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Do Mental Disabilities Qualify for Social Security Benefits?

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Mental disabilities can show up with any number of symptoms, some are severely disabling. When loved ones experience limited ability to function due to a mental disability, and are unable to work to earn a living or to care for themselves, they may be entitled to Social Security benefits. Discussing your concerns with a… Read More »

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Taking Bad Faith Insurers to Task

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

You’ve experienced something pretty horrific. The physical issues are bad enough; but the emotional turmoil associated with the incident and the ensuing bills threatens to overwhelm. Fortunately you reason, at least you have insurance. Things might be tough for a period of time, but the premiums you’ve been paying for years are going to… Read More »

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When Prescribing Drugs is Malpractice

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Medications are over-prescribed in this country every day, resulting in serious side effects, and even death. Patients expect to be able to trust their physicians. When things go wrong because a doctor was too busy or distracted to survey the prescriptions a patient is taking and consider the interactions of those drugs, it is… Read More »

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Drunk Driving: When Sorry is not Enough

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

After excessive drinking, a young man from McHenry got into his vehicle and zoomed down the I-110 in Biloxi, careening into the rear end of another car at 90 mph. The driver of that car, and the man’s 5-year-old daughter, both received fatal injuries. The drunk driver was understandably sorry for what happened, and… Read More »

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Divorce Issues Worth Discussing as you Move Through the Process

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Going through a divorce is a complicated, emotional rollercoaster for most people.  Whether you’ve been considering it for years, or are suddenly faced with circumstances that are prompting you to split, the coming weeks and months will take a toll. Now, more than ever, it’s important that you consult with a local attorney who… Read More »

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Dog Bites in Mississippi

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

When a three-year-old boy was dropped off at daycare on June morning, no one would have imagined he’d be airlifted to Magee General Hospital later that day due to multiple dog bites. The boy wandered away from the facility to an area where chained dogs were kept, and suffered severe bites. Prior to this… Read More »

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Determining Paternity in Mississippi

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

When a child is born, there are generally two parents listed on the birth certificate. That does not, however, ensure that the man’s name on the certificate is the biological father.  If the paternity of a minor child is in question, what should you do? The first essential step is to contact a local… Read More »

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Avoiding Construction Zone Disasters

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

There’s nothing more annoying than driving in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Unless, of course, that traffic jam is accompanied by road construction! Sitting in long, hot lines of vehicles, hoping to avoid rock chips, and watching your watch as time drags and you recite your excuse for being late to an upcoming engagement to yourself can… Read More »

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Electric Scooters Pose Safety Risks

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Electric scooters are taking the country by storm, as commuters opt for this seemingly easy, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly mode of transportation. But if the e-scooters are so great, why are city managers across the United States calling the devices a menace and a public safety hazard? If your encounter with an electric scooter… Read More »

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Why Stay Together if You’re Unhappy?

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Many of us know couples who are miserable in their marriages. Researchers report that when couples stick it out despite their unhappiness, it’s generally because they believe things will get better later in the marriage. Once he gets that job, or when we finally have kids, or if we eventually get into our own… Read More »

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