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.

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.

Car Maintenance Tips for Mississippi Drivers

Published on Feb 1, 2018 at 10:06 am in Car Accidents.
Car Maintenance Tips for Mississippi Drivers

Keeping your car functioning properly means having greater safety on the road. You may wonder if you’re taking the best care of your car. The good news is that you don’t have to be a mechanic to keep your car working well. A few changes to driving and how you take care of your car will help it drive at peak performance and possibly reduce the chance of getting into a car accident.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident through no fault of your own in Mississippi, it’s important to know that you have legal options. A Mississippi car accident lawyer from Corban Gunn Law can help. Car accidents can result in painful injuries like whiplash or a concussion. We’ll work rigorously to get you compensation for your injuries.

5 Smart Ways to Discourage Drunk Driving this New Year’s

Published on Dec 28, 2017 at 11:29 am in Car Accidents.
5 Smart Ways to Discourage Drunk Driving this New Year’s

The holiday season usually brings a lot of opportunities to be with friends and family and celebrate this time of the year. But what people don’t think about is the reality of driving drunk.

781 people died in crashes involved with a drunk driver in December 2016. The U.S. Department of Transportation reported that over the past 5 years, about 300 people died because of drunk drivers between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

How Can You Avoid Drunk Driving on New Year’s?

During the holidays, you’ll probably have a few parties on your schedule. While these are fun, you should prepare for how you’re going to get home so you don’t feel like driving drunk is your only option.

One of the best ways to avoid drunk driving is to create a game plan before you go to a party. You won’t have to worry about figuring out logistics when you’re tired and ready to go home when the party is over. There are also ways to help your friends avoid drunk driving.

  • Have a Designated Driver. If you’re going out with a group of people, one person can be the designated driver. They won’t drink alcohol that night and will get everyone home.
  • Use Uber, Lyft, or Call a Taxi. Consider using a car service to get you home. Uber and Lyft have apps that are easy to use, or you can always get a cab.
  • Offer Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Food. As a host of a party, you can help by offering alternatives to alcohol. With non-alcoholic drink options and food, people might not drink as much as they would if alcohol was the only option.
  • Take Keys. As a host, it’s going to be difficult to keep track of everyone as the party goes on. Take car keys as people arrive and store them somewhere safe so you don’t have to worry about drunk people leaving to drive home. People might be annoyed or think you’re being too protective, but it’s worth it if it prevents someone from getting behind the wheel when they’re intoxicated.
  • Ask a Friend for a Ride. If you didn’t plan how you’re getting back and don’t know what to do, you can always ask a friend for a ride or help getting a ride home.

Every alternative is better than driving drunk. It isn’t worth the risk, and when you drive drunk, you’re risking everyone’s lives on the road.

Do You Need a Biloxi Car Accident Lawyer?

Car accidents can seriously affect your life. Drunk driving is not worth the consequences. But this doesn’t stop everyone from driving drunk.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash in Biloxi that was caused by a drunk driver, hiring a car accident lawyer will give you a better chance of getting full compensation. Corban Gunn has the experience and the tenacity to get you the compensation you need. 

Call our law firm today at 228.284.6805 for a free consultation.

How to Prevent Car Fires

Published on Nov 30, 2017 at 10:10 am in Car Accidents.
How to Prevent Car Fires

Car fires can occur in car accidents. They take a terrifying situation to another level. Car fires can cause serious injuries to you and severely damage your car. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported that about 300 people are killed and 1,250 are injured each year from automobile fires.

About 152,300 automobile fires were reported per year between 2006-2010. Collectively, 209 people lost their lives, 764 were injured, and the property damage was worth $536 million. 10 percent of reported U.S. fires were automobile fires. While fuel tanks or fuel lines led to only 2 percent of automobile fires, they also led to 15% of automobile fire deaths.

4 Tips to Ease the Recovery Process After a Car Crash

Published on Nov 9, 2017 at 9:54 am in Car Accidents.
4 Tips to Ease the Recovery Process After a Car Crash

After a car crash, your body could be in shock or have a rush of adrenaline that masks any injuries you’ve sustained. You might not think anything is wrong with you, but that’s the chemical response blocking your ability to feel pain.

