It is important to remember that if you have been involved in a serious automobile accident, or if you have lost a loved one to a crash, you should not speak with the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier until you have consulted an attorney about your rights. Insurance companies and trucking companies, who are looking only at their bottom line, will often attempt to persuade unrepresented parties to settle for less than they may be entitled to. [Read more…]
While it has been proven that wearing a helmet can save lives, as noted above, it is not always a sure thing. Sometimes injuries result from equipment failure or malfunction, poor design of the motorcycle, or lack of proper safety instruction. Other times, the accidents are caused by other drivers who either fail to pay attention, who are speeding, or who are otherwise driving recklessly. [Read more…]
The pit bulls actually belonged to Bernard Humphrey, but Wooten, a friend of Humphrey, let the dogs loose on the day of the attacks. Police said Wooten was aware the animals were vicious. The pit bulls attacked Mr. Parker and his daughter, Gardenia Parker, after she ran to help him. Gardenia Parker said her life has been changed forever. “We have to wake up and live another day without him,” Parker said. [Read more…]
Fortunately for one of the individuals, his injuries were minor. However, the other individual, a Panola County resident, was airlifted to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, out of a total number of traffic fatalities in Mississippi in 2008 of 783, 503 were one car accidents. [Read more…]
It is important to remember that if you have been involved in a crash, or if you have lost a loved one to a crash, you should not speak with the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier until you have consulted an attorney about your rights. Insurance companies, who are looking only at their bottom line, will often attempt to persuade unrepresented parties to settle for less than they may be entitled to. [Read more…]
Tammy Holliday, a 39 year old Walls Elementary School cafeteria worker, was tragically killed in a serious automobile accident at what many have called a very dangerous intersection in Walls, MS. According to Milton Kuykendall, Desoto County School Superintendent, this intersection, which is located nearby the Lake Cormorant School, has been the subject of numerous accidents and one that badly needed a traffic signal.
Unfortunately, the need for safety measures (such as placement of a much needed traffic signal) are often not taken seriously until such time as a serious injury or death occurs. However, even when traffic signals are installed, it is more often the case they are not properly maintained–resulting in serious injury to those driving or pedestrians crossing these intersections. [Read more…]
Authorities are investigating the jail death of 28-year-old Kenosha Wilson who was in the custody of the DeSoto County Jail when she passed away. An officer discovered Wilson’s body face down on a mat at 6:12 a.m. The officer, who apparently thought Wilson was sleeping, tried to awaken her, but soon discovered she was dead.
Officials say there was no sign of foul play and no apparent evidence of suicide. Wilson’s body was sent to the Mississippi Crime Lab for autopsy.
While it is often the case that there is no foul play relating to an inmates death or serious injury, there are certain situations that merit a full and complete investigation by an experience governmental liability or inmate abuse attorney. [Read more…]