October 2009 Archives

October 30, 2009

DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES IN MISSISSIPPI

 

Drunk drivers cause tragic accidents resulting in serious personal injury and, in more severe accidents, death. Mississippi drunk driving law allows financial compensation for victims and punishes intoxicated motorists and alcohol providers who served them, including bars, package liquor stores, and grocery stores.

These special laws allow for recovery of punitive damages against the alcohol provider. Punitive damages may be awarded, in addition to compensatory damages (compensatory damages include medical expenses, lost earnings and damages for pain and suffering and other losses).

Mississippi accident lawyer Paul Snow has the resources and experience to make alcohol providers and their insurance companies pay for the damages that they cause. In fact, Paul Snow has obtained a structured settlement for $4,500,000 for two high school students who were injured by a minor who bought alcohol from Kroger and Super D in Jackson, Mississippi.

If you have been injured or had a loved one killed as the result of a drunk driver, contact Paul Snow to insure that your rights are protected. Call us at 601-969-1977 or 1-800-640-4478 or contact us online to discuss your legal rights FREE of charge.

October 26, 2009

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT AND INJURY IN MISSISSIPPI

 


The Law Office of Paul Snow represents clients injured in motorcycle accidents and family members of victims of wrongful death due to motorcycle crashes. Motorcyclists can suffer serious personal injury when other drivers switch lanes without looking in advance for the presence of motorcycles. We also serve clients injured in car accidents, collisions or crashes resulting from defective motorcycle product parts or design.

Motorcycle accident injuries can be severe, life altering, and fatal. Common injuries include third-degree burns to the head or neck, spinal cord paralysis, nerve damage, broken or dislocated bones, and limited use or amputation of a limb. The Law Office of Paul Snow understands clients' concerns about mounting medical bills, lost wages, and providing for family members. Motorcycle injury attorney Paul Snow will discuss your situation with you and go over the options available to you as well as the insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure that all of your needs are met.

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, contact us online or call us at 601-969-1977 or 1-800-640-4478 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal rights.

October 25, 2009

BAD BOY BUGGY MADE IN NATCHEZ, MS IS RECALLED

 

About 3,900 UTV's are being recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission due to a crash hazard. The utv can accelerate without warning. There have been 32 reports of unexpected acceleration. These vehicles have a propensity to rollover and are dangerous. Off highway and off road vehicles are involved in hundreds of accidents every year.

The affected models have serial numbers between 85004828 and 95010404 and were sold from June 2007 through July 2009. Call 1-866-678-6701 or contact their web site at www.badboyenterprises.com . The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Bad Boy Buggies and contact their dealer for a free repair.

If you know of someone who has been injured or killed in an off road vehicle accident, whether it was an ATV or UTV, call Paul Snow now to discuss your legal rights at 601-969-1977 or contact us online. We offer a FREE consultation to see whether or not you have a case. Don't wait until it is too late, call now.

Information provided by Mississippi Accident Lawyer Paul Snow.rhino.jpg

October 24, 2009

Drunk Driver Given 20 Years In Accident In Biloxi, MS

 

On February 2, 2008, Kenneth Keith, was driving his pickup truck while drunk and crossed over the center line and hit a car being driven by Tech Sgt. John W. Templin. Sgt. Templin was stationed at Kessler Air Force base at the time in Biloxi, MS. The accident caused by the drunk driver resulted in Sgt. Templin's death. The drunk driver was sentenced to 20 years in prison.75579_drunk_driving.jpg

The family of Sgt. Templin can make a claim against the driver's insurance company, but they also may be able to make a claim against the bar or store that sold the alcohol to the drunk driver. This is called liquor liability and is often overlooked by most people and some attorneys.

The family would have to prove that the driver was visibly intoxicated when the bar or store sold the alcohol to the driver. If the family can prove this evidence through witnesses or credit card receipts or any other kind of evidence, then a claim can be made. A Mississippi Accident Lawyer who has experience in handling these types of cases is crucial because they are difficult cases to win. If you know of someone who has been killed or injured by a drunk driver and have some questions, call Paul Snow at 601-969-1977 to discuss your legal rights or contact us online. We offer a FREE consultation to see if you have a case. Don't wait until it is too late, call now.

Information provided by Mississippi Accident Lawyer Paul Snow.

October 23, 2009

Volkswagen Beetle Rolls Over In Accident In Ellisville, MS

 

A one vehicle accident was caused when the driver left the road on Hwy. 29 south, over corrected which caused the beetle to flip over and pinned the passenger underneath the vehicle. Passersby pulled the victim out from under the car. The passenger sustained serious injuries and was taken to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg,MS.bug.jpg

Anyone hurt in the accident can make a claim against the driver's insurance company because the driver lost control of her vehicle. Also, claims could be made against any victim's own car insurance company for uninsured motorist benefits.