While you’ll want to get back to your normal life, you need to take time to recover. If you ignore the recovery process and don’t give your body time to heal, you will end up doing more damage and you’ll have to wait even longer before you can get back to your daily life.

If you’ve been in a car accident in Mississippi, you might be able to get compensation for the crash. The car accident lawyers at Corban Gunn can help you. We will fight for your rights and do all we can to make your case as strong as possible.

What Should I Talk to My Doctor About After a Car Crash?

Published on Sep 28, 2017 at 1:43 pm in Car Accidents.
What Should I Talk to My Doctor About After a Car Crash?

A car crash is an unfortunate and life-changing experience.  It is traumatizing, disorienting, and painful.  Whether your injuries are minor or severe, it is important that you see your doctor as soon as you can.  Car accident injuries can have long-term implications, and minor injuries that are left untreated can develop into serious, debilitating problems.

With so much to consider, it can be difficult to know what you need to discuss with your doctor.  It is important to seek advice for more than just your present pain and symptoms.  Here are few topics you should discuss with your doctor after a crash:

Long-term Recovery.   Your doctor will certainly provide treatment for injuries that are bothering you right now, but it is equally important to discuss your long-term treatment concerns.  Can the pain from your injury reoccur again later?  Will you need to seek treatment from a specialist for your injury to fully heal?  Your injury may also have external symptoms that are masking a more severe injury internally.  It is a good idea to request x-rays of any area that you are feeling pain.

Steps to Take After a Hit-and-Run Accident in Mississippi

Published on Jul 18, 2017 at 8:30 am in Car Accidents.
Steps to Take After a Hit-and-Run Accident in Mississippi

If you’ve been involved in a hit-and-run accident in Mississippi, you’re likely feeling incredibly frustrated—and just a little bit hopeless. Any time a vehicle leaves the scene of an accident—whether it’s a car vs. car crash, a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash, or an accident where a vehicle hits property—this is defined as a hit-and-run accident.

Leaving the scene of any type of accident is a federal crime. Federal and local laws in Mississippi both state that any driver involved in a crash must pull over and provide their insurance information. Hit-and-run drivers are punishable by law. During the aftermath of a hit-and-run crime, you may feel that the guilty driver may not be caught and punished, but the opposite is generally true. By remaining calm and doing everything you can to help the police, you can help ensure the driver is found.

What is Defensive Driving and How Can It Prevent a Car Crash?

Published on Apr 27, 2017 at 3:17 pm in Car Accidents.
What is Defensive Driving and How Can It Prevent a Car Crash?

It’s easy to assume that just because you are a cautious and careful driver, the other drivers around you on the road will be also.  Assuming that another driver will stay in their lane, safely react to a road hazard, or wait to safely pull out onto a major roadway is a dangerous mistake.  Other drivers on the road are often distracted, rushed, or drive aggressively.  Looking ahead and keeping your eyes moving can help you anticipate the actions of other drivers and stay safe.

What is Defensive Driving?

Defensive driving is a set of driving skills and a style of driving that allows you to avoid collisions and defend yourself against irresponsible drivers, drunk drivers, and bad weather conditions.  Defensive driving reduces the chance that you will be caught off guard by an unexpected hazard and increases your chance of reacting appropriately and avoiding an accident.

Top 5 Causes for Car Accidents in Mississippi

Published on Apr 18, 2017 at 11:40 am in Car Accidents.
Top 5 Causes for Car Accidents in Mississippi

Car accidents lead to hundreds of deaths every year in Mississippi. Many of these accidents are completely avoidable. By examining the common causes for deadly car crashes in our state, we can discover ways to potentially avoid these crashes and make our roads safer. Even preventing a few accidents can save lives and encourage others to follow the same example.

Here are the top 5 causes for car accidents in Mississippi:

Drunk Driving

Getting behind the wheel while impaired—by either alcohol or drugs—is deadly. According to statistics posted by Mississippi’s Department of Transportation, drunk driving fatalities accounted for 31% of all traffic-related deaths in the state during 2012. This figure hasn’t decreased significantly over the years and remains one of our leading causes of accident fatalities.



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