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May 10, 2009

Florence, MS Man Injured During A Pearl Police Chase In Jackson, MS

 
A 67 year man from Florence, MS was injured in an accident when his vehicle was hit by a Mercedes-Benz which was going about 75 mph and ran a red light. The truck flipped so high in the air that it almost hit the traffic light according to eyewitnesses.  A Pearl Police patrolman ran the car's tag and discovered it was stolen. When the driver refused to pull over, the chase began. It ended when this accident happened on Gallitin Street in Jackson, MS5-14 police chase.jpg.

Two suspects fled the scene and one was taken into custody. Officials stated that there is a lot of liability associated with these type of cases. This accident is similar to one involving a Raymond police officer when an SUV was being chased and ultimately caused the death of Alice Clausell. The chase started as a result of reckless driving of Alice Marie Wilson.

Who can sue whom and why? Well, you would think that the driver of the pick-up truck may have a claim against the driver of the car, but since the car was stolen, the insurance company will probably deny the claim; therefore, the injured party, then could make a claim against his own insurance company for uninsured motorist benefits. Also, a claim may be made against the Pearl Police Department for negligent pursuit.

If you know of someone who was injured or killed during a police pursuit, call Paul Snow to discuss your legal rights, 601-969-1977 or contact us online.

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May 9, 2009

Driver Killed And Two Passengers Severely Injured In Picayune, MS

 
The driver of a 1990 Jeep Wrangler left the road, struck a culvert, and then the vehicle overturned, throwing the two passengers out and partially ejecting the driver who died on the scene. Casimir Burras or Bogalusa and Corey Dillon of Franklinton were severely injured and taken to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS.
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Who can sue whom and why? Either passenger can make a claim against the driver's insurance company for the driver's negligence. If that insurance is not enough to cover all of the damages, then a claim can be made against the passenger's own insurance company for uninsured motorist benefits. If the driver were drunk, a claim may be made against the business that sold the alcohol to the driver especially if he were a minor. This is what is commonly referred to as "liquor liability". Sometimes, punitive damages are involved if the conduct of the bartender was grossly negligent.

If you know of someone who has received severe injuries in an accident, call Paul Snow to discuss your legal rights, 601-969-1977 or contact us online. We represent people in all types of accidents.

May 8, 2009

Four People Injured At Deadly Intersection Near Laurel, MS

 
Four people received personal injuries when a van struck a Toyota Camry at the intersection of Highway 84 and Magnolia Road near Lake Bogua Homa in Jones County. There have been 80 wrecks at this intersection since 2003, four have been fatal. Local emergency workers said the vast majority of accidents are high speed T-bones which is what happened in this accident. It was voted the most dangerous intersection in Jones Countypic of car wreck.jpg.

MDOT installed flashing lights in April, 2008, but accidents continue to happen.

If you know of someone who was injured in a broadside accident, call Paul Snow to discuss your legal rights, 601-969-1977 or contact us online.

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May 7, 2009

Clinton, MS Couple Killed In One Vehicle Accident

 
A couple from Clinton, Mississippi were killed in a one vehicle accident in Jackson, MS when the driver, James Gaughf lost control of his vehicle and hit a tree. Mr. Gaughf was driving his green Honda north on Belvedere Drive near McDowell Road when the accident happened. Both were taken to UMC where his wife died in the emergency room and the husband died on the operating table.

If you know of someone who was killed in an accident and have some questions, call Mississippi Accident Lawyer Paul Snow at 601-969-1977 or contact us online. We handle all type of  accidents involving car, truck, motorcycle, 18 wheeler, drunk driving, or defective products.
May 6, 2009

Picayune, Mississippi Woman Dies In Car Accident

 
A head-on collision caused the death of a 37 year old Picayune, Mississippi woman on Highway 51 when her 2002 Cadillac crossed the center-line and hit a 1990 Nissan pickup truck. Classie Spann was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

The other driver was taken to the local hospital with injuries.

If you know of someone who has been involved in a head-on accident or any other type of accident, call Paul Snow with any questions that you may have, 601-969-1977 or contact us online.

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May 4, 2009

Philadelphia, MS Woman Killed In Car Crash

 
 A woman from Philadelphia, Mississippi was killed in a wreck when the vehicle she was riding in as a passenger left the road, struck a concrete drainage ditch and then hit a dirt embankment. Esterline Isaac was thrown from the car when Victor Isaac fell asleep and lost control of the vehicle.

Who can sue whom and why? Even though the husband may be driving a car that results in the death of his wife, the estate of the wife has a claim against the husband's insurance company. These are what are called friendly lawsuits and are usually settled without any lawsuit being filed. A Mississippi Accident Lawyer knows how to get the claim settled quickly and without much hassle.


