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Car Accidents in Mississippi Included in the 20 Worst States for Fatalities

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Fatal car accidents in Mississippi have risen 20% in 2021 compared to 2020. It is thought that the reason for this is because of COVID-19. During the pandemic, drivers became accustomed to less traffic and emptier roads, allowing them to believe they can get away with certain bad habits like distracted driving.  While the… Read More »

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Everything You Need to Know About Mississippi Distracted Driving Laws

Everything You Need to Know About Mississippi Distracted Driving Laws

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Distracted driving is a major concern across the nation, and Mississippi is no exception. Over 3,000 people were killed due to distracted driving in 2020, and unfortunately, those numbers continue to spike.  Though many states have implemented distracted driving laws to curb the number of accidents, distracted driving remains one of the most common… Read More »

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Mississippi Motorcycle Laws You Should Know

Mississippi Motorcycle Laws You Should Know

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Although motorcycles are a thrilling alternative to standard passenger vehicles, they do have risks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), around 5,000 motorcyclists lose their lives every year in vehicular accidents, and motorcyclists are 29 times more likely to die in an accident than standard passenger vehicle drivers.  Mississippi has implemented… Read More »

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How to Prove Emotional Distress to Help Win Your Case

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

When most people are in a car accident, they generally only consider how they will afford their medical bills or car repairs—things that are considered economic damages in a personal injury case. But there are also non-economic damages, which are more intangible and without a distinct monetary value—such as emotional distress—that an injured victim… Read More »

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How to Establish Proof of a Car Accident After It Happened?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Car accident victims can sometimes find themselves in a difficult situation if they do not take the necessary steps to establish proof of fault after an accident. While it may seem obvious to you that another driver or party was to blame, you still carry the responsibility of having to show proof to insurance… Read More »

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What is Comparative Negligence?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

When you are injured in an accident caused by another driver, most people assume they can simply file a claim against the guilty party to recover compensation. However, not all states handle fault or negligence claims the same way. For example, there are typically two kinds of fault that can play a role in… Read More »

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Injuries Caused By Defective Equipment

Injuries Caused By Defective Equipment

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Many Louisiana jobs come with workplace hazards that can lead to employees suffering from serious injuries or illnesses. Jobs and work environments can become even more dangerous if employees use defective equipment. If you’re injured on the job due to defective equipment, you may have different legal options for receiving compensation for medical bills… Read More »

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Healthcare Workers and Workers Compensation

Healthcare Workers and Workers Compensation

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Mississippi healthcare workers face tremendous pressure on a daily basis, especially with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare workers are more likely to sustain workplace injuries and illnesses than other employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that hospital workers are twice as likely to sustain an injury or illness while on the… Read More »

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How Long Does It Take to Settle My Accident Case?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

One of the most common questions we hear as personal injury attorneys is, “How long is it going to take to settle my case?” Unfortunately, this is not a simple question to answer. Every personal injury case is unique and different, and various factors can affect your case and how long it will take… Read More »

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What Are the Time Limits for Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim

What Are the Time Limits for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that almost all employers are required to carry. The purpose of workers’ compensation is to provide wages and compensation for workers who have sustained an injury in the course of performing their work duties. Some injuries can take quite a while to heal, and medical bills start… Read More »

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