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Injuries During Black Friday Shopping

Injuries During Black Friday Shopping

Nearly 155 million American’s went Black Friday shopping in 2021, and this year we should expect nothing less. This massive amount crowds tends to a lot of chaos in stores leading to injuries during Black Friday shopping. As one prepares for a night of great deals and long lines it is best that you prepare yourself in order to keep you and your loved ones safe. Avoid Slip & Fall Injuries As millions of people descend on the stores this holiday season its important to be careful and pay attention to your surroundings. While many store employees will be assisting customers and...

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ADA Regulations

ADA Regulations

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was established to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications, and access to state and local government programs and services. Our firm has extensive experience with ensuring that the ADA regulations are upheld and maintained. The ADA has set specific regulations for businesses, such as shopping centers, gas stations, etc. to accommodate those with disabilities so they may have equal access and opportunity as those without disabilities. For those without disabilities, it is simple to walk into a store, pick out what it is you want to...

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Caterpillar Employee Immediately Incinerated

Caterpillar Employee Immediately Incinerated

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a statement last Wednesday that Caterpillar failed to install proper fall protection into their plant in Mapleton, IL. The incident happened in June of this year when a 39 year old man fell into an 11 foot deep pot that was filled with molten iron that was heated to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. As a result of this fall the Caterpillar employee immediately incinerated. A federal investigation into the incident that occurred earlier this year stated that if proper fall protection was in place then the employee might not have died. The reasoning behind OSHA...

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What is a Catastrophic Injury

What is a Catastrophic Injury

If you were in a serious car wreck, suffered from a work injury, or any other serious related accident many might consider it a catastrophic injury. Well, you might be wondering, what is a catastrophic injury. It is typically a serious injury that occurs unexpectedly leaving the victim with life-changing and long term affects. Types of Catastrophic Injuries Spinal cord injury Brain injury Head or face injury Nerve Damage Paralysis Neurological damage Burns Amputations While these are some of the major catastrophic injuries there are many others that can occur, leaving you to deal with the pain and suffering long term. There...

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What to do After being Hit by a Car on your Bicycle

What to do After being Hit by a Car on your Bicycle

Picture this, you’re riding your bicycle on a peaceful afternoon through your neighborhood and then BAM, something knocks you to the ground. As you come to you are confused and in pain but realize what has just happened, you were hit by a car. Then you start to wonder what to do after being hit by a car on your bicycle. While you may think this could never happen to you and you might be right, but there are over 130,000 people injured in bicycle crashes every year. Of those 130,000 that crash, there are 1,000 people that die every year...

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Wreck with an Uninsured Motorist

Wreck with an Uninsured Motorist

If you are in a wreck with an uninsured motorist, it may leave you wondering who will pay for the damages. Now most states require auto insurance, but what happens if they don’t have it? Nationally, 12.6% of car owners don’t have car insurance and in Mississippi over 29% of car owners don’t have car insurance which is the highest in the country. This number increased over 5% from the previous year. While this large amount of drivers on the road without car insurance is alarming, this is where having uninsured motorist coverage comes in handy. In states like Mississippi, UM/UIM...

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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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