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Truck accidents are often the most severe of all motor vehicle accidents since they involve extraordinarily large vehicles that can cause severe and even catastrophic levels of damage. After a truck accident, one may be out of sorts and unsure of what steps to take next. Rest assured, the sooner one can get a seasoned…

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 17 percent of individuals age 60 and older suffered some type of abuse in community settings over the past year. Institutions like nursing homes and long-term care facilities have high rates of nursing home abuse, with two of three staff reporting that they have committed abuse in…

Most bicycle wrecks don’t fit the true definition of an “accident.” Instead, they are preventable events that result in far too many needless injuries and deaths throughout Mississippi and the rest of the United States. In 2019, the number of preventable deaths from bicycle transportation incidents increased 6 percent, contributing to a 37 percent increase…

Countless Americans rely on insurance coverage of many types to be there for them when and if disaster or tragedy strikes. Insurance is supposed to provide coverage for unexpected events such as medical issues, the death of a loved one, a work accident, a destructive fire, a hurricane, or a motor vehicle accident. In short,…

Van Cleave Law Announces the Winner of the 2021 Striving for Justice Scholarship Award We were thrilled to receive so many qualified applicants dedicated to promoting justice in their communities. Applicants must be currently enrolled to attend an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program within the United States and have a current GPA of at…

Maritime workers can suffer serious injuries on the job. The Jones Act allows these workers a right that most American workers do not have; the right to sue their employer in a personal injury case. In order to receive compensation, the injured employee must prove that the owner, captain, or crew of the vessel on…

Working on the crew – or in any other capacity – in the maritime industry is dangerous, to begin with, but being exposed to toxic chemicals, fumes, and/or paints in the course of your work is one danger many may not have taken into consideration. The Federal Maritime Law is in place to help ensure…

Being injured by someone else’s negligence leaves accident victims in a challenging position. Victims often need expensive medical treatment, while facing lost income from being unable to work – all of which help make obtaining full and fair compensation that addresses the full range of losses very important. If the negligent party’s insurance company chooses…

Thousands of employees are injured every year aboard boats, barges, and other vessels at sea. The men and women who are injured while working on vessels anchored or navigating in the waters adjacent to the United States must understand that their injuries fall under a unique set of laws. Maritime law, not workers’ compensation law,…

The aftermath of a car accident can be an extremely anxious and confusing time. Between getting the car fixed, dealing with any personal injuries, and trying to navigate the insurance claims process, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. This is particularly true when it comes to choosing a Biloxi car accident lawyer. A Google search for…

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