Mississippi has the highest rate of road accident-related deaths in the United States. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that our state had a traffic fatality rate of 23 per 100,000 in 2016, which breaks down to 690 lives lost. Thousands more victims reported serious injuries, but what happens when a person doesn’t notice the symptoms of an accident-related injury until several hours or days pass?
You have probably heard the term “defensive driving,” but have you ever stopped to think about the kinds of skills it might require? The National Safety Council established the first defensive driving course in 1964, which means nearly all motorists on the road today have had the opportunity to learn about this approach since the day they got their license. But how many have actually enrolled in such a course, and how many know how to apply its principles when behind the wheel?
Champagne is as much a part of New Year’s Eve as eggnog is of Christmas. Of course, a single flute of crisp bubbly is not the only drink that most people will consume when ringing in the New Year.
If you get into a minor car accident on your way to work or while running errands, you may just want to exchange information with the other motorist and be on your way. When you fail to take certain steps following a collision, though, you compromise your ability to recover compensation for any damages you incurred.
Halloween kicks off the holiday season, and even though it’s on a Tuesday, you can be sure that will not stop people of all ages from celebrating the spookiest day of the year. If you are planning on donning a costume and going out with friends the weekend before Halloween, do you know who will be designated driver?
Motorcycle riding is an inherently dangerous sport, and people who ride run the risk of sustaining serious injuries every time they hop on their hog. Sadly, even experienced motorcyclists who follow all local traffic laws can find themselves in a devastating collision with a drunk, distracted, or otherwise negligent driver.
You do not have to make millions in endorsements or win multiple Olympic medals to consider yourself an athlete. Whether you enjoy doing 5k bubble runs with a close group of friends or you hit the open road alone to train for ultra marathons, you’re an athlete as long as you consider yourself to be one. And if training, competing, or just exercising with friends is part of your everyday life, sustaining severe injuries could result in serious emotional turmoil.
No tragedy can match the heartbreak of losing a family member in an unexpected car accident. Although no amount of compensation can undo your grief, you may be able to restore financial stability by filing a wrongful death claim.