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Does an ignition interlock device keep people safe?

You were having the time of your life with your friends and family before your accident. You had planned to travel down the highway and stop at unique destinations along the way. Unfortunately, a dangerous and drunk driver struck you on the road, leaving you and several of your loved ones injured.

There is no such thing as multitasking

People often think of performing multiple tasks simultaneously as multitasking. Perhaps you often find yourself taking on the phone to a client while sending an email to your boss and answering a colleague's question at the same time. You are the poster child of productivity in your Biloxi workplace. Or are you?

Prevent right cross bicycle accidents

A right cross bicycle versus auto accident happens when you're riding straight across the line of an intersection or a driveway. If a car is entering the intersection, or crossing the road from the right side, it could hit you with its front or pull in front of you and cause you to hit its side.

Study shows that reckless driving causes most cycling accidents

When you hit the road for a training or a commute, how many cars honk their horns at you while you are pedaling like mad? How many close calls have you had with drivers that did not see you? Of these encounters, how many times did they occur because you were not following traffic laws, wearing brightly colored clothing or staying in the bike lane? Chances are that 99.99 percent of these occasions occurred for no other reason than because you were cycling.

How to prepare for a settlement

Driving through Biloxi on your way to work can come with all sorts of dangers. You have to dodge semis that try to change lanes while you are next to them. Then, there are people that decide it is a good idea to send a text message while they are driving. And, of course, there are the ones that think that the traffic laws do not apply to them. Staying vigilant will help you avoid most accidents, but no matter what, there may be that one that you cannot get away from.

Consider all options after a crash with a drunk driver

You follow the law and make every effort to drive safely. Unfortunately, the bad decisions of other people can still put you and the people you love at risk. While certain factors increase the risk of a collision with a drunk driver, including the time of day and day of the week, it is not your responsibility to avoid driving after midnight just because someone could be drunk on the road. In fact, depending on the schedule of the person who decided to get behind the wheel intoxicated, you could experience a collision with a drunk driver in the early morning on your way to work. It's impossible to predict.

Tips for avoiding distracted drivers

You have seen them while you have been sitting in traffic -- the teenager sending a text, the executive checking his email, and that one time you actually saw someone steering their car with a knee while eating a sandwich. In a world where multitasking is the key to getting things done, distracted drivers are everywhere and they account for a significant numbers of motor vehicle accidents. Fortunately, there are things you can look out for in order to spot and avoid distracted drivers.

After a car accident, document everything

Imagine driving to the supermarket on Friday to stock up on food and drinks for your Saturday barbeque. You were almost there when another driver ran a stop sign and hit you on the passenger side of your sedan. The impact was enough to leave you with an injured neck and back. It is likely that your car is totaled. Now, you will have to buy a new vehicle, pay for medical treatment, and miss work until your doctor clears you to return. Since the other driver was at fault in the accident, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and the damage to your car.

3 things that affect the outcome of your personal injury claim

Every car crash is different, but three things are always the same: the factors that influence how much your settlement or award will be. After a crash, you need medical care and other financial support as you recover. It's the responsibility of the person who struck you to cover your losses.