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Are Trespassers Covered Under Premises Liability Laws in Mississippi

Premises liability laws in Mississippi make it essential for property owners to meet their duty of care to tenants and visitors by identifying and removing hazards on their premises as soon as possible. If a property owner neglects this duty of care and their actions result in losses or injuries to another party, that party can sue the property owner to seek compensation. But what happens if the visitor to the property is a trespasser without permission to be there? What rules apply then? Here is what you need to know about premises liability and trespasser injuries. What is ...

May 22, 2024|Personal Injury, Premises Liability|

Guide to Land Right of Way Laws & Easements in Mississippi

Specific property rights usually exclude others from using a piece of land owned by someone else in the U.S. However, right of way and easement laws in Mississippi grant access to others who may require access to the land for a specific purpose. A common example is where a piece of land is surrounded by other people’s land and the property owner must travel over that land to exit and enter his/her property. Easement laws are designed to help prevent disputes and court cases but sometimes they have unforeseen consequences for land and property owners/buyers in Mississippi. Understanding these ...

March 14, 2024|Real Estate Law|

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|

What Is the Difference Between Business Litigation vs. Commercial Litigation?

At Rushing & Guice, we understand the complexities of business and commercial litigation in Mississippi. With a track record of representing thousands of cases at the state level, our legal team possesses the expertise to handle a wide range of legal concerns regarding commercial & business litigation in Mississippi, with skill and precision. Litigation is often a last resort in commercial disputes due to its cost and time-consuming nature. That's why you need an attorney who can advocate for your interests effectively while ensuring the process remains as efficient as possible. With decades of experience, Rushing & Guice is ...

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|

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