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Police Report After an Accident

Police Report After an Accident

Obtaining a police report after an accident is crucial. A police report is a vital piece needed when filling a claim with the insurance company as well as with a personal injury attorney for any injuries that you may have sustained. What is a Police Report A police report is created by the responding officer at the scene of the accident. This report includes important information about what happened as to the best of his knowledge. The police report includes: Information of all people involved in the wreck including the vehicles Information of any witnesses to the crash Drawn diagram of the...

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How to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents on Halloween

How to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents on Halloween

Halloween is the deadliest day of the year for pedestrians, especially for children. On Halloween a child is more than twice as likely to be hit by a vehicle than any other day of the year. Here are a few tips of how to avoid pedestrian accidents on Halloween.   Watch for Cars Whether your kids are trick or treating with you or with a group of friends it is important to make sure they are aware of cars while out in the neighborhood. Remind them to always use sidewalks and use crosswalks when available. Wear Proper Costume Before your child heads out...

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Child in Critical Condition after Falling into Byram Daycare Pool

Child in Critical Condition after Falling into Byram Daycare Pool

A one-year-old child is in critical condition after falling into a Byram daycare pool Friday afternoon. The incident happened at Little Blessings from Heaven in Byram where Police say the pool was in place from a previous business in that building. The child was taken to Children’s of Mississippi for treatment. The Mississippi Department of Health has temporarily closed the facility as it is still under investigation. Unfortunately, many children are injured or killed everyday due to the negligence of others. Whether that be from parents, daycare employees, or other workers who may be around children. It is important to understand...

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Slip and Fall in a Restaurant or Bar

slip and fall in a restaurant or bar

A slip and fall in a restaurant or bar can you leave you in agonizing pain with lifelong injuries. It’s no surprise that 6.8 million people visit the emergency room for fall related injuries. It’s important to understand who should be held in a situation like this and how to file a slip and fall claim. Who is Responsible: Typically, the property owner would be responsible in a slip and fall case. The important thing to know is that you must be able to prove negligence in this case that the owner or manger knew of the dangerous situation and failed...

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Liability in an 18-Wheeler Accident

liability in an 18-wheeler accident

There are over 13 million registered trucks in the U.S. according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. This huge amount of big trucks means there are countless amounts on the road at one given time leading to many 18-wheeler wrecks every day. While it may be difficult sometimes to avoid an 18-wheeler wreck, it may leave you wondering the liability in an 18-wheeler accident, if you are involved in one. When it comes to the liability in an 18-wheeler accident, it can come from a variety of different places. The driver The company that hired the driver The trucking company The...

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Workers’ Compensation – Can I pick my doctor?

can I pick my doctor.

If you are injured at work, you may be wondering, can I pick my doctor? Mississippi’s laws allow people hurt at work to choose their doctor. A person’s right to have themselves looked at by their choice of physician was so crucial that our legislature included it in the workers’ compensation statute initially passed in 1948. This allows someone who gets hurt at work to seek medical treatment from a provider they want to see. There are some exceptions to this rule, like if you sign a Choice of Physician (COP) form, if you treat with a doctor for six months...

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Workplace Injuries and Deaths

workplace injuries and deaths

Workplace injuries and deaths happen every day throughout the U.S. Unfortunately, that was the case for a California tree trimmer Tuesday afternoon after he reportedly fell into a woodchipper. Menlo Park Police Department reported to the scene Tuesday around 1 P.M. to find the victim dead from the injuries he sustained while working. Roughly 12,000 people in Mississippi are injured every year at work. When you are injured on the job you may be wondering what to do or how you will pay your bills. Under Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Law, if a business has five or more employees, they are required...

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The Future for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Undocumented immigrants who came as children to the US are desperate for congress to act. Last week a federal appeals court ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was unlawful at its inception. However, the Court did not dismantle the program yet. Legislators need to act before the end of the year if the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is going to remain intact. Thousands find their applications in limbo as they await the final rule on the issue of DACA. Others remain hopeful that at the very least their current DACA status will continue to be...

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With Cruisin’ Comes Crashes: What to do in a car wreck

With Cruisin' comes crashes

Cruisin’ the Coast has become a larger-than-life celebration of all things hot rod. Billed as the biggest block party around, Cruisin’ started in 1996 as a car show dedicated to the extravagant and antique. Over time, the car show has become synonymous with the Gulf Coast and the great state of Mississippi. In 2017 8,308 vehicles registered and attended the event. This year the event had over 11,000 cars registered from all over the world. However, not all that glitters is gold. With cruisin’ comes crashes. As I drove down Hwy. 49 in Gulfport on Friday, I saw a beautiful fire-red...

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7 Defensive Driving Tips

defensive driving tips

Defensive driving is an important aspect of driving on the road, it keeps you and others safe. By following these 7 defensive driving tips you can be better prepared and avoid motor vehicle wrecks. Plan Ahead If you plan to leave the house whether to run errands, go to work, or leave for a vacation be sure to plan ahead. Always check the weather as well as traffic report so you know what the roads will be like, and you can plan ahead and won’t be in a rush. Don’t be Distracted It is important that you are always paying attention while...

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