Black box devices offer victims new evidence

By | Truck Accidents

Few things in life have the potential to be as destructive, costly, and frightening as a car or truck accident. In the blink of an eye what had been a calm, everyday drive can quickly become a nightmare of destruction and injury. Whether it be on account of poor vehicle maintenance, negligence, recklessness, or intoxication, the poor driving choices that lead to an accident have severe consequences for victims and their families. In the wake of an accident, a victim’s ability to reclaim the restitution and damages they’re duly owed is often determined by the evidence and information available to…

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Feds Offer New Strategic Plan to Combat Distracted Driving

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Distracted driving has always been a problem. However, the advent of smartphones, GPS and similar handheld electronic devices has turned distracted driving into a national epidemic. Barely a day goes by where you can turn on the news and not hear about another wrongful death or grievous injury that was caused by a driver who was more focused on their phone than on the road. Recent campaigns to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving have helped to reduce the number of accidents, both nationwide and in Tennessee. However, crash rates are still far too high. Thankfully, distracted driving…

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Mississippi Truck Crash Requires Airlift of 12-Year-Old to Memphis Hospital

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

An 18-wheeler collided with a pickup truck on Highway 15 in Mississippi earlier this week, sending the driver of the pickup to North Mississippi Medical Center and his 12 year old passenger to Memphis’ Lebonheur Children’s Medical Center for treatment. An investigation into the cause of the truck accident is still ongoing. Initially, police believe that the truck driver was unable to slow down or stop in time behind another vehicle that was turning and swerved into oncoming traffic, hitting the pickup head-on. The conditions of both the pickup driver and child are unknown after the head-on collision with the…

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Fatal Northern Mississippi Car-Truck Crash on US-51

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

About 40 miles south of Memphis on Highway 51, a three-car motor vehicle accident took the lives of two children. The crash happened in Senatobia, Mississippi on Thursday and involved a Saturn, FedEx Truck and possibly an additional vehicle. The driver of the Saturn and a 15-year old passenger were treated for injuries. The 2-year-old and the 7-year-old sisters that were riding in the backseat of the Saturn were fatally injured. According to witnesses, a car in front of the Saturn had stopped, but the driver of the FedEx truck did not realize it in time to avoid slamming into…

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