Boating activity and deaths rose dramatically during the pandemic

The U.S. Coast Guard found that over 80 percent of boating activity deaths could have been saved by lifejackets. In 2020, the Coast Guard estimates that 5,265 recreational boating accidents caused 767 deaths, 3,191 injuries, and approximately $62.5 million in property damage.  Of the reported deaths, 75 percent of the victims drowned, with 86 percent

Motorcycle-Related Deaths Are Increasing…

Did you know that you are four times more likely to be injured in a motorcycle crash than in a car crash? In 2019, the number of deaths on motorcycles was nearly 29 times the number of deaths in cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that over five thousand motorcyclists died that year alone.

Do You Know What To Do If You’ve Been Hit By An 18-Wheeler?

Do You Know What To Do If You’ve Been Hit By An 18-Wheeler? The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that 4,119 people died in large truck crashes in 2019. Sixteen percent of these deaths were truck occupants, 15 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorcyclists, and 67 percent were passenger vehicle occupants. Additionally, they have

Number of Vehicle-Related Deaths Rising Since 2020

An estimated 31,720 Americans, including 560 vehicle-related deaths in Mississippi in the first nine months of 2021, per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This is a 12 percent increase over projections for the first nine months of 2020.   In other studies, the New York Times found that vehicle deaths rose 17.5 percent between the

Were You Exposed to Paraquat?

Were You Exposed? Paraquat is a dangerous herbicide used by farmers, agricultural workers, and landscape maintenance crews for decades.  If you’ve been exposed and developed Parkinson’s disease, you may have a claim. What is Paraquat? Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Paraquat is a toxic chemical that was produced as an herbicide for

Was your premature infant diagnosed with NEC?

Parents are filing lawsuits against manufacturers of baby formula products linked to infant injury and deaths. Studies have found that when babies are fed cow’s milk-based formula, the risk of developing necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC, rises dramatically. Once diagnosed, the prognosis can be grim and even fatal.  Many babies have died from this devastating illness.

Tesla, Chevy, Hyundai recall thousands of cars over safety issues, deaths

Exploding batteries and massive fires, which have caused injuries and deaths, have led Tesla, Chevy, and Hyundai recall thousands of electric cars over safety issues and deaths. Why?  Because fires caused by electric vehicle batteries take longer to control and require as much as 30,000 gallons of water, or more, to stop.  According to Tesla,

Philips Recalls CPAP, BIPAP Machines Over Potential Cancer Risk

Philips is recalling certain devices due to potentially severe health risks to consumers. This recall involves various Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and mechanical ventilator devices. The sound abatement foam used to reduce sound and vibration in affected devices, PE-PUR or polyester-based polyurethane, may break down, causing dangerous particles

Tips for Getting the Best Personal Injury Settlement

Personal Injury Settlement

If you have been injured and it wasn’t your fault and the effects of the injury are having a profound effect on your life you should be serious about getting the best personal injury settlement you can. It is you that has to live with the injury so to make your life as comfortable as

Divorce Can Complicate a Personal Injury Compensation Payment

Diaz Law Firm Personal Injury

Divorce or separation can be complicated enough without the added dimension of working out who is entitled to what after a personal injury compensation settlement has been made. Mississippi is what is termed an “equitable distribution” state. Basically, this means that all jointly owned assets are divided equally by a court on divorce or separation