Yearly Archives: 2013

Top 5 Things to Consider When Hiring an Auto Accident Attorney in Mississippi

Retaining the right auto accident attorney to represent you in your personal injury suit is of critical importance.  A skilled, professional personal injury attorney can mean the difference between a large settlement that makes you whole again following your accident, and a botched case in which you are left with many unpaid medical bills and […]

Top Things You Should Not Do Following a Motorcycle Accident in Mississippi

In recent years, motorcycle riding has become increasingly popular.  The number of motorcycles in the U.S. jumped to 9 million in 2012, an increase of over 50% from previous years.  Sadly, along with the rise in popularity of the motorcycle, motorcycle accident rates have also climbed.  In 2010, over 4,500 riders were killed and 80,000 […]

The Top 10 Most Common Causes of Accidental Deaths

Accidents happen—so much so that they rank as the number one cause of death for those between the ages of one and 42.  Accidents are the fifth leading cause of death across all age groups, topped only by serious illnesses including cancer and heart disease.  While most people conjure up images of electricians or window […]

When Fun Turns Tragic: a Look at Amusement Park Accidents

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Amusements parks are engrained in American tradition.  The roller coasters, merry-go-rounds, cotton candy, and endless entertainment make a trip to the amusement park a joyous family occasion.  Sometimes, however, that amusement park trip takes a catastrophic turn.  Recently, a 52-year-old Dallas woman was thrown from her seat on the Texas Giant, a 14 story Six […]

The 411 on Motorcycle Accident Laws in Mississippi

Motorcycle enthusiasts love the thrill of the open road and the feel of the air rushing past. Riding a motorcycle has become a beloved American pastime and a way of life for some. Unfortunately, however, the rate of motorcycle accidents has climbed in recent years.  Each year, over 4,500 riders are killed in accidents on […]

Mother and Daughter in Tupelo, Mississippi Killed by Runaway 18-Wheeler

Due to their enormous size and immense weight, any accident involving a semi-truck or 18-wheeler can lead to tragic consequences.  Drivers of these large commercial vehicles are held to a higher safety standard because it takes a significant amount of experience, skill and training to safely maneuver these massive vehicles.  Sadly, in Tupelo, a semi-truck […]

Dangerous Defects: Nissan and Toyota Recall Over 700,000 Vehicles

Drivers of Nissan Infinite M sedans and Toyota Sienna minivans, beware!  These vehicles are part of a mass recall by their manufacturers because they contain defects that could, and have in some cases, cause serious accidents.  Here is a look at the recall broken down by vehicle: Nissan Infinite M Sedan Nissan has announced the […]

Accidental Death Rates are on the Rise in Mississippi and Nationwide

Recent studies reveal two trends in accidental death rates: the overall accidental death rate appears to be climbing, while rates have plunged nationally for children and teens.  Studies reveal that the accidental death rate on the whole has been steadily increasing over the past few years, both in Mississippi and nationwide.  Accidental death rates are […]

Injuries in Youth Sports on the Rise in Mississippi

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Youth sports have become interwoven into American culture. Over 60% of all children play some form of sport outside of school.  This equates to over 4.5 million children in the U.S. playing a youth sport each year.  Many of these children develop high hopes of moving up to the big leagues.  However, for some, this […]