Category: Personal Injury

Uninsured motorists and sovereign immunity

On May 31, 2019, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in McGlothin v. State Farm Mutual Insurance Company and addressed the question of whether Mississippi law required State Farm to pay an uninsured motorist claim when the driver of the other vehicle enjoyed immunity under the Mississippi Tort Claims Act (“MTCA”). The [..]

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Premises liability – slip and fall cases

As attorneys at law, we try to bring balance to what seems like chaos, matching particular circumstances with evolving law. Injuries are part of that chaos.  They can disrupt and dismantle your entire life.  If you are injured in an accident, your ability to heal yourself and get your life back on track, while minimizing [..]

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Sovereign immunity in Mississippi – a Big Change in the Law.

For many years, a person injured by the negligence of a government employee in Mississippi simply had no remedy. The state and its political subdivisions (such as cities and counties) enjoyed “sovereign immunity.” That meant they were simply immune from a lawsuit. Over time, the courts began creating some exceptions to this rule. Then, in [..]

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Do I have a Car Wreck Claim?

Do I have a Car Wreck Claim? There must be 4 things present to to answer the question do I have a car wreck claim: Liability Damages Insurance or Assets Time Limitation For example, if you are the victim of a car wreck, you must be able to prove that it was the other person’s [..]

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Public Disclosure of Private Facts

Private Facts. We previously discussed claims for invasion of privacy in this post. Now, we will talk in greater detail about one of those claims – – public disclosure of private facts. What are the elements of the claim? Mississippi law gives each person a substantial zone of freedom which, at his election, he may [..]

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Libel and Slander- Two Forms of Defamation

Libel and slander are both names for defamation. Libel is written, and slander is verbal. The two are otherwise identical. The elements of defamation. Whether written or verbal, the following elements constitute defamation: A false statement. An unprivileged publication to a third person. Negligence or greater fault by the publisher (i.e., the person who wrote [..]

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