It is not just your imagination. Mississippi roads are more dangerous for you and your family during the holidays. This is partly due to the increased amount of alcohol-related crashes.
Did you know that it can be a hazard to your health simply to walk to and from your vehicle in a parking lot? As Mississippi readers know, distracted driving is exceptionally prevalent, not only on the roads and interstates, but in parking lots as well. A distracted driver is a dangerous driver, no matter where he or she is.
A nine-year-old boy was struck and killed in Baldwyn, Mississippi recently. Dalen Thomas was crossing the street to board a bus for Baldwyn Elementary School, when a truck hit him. After being airlifted to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, he later died. The driver, Hunter Newman, was charged with aggravated assault.
Being injured on the job generally qualifies a Mississippi employee for workers' compensation, and as a rule, you cannot sue your employer for the damages you suffered in the accident. However, if a third party is involved, you may be able to file a lawsuit based on that person's (or company's) negligence. We at Wood, Carlton & Hudson, P.C., often provide advice to workers who have been injured by a negligent third party.
If you live in Mississippi and plan on making a trip this holiday season, you likely know the importance of safe holiday driving. Not only will you be faced with a higher volume of traffic, you’ll also be dealing with poor weather conditions, which can greatly increase the risk of an accident. The following tips will keep you and other motorists safe over the holidays.