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What to do After a Boating Accident

what to do after a boating accident

As Summer boating season comes to an end, there is still a chance for boating accidents as duck hunting season starts. When your hunting it’s important to take note of boat safety and know what to do after a boating accident. 5 Steps After a Boating Crash: Headcount After being involved in a boat accident, be sure to check for all passengers and make sure they did not fall overboard. Be sure to check with the other boat involved in the wreck if they are ok and if all passengers are accounted for. Get Help Call for help immediately either by dialing 911...

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Common Injuries After a Car Accident

common injuries after a car accident

A car accident can cause serious injuries to the driver and its passengers. Many of there injuries leading to death. Car accident deaths are on the rise with recent reports of over 38,000 deaths due to car accidents. Those that are lucky enough to survive a car wreck end up with both minor and serious injuries. Some of the common injuries after a car accident include head, neck, and back injuries. These types of injuries are severe so it’s important to seek medical treatment ASAP. Most Common Car Accident Injuries Spinal Cord Injuries Head Injuries Neck Injuries Back Injuries Broken Bones ...

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Top 3 Workplace Injuries

top 3 workplace injuries

According to the National Safety Council in 2020, the top 3 workplace injuries were exposure to harmful substances or environments, followed by overexertion and bodily reaction, and slips, trips, and falls. Top 3 Workplace Injuries Exposure to harmful substances or environments: It’s no secret that Covid-19 played a role in this outcome as many people in the medical field were exposed to harmful environments when treating patients. Prior to Covid this category had ranked 6th in workplace injuries. Along with Covid-19 injuries was exposure to electricity, extreme temperature, radiation and noise, air, and water pressure change, as well as exposure to...

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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit – Know Your Rights

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit

Background Camp Lejeune is a Marine Corps Base in Jacksonville, North Carolina. From 1953 to 1987, Camp Lejeune’s tap water system was seriously contaminated. Base personnel and their families bathed in, and ingested tap water contaminated with dangerous chemicals at levels from 240-3400 times higher than allowed by applicable safety standards. In 2009, the federal government began investigations into the water systems and the injuries reported by people affected by the Camp Lejeune water contamination. In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control found that the contaminated water significantly increased the risk of multiple diseases. Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 On August 10, 2022,...

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What to do after a Motorcycle Accident

what to do after a motorcycle accident

Although there are less motorcycles on the road than trucks and cars in the U.S., motorcyclists account for 14% of traffic fatalities, which is an increase of 20% over the last ten years. It’s not secret that if you get in a motorcycle wreck that you end up injured if not worse, so the real question is what to do after a motorcycle accident. Steps to take after a motorcycle accident: If possible, move to the side of the road Call police to report the motorcycle crash Make note of any witnesses to the motorcycle wreck Seek medical treatment for your...

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What to do After a Pedestrian Accident

what to do after a pedestrian accident

Being hit by a vehicle while walking or running can lead to serious injuries. According to NHTSA, there were over 6,500 pedestrians killed in crashes in the U.S. in 2020. Knowing what to do after a pedestrian accident in crucial. Unfortunately, many of pedestrian crashes end deadly including the death of a 72-year-old man Sunday evening in Simpson County Mississippi. According to WLBT, around 8 P.M. Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the fatal pedestrian crash on Hwy 49 where the pedestrian was pronounced dead on the scene. The pedestrian crash is still under investigation. Just a few weeks ago another deadly...

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Chhabra & Gibbs P.A. Hosted an Event for Jackson Water Lawsuit

Chhabra & Gibbs P.A. Hosted an Event for Jackson Water Lawsuit

Thursday evening Chhabra & Gibbs P.A. hosted an event for Jackson Water Lawsuit with attorney Corey Stern. The event took place at the Mississippi Children’s Museum in Jackson and hosted around 1,800 children and parents. The purpose of the event was to give an update on the case. In 2014 the city of Jackson changed its water system from well water to surface water which includes water from nearby lakes, rivers, and streams. As a result, many children were exposed to lead poisoning by drinking, bathing, and eating food that was cooked with the contaminated water. between 2014-2016. In 2015 the...

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What to do if Involved in a Hit and Run Crash

what to do if involved in a hit and run crash

Wondering what to do if involved in a hit and run crash? Well, that is the question for many people Saturday evening when a man driving an 18-wheeler hit multiple vehicles that led to a multi-state police chase. According to WLBT Oak Grove Police Department arrested a man after that had reportedly hit multiple vehicles that led to chase that started in Clarksville, Tennessee and ended in the Walmart parking lot of Oak Grove, Kentucky Saturday evening around 6 P.M. No life-threatening injuries were reported. Hit and run accidents happen every day, leaving victims injured and confused of what to do. Many...

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Bicyclist Hit by Car in Hinds County

bicyclist hit by car

Early Thursday morning, Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a crash on Hwy 18 in Hinds County where a bicyclist was hit by a car and is now fighting for their life. The crash happened just before 7 A.M. according to WLBT when the driver of a Chevy Malibu hit the bicyclist. This time of year, bicyclists can be seen in the streets, sidewalks, and trails throughout Mississippi. The increase of bicycle traffic on the roads means drivers need to take extra precaution when driving, as well as bicyclists need to be on the lookout as well. According to the CDC bicyclists...

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Wreck with State Trooper Killed Elderly Women

wreck with trooper killed elderly women

A 71-year-old women was killed after she was involved in a crash with a State Trooper Tuesday afternoon in Corinth, Mississippi. Mississippi Highway Patrol reported that the wreck with the state trooper killed the elderly women when she pulled out in front of him at the intersection of Highway 45 South and County Road 512 south. According to WLBT The State Trooper was not injured but both vehicles were totaled. If you were in a wreck with a police officer, you need to know they play by a different set of rules. When it comes to a crash with a police...

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