Mississippi Car & Truck Accident & Personal Injury Resources
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car or truck accident, boating accident, workplace accident or other personal injury, you may be looking for help and support to deal with your injuries. At Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law, we want you to have the information you need to get the proper care. The following links and resources provide information on dealing with serious injuries or recovering from an on-the-job injury in Mississippi, as well as traffic safety and vehicle safety tips to help you stay safe and avoid an accident or injury. If you need legal advice or help recovering compensation for your injury, contact our office in Biloxi for a free consultation.
If you or a loved one has experienced a spinal cord injury, you can get help learning how to live with paralysis or find out about the latest research through groups like the Darrell Gwynn Foundation, Determined to Heal, and the Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care & Cure.
The mission of the Mississippi Department of Transportation is to provide a safe transportation environment and reduce the number of fatal and serious injury crashes in the state. MDOT offers many helpful resources to avoid accidents, including a website devoted to traffic safety. For real-time information on road conditions, construction projects, accidents and weather alerts, visit MDOTtraffic, download the mobile app, or call 511.
Many websites offer excellent information on distracted driving like texting while driving and other safety issues, including the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and Distraction.gov. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides information on several road safety topics, including aggressive driving, impaired driving, motorcycle safety, older drivers and teens.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, it can be helpful to review the regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to determine whether the driver of the semi and the trucking company were in compliance with federal safety rules. You can review the accident history and safety records of the trucking company through the Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (SAFER) System database.
Motorcycle riders can find valuable safety tips and access to training courses through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, the Motorcycle Industry Council, and the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). At the AMA website, you can also find an overview of Mississippi motorcycle laws.
If you have been injured on the job, you can try the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission (MWCC) website, but it might be simpler and more helpful to contact a workers’ compensation attorney directly for assistance. Agencies devoted to the prevention of workplace injuries include the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).