If you know of someone who has been injured in a rollover accident and have some questions, call Paul Snow at 601-969-1977 or contact us online. We will talk with you FREE of charge to see whether or not you have a case. Do not let the time limit run out on your case. Call now.

We represent clients all over MS involved in any type of accident.

Information provided by Mississippi Accident Lawyer Paul Snow.

October 22, 2009

Four Car Crash In Vicksburg, MS Causes Personal Injuries

 

A four car accident caused multiple personal injuries to Quinshayla Powell, a passenger in the vehicle driven by Callie Brown. Brown was headed east on Hwy. 61 when she ran a red light and collided with a Dodge Ram driven by Shondrick Tucker of Rolling Fork; Brown's vehicle then hit a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Billy Brown;then Tucker's vehicle was hit by a Ford Expedition driven by Patricia Adcock. Ms. Powell was taken to University Medical Center in Jackson, MS for treatment of her injuries.

WHO CAN SUE WHOM AND WHY? The driver of the vehicle who ran the red light can be sued by anyone injured in the accident or subsequent accidents. If there is not enough insurance to go around, then Ms. Powell can make a claim against her own insurance company for underinsured motorist benefits. She can stack or add the number of vehicles on her policy to recover full damages. For example, if the at fault driver only had $25,000 of liability insurance coverage, and Ms. Powell had $50,000 of uninsured coverage with 3 vehicles on the policy, then Ms. Powell could make a claim for a total of $175,000, but the insurance company would get a credit for any money that she received from other sources.

If you know of someone who has been involved in a multi-car accident and have some questions, call Paul Snow at 601-969-1977 to discuss your legal rights or contact us online.. We offer a FREE consultation to see whether you have a case. Sometimes these cases can get complicated like the accident discussed above. You may be entitled to benefits that you do not know about. That is why you should always consult with an experienced accident lawyer.

Information provided by Mississippi Accident Lawyer Paul Snow.

October 21, 2009

One Vehicle Accident Causes Injuries In Scott County, MS

 

A one vehicle accident caused injuries to Carolyn McMillan, Christina Latendress and her three year old son when the driver, Carolyn McMillan, who was driving a white four-door Plymouth west on Ludlow Road lost control, overturned, skidded through a ditch, hit a stump and then caught on fire. The occupants were trapped inside of the vehicle. A first responder arrived and knocked a window out and cut the baby's seat belt off of the car seat and got the baby to safety, but could not get the driver out. The fire was getting bigger and two other passersby got the driver out. Two victims were transported by air to the University Medical Center in Jackson, MS.

Christina Latendress and her son can make a claim against the driver's insurance company for loosing control of her vehicle;they also can make a claim under the medical pay provisions of the same policy. Also, they can make a claim against their own insurance company for underinsured motorist benefits and medical pay benefits. Certain restrictions apply so you may want to consult with a Mississippi Accident Lawyer to discuss your legal rights.

If you know of someone who has been burned in any kind of accident and have some questions, you can call Paul Snow to discuss your case FREE. We do not charge any attorney fees unless we recover for you. Call now at 601-969-1977 or contact us online. We represent clients in all kind of accident and personal injury cases including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, uninsured motorist claims, insurance claims and cases against drunk drivers.

Information provided by Mississippi Accident Lawyer Paul Snow.

October 20, 2009

18 Wheeler Causes Accident In Madison, MS

 

An 18 wheeler traveling north on I-55 crossed the median and struck a car traveling south on I-55 sending the driver, Crystal Emery to the hospital. Ms. Emery had to be extricated from her vehicle and transported to University Medical Center where she remained in critical condition.18 wheeler.jpg

Ms. Emery can make a claim against the 18 wheeler company for causing this accident. A lot of times these truck drivers work too many hours on the road and fall asleep or drive fatigued which contributes to accidents. If you compare the truck drivers log book to the number of hours that he/she is supposed to work and/or rest, then you can usually determine if they falsified they log books.

We have handled numerous cases where the truck driver falsified his log book in order to make more money by traveling more miles on the highway. This is a known, but tolerated practice by the companies who employ the truck drivers. If the attorney can get proof on the company that they had a practice of letting their truck drivers drive over the limit, then a claim could be made out for punitive damages against the trucking company. Here is a good example of what I am talking about. This 18 wheeler driver lost control of his tractor-trailer rig carrying a load of bananas.bananas.jpg

If you know of someone who was injured or killed in an 18 wheeler accident and have some questions about the case, call Paul Snow to discuss your legal rights FREE. To find out if you have a case, call 601-969-1977 or contact us online. We represent clients all over MS including Madison, Ridgeland, Jackson, Gulfport, Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Greenville, Meridian, and Natchez.

Information provided by Mississippi Accident Lawyer Paul Snow.

October 19, 2009

Jackson, MS Mechanic Killed In Accident At Work

 

Hyreese Loftin was killed in an accident on the job at a local truck stop. Mr. Loftin was working on an 18 wheeler when some compression equipment exploded and hit him in the head. Mr. Loftin died of head injuries within an hour at University Medical Center.

Since Mr. Loftin was on the job when the accident happened, then the family can make a claim for worker's compensation benefits against his employer's insurance company;but, those benefits are severely limited. A claim can also be made against the manufacturer of the equipment that caused the accident. IF a recovery is made against the equipment maker, then the worker's compensation insurance company will get their money back that was paid out to the family.

In my practice I have seen a number of accidents with these big tire machines that blow up and cause head injuries and death to the worker. If you know of a worker who has been injured or killed working on 18 wheelers, call Mississippi Accident Lawyer Paul Snow to discuss your legal rights FREE of charge. Call 601-969-1977 to find out if you have a case or contact us online. We represent clients all over MS including Jackson, Tupelo, Southaven, Vicksburg, and Pascagoula.

Information provided by Mississippi Accident Lawyer Paul Snow from Jackson, MS.

October 14, 2009

Two Tougaloo Students Killed In Head-On Accident In Jackson, MS

 

Kiara Taylor and Shanna Whitt, of Greenville, MS were both killed in an accident at North State Street near College Drive in Jackson, MS. They were cheerleaders at the Tougaloo college. Another cheerleader in the car was taken to a local hospital along with the driver of the SUV that was hit head-on. Supposedly, a black SUV contributed to the accident and caused the car to travel into the wrong lane and hit the red SUV.tug.jpg

WHO CAN MAKE A CLAIM AGAINST WHOM AND WHY?
Anyone hurt or killed in the accident may be able to make a claim against the driver of the red car for failure to keep proper control of the vehicle. It appears that a black SUV may be involved, but if this person is not ever found and their vehicles never made contact with the red car, then no claim can be made against this driver. On the other hand, if the black SUV and the red car had actual physical contact, then claims can be made under the uninsured motorist provisions of the red car's policy and any policy owned by the victim's families.

If you know of someone who was involved in an accident with a hit-and-run driver or what is sometimes referred to as a "phantom vehicle" and have some questions, call Paul Snow at 601-969-1977 or contact us online. We represent clients all over MS including Jackson, Gulfport, Biloxi, Hattiesburg, and Greenville in car accidents, truck accidents, uninsured motorist cases, 18 wheeler accidents, drunk driving accidents and accidents involving defective products.

Information provided by Mississippi Accident Lawyer Paul Snow.

October 2, 2009

18 Wheeler And Car Hit Head On In Oktibbeha County, MS

 

An 18 wheeler and a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer hit head-on on U.S. Highway 82 one mile west of Highway 45 alternate. The driver of the SUV was killed as a result of the accident and died while at Oktibbeha County Hospital. The SUV going west went through the median and hit the tractor trailer who was going east.

Attached is a photo of what a vehicle looks like when you hit an 18 wheeler head-on.18 wheeler 4.jpg

If you know of someone who has been killed or injured while involved in an accident with an 18 wheeler, call an experienced accident attorney to discuss your legal rights.Call Paul Snow at 601-969-1977 or contact us online to see whether or not you have a case. This is a FREE consultation and all matters are kept strictly confidential.

October 1, 2009

School Crossing Guard Hit While Directing Traffic In Biloxi, MS

 

Donald Williams, a school crossing guard, was directing traffic at Popp's Ferry Elementary school when he was hit on the right side by a truck. Mr. Williams was directing a bus to enter Pass Road from Agincourt Avenue. Mr. Williams was seriously injured with a broken pelvis, punctured lung and three broken ribs. He was taken to Biloxi Regional Medical Center and later transferred to a hospital in Mobile, AL.2030_02_1---Yellow-School-Bus_web.jpg

What was the driver of the truck thinking? When you go through a school zone, you are supposed to slow down to almost nothing. Not only did the driver not slow down, but then he failed to see Mr. Williams directing traffic. Mr. Williams can make a claim against the truck driver's insurance company in addition to making a claim for worker's compensation benefits since he was on the job at the time of the accident. If the driver did not have enough insurance coverage to cover all of the damages, then Mr. Williams can make a claim against his own insurance company for underinsured motorist benefits.

If you know of someone who was injured or killed as a pedestrian and have some questions, call Paul Snow for a FREE consultation to discuss your case at 601-969-1977 or contact us online.