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How To Calculate the Real Costs of a Car Accident

Published on Aug 21, 2023 at 2:03 pm in Car Accidents.
How To Calculate the Real Costs of a Car Accident

Anyone who has been involved in a motor vehicle accident already knows the intense physical and emotional burden it can leave a victim with. But for many crash survivors, injuries and mental anguish are just the beginning of their problems post-wreck.

Anyone who has been unfairly injured in an accident that they did not cause should not be left to suffer on their own. Financial compensation recovered via a personal injury claim is one of the most effective methods afforded by Mississippi law for setting accident victims on the path to recovery.

Tips To Avoid a Tire Blowout

Published on May 26, 2023 at 1:20 pm in Car Accidents.
Tips To Avoid a Tire Blowout

For as common as they are, tire blowouts are extremely serious. When a tire gives out on the road at high speed, the driver can lose control of the vehicle and swerve into the path of other cars, bicyclists, motorcyclists, or pedestrians.

Tire blowouts usually happen in older cars (with older tires) on high-speed roadways like highways and interstates. Since heat can be a factor in a tire blowout, it is more common for them to happen in the summer months. Tire blowouts may be caused by a combination of issues, such as:

Steps To Take After a Rear-End Crash

Published on May 5, 2023 at 1:27 pm in Car Accidents.
Steps To Take After a Rear-End Crash

Biloxi may not be a city well-known for heavy traffic, but our Mississippi city still sees more than enough congestion on the roadway for rear-end crashes to occur. While these types of collisions often occur in rush hour traffic where motorists get so engrossed in distractions that they lose focus on the road, rear-end crashes may also be attributable to reckless driving like tailgating, misjudgments about other drivers’ actions, and even mechanical defects like failing brakes.

Rear-end crashes, whether they occur at a slow or fast rate of speed, can cause significant property damage and serious injuries. Do you know what steps to take after a rear-end crash that you were involved in? If not, then read on. We’ll share with you all you need to know.

Can I Get Compensation for Back Pain After a Car Accident?

Published on Jan 6, 2023 at 1:51 pm in Car Accidents.
Can I Get Compensation for Back Pain After a Car Accident?

Feeling sore after a motor vehicle accident is fairly common. Even minor accident injuries may leave victims with some level of pain for days or weeks after the collision, such as bruising or sprains. More serious injuries can cause accident victims to suffer significant amounts of pain for much longer, though.

If you were involved in a motor vehicle crash that left you with chronic or debilitating pain, you may be asking: Can I get compensation for back pain after a car accident? The easy answer is that personal injury claims provide a legal avenue for individuals to seek and recover compensation for their car accident injuries, including back pain. However, auto insurance companies who are responsible for footing the bill for accident settlements will often do everything within their power to limit how much compensation you are able to recover.

How Is Damaged Property Handled in a Car Accident Claim?

Published on Dec 16, 2022 at 1:22 pm in Car Accidents.
How Is Damaged Property Handled in a Car Accident Claim?

After a car accident, compensation for medical bills and other injury-related expenses is often the most pressing need. But whether you suffered injuries or walked away unharmed, property damage can also put a significant dent in both your finances and lifestyle.

Read on to learn how damaged property is handled in a car accident claim. If you have questions about a motor vehicle accident you suffered in Biloxi or surrounding areas in Mississippi, Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law has the answers you need. Schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with a qualified auto accident lawyer.

How Are Pre-Existing Conditions Handled in a Car Insurance Claim?

Published on Nov 18, 2022 at 11:13 am in Car Accidents.
How Are Pre-Existing Conditions Handled in a Car Insurance Claim?

Being involved in a car accident can result in a wide range of physical, financial, and emotional damages. Securing compensation for these damages is essential to your recovery and long-term well-being. Unfortunately, auto insurers will do everything within their power to limit your ability to recover compensation for a car accident. 

If you have a pre-existing condition, the insurance company may try to exploit that fact to deny compensation altogether. Do not leave your compensation up to chance, schedule a free consultation with Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law to discuss how pre-existing conditions are handled in a car insurance claim. 

5 Surprising Examples of Negligent Driving

Published on Oct 28, 2022 at 12:48 pm in Car Accidents.
5 Surprising Examples of Negligent Driving

Sharing the road with a negligent driver is a stressful and dangerous experience. When that negligent driver causes an accident, you may be facing months of dealing with their insurer as they dispute liability.

In many car accident lawsuits, disputes over who was at fault comes down to the question of negligence. Sometimes negligence is obvious, as is the case with motorists who are driving faster than the posted speed limit or who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This is not always the case, though.

Tips for Handling Rush Hour Traffic

Published on Oct 14, 2022 at 11:53 am in Car Accidents.
Tips for Handling Rush Hour Traffic

Biloxi and other major Mississippi cities might not be considered very large when compared with others around the country. However, our cities here still see their fair share of rush hour traffic during certain times of the week and times of the day along specific roadways. 

Driving among this traffic congestion can be frustrating and stressful, so we’re going to highlight just how big of an issue rush hour can be (including the times and roads where it’s most prevalent). Next, we’re going to highlight strategies you can employ to ease your navigation of Biloxi roadways during rush hour (and share tips for avoiding traffic congestion altogether). 

Mississippi Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist Coverage Laws

Published on Sep 23, 2022 at 12:50 pm in Car Accidents.
Mississippi Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist Coverage Laws

Mississippi has more uninsured drivers than any other state in the U.S. To keep yourself and your loved ones safe on our roads, be sure you are familiar with Mississippi underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage laws.

Uninsured motorist (UM) and underinsured motorist (UIM) auto insurance exists to help you in the event you get in an accident with a driver who doesn’t have adequate vehicle insurance. If the other driver’s insurance policy isn’t sufficient to cover your losses, your UM/UIM coverage can kick in to make up the difference.

What You Need To Know About Speeding Cameras in Mississippi

Published on Sep 23, 2022 at 12:48 pm in Car Accidents.
What You Need To Know About Speeding Cameras in Mississippi

You’ve likely heard the saying “speed kills” before. It, therefore, shouldn’t come as a surprise that National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data cites speed as the primary contributing factor to at least 26% of all car accidents.

Despite the dangers speed clearly poses, there hasn’t been any legislation authorizing the installation or use of speed cameras in Mississippi. Red light cameras are prohibited in the state, too.

While many jurisdictions use these cameras to enforce established traffic laws, many drivers in Biloxi, Gulfport, and other parts of Mississippi continue to violate the law, endangering the lives of fellow motorists. This happens because there’s no concern about a camera catching them recklessly driving if a police officer isn’t nearby.

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