cars driving dangerously on the road(Image Credit: Flickr.com)

If you’ve been involved in an accident that was caused by an aggressive driver, it’s important to stay calm. Even though your natural instinct is to be angry because of the damage caused to your vehicle.

Road rage accidents happen when a driver loses their temper and allows their emotions to fuel their driving rather than common sense.

alcohol bottles(Image Credit: Pixabay.com)

If you, or a loved one, has been involved in a DUI auto accident it can void your insurance policy.

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a criminal offense. In Mississippi, for your first offense you can be facing up to 48 hours in jail, up to $1,000 in fines and 90 days suspension. For your third offense, you can be sentenced to jail for up to 5 years.

american school bus
(Credit Image: Wikipedia.org)

School buses are specially designed to protect passengers inside. When a bus is carrying your child to school, you expect buses to have safety features to keep your child safe as they travel to and from school.

Unlike cars and vans, school buses are higher up so if a car does hit the bus, the passengers inside have more protection because the impact will be lower down. The fact that school buses are large and painted yellow improves their visibility on the road. The layout of the seats inside protect the kids from severe accidents and have shock-absorbing seat backs.

cyclists on the road

(Image Credit: Wikipedia.org)

On a list of the twenty-five most common causes of death, bicycling takes spot #17, with the odds of dying at 1 in 4,147 if you regularly ride a bicycle. The odds of dying in a car accident are much higher, at 1 in 272.

These statistics don’t, however really address whether bicyclists are the more dangerous drivers, or whether those who drive cars are the more dangerous drivers. The answer to that question lies largely in your perspective.

busy shopping mall with shoppers

(Image Credit: Pixabay.com)

Many people see the crime of shoplifting as a very minor one, with few repercussions or penalties. In fact, if you are convicted of shoplifting in the state of Mississippi, you could face serious consequences, even finding yourself behind bars. In other words, your life, both present and future, can be altered in ways you may not have imagined when you shoplift an item. As many as ten million people have been caught shoplifting over the past five years—while about a quarter of those were teens or children, the vast majority were adults.

When you consider the most common shoplifted items include baby formula and meat, it seems as though many shoplifters may truly be taking items they did not pay for out of financial need. Most people who are caught shoplifting really had no intention of committing a crime when they entered the store. Some people shoplift out of financial need, others on impulse, and still others honestly meant to pay for the item—it was truly an accident when they walked out of the store with the unpaid item. Whatever the reasons behind the shoplifting incident, you need a Mississippi attorney who can work hard on your behalf to minimize the potential consequences.

marijiuana

(Image Credit: Pixabay.com)

Although medical marijuana is legal in twenty-four states, recreational marijuana is legal in four states and the state of Mississippi has decriminalized some aspects of marijuana possession, but you could still end up behind bars for possession of marijuana, in some instances.

In Mississippi, if you are found with 30 grams or less of marijuana in your possession, and it is your first offense, you face nothing more serious than a fine of $250. In order to only receive the fine, you must show a valid ID, and sign a pledge to appear in court. Follow the rules, and you will not be arrested.

man on his phone

(Image Credit: Pixabay.com)

If you are the “typical” American, you likely pay thousands in insurance premiums every year.

Car insurance, home insurance, health insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, insurance for your business, umbrella insurance…the list goes on and on. Since, thankfully, the majority of policy holders will never have to deal with a significant loss, our experience dealing with an insurance company is limited.

teen driving a car whilst texting

(Image Credit: freestockphotos.biz)

Parents who have teenagers in the home are well aware that their teen’s cell phone is almost like an extra body part—if it is not in their hand, they are likely looking for it. While this may be mildly annoying to parents, once a teen starts driving, the stakes are much higher.

Unfortunately, it can be a real challenge to ensure your teen’s phone stays as far away from the car’s steering wheel as possible.

medicine tablets
(Image Credit: Pixabay.com)

Risperidone, commonly known as Risperdal, is an antipsychotic drug which can be prescribed by your doctor. It is a strong drug that affects the chemicals in your brain.

There are possible side effects of taking this medication (like enlarged breast tissue, known as gynecomastia). Taking a higher dosage than your doctor prescribed can increase the chances of you having a reaction or side effects to Risperidone.

police inspecting damaged vehicle

(Image Credit: Wikimedia.org)

According to a USA analysis (based on NHTSA data) the number of fatal hit and run crashes has been on the rise since 2009.

As an example, in 2009, there were 1,274 fatal hit and run crashes, while in 2011, that number rose to 1,449.  Nearly one in five pedestrian fatalities are caused by hit and run drivers. This rise in hit and run accidents begs the question of why someone involved in an auto accident would flee the scene.