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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.

Can a Car Accident Claim Be Reopened?

Published on Aug 26, 2022 at 2:19 pm in Car Accidents.
Can a Car Accident Claim Be Reopened?

You got hurt in a car accident, thought you were okay, and quickly agreed to sign a release, thus closing your claim. Now, you’re experiencing a sudden onset of unexpected back or neck pain or another debilitating diagnosis. Can you now reopen your car accident claim?

Generally, car accident claims cannot be reopened once closed. However, like any rule, there are a few exceptions in which you may be able to reopen your accident claim. Let’s explore why you generally can’t reopen a claim and the circumstances under which you may be able to do so.

Are Rear-End Cameras Effective at Preventing Collisions?

Published on Aug 10, 2022 at 12:38 pm in Car Accidents.
Are Rear-End Cameras Effective at Preventing Collisions?

If you drive an older vehicle, you may be familiar with the classic blind spot problem when attempting to back out of your driveway or parking spot or change lanes on the highway. You signal that you’re moving into another lane and begin to check your rearview mirrors, only to realize that the car behind you was in your blind spot the whole time. 

Fortunately, today’s vehicles have plenty of tech built in to make driving safer than ever before, including rear-end cameras designed to prevent this type of collision.

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. Following the tips below 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. Firstly, speed increases the number of vehicle crashes. Secondly, 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.

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