning they’ll be more expensive to fix. This can easily be avoided with taking care of your car.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you can seek legal aid. A Biloxi, Mississippi car accident lawyer from Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law will fight for your rights and will do everything to get you the compensation you deserve.

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.

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