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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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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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