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How to Avoid Blind Spot Motorcycle Accidents

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Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable individuals on the roadways. Riding in the open air can be exhilarating, but without a steel cage to protect you, there is not much that separates your body from hitting the pavement if you collide with another vehicle. Motorcyclists are definitely at much higher risk of injuries, and… Read More »

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What Must I Prove to Win my Truck Accident Case?

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Being involved in an accident with a commercial truck is among the most traumatic experiences drivers ever go through. A collision with an 18-wheeler that can weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds (when it is fully loaded) can be frightening, and with a size mismatch like this, there is a much greater potential for serious… Read More »

Why are Pedestrian Accidents Increasing?

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In 2018 (the most recent year we have full records for), there were 6,227 pedestrian fatalities across the US. This was the highest number of pedestrian deaths in nearly three decades, and it represented a 30% increase over the 4,109 pedestrians that were killed in 2009 (only a decade earlier). Mississippi also saw a… Read More »

Keeping your Teen Safe behind the Wheel

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If you have a teen in your house, there is a good chance that they either just got their driver’s license, or they are looking forward to getting it in the near future. For teens, this is one of the most exciting times in their lives. Once they get their license, it means freedom…. Read More »

How Common is Drowsy Driving?

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Drowsy driving is defined as operating a motor vehicle while being too tired or fatigued to stay alert. Some of the common symptoms include continual yawning, heavy eyelids, vision becoming blurred, and the head starting to nod off. Many drivers try to combat the symptoms by blinking hard, making an extra effort to focus,… Read More »

The Impact of Social Media on a Car Accident Case

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We live and increasingly digitized society, and this is especially true when it comes to social media. Approximately 70% of all U.S. adults use Facebook, while a little over 50% of teens use this platform. The preferred social media platform for teens is Instagram, where more than 70% of them have profiles. And while… Read More »

How do Most Car Accidents Happen?

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Each day, hundreds of auto accidents occur throughout the country, and many of them result in serious injuries and even fatalities. In Mississippi alone, there are hundreds of vehicle accident fatalities each year, earning our state the unflattering title of the deadliest place in the country to drive a car. Car accidents happen for… Read More »

Holidays and Drunk Driving Accidents

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We are now in the thick of the holiday season, the time of year when we take time out to celebrate life with those closest to us. This is clearly one of the most joyous times of the year, but all this celebration also means more alcohol consumption and more drunk drivers out on… Read More »

Who is at Fault in a Left Turn Accident?

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We all have to make left turns from time to time when we drive, and in countries like the United States where we drive on the right side of the road, making a left is among the most dangerous driving maneuvers. Turning left goes against the flow of traffic, and there are often impediments… Read More »

The Dangers of Collisions in Parking Lots and Parking Garages

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The holidays are the busiest time of the year for restaurants, shopping centers, and other retail outlets. And with all this traffic comes a heightened risk of collisions in parking lots and garages. We often do not think about the dangers of getting into a crash when we are entering or exiting a parking… Read More »

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