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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 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.

Which Highway Lanes Are the Most Dangerous to Drive In?

Published on Jul 1, 2019 at 1:29 pm in Car Accidents.
Which Highway Lanes Are the Most Dangerous to Drive In?

Depending on where you live, you might travel on highways on a daily basis. If this is the case, you’ve likely seen a number of negligent drivers on the road. When drivers are unaware of how to drive on a highway, they can cause serious accidents. Part of understanding how to operate on freeways involves recognizing how the different lanes work and which lanes are the most dangerous to drive in.

Lane Selection on High-Speed Roadways

Part of what makes driving on highways so dangerous is that not all drivers are aware of how the different lanes are supposed to function. On a typical freeway, there are five types of lanes: the acceleration lane, merging area, through lane, passing lane, and deceleration lane.

Penalties for Leaving the Scene of the Accident in Mississippi

Published on May 30, 2019 at 6:59 am in Car Accidents.
Penalties for Leaving the Scene of the Accident in Mississippi

Car accidents can be difficult to deal with, especially right after the incident happens. Fortunately, there are laws in place to help people deal with the event in an efficient manner. When a negligent driver disregards the protocols and leaves the scene, they are committing a crime. If you’ve been the victim of a hit-and-run, you may have questions about why they did what they did and what will happen to the other driver if they’re found.

What Are the Dangers of Driving Too Slowly?

Published on May 16, 2019 at 10:42 am in Car Accidents.
What Are the Dangers of Driving Too Slowly?

When we hear about dangerous driving behaviors, one of the most common ones is speeding. It reduces the driver’s ability to control their vehicle and they have much less time to respond to situations on the road. But what you may not know is the other side of this. Driving too slowly for the road is also a risk to everyone. It disrupts the flow of traffic and can still lead to accidents and injuries.

What Happens When Someone Drives Too Slowly?

It’s one of the most annoying situations when you’re caught behind a slow driver. Everyone has a schedule that they’re trying to stick to and dealing with someone who won’t drive at the speed limit adds more frustration into the mix. This makes the people around the slow driver progressively more angry, which increases the risk of an accident occurring.

Is It Illegal to Eat While Driving?

Published on Apr 25, 2019 at 6:43 am in Car Accidents.
Is It Illegal to Eat While Driving?

With busy schedules, it sometimes seems like there’s no time to take a break to stop and eat throughout the day. In order to avoid being late or missing an important meeting, some people choose to eat meals while driving. Fast food restaurants and their drive-thrus make this easy to do. But many people don’t realize how dangerous it can be to eat behind the wheel.

When a person is driving, they need to be entirely focused on the road and the other vehicles around them. Reaching down for a snack or beverage every once in a while may not seem like a big deal, but it takes a person’s hands, eyes, and mind away from the road. In a split second an accident could occur, and innocent travelers could be seriously injured. Depending on the food or drink, there may be even more risks involved. While it’s clear that eating while driving is a dangerous activity, it’s important to be aware of whether it’s illegal in your state.

How Is Fault Determined When Poor Weather Causes a Wreck?

Published on Apr 11, 2019 at 6:31 am in Car Accidents.
How Is Fault Determined When Poor Weather Causes a Wreck?

Drivers are supposed to remain focused on the road. This means they’re looking ahead, their hands are on the steering wheel, and they’re not engaged with anything else that could be a distraction. This is usually what it takes to be safe on the road. However, sometimes the weather affects the road safety and there are some situations when drivers don’t remain in control of their vehicles because of it. Unfortunately, it typically results in devastating accidents. If you’ve been wrongfully injured, you can file a claim with the help of a Biloxi car accident lawyer. Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law fights for Mississippi residents and will do everything possible to defend their rights to fair compensation.

You may be wondering about how fault applies to an accident when it happened because of poor weather. First, you need to know how weather changes the road conditions and what drivers are supposed to do about it.

How Does Speed Impact Injuries Sustained in a Car Accident?

Published on Mar 21, 2019 at 6:58 am in Car Accidents.
How Does Speed Impact Injuries Sustained in a Car Accident?

When you’re involved in an auto collision, the results can be devastating. Suffering from terrible injuries can put your life on hold. You’re probably worrying about how long the injuries will take to heal and how much work you’ll be missing. It’s enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed. But there are legal options for you. Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law can represent you and get you the justice you deserve. We’ll make sure your rights are protected.

Your compensation should help you cover your medical expenses so you can pay for past bills and anything you’ll need to afford in the future. The important factor with this is that you’ll need to know what your injuries are. This isn’t always apparent right after a car accident. Your injuries could take a few days or weeks to show up. During this time, your lawyer would advise you to not talk to any insurance adjusters if they contact you. They’re likely trying to get you to settle early—meaning you’ll get less compensation than you deserve.

While car accident injuries can vary in level of severity, any kind of injury can cause long-lasting issues. All accidents should be taken seriously, as it doesn’t take much to cause injuries or damages. Let’s take a look at what kinds of injuries can occur when the speeds are different.

How Is Fault Determined in Collisions Related to Lane Merges?

Published on Mar 14, 2019 at 8:23 am in Car Accidents.
How Is Fault Determined in Collisions Related to Lane Merges?

While highways offer a convenient way to travel, certain driving skills are needed to operate a vehicle safely in multi-lane traffic at high speeds. Merging is one of the skills that can be challenging. Safe merging requires concentration and common sense. When reckless drivers attempt to change lanes without checking their surroundings, automobile accidents can cause significant property damage and serious injuries.

One of the most difficult things to determine after an accident is at fault. This can be especially tricky in accidents involving lane merges because of the number of ways these accidents can happen, but understanding why merging crashes occur can help you prove who is liable for a wreck.

Common Back Injuries That Result After Car Accidents

Published on Feb 14, 2019 at 7:26 am in Car Accidents.
Common Back Injuries That Result After Car Accidents

There are a number of factors that affect the type of car accident injury you’re likely to sustain, including the location your vehicle is hit, the speed of impact, and the safety features in your vehicle. Even in the mildest accident, however, you could sustain a back injury. Some back injuries only require rest to heal, others may require surgeries and physical therapy, and severe injuries may result in permanent disability.

If you’ve been in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligent actions, you deserve compensation to cover the cost of damages you’ve incurred. Part of the compensation will likely be awarded for your injury and the related medical bills. Understanding your injury will ensure you know what you are owed.

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