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October 2016 Archives

Defining acts of aggressive driving

According to a 2009 study by the American Automobile Association, aggressive driving played a role in 56 percent of fatal crashes from 2003 to 2007. Specific actions that may be classified as aggressive on roads in Mississippi and around the country include following too closely, passing when it is not allowed or changing lanes either erratically or improperly. Racing and driving too fast for weather or road conditions are also considered to be aggressive driving.

Parents: Teach your teens the importance of safe driving

Far too many teenagers are killed in motor vehicle accidents. There are steps that Mississippi parents can take to help prevent their children from being one of those statistics, and parents should be focused on helping their teens drive safely throughout the year.

How to protect loved ones from nursing home abuse

Staying in a nursing home may be the only option for elderly individuals who can no longer live on their own because of health issues. While there are many excellent skilled nursing facilities in Mississippi and throughout the country, some may neglect or abuse their residents. Those who have loved ones in long-term care facilities might want to know how to detect if their loved one has been neglected or abused and what they can do about it.

What You Need to Know About Commercial Truck Accidents

If you are hit by a car or truck, you can initiate a personal injury lawsuit and obtain money needed to pay for your rehabilitation and medical care. However, commercial truck accidents are a little different than auto accidents. If you or a loved one was hit by an 18-wheeler, here's what you need to know.

Keeping Mississippi motorists safer

According to estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly 18,000 people died on American roads in the first half of 2016. That represents an increase of 10 percent from the same time period in 2015. It also represents the continuance of an upward trend that started in 2014 as the effects of the Great Recession started to recede.

Teen dies in high-speed 1-car accident

An 18-year-old Mississippi man in was killed in a one-car accident on Sept. 29. The fatal car crash took place in Ocean Springs at around 12:30 a.m. while the deceased victim was a passenger in a silver Ford Mustang. A 22-year-old passenger and the 18-year-old man who was driving the vehicle were both injured in the crash.

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