Personal Injury Attorney in Jackson MS

Damages, Mississippi Bicycle Safety, Traumatic Brain Injury, Types of Mississippi Personal Injury
When you are looking for a personal injury attorney in Jackson MS there are several things you should consider. We think that three categories should be given specific attention: Accessibility, Practice Areas, and Review by other clients. [caption id="attachment_972" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Things to consider when choosing a personal injury attorney in Jackson MS.[/caption] Accessibility How many ways you have to get in touch with and get a response from your attorney is an important consideration that often goes unnoticed. Being Personal Injury attorneys in Jackson MS, we strive to provide several different ways for you to get in touch with us. From email, to our contact us page, and phone there are numerous ways to go and friendly, knowledgeable staff on the other end ready to help. All consultations are…
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Bicycle Hit by a Car

Damages, Mississippi Bicycle Safety, Traumatic Brain Injury, Types of Mississippi Personal Injury
Even with the new laws protecting bicyclists in Mississippi (John Paul Frerer Act) it is still far too easy for a bicyclist to be hit by a car. Mississippi has recently imposed a three foot of distance when passing law, meaning that automobiles must provide at least three feet of space when passing a bicyclist. This law is meant to prevent additional brain injuries and death due to cars hitting bicyclists.(Bicycle Hit by a Car) [caption id="attachment_981" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Bicycles have been given equal footing with cars as a vehicle in Mississippi.[/caption] There has been a movement in Mississippi recently to promote vehicles completely changing lanes when passing bicyclists rather than just allowing the minimum of three feet. The reasoning for the statute, and the movement to completely change lanes…
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Bike Safely in Mississippi

Mississippi Bicycle Safety
There are many benefits that bike riders enjoy in Mississippi (Bike Safely in Mississippi) today that they did not previously enjoy. First,  laws have been passed providing bicyclists increased safety in the state. One such law requires that motorists give bicyclists three feet when passing them on the roadway. Miss. Code Ann. §63-3-1309. "a motorist shall leave a safe distance of not less than three (3) feet between his vehicle and the bicyclist and shall maintain such clearance until safely past the bicycle." Another Mississippi statute explicitly states that bicyclists must be treated as a motorist would treat another vehicle in the roadway and that: "it is unlawful to harass, taunt or maliciously throw an object at or in the direction of any person riding a bicycle." These laws have raised awareness…
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Mississippi Bicycle Safety

Mississippi Bicycle Safety, Traumatic Brain Injury, Types of Mississippi Personal Injury
There are several general rules to be followed in general bicycle safety in Mississippi. Wear head protection; Test your bike before beginning to ride; Don't be distracted by music or a cell phone; Make sure you are visible; wear reflective clothing be aware of the necessary requirements for reflectors and flashers Be Alert and look for upcoming obstacles; Bike the same direction as traffic and obey all the same traffic signals as a car; this is opposite from pedestrians who travel against traffic. Many other safety resources will provide information on how to bike more safely. http://www.nhtsa.gov/Bicycles http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/bike/safety.htm
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Bicyclists Should Carry Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Bicyclists Should Carry Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Damages, Mississippi Bicycle Safety, What to Do When Injured
We have had several cases where bicyclists have had traumatic injuries due to a car hitting them as they rode their bike these individuals utilized their uninsured motorist coverage on their vehicle auto insurance to pay for some of their medical bills or damages. These coverages often pay for injuries occurring in cars, or caused by cars. For this reason we tell our clients to max out their uninsured motorist / underinsured motorist coverages. Bicyclists Should Carry Uninsured Motorist Coverage Policies of insurance vary in their language, but our experience so far with Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist coverages have provided coverage to bicyclists. Additionally, in Mississippi, uninsured motorists coverages stack meaning if there are multiple vehicles on a policy each vehicle will bring its value into a stacked value…
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Runners or Walkers Hit by Car

Runners or Walkers Hit by Car

Mississippi Bicycle Safety, Types of Mississippi Personal Injury, What to Do When Injured
Runners or Walkers are in increasing danger on the roadways of Mississippi. Walkers are frequently injured or killed and at a rate that is just behind injury or death to a passenger in a motor vehicle wreck. We teach our children to pay attention and look both ways before crossing the street. Sometimes this training is not enough to prevent injury or death while on foot as a pedestrian.   The injury rate for pedestrians is in the thousands every year, and with distracted driving due to cell phones, email and text messages, this number is only going up. Any pedestrian or bicyclist who is injured by an automobile has a potential claim for damages as a result of his injuries. If you or a family member are injured by…
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Distracted Drivers and Bicycle Wrecks

Mississippi Bicycle Safety, Traumatic Brain Injury, Types of Mississippi Personal Injury, What to Do When Injured
All over the country individuals continue to choose to use cell phones while operating cars and trucks. Activities like texting, emailing, surfing the internet and even looking up a phone number take the focus and attention of the driver off of the road and allow the unthinkable to happen to a bicyclist. New laws have been passed in Mississippi in order to provide that bicyclists would be more protected and protected on the roadways of Mississippi.Distracted Drivers and Bicycle Wrecks. The John Paul Frerer Act, enacted in 2010, provides that bicyclists will be given all the benefits of vehicles on the roadway. Additionally the law provides that when passing a bicyclist on the roadway that a driver should provide at least 3 feet of space as the vehicle passes. Distracted Drivers…
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