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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Mississippi on
Q: can the passenger of a boat that caught fire 5 days before a recall letter about fire was sent, also sue?

I was on a boat that caught on fire with a friend.. She owns the boat. We both had to jump off into the water and be pulled away before it went completely up in flames. 5 days after this happens, my friend receives a recall letter advising of a problem that could cause overheating and boat to catch... Read more »

Ronald Dean Gresham
Ronald Dean Gresham answered on Sep 18, 2019

What were the injuries of the occupants of the boat?

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Contracts, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: Hello, I am considering pursuit of any money delagated to lamar county residents for compensation of the salmon and re

Ated projects. The cancer rate, effects on soil, water, animals, and children.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 23, 2019

As a starting point, you could contact an environmental attorney or toxic tort attorney in Mississippi and ask if they would give you a free initial consultation. Keep in mind that these types of cases could require considerable budgets. They can involve costly soil and water sampling and analysis... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Mississippi on
Q: went to the ER, and they kept me over night. The next morning I got dressed, and was waiting to be discharged. The

Doctor/nurse came and said I was septic. I told them point blank I wanted to leave, and I would sign my release paperwork. That is when they said sepsis can be fatal. I didnt not think I was.I would have left to get a 2nd opion. So I still declined. That is when they said that is I left my... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 24, 2019

You could initially try to see if the insurance carrier will assist you. Contact your insurance carrier and ask them to work with you to review the file in terms of the timeline of events, your symptoms, and other relevant issues. If they will work with you and review the hospital's bills for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: Can you tell me what is the maximum amount of restitution in Mississippi.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 21, 2019

This is really something you should discuss with a Mississippi attorney, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, you'd be entitled to economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses would cover you for damages on which you could place a dollar figure, such as lost... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: I am being sued over my dog biting someone that came in my house without my permission

Not sure what to do now

Ross Diamond III
Ross Diamond III answered on Apr 30, 2019

If you have not already done so, contact your homeowner's insurance carrier to report the claim. The insurance company should defend the case and will employ a Mississippi lawyer to advise you on your liability.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: I keep getting water intrusion in my home every year when it rain because of none properly working street drains

The town and county officials won’t help

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 4, 2019

One approach might be to film the overflow of relevant drains during a heavy rainstorm to show that they are not functioning as designed (possibly because of being blocked by debris). If town officials saw this, it's possible they could look into allocating resources to look further into the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: If a person falls on a business property and result in death and have no insurance at time of accident what step can I

What step can I take

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Feb 13, 2019

You need to get with an attorney ASAP, as this is a premises liability law suit and wrongful death action, and certain steps need to be followed to gather as much information on the front end as possible. Feel free to reach out to any attorney on here by clicking the contact information next to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: I was injured at work and I filed a suit against my employer. I had been on my job 5 1/2 years with a good work record.

I was fired for allegedly falsifying documents which was untrue. This got really ugly. They intimidated me.harassed me and lied and defamed my character to discourage my law suit. Am I eligible to file an action against them

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 13, 2019

You may be able to; however, it will depend on when you were injured, the type of employer, and whether the employer had worker's compensation coverage. I would strongly encourage you to reach out to an attorney ASAP, as there is only a set amount of time to initiate an action. Feel free to reach... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: how can I find a case number of a person suing another.

my husband that has left me may be filling a lawsuit against a grainmill ..how can I find out if he has filled.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 2, 2018

If he files a case it would in all likelihood be in the County court for the county where the grainmill is located. Go to the clerk's office and they can look it up.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Q: What consequences are their for slander
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 30, 2018

The typical consequence is some form of monetary damages; however, the amount for recovery is dependent on several factors, such as the damage to reputation, how many times the slander occurred, etc.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: I live in MS and just had 2/3 of my index finger amputated because of a workplace injury. What am I entitled to?

The injury was on my dominant hand.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 12, 2018

It sounds like you are definitely entitled to worker's compensation. My recommendation would be to get in touch with an attorney ASAP so that you do not miss out on benefits. Feel free to reach out to any attorney on here, as most of us offer free consultations.

