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Most Common Kinds of Collisions

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

If you drive more than a few minutes on any given route these days, it seems likely that at some point in your week, you’ll come across a traffic collision.  Hopefully, it’ll be a collision that doesn’t result in serious injuries or fatalities, and, more importantly, it’ll be a collision that doesn’t involve you… Read More »

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Dangers of ATVs

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

ATVs are a popular source of recreation these days, and for good reason.  These vehicles provide individuals and families the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors in a variety of settings.  Tragically, ATV accidents are not uncommon, leading to serious injuries, and even deaths in the worst cases.  If you or a loved one… Read More »

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Motorist Behavior that Endangers Big Rigs and Everyone Else

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

There’s likely not a driver among us who hasn’t felt a twinge of impatience while navigating Mississippi’s highways when traffic is heavy, or when construction cones force vehicles to merge into fewer lanes than necessary for maximum speeds.  All too frequently, driver frustration leads to menacing behaviors behind the wheel, like weaving quickly between… Read More »

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When Doing your Job gets you Killed

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

90 individuals lost their lives due to workplace accidents here in Mississippi in 2017 alone.  That is a 21 percent increase in workplace fatalities over the previous year. This, despite the clear responsibility for employers to provide a safe working environment for employees. If you have lost a loved one due to negligence or… Read More »

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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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Dangerous Rail Crossings

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Who could have imagined that driving through Copiah County could be so dangerous?  But when a vehicle with two individuals crossed train tracks, it was struck by a train and dragged underneath for 50 feet. One person was killed, and the other was airlifted to a local hospital. A Common Problem It’s troubling to… 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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Deadly Mississippi Collisions

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

“Pray for this county.” Those were the words of Sheriff James Moore, of Kemper County, in response to two car wrecks  over a two-week time period, resulting in 11 fatalities.  The sheer shock and pain of fatal collisions can be overwhelming.  If you’ve lost a loved one in such an incident, Derek L. Hall,… Read More »

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