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Job-related fatigue and auto crashes

We have written about some of the different reasons car crashes continue to occur, such as texting behind the wheel and driving around on old tires. There are many other risk factors associated with motor vehicle collisions to keep in mind, such as working excessive hours, driving to work early in the morning or working a graveyard shift for the first time. Moreover, this fatigue can be incredibly dangerous when someone gets behind the wheel and drowsy driving has resulted in many lost lives and devastating injuries.

Fatal car accidents are extremely common in Mississippi

If you live in Mississippi, you may know that the state is one of highest-ranked in the United States for fatal car accidents. In fact, recent statistics have designated the state to be the deadliest in terms of fatal crashes. In the state, there was an average of 23.1 deaths for every 100,000 people in 2016.

Tire age: Your safety may be riding on it

When you travel the busy roadways of Mississippi, you no doubt keep your eyes open for any signs of potential danger in your surrounding area. If you notice another driver making erratic lane changes on the highway, you likely try to keep as safe a distance as possible from that particular vehicle. Your safety alert may also kick into full gear if you pass a highly congested construction site along the road. Driving dangers often lurk in such areas.

Mississippi texting and driving laws could be changing soon

At this point, it is common knowledge that attempting to use a phone or an electronic device while operating a vehicle is dangerous. As technology has developed and smart phones have become more accessible, a greater amount of people than ever before are taking advantage of them. However, more accidents than ever before are being caused by distracted drivers.

Reflective road lines not shining so bright anymore

With winter upon us, we have fewer daylight hours to savor. The growing darkness during the morning and evening hours means lower visibility on the roads and highways during commute times. Since death due to a traffic accident is more likely to occur in non-daylight hours, it is important to be safe on the road in the winter.

A judge chooses who is at fault for your car accident in 'shared fault' states

If you're in a car accident in either Tennessee and Mississippi, it's important to understand that you have to prove that other driver was in the wrong. In fact, you may have to show that person was 100 percent at fault in order to be compensated for all of your losses.

Knowing how truck accidents happen may help with your recovery

Large trucks, such as 18-wheelers, semi-trucks and other large commercial trucks, are a common sight on Mississippi highways. Drivers and passengers in smaller vehicles often don't stand a chance when truckers make driving mistakes.

5 causes of car accidents in Mississippi

A car accident can happen within seconds, and leave you injured, frustrated and dealing with car repairs. There are several common causes of car accidents in Mississippi. Whether you are dealing with a small accident or one that left you with serious injuries, an attorney can help make sure your legal rights are upheld throughout the process.

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