February 5, 2014

Mississippi Car Accident Leaves Pedestrian Dead

Post #3 image. 2013-11-26.pngFatal pedestrian accidents are all too common across the country and Mississippi is no exception. Every year dozens of pedestrians are killed across the state with dozens more suffering serious and potentially debilitating injuries. Whenever one of these accidents occurs it should serve as a grave warning to Mississippi motorists about the importance of slowing down and paying careful attention when you are out for a drive.

The latest fatal pedestrian crash occurred just this week in Biloxi, MS where a 22-year-old man named Kamal Shafeek was killed early Sunday morning. Police say that Shafeek was struck by a car while walking along Mississippi 67. Authorities say they believe Shafeek was visiting the Mississippi Gulf Coast and had been in the area since last week, traveling down from Dayton, Ohio.

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February 3, 2014

Mississippi School Bus Accident Injuries 13

Post #2 image. 2013-11-26.jpgOfficials with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office say that 11 children were hospitalized following a serious school bus accident earlier this month. The wreck happened just after 4 p.m. as the bus was making its afternoon drop-offs.

Police say that the bus wreck took place on U.S. 61 near Poplar Hill Road in Jefferson County, MS. Witnesses say that the school bus was hit by a pickup truck, which led to a variety of injuries. Nine students from Jefferson County Elementary School were on the bus at the time of the crash as were two students from Jefferson County High School. All eleven students, the driver of the school bus and the driver of the truck were taken to either Jefferson County Hospital or UMMC for treatment.

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January 28, 2014

BP Takes Another Swing At Judge Barbier

In a surprising twist, news reports have covered the increasingly hostile campaign led by BP's lawyers to discredit Judge Carl Barbier, the U.S. District Court Judge who is presiding over several cases concerning BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Experts say that the lengths BP has gone to are surprising given that most companies would try to avoid publicly embarrassing the judge assigned to watch over several of their multibillion dollar cases.

Earlier this year BP appealed to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals claiming that Barbier had refused to stop payments of some claims that the oil company said were fictitious. As a result of that appeal, the Fifth Circuit ordered Barbier to reconsider BP's claims and reevaluate whether business plaintiffs who had never suffered any real harm due to the accident were receiving payments.

Apparently unhappy with Barbier's efforts, BP last week filed what it called an "emergency motion" with the Fifth Circuit asking them to yet again intervene. BP's lawyers said that Barbier has defied the Fifth Circuit's directive to prevent payments to undeserving claimants. Many experts familiar with the case say this motion is nearly unheard of given how aggressively it takes the presiding judge to task.

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November 13, 2013

Medical Helicopter Crash In Mississippi Leaves Pilot Injured

Post #6 image. 2013-10-02.jpgA helicopter accident in Madison County, MS led to injuries to the pilot and a scared patient and flight crew. Authorities say the emergency landing not only resulted in injuries to occupants but major physical damage to the chopper itself.

Officials with local law enforcement agencies say that the helicopter made a hard emergency landing in someone's back yard. The owner of the property says he saw the helicopter come in close, making a lot of noise when all of a sudden the helicopter stuttered and stopped, slamming into his field.

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November 13, 2013

Widespread Health And Safety Violations Found Across Mississippi Nursing Homes

Post #1 image. 2013-10-23.jpgIn an alarming bit of information for those families in Mississippi with loved ones in nursing homes, the state recently earned a "D" on its nursing home report card issued by a national patient advocacy group. Families For Better Care said that the state has a long way to go to improve the quality of care offered to Mississippi seniors.

According to data collected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Mississippi sees an average of about eight violations per nursing home. Since 2010, Mississippi nursing homes have amassed a total of 4,542 health and safety violations. The trouble is so serious in fact that not a single one of the 205 licensed nursing home in Mississippi made it through without at least one violation.

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November 11, 2013

One Teen Dies After Mississippi Single-Car Accident

Post #2 image. 2013-10-17.jpgPolice in Mississippi say that six teenagers were injured and one 14-year-old died following a recent Warren County car crash. The accident happened just before 9 p.m. on Newitt Vick Drive in Vicksburg.

According to authorities, a 16-year-old was driving the 2011 Toyota Corolla at the time of the crash. The teen lost control of the car and crashed it into the front yard of a nearby home, ultimately coming to a stop after colliding with a tree.

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November 6, 2013

Mississippi Driver Charged With DUI-Manslaughter After Fatal Wreck

Post #1 image. 2013-10-17.jpgA man from Richton, MS has been indicted following a deadly accident back in April that left an unsuspecting 20-year-old dead. Police say that 50-year-old Randall Langele has been charged with DUI-manslaughter following the fatal accident.

According to authorities, John Michael Arcier was killed when the car he was driving was hit by Langele's Ford F-150 pickup truck. Police say that Langele was driving he wrong way along U.S. Highway 84 at the time of the crash and that Arcier had no opportunity to avoid the deadly collision.

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November 4, 2013

String of Mississippi School Bus Accidents Have Some Parents Worried

Post #3 image. 2013-10-02.jpgRecently, police in Ocean Springs, Mississippi reported an accident that occurred when a school bus collided with a pickup truck. Authorities say the Ocean Springs school bus was carrying 41 middle and high school students at the time of the crash.

