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Lifelong Treatment and Management of a Catastrophic Injury in Mississippi

Catastrophic injuries result when an individual suffers a permanent or long-lasting injury that prevents him/her from performing work and enjoying life to the same extent as before. Most accident injuries heal over time and, while that may take weeks or months, the injury does heal. Catastrophic injuries, on the other hand, may leave their mark for life. The treatment and management of such injuries is a major undertaking, often affecting entire families. When the injuries sustained are the fault of a negligent third party, this can be even more difficult for families to accept, causing great mental and emotional ...

December 22, 2023|Catastrophic Injury, Personal Injury|

Can a Property Owner Terminate or Block an Easement in Mississippi?

If an entity is granted an easement under Mississippi real estate law, it has the non-possessory right to use another person’s land for a specific purpose. This may involve a portion of land or a larger area of the property. The land usage rights covered under an easement are generally very limited, and the easement holder cannot expand or change these rights without the consent of the landowner. As a landowner or property owner, you may be wondering what rights you have to terminate an easement if it has been granted for your property, and you want to challenge ...

October 20, 2023|Real Estate Law|

How are Damages Calculated in a Mississippi Injury Case?

An injury suffered in an accident that was due, at least in part, to another person’s negligence or reckless actions, can result in a claim for damages in Mississippi. A serious injury can radically impact one’s health, well-being, and financial situation. Claims for injuries that have had a major effect on one’s life may involve significant sums. But what exactly is the victim entitled to and how are claims calculated? Under Mississippi law, victims may receive compensation for several types of damages: economic, non-economic and punitive damages. Let’s take a closer look at what these are and how damages ...

September 20, 2023|Personal Injury|

Catastrophic Injury Claims Process in Mississippi

Catastrophic injuries may have life-altering consequences and severely impact both the accident victims and their families in Mississippi. Such injuries are often caused by car, motorcycle or truck accidents but can also result from slips and falls, faulty products, medical malpractice or workplace accidents. Injuries include spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injuries and amputations, which cause long-term disability and greatly impact the quality of life and ability to work. If you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury, the claims process can be extremely challenging for you and your family. Insurance companies often fight hard to limit payouts. Legal assistance can help ...

September 1, 2023|Personal Injury|

How Do I Identify Accounting Malpractice in My Business?

As a business owner, it is important to know how to identify accounting malpractice and ensure that your financial records and accounting practices are accurate and comply with Mississippi laws and regulations. However, in some cases, accounting malpractice can occur, which can have serious consequences for your business. Accounting malpractice can take many forms, including deliberate fraud, negligence, errors, and misrepresentations. It is crucial to be able to identify accounting malpractice in your business in order to take appropriate action and protect your financial interests. An accounting malpractice lawyer in Biloxi, Mississippi plays a crucial role in protecting the ...

March 14, 2023|Accounting Malpractice|

A Small Business Owner’s Guide to Environmental Laws

Environmental laws are intended to protect and preserve natural resources, from the air we breathe to the water we drink. Small business owners will likely encounter business laws and environmental laws that will affect their operations. For instance, if a business uses a vendor to dispose of chemicals, solvents, or lubricants used in its operations, the disposal is an environmental law issue. In this case, the waste must be disposed of in a certain way, and it is the business owner’s responsibility to ensure that it complies with the law. Otherwise, they can face environmental disasters and serious fines and ...

February 9, 2023|Business Law and Contracts, Environment Law|

Environmental Lawsuits: Who Can Sue?

From private companies polluting a nearby lake to unregulated greenhouse gas emissions contributing to increased temperatures, environmental degradation has reached staggering dimensions—and many are bringing lawsuits against those at fault to hold them accountable for the harm they have inflicted upon the environment. The federal and state laws protecting the environment range from local to global interests. If there has been a breach of these laws, a Mississippi environmental lawsuit can be brought by a range of plaintiffs, from individuals to institutions. But one of the key hurdles is whether the plaintiff satisfies the legal prerequisites to bring a lawsuit. ...

December 13, 2022|Environment Law|

Ocean Springs, Mississippi Environmental Lawyers

Environmental law has been around for a long time, but just recently has become something to be aware of or worry about. With climate change and many companies breaking environmental laws, the economic and socio-geopolitical impact of these laws requires an intricate matrix that must be continuously evolving. At Rushing & Guice, our Ocean Springs Environmental Lawyers have decades of experience assisting public and private clients with state and federal. When it comes to the environment, our environmental lawyers are there for you. We can help set up the internal procedures and guide expansion when necessary so that your company ...

October 27, 2022|Environment Law|

Water Pollution: What You Need to Know

It is everyone's right to have access to clean, safe water. When water becomes unfit for human consumption, animals, or plants, it is considered contaminated. It doesn't matter where drinking water comes from, it can get contaminated. In some cases, legal action is necessary to ensure your right to clean water. Water Pollution In Mississippi Despite limited freshwater resources in many parts of the world, a significant amount of them are polluted by pollutants generated by industrial, agricultural, and energy generation activities. The state of Mississippi is particularly affected by water pollution. According to the Environmental Protection ...

September 26, 2022|Environment Law|

Greenwashing Litigation: Prosecuting “green” companies

When plaintiffs file greenwashing litigation, a business is accused of making false statements about its environmental, social, and governance practices in order to appeal to consumers' interest in eco-friendliness. Specific causes of action vary from case to case, but include claims of fraud, false advertising and unfair and deceptive trade practices. Greenwashing, or the act of misleading consumers about a company's environmental practices, is a growing concern. While some companies may genuinely be trying to go green, others may be using misleading tactics to make their products seem more environmentally friendly than they actually are. What Is ESG? ...

August 22, 2022|Environment Law|

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