If you or a loved one was involved in an accident with a family member and have some questions, call Paul Snow 601-969-1977 or contact us online.
May 3, 2009

Drunk Driver Sentenced To 25 Years For Killing One Motorist In Jackson, MS

 
The conviction of Jaison Harness was affirmed by the MS Court of Appeals recently. Harness was sentenced to 25 years for causing the death of Clyde Hampton while driving drunk in a two vehicle accident in Jackson, MS. The blood alcohol content was .11% four hours after the crash which means that the driver was .19% at the time of the accident. One looses .02% for each hour that the test is not given.

Alcohol is a factor in about 50% of the accidents in MS. That's a lot; Make sure that you are aware of other vehicles around you to try to steer clear of an accident if the unexpected occurs. If the other driver has been drinking, no telling what actions they make take; sometimes they pass-out behind the steering wheel.
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The laws need to be tougher against the bars and other alcohol providers to make sure that they don't sell or give alcohol to a visibly intoxicated customer and never serve a minor. The bartender is in a better position to know when a customer has had too much to drink, not the customer because the customer's judgment has been impaired by the alcohol.

If you know of someone who has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, or anyother kind of accident where alcolol was involved, call Paul Snow to discuss your legal rights, 601-969-1977 or 800-640-4478 or contact us online.

May 2, 2009

Girl Killed In Wreck In Southaven, MS By Hit-and-Run Driver

 
A six year old girl was killed in a fatal car crash in Southaven, Mississippi when John Henry Brown while speeding hit an 18 wheeler and then the 18 wheeler hit a 2002 Ford Taurus driven by the child's mother, Patricia Sledge. The at-fault driver was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and depraved heart murder which means a disregard for human life which results in a death.

The Mississippi Crime Lab performed an autopsy shortly after the accident. It was concluded that the girl died from personal injuries in the crash and not from being ejected from the vehicle. All the children in the car had their seat belt on.

Who can sue whom and why?  Anyone injured by the at-fault driver may sue his insurance company for damages that he caused including the family members of the six year old girl who have a claim for wrongful death. Also, the actions of the 18 wheeler driver must be looked into to see if he could have avoided the accident with the Taurus. Vehicles pull out in front of 18 wheeler drivers all the time; sometimes vehicles come in contact with the 18 wheeler. But the question is, did the 18 wheeler driver act reasonably under the circumstances?  It's not feasible for a car to physically knock a heavy 18 wheeler into another car. So, did the truck driver swerve over onto the Taurus when he didn't really have to? What if he never swerved over at all? Then we know that the six year girl would still be alive today. The only injury would be to the speeding motorist who left the scene of the accident. You read and hear about an 18 wheeler truck driver saying that he swerved over and saved some lives, or that he went into the median in order to avoid hitting a car. More facts need to be determined to see if this driver did everything that he could have done before he made the decision to totally demolish the Ford Taurus full of young children.

If the truck driver did not have to pull over into the Ford Taurus, then his insurance company may be liable for damages to those injured and killed by his actions. In other words, both of these drivers can be at fault for causing this little girl's death.

Our prayers go out to the family of the little girl.

If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in an accident, you should consult with an experienced Mississippi Accident Lawyer. Paul Snow handles all types of accident cases, one case at a time. We handle cases involving car, truck, motorcycle accidents and injuries from defective products. If you have any questions, call us at 601-969-1977 or contact us online now.

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May 1, 2009

15 Year Old Hit Leaving School Bus Near Ocean Springs, MS

 
A 15 year old student and another child were hit while exiting a stopped school bus with its stop arm extended. The driver went around a number of stopped cars who were waiting for the children to get off of the bus, then hit two of them when they tried to cross the street.
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Mitchell Cearley is due for follow-up surgery and a fund-raiser has set up to help pay for the medical bills. Also, a new campaign has been started to try to get motorist to stop for school buses. It's called "STOP means STOP".
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We wish the best for the victim and his family and hope a lot of money is raised to help them out.

If you know of someone who was involved in an accident and have some questions, call Mississippi Accident Lawyer Paul Snow 601-969-1977 or contact us online. We help people who have been involved in any type of accident.

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April 30, 2009

18 Wheeler Jackknifed On I-20 In Jackson, MS

 
truck blocking I-20.jpgtruck blocking I-20.jpgAn 18 wheeler jackknifed on interstate 20 in Jackson, MS during rush hour traffic completely blocking both lanes. Traffic was backed-up for miles.  Diesel fuel was spilled all over the highway which had to be cleaned up before the interstate was reopened. Traffic was re-routed through highway 80.truck blocking I-20.jpg


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April 29, 2009

Britney Spears Worried About Casey Aldridge's Car Crash

 
Casey Aldridge and two of his four passengers were not wearing any seat belts and were thrown out of the vehicle when he wrecked his Ford pickup truck after a fishing trip. The paramedics said that he suffered brain trauma, a fractured skull and was unconscious at times. He sustained a blood clot near his brain which needed to be operated on soon. Jamie Lynn, the sister of Britney Spears, gave birth to Casey's daughter Maddie about 10 months ago.
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Aldridge was charged with careless driving on his way home in Mississippi. Louisiana State Police said that alcohol was not involved.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, you should consult with an experienced Accident Attorney. Paul Snow, P. A. has over 30 years experience in handling accident cases involving serious injury and death for car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, drunk driving accidents and defective products. If you have any questions, call us at 601-969-1977 or contact us online.

