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Top 5 Safety Tips for Driving at Night

Published on Jun 2, 2022 at 1:42 pm in Car Accidents.
Top 5 Safety Tips for Driving at Night

While it will always be safer to drive during the day, there are times when nighttime driving is simply unavoidable. This could be because your work hours push your evening commute until late in the night, or perhaps because you do not have much time left to complete the last leg of a road trip.

Regardless of why you are traveling at night, you should be prepared to do so as safely as possible. Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law has compiled his top five safety tips for driving at night. Following these tips will help you limit your risk of being involved in a nighttime car accident.

How Does Speed Affect the Impact of a Car Crash?

Published on May 20, 2022 at 4:39 am in Car Accidents.
How Does Speed Affect the Impact of a Car Crash?

 

Speed is a critical factor in motor vehicle collisions. There are two primary ways speed impacts car accidents.

Speed increases the number of vehicle crashes.

Speed makes crashes more severe.

Those who live in our area of Mississippi know that speeding is a major problem. Speeding is one of the top causes of car accidents in both Ocean Springs, MS and the nation as a whole. And when speed is a factor in a car accident, victims are much more likely to be seriously injured or killed.

Who Is at Fault in a Driveway Accident?

Published on May 5, 2022 at 7:42 am in Car Accidents.
Who Is at Fault in a Driveway Accident?

There are two different types of accidents most of us think about when we hear the terminology “driveway accident.”

For some, a backover incident in which a motorist runs over another individual may come to mind. For others, an incident in which a motorist who was driving in reverse and backs into an active lane of traffic and collides with another driver’s vehicle, bicyclist, or pedestrian may come to mind. A motorist may also pull out headfirst into an active traffic lane and do the same.

What Makes Tailgating So Dangerous?

Published on Apr 25, 2022 at 11:56 am in Car Accidents.
What Makes Tailgating So Dangerous?

If you’ve ever been in a rush to get to work, school, or an important meeting, you know how tempting it can be to drive close to the car in front of you. Tailgating rarely provides the desired outcome, though.

Not sure what tailgating is? Whether you’re a new driver or already have decades of experience behind the wheel, you’ve probably experienced it even if you don’t know the name. Tailgating is when a driver drives much too close to the car in front of them. You might be most likely to encounter a tailgating driver during rush hour, which tends to peak between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m. in Gulfport, although it can happen at any time of day.

What Is a Whiplash Injury and What Causes It?

Published on Apr 13, 2022 at 6:48 am in Car Accidents.
What Is a Whiplash Injury and What Causes It?

Research published by the Spine Research Institute of San Diego suggests that as many as 3 million individuals suffer whiplash each year in the U.S.

While some consider whiplash a relatively minor, “shake it off” type of injury, it’s not. While many individuals who receive such a diagnosis suffer temporary minor discomfort or functional impairments, a whiplash’s impact can be far more serious and lingering for some.

What Is a Rolling Stop and Why Is It Dangerous?

Published on Mar 11, 2022 at 3:09 pm in Car Accidents.
What Is a Rolling Stop and Why Is It Dangerous?

Many of us have done it at some point in our lives as drivers. You pull up to a quiet intersection, ease on the brakes, take a look in both directions to find no other vehicles in sight, and slowly roll past the stop sign without coming to a full and complete stop. The action known as a “rolling stop” is just that—a roll through a stop sign without your vehicle’s tires ever coming to a complete standstill.

But why is a rolling stop bad? If you’ve had any driver training, you’ve probably heard the words “full” and “complete” associated with the kind of stops required by the red, octagonal signs so common to our city’s intersections. A rolling stop may seem harmless. And in many cases, no real harm will be brought about by a driver’s decision to perform a rolling stop through an empty intersection. But a rolling stop is a risk, and the consequences can be deadly. There are good reasons why a full—not a rolling—stop at a stop sign is required by law.

What To Do After a Collision at a Stoplight

Published on Feb 24, 2022 at 12:54 pm in Car Accidents.
What To Do After a Collision at a Stoplight

You’re traveling through an intersection. You’re paying attention and following all traffic laws. You slow and prepare to stop at an upcoming stoplight. Suddenly, another car appears in your peripheral vision and—before you have time to react—crashes into your vehicle. What do you do after a collision at a stoplight? If you were hurt in a motor vehicle crash in Mississippi, Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law can help you look into legal options for recovery.

What Injuries Should You Look for After a Car Accident?

Published on Jan 21, 2022 at 9:10 am in Car Accidents.
What Injuries Should You Look for After a Car Accident?

Nearly 4,000 Mississippi residents sustain serious car accident injuries each year, and the numbers have been steadily rising over that past five years. In this article, we will look at the answers to the question: What injuries should you look for after a car accident?

If you find that you have more questions after reading, please get in touch with the office of Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law. Your questions will be answered by an experienced car accident lawyer who practices in Gulfport, MS and the surrounding areas.

How to Spot a Drunk Driver on the Road

Published on Jan 13, 2022 at 10:35 am in Car Accidents.
How to Spot a Drunk Driver on the Road

Driving on the road is inherently dangerous no matter how safe you’re being. Even though you can control your own actions to keep yourself safe when you’re behind the wheel, you can’t control everyone else on the road. This is what makes driving dangerous no matter what.

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