General

personal injury attorney derek hall meeting with clients

In an effort to make their services easily accessible to everyone in Mississippi who needs them, Derek L. Hall, P.C. has launched a new personal injury website! This new site allows people who have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness to connect directly with attorneys at…

car crash

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…

I have been reading, as many of you have, about Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, defying a court order to have Apple break into a locked iPhone. The locked phone was owned by the terrorists, who recently went on a killing spree in California. The terrorists themselves were also killed in…

I just want to take a moment and reflect on all of the contributions to this nation by its veterans. From the beginning, through World Wars I & II; through the “greatest generation;” to the Korean Veterans; the Vietnam Veterans; the Gulf War Veterans and Veterans from the conflict in…

If you have had your VA claim denied, you should reapply. That is the word, especially for those veterans suffering from PTSD and Military Sexual Trauma. The VA has made changes to the criteria to qualify for benefits for PTSD. The VA appears to “want you” to give up on…

The Veteran’s Administration, in light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling making it unconstitutional to deny marriage license to same sex couples. The VA, which has consistently denied benefits to same sex couples, regardless of whether they received a valid marriage license in those states who granted them, has…

Another Father’s Day has passed. I had a meeting with a prospective client a little while back, considering a custody arrangement for his minor child. He believed that he had to give custody of his child to his wife, because of the child’s age (under 12) and sex (female). In…

I recently ran across a good article in USA Today regarding VA Benefits and a 100% total disability rating. The USA Article provides some overview into how the VA views 100% disability. The gist of the article concerns an issue that I have discussed with many clients. The VA considers…

Last time we discussed the C&P Exam. We have also talked about the VA’s “duty to assist” you in proving your Veteran’s Disability Claim. However, your claim doesn’t end there. You must provide the VA with enough information to find records and data that will assist you in proving your…