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Driving in Inclement Weather

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Although snow is a rarity in the Magnolia State, driving conditions are often treacherous due to other weather issues.  In fact, Mississippi is among the most dangerous states in the union for driving during rain.  While you may use common sense to handle your vehicle safely, the sad fact is that it only takes… Read More »

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Distracted Driving Costs Lives

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Every day, millions of Americans hit the roadways to commute to work, school, and other destinations. All too often, however, those destinations remain elusive, as collisions preempt a safe arrival.  In many instances, human error is the cause of those accidents.  In the unfortunate event that you have fallen victim to an accident that… Read More »

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Have You Been Rear-Ended?

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Rear-end crashes occur all the time.  They sometimes result in no more than property damage, while in other situations minor injuries may occur.  In more severe instances the outcomes can be dire.  Such was the case one June 2019 evening in Pine Belt, when a Ford Escape careened into the back of a Volkswagen… Read More »

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Mississippi Highway Fatalities

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

A chaotic scene ensued after a number of vehicles were involved in a significant collision on U.S. Highway just south of Scooba in June 2019.  Several individuals were injured, and transported via ambulance or helicopter to nearby hospitals.  More sobering is the news that three individuals from three different vehicles died on the scene…. Read More »

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10 Common Factors in Auto Collisions

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

If you’ve never been involved in an automobile collision, count yourself lucky.  Some reports indicate there are roughly 7 million automobile crashes annually across the United States. Well over 2 million Americans are injured and another 37,000 are killed in crashes in this country every single year, at a fiscal note of over $230… Read More »

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Even Legal Drugs Can Impair Driving

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Many law-abiding citizens would never even consider getting behind the wheel of their vehicle after drinking alcohol.  But countless of those same people don’t think twice about driving after taking prescription or over the counter medications that can impact one’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. Unfortunately, that’s precisely the kind of thinking that… Read More »

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Rear-End Collisions

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

There are few things worse than moving along in traffic that comes to a sudden halt. As you quickly brake, giving yourself plenty of room between yourself and the car ahead, you keep one eye in your rearview mirror.  Is that driver paying attention and slowing as well, or will you be rear-ended due… Read More »

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Buildings Invaded by Errant Vehicles

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Many of us have  seen the online videos showing vehicles crashing into homes and businesses. While most people view these incidents as isolated incidents, the truth is, they are more common than you might think. If you find yourself in the hospital following this type of accident, you should seek the counsel of a… Read More »

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Human Error Causes Accidents

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

A disastrous head-on collision resulted in three fatalities on I-59. Tragically, when a van zigzagged down the road in the wrong direction, it smashed into two other vehicles.  Two additional vehicles were then involved in the aftermath, resulting in multiple injuries.  It can be safely concluded that this catastrophe was the result of human… Read More »

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Mississippi Road Rage

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

The death of a man driving through Pascagoula shocked the town, as residents discovered that Leland Sumrall died hours after being shot by an angry motorist. The bullet wounds combined with injuries related to his vehicle crash were the price of a tragic road rage incident. While it’s unclear what preceded the altercation, it… Read More »

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