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Thailand Cave Rescue Prompts Safety Reminder

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

The world was mesmerized by the rescue operation. Twelve young boys and their soccer coach had left their bicycles at the opening of a cave in Thailand, when sudden monsoon rains trapped them deep within the earth. After being concealed in total darkness for days, wet, hungry and weak, a team of divers, engineers,… Read More »


Road Rage

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Road rage: we hear the term all the time, but what is it? And why is it so common? The fact of the matter is that road rage can occur at any time, and unsuspecting motorists may fall prey to the vicious actions of others. In the event you become the target of a… Read More »


How Damages Are Calculated in a Mississippi Personal Injury Case

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

If you are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit, you may be wondering how much your claim might be worth. The value of a personal injury claim depends largely on the actual damages the victim has suffered. Tort law can vary considerably from state to state. To find out if you have a good… Read More »


Football Injuries and Tort Law in Mississippi

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Football is the most popular sport in the South, and it is also the number one cause of sports-related injuries. Nearly 100,000 injuries are sustained by children and young adults every year while playing the game. Many of these injuries are considered traumatic and have long-lasting or even life-long effects. Common Football-related Injuries Football… Read More »


FAQs about the Assumption of Risk Doctrine

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

When you decide to play a sport, take a ski lift, climb up a steep cliff, or engaged in some other inherently or obviously dangerous activity you (legally speaking) assume a certain amount of risk. Therefore, in the United States the assumption of risk doctrine can sometimes be used as a legal defense in… Read More »


FAQs about Childhood Personal Injury Lawsuits

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

When an adult is injured by someone else’s negligent or wrongful act the injured adult can often pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the person who injured them in order to recover compensation for the losses they sustained in connection with their injury. The same general principle applies when a child is injured, however… Read More »


Freight Train Slams into Charter Bus, $250M Sought in Personal Injury Lawsuit

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

PR Newswire reports that on March 7, 2017 a charter bus was hit by a freight train in Biloxi, Mississippi after it became stuck at a steep grade crossing. The train was traveling quickly at the moment of impact and pushed the 20 plus ton bus more than 200 feet upon impact. Unfortunately the… Read More »


Personal Injury News Update: Mississippi’s Proposed “Phantom Damages” Bill

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

In February, lawyers in the Mississippi House of Representatives passionately debated whether or not to approve House Bill 481 (nicknamed the “Phantom Damages Bill”), a proposed tort reform law which would greatly impact personal injury litigation in our state. In a nutshell, this bill would change how injured plaintiffs seeking compensation in Mississippi courts… Read More »


18-Wheeler Crashes: Tips on How to Avoid Them

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

While all car accidents are inherently dangerous, those involving 18-wheelers (also known as semi-trucks) tend to be particularly terrible as these massive trucks can easily flatten smaller vehicles on the road. Additionally, accidents on American roads involving 18-wheelers are disproportionately high due to the fact that big trucks have larger blind spots, are less… Read More »


Defective Products: Mandatory Recalls vs. Voluntary Recalls

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

According to Brewbound, the craft brewery Sierra Nevada has announced a 36-state voluntary recall of its year-round and seasonal beers that were recently bottled at the company’s North Carolina brewery. Sierra Nevada issued the voluntary recall after quality inspectors discovered that some beer bottles contained a flaw that may potentially cause a small piece… Read More »

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