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Q: I live in Mississippi and I'm wanting to find out if I have a case against a local hotel in my area.

This hotel gave out details of my stay to someone claiming to be me. This person went to the hotel with my debit card number, said someone committed fraud using the card and the hotel proceeded to give this person details of my stay including my room number, receipts and also gave this person... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 22, 2018

Sounds like you have a case. You need an attorney for the place where it happened. Look for that state's Assn for Justice--their members give free consultations.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: Does Tricare have a right to uninsured motorist money since that would make it 1st person after 3 years?

It has been three years since the accident and my uninsured motorist portion has finally kicked in so can Tricare still put a lien on it.

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Apr 19, 2018

Tricare may have a valid lien. It is worth looking in to. Often these liens can be negotiated by an attorney which could mean more settlement proceeds being paid to you. Consult an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: Can a person receive pain and suffering if he or she get injuries at a public park???
Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Mar 26, 2018

It depends how the injury occurred among several other factors. Contact a MS personal injury attorney listed on this site for answers, and do so quickly as there is a time limit on when you can bring a claim of as short as one year.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: Can a person receive pain and suffering compensation if he or she was injured at a public park????

A bench turned over with several people on it and I ended up with a sprained wrist..

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Mar 26, 2018

It depends on the circumstances. Given that it was a public park, it is likely that it falls under the Mississippi Tort Claims Act, which may affect your ability to recover damages.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Legal Malpractice for Mississippi on
Q: Can my fiance' file a civil suit with a prison if he developed a condition that the prison may be responsible for?

My fiance' complained of back pain for months and the prison doctors just gave him moltrin and suggested that he lose weight. After not receiving the accurate diagnosis or treatment, he is now in the prison hospital ward in a wheel chair and barely able to feel his feet. He states that the prison... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 13, 2018

Likely it won't be doable but for best read on it contact the Miss.Civil Liberties Union, ask for their prison rights group, ask them for the names and contact info for their "cooperating attoenys," most of who will give you a free consult.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: My Apartment is full of Mold.Rat,Roches,Lead Paint,Rust,Rotten Wood! Who Can Help Us? My Kids Is Staying Sick!

I Pay $542 A Month To Live In This Environment! And It Seems Like Nobody Cares About Our Health!

Please He Us.....

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Feb 21, 2018

Generally, a landlord has certain duties that they owe to their tenants, such as making the unit habitable, maintaining it, etc.; however, as a tenant, there are certain things that you may be responsible for doing if there are issues with the unit. You will need to consult with an attorney who can... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: 4 months since car accident. Injuries became apparent over time. Is it too late to do anything?

Sheriffs vehicle pulled onto hwy in front of us, we were traveling approx 50 mph, and we hit him. I had xrays done at ER bc of leg pain & numbness in knee. Xrays showed no breaks but dr took note of those injuries plus a knot on my back but said I was prob just severely bruised. However after 4... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Feb 17, 2018

From the facts presented, it looks as though your potential claim falls within the statute of limitations. The issue that you may have is overcoming the Mississippi Tort Claims Act, which shields municipalities and political subdivisions from claims under particular circumstances. As this is time... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: I have a question about tort law for UM insurance offset laws.

I had a Ms policy and have already been giving the full amount of the policy that the person who wrecked Into me held. Now my own personal insurance company is trying to offset the amount and owe nothing because they are protected under Ms tort law for UM. My question is let’s say the policy is... Read more »

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Feb 1, 2018

You need to speak to a Mississippi Car wreck attorney today.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Health Care Law for Mississippi on
Q: Hello I am a 39 year old male and I was fed neo mull soy baby formula when I was an infant.

This formula caused serious injury and death to many babies.I now have end stage renal disease and also serious mental disorder.I wanted to know if their are any legal actions I may take against the makers of this product now that I am an adult. This formula was made in 1978-1979 by a company... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 5, 2017

It would have to be proven that your renal failure was caused by the formula and no other product, through expert testimony. I don't see it, and then there's the statute of limitations issue, but for you to have some closure why not contact an attorney in your area that offers free consultations... Read more »

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