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April 28, 2009

$2.1 Million Verdict Affirmed Against Goodyear Tire And Rubber Co. In Jackson, MS

 
The Mississippi Court of Appeals has upheld a jury verdict against Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. and others when a vehicle left the road and flipped over hitting a tree. Travis Kirby was killed and Riley Strickland and Sidney Odom were injured. The lawsuit alleged that the back right tire was faulty and caused the accident. It was rated for 50,000 miles, but failed at 10,000 miles. Also, the tires were sold as high-performance tires when in fact they were regular passenger car tires. The companies claimed that the accident was caused by speeding, drinking and/or something in the roadway. Of course, the jury did not buy any of that nonsense.

If you would like to discuss this case or any other accident case, call Paul Snow 601-969-1977 or contact us online.

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April 27, 2009

Attorney General Jim Hood Says Law Enforcement Is Cracking Down On Drunk Drivers In Mississippi

 
The Mississippi chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving held its 15th annual vigil recently in Pearl, MS. Those in attendance lit candles and paused to remember those who were killed in drunk driving accidents. Bill Downs lost his son, his wife and a friend in a crash on October 6th, 2007, caused by a drunk driver. MADD said it's important to educate the public on the consequences of driving while under the influence. It's never safe to drink and drive. If you are around someone who is obviously drunk, tell the bartender to stop serving that person or make sure they have a ride home.
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Last year, 24,000 DUI arrests were made which is about a 20% increase from the year 2007. According the Attorney General Jim Hood, law enforcement agencies are the ones cracking down on drunk drivers.

If you know of someone who was injured or killed by a drunk driver, you should consult with a Mississippi Accident Lawyer who handles these types of cases. They can be complicated. For example, the recent case involving the young doctors who were killed by Mrs. Irby comes to mind. The blood alcohol test results were finally published in the newspaper showing that she was .09 BAC at the time the test was given. What you were not told is the time that the test was administered. One looses .02 BAC every hour that one is not consuming alcohol. So lets say that the test were performed at least 4 hours after the accident, then the driver would have lost .08 BAC in four hours time;if you add what was lost by waiting four hours to the results of the test, then in that event, the BAC at the time of the accident would have been .17 (.09 plus .08= .17). All this is an assumption based on waiting four hours before the test was given;it may have been more or less time, we just don't know that information. Maybe the public needs to know exactly when the test was given!
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Call Paul Snow 601-969-1977 if you have any questions about these type of alcohol cases or contact us online.

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April 26, 2009

Deadly Crash Near Hazlehurst, MS

 
One man is dead and two others seriously injured in a one vehicle accident near Hazlehurst,MS. Patrick Morton of Duson, La. was driving his 1996 Ford pickup truck when he lost control of his vehicle when he reached over and tried to wake up one of his passengers. He veered off of the road and the truck flipped over shortly before 7:00 a.m. Derrick Jones of Jennings, La. and Morton were taken to University Medical Center in Jackson, MS where they were listed in critical condition.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in any type of accident, you should consult with an experienced accident lawyer. Paul Snow, P.A. has over 30 years experience in handling all types of accident cases. If you have any questions, call us at 601-969-1977 or contact us online.

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April 25, 2009

18 Wheeler Turns Over Spilling Toxic Chemicals In Jackson County, MS

 
An 18 wheeler tractor-trailer truck overturned in the median on I-10 near Hwy. 57. The accident was caused when a tire from another truck fell into the highway and hit the 18 wheeler. The trailer came open and flammable chemical's were spilled onto the interstate highway.
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The MDEQ was called to the scene of the accident. They said that the chemicals were dangerous and were explosive. They had to unload each drum and put the contents inside another drum, then right the truck, then clean up whatever was spilled on the ground.

In Mississippi, these 18 wheeler trucks must carry special insurance if they are going to haul hazardous materials through our state. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations require that special precautions be taken when transporting any hazardous materials. Luckily, no one was injured in the accident.

If you know of someone who has been injured or killed in an accident, you should consult an experienced Mississippi Accident Lawyer. Paul Snow handles all types of accident cases including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle crashes, drunk driving accidents and cases involving defective products. If you have any questions, call us at 601-969-1977 or contact us online.

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