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Court Rules Officer Entitled To Worker’ Comp Despite Speeding

When you think of a workers’ comp claim, certain things usually come to mind. First, you might imagine the accident happens in an actual workplace, a warehouse or factory or office. Many people also think that faulty machines or dangerous substances or slippery floors would be the cause of harm. Often, people assume that the worker isn’t to blame, believing…

Mississippi Driver Survives After Vehicle Crushed By Garbage Truck

Though it happens all the time, we seldom think about the dangers that come from having vehicles of all different shapes, weights and sizes on the road together at the same time. We take for granted that giant tractor-trailers can share the same roadways with teeny Smart cars. We’re typically only confronted with the disparities between vehicles when a terrible…

Research Shows Problem Nursing Homes Continue Causing Harm Despite Warnings

It can be a tremendous source of worry, putting family members into nursing homes and depending on staff to care for them appropriately. Though we may want to care for our loved ones ourselves, practicalities can get in the way and force many to rely on the skill and kindness of strangers. We hope that those responsible for providing such…

Man Dies Following Another Fatal Mississippi Train Crash

As we’ve discussed before, when an accident happens, size can matter a great deal. Usually this refers to large SUVs or tractor-trailers that massively outweigh small passenger vehicles. In these cases, the imbalance in size and weight can result in serious injury or death to those in the smaller vehicle. Though tractor-trailers can be many times larger than a passenger…

Garbage Truck Crash

Just last week we talked about a terrible accident involving a garbage truck. The incident demonstrated the destructive force of accidents involving large vehicles and resulted in tremendous damage to a much smaller passenger vehicle. Last week we only knew that the accident resulted in serious injuries to the driver of the smaller car, but didn’t know details about how…

Recent Accident Highlights Dangers of Tractor-Trailers

Mississippi roadways have had more than their fair share of accidents involving tractor-trailers in recent weeks. One of the recent accidents was especially dramatic, demonstrating just how much destructive power semi-trucks possess. The size, weight and speed of the giant machines means that when things go wrong, they often go very wrong, and those unfortunate enough to be on the…

Wrong Way Crash Leaves One Person Dead

It’s a tragedy that is becoming more and more common. Drivers heading the wrong way, often on the interstate, crash into unsuspecting motorists. These accidents are often deadly and entirely preventable, something that can make it even harder to accept when a loved one is involved. The force of the collision when two vehicles heading the opposite direction come into…