When Mississippi residents get into the vehicle of another person, they are relying on the abilities and diligence of the driver to get to their destination safely. Sometimes, it turns out that trust is misplaced and a passenger ends up fatally injured due to another driver's negligence. In the seconds it takes for an accident to occur, that victim's family changes forever.
Just like everywhere else, one of the first questions law enforcement officers here in Mississippi ask in the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident is whether impairment played a role. Even though the number of fatalities attributed to drunk driving has declined in recent years, the danger of being hit by a drunk driver remains. In fact, the driver does not even have to be considered legally intoxicated to be dangerous.
Protecting their children is the number one priority for most Mississippi parents. In fact, parents often drive more carefully when their kids are in the car. The problem is that they cannot account for the driving habits of other motorists that could lead to their children being injured due to another driver's negligence.
Certain events tend to mark the holiday season for families. Sadly, for one Mississippi family, that event will be the death of a 7-year-old child. As the month of December began, the child was fatally injured in a car accident.
One thing all vehicle crashes have in common is that they are unpredictable. No two are the same, so how can Mississippi residents predict who will be injured and how severely? It is not easy, but there are some common ways people can be injured in a car accident.
While you cannot ever know for sure that you can avoid getting into a car accident, it is important to take precautions so that you can effectively minimize your injuries if you are involved in an accident in Mississippi. At Wood, Carlton & Hudson, P.C., we have been able to help many victims of car accidents as they put their best efforts into making a full recovery.
Halloween is fun for kids and adults alike, provided the right safety precautions are taken. Motorists must be extra alert during the holiday, while parents must make sure their kids understand the importance of pedestrian safety when trick-or-treating. AAA offers these helpful safety tips to prevent injuries and keep kids safe on Halloween.
Now that fall is here, wet weather is right around the corner. As a result, many drivers must take extra care when driving on rain-slicked roads or they run the risk of being involved in a serious accident. While safe driving won't always prevent wrecks, it can greatly mitigate injuries and property damage that may occur. In this case, AAA offers the following wet-weather driving tips to ensure you and others remain safe.
Most people agree that driving while distracted is a highly dangerous practice. However, many of the same people who make these statements continue to partake in dangerous driving behaviors, despite their acceptance that they can lead to devastating accidents. Travelers.com looks into the science behind this disparity to determine why so many motorists put their lives and lives of others at risk when behind the wheel.
Motor vehicle collisions can be traumatic for a host of reasons. However, for some people the consequences of a crash can be especially disruptive in their lives. For example, those who lose the ability to walk as a result of a motor vehicle collision may experience a wide variety of hardships in their personal and professional lives. Hobbies that one has enjoyed for decades may need to be dropped due to immobility, and someone may no longer be able to continue working in a certain field. These are just some of the things to worry about when it comes to auto accident injuries.