Mississippi Personal Injury Law Blog

Single-car crash results in injuries in Mississippi

When many people think of serious car accidents, they may immediately picture incidents that involve multiple vehicles or maybe big rigs. Of course, a crash that involves only a single vehicle can also have severe outcomes, including injuries to those involved. Depending on the details of such an incident, legal claims could result.

It was recently reported that an accident in Mississippi involved one vehicle and resulted in injuries for two people. Apparently, the vehicle was traveling east when the driver failed to remain on the roadway. This event caused the vehicle to overturn multiple times before colliding with a gate for an apartment complex. The report indicated that authorities responded to the incident at approximately 3:15 a.m.

Medical malpractice continues to be a leading cause of death

The state of Mississippi is home to some of the best health care facilities in the country. Every day, thousands of patients place their lives in the hands of skilled and highly-trained physicians, surgeons and nurses. However, mistakes often happen any time humans are involved. When mistakes are made in health care, the patient suffers the consequences. Medical malpractice is unfortunately one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States today.

A man in another state filed a lawsuit against a medical center after alleged negligent care led to the death of his wife. According to the lawsuit, the woman was taken to the emergency room with breathing difficulties. After being examined in the emergency room, the woman was transferred to the intensive care unit, the lawsuit said.

Medical malpractice cases involve proving negligence

Needing medical attention can cause any Mississippi resident to feel nervous. Though medical professionals often have years of education and training, mistakes can still take place that leave patients worse off than before. In some cases, patients may have reason to file medical malpractice claims in order to seek compensation for allowable damages.

Many people may be surprised to learn that medical mistakes are the third leading cause of fatalities in the United States. While taking legal action after such a death may be warranted in certain instances, it is important that those considering filing a claim understand whether such action could suit their circumstances. For instance, if a doctor does not meet the standard of care or it is otherwise believed that his or her negligence resulted in harm to the patient, filing a claim may be a feasible option.

Dog bites and attacks are a major expense for insurers

Having a pet dog can greatly improve an owner’s quality of life, especially if the dog is healthy and has a docile personality. Unfortunately, dogs that are naturally aggressive and/or are improperly cared for can be a danger to their owners and anyone who passes by the property where the dog resides.

Dog bites and attacks are a major hazard, as evidenced by insurance data. According to one recent report from Allianz Global & Specialty, dog bites made up the largest percentage of animal-related insurance claims – a category that cost nearly $500 million in losses over a five-year period.

Do you need a new doctor?

You need to trust your doctor. When you go in for advice or a checkup, you have to know that they have your best interests at heart. You have to know that they take your health seriously.

If you have any doubts about that, ask yourself why. Think about the outcome. Is your doctor going to miss a diagnosis or make a mistake that impacts your health? Could it even cost you your life or leave you with a permanent disability?

Here are 7 of the top driving distractions

Do not become part of the distracted driving epidemic. Keep your focus on the road at all times. Don't let your mind wander.

It sounds simple, but it's not. Distracted driving puts people in the hospital every single day. Even if you think you're a safe driver, odds are you have allowed yourself minor distractions when you should have kept paying attention to traffic. To keep yourself and others safe, you need to prevent these incidents from happening.

What's the most dangerous color of car?

Have you always dreamed of having a black car? It's a rebellious color and it looks beautiful on the road, but the color is also harder to see and researchers agree that driving in a black car makes you more prone to getting in an accident. Therefore, rather than selecting your vehicle color based on "favorites" and what you think looks "cool," you might want to read what science has to say about car color and safety.

What's the safest color of car?

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