Auto Accidents

snow on road

Winter driving is never more perilous than when black ice coats the roads. Mississippi Highway Patrol warns that following too closely on Mississippi roadways can lead to collisions at any time, but particularly when freezing conditions exist. What is Black Ice? When the temperatures drop to around 32 degrees on…

red light

First responders can attest to the fact that vehicle collisions can be horrendous for everyone involved. In particular, intersection crashes are often hair-raising: shrieking tires, mangled vehicles, and, in the most disturbing cases, serious injuries and even fatalities. If you or a loved one is the victim of an intersection…

wrong way driving

When a Bryan County deputy was killed in a wrong-way crash, he left behind a wife and three children. A young woman had been barreling down Interstate 95 in the wrong direction with her headlights off when the crash occurred. She later pled guilty to two counts of DUI and…

safe vs risky

Letting your teenager loose on the roads is a frightening experience for every parent. Young drivers are responsible for more than their fair share of accidents; at least 1 in 5 teens will cause an auto accident in their first year of driving. About a quarter of a million young…

dram shop liability

With the third-highest rate of uninsured motorists in the country, Mississippi roadways frequently experience uninsured motorist accidents. But what if an uninsured driver injures you? Who will pay your medical bills? In reality, if the liable driver does not have insurance then you’ll likely need to turn to some other…

truck on highway

Unfortunately, accidents involving 18-wheelers are very common in Mississippi. In fact, just a couple weeks ago a fatal 18-wheeler crash occurred in Chickasaw County. According to djournal.com, the accident happened on Highway 32 between Van Vleet and Okolona and involved an 18-wheeler and an ambulance colliding head-on. Sadly, the ambulance driver was killed…

truck accident

While all car accidents are inherently dangerous, those involving 18-wheelers (also known as semi-trucks) tend to be particularly terrible as these massive trucks can easily flatten smaller vehicles on the road. Additionally, accidents on American roads involving 18-wheelers are disproportionately high due to the fact that big trucks have larger blind spots,…