According to police, the accident took place just before 8 a.m. last Wednesday when the school bus smashed into the back of a small pickup truck. The truck was hauling lawn equipment in a small trailer. Police say the accident surprisingly led to only minor injuries for several students. Thankfully, none of the dozens of students on board were seriously hurt in the collision.

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November 3, 2013

BP MEETINGS TODAY IN GULFPORT (AT ISLAND VIEW CASINO) FOR SALTWATER FISHERMEN (OVER 65 or DISABLED)

Advertisement. 2013-115.jpgTHERE IS STILL TIME TO FILE A FISHING SUBSISTENCE CLAIM!

We are holding meetings on the Gulf Coast today:

Sunday, November 3: 10am - 5pm
View Showroom @ Island View Casino Resort
3300 West Beach Blvd., Gulfport, MS 39501

If you are unable to attend one of our meetings, please call us at 601.856.7800 or 877.856.0330, and we will send you a packet.


If you were OVER 65 or were DISABLED or had a Saltwater Fishing License on 4/20/2010 (i.e., the date of the BP Oil Spill) and you fished for your food, you may qualify for compensation from BP.


If you were OVER 65 on 4/20/2010, please bring a copy of the following documents to the meeting:
(1) ID; and
(2) Social Security card.


If you were DISABLED on 4/20/2010, please bring a copy of the following documents to the meeting:
(1) ID;
(2) Social Security card; and
(3) A letter from the SSA office showing the date that you first became entitled to disability payments (i.e., the date you were placed on disability). You can get a copy of this letter from your local SSA office (6000 Hwy 63, Moss Point, MS 39563; 228-474-7023).


If you had a Saltwater Fishing License that was valid on 4/20/2010, please bring a copy of the following documents to the meeting:
(1) ID;
(2) Social Security card; and
(3) Your Saltwater Fishing License that was valid during the 2009-2010 fishing season and valid on 4/20/2010. If you do not have a copy of it, you can get a copy of your Saltwater Fishing License that was valid on 4/20/2010 from the MS Dept. of Marine Resources (1141 Bayview Ave., Biloxi, MS 39530; 228-374-5000).


If you have any questions, please call our office.

Currently, we are accepting claims for Recreational Subsistence Fisherman, and claims for Business Lost Income and Personal Lost Income.

Call us today so that you are not left behind and get the compensation you deserve!

One thing is certain: anyone who has been directly impacted by the BP Oil Spill should file a claim sooner rather than later, before the companies manage to somehow limit their liability and reduce their payouts. Individuals or businesses who wait too long to file a claim may find that the money is gone.

November 2, 2013

TODAY & TOMORROW...BP MEETINGS FOR SALTWATER FISHERMEN (OVER 65 or DISABLED) IN PASCAGOULA & GULFPORT!

Advertisement. 2013-115.jpgTHERE IS STILL TIME TO FILE A FISHING SUBSISTENCE CLAIM!

We are holding meetings on the Gulf Coast on the following dates:

Saturday, November 2: 9am - 6pm
Fair Hall (Auditorium) @ the Jackson County Fairgrounds
2902 Shortcut Rd., Pascagoula, MS 39567

Sunday, November 3: 10am - 5pm
View Showroom @ Island View Casino Resort
3300 West Beach Blvd., Gulfport, MS 39501

If you are unable to attend one of our meetings, please call us at 601.856.7800 or 877.856.0330, and we will send you a packet.


If you were OVER 65 or were DISABLED or had a Saltwater Fishing License on 4/20/2010 (i.e., the date of the BP Oil Spill) and you fished for your food, you may qualify for compensation from BP.


If you were OVER 65 on 4/20/2010, please bring a copy of the following documents to the meeting:
(1) ID; and
(2) Social Security card.


If you were DISABLED on 4/20/2010, please bring a copy of the following documents to the meeting:
(1) ID;
(2) Social Security card; and
(3) A letter from the SSA office showing the date that you first became entitled to disability payments (i.e., the date you were placed on disability). You can get a copy of this letter from your local SSA office (6000 Hwy 63, Moss Point, MS 39563; 228-474-7023).


If you had a Saltwater Fishing License that was valid on 4/20/2010, please bring a copy of the following documents to the meeting:
(1) ID;
(2) Social Security card; and
(3) Your Saltwater Fishing License that was valid during the 2009-2010 fishing season and valid on 4/20/2010. If you do not have a copy of it, you can get a copy of your Saltwater Fishing License that was valid on 4/20/2010 from the MS Dept. of Marine Resources (1141 Bayview Ave., Biloxi, MS 39530; 228-374-5000).


If you have any questions, please call our office.

Currently, we are accepting claims for Recreational Subsistence Fisherman, and claims for Business Lost Income and Personal Lost Income.

Call us today so that you are not left behind and get the compensation you deserve!

One thing is certain: anyone who has been directly impacted by the BP Oil Spill should file a claim sooner rather than later, before the companies manage to somehow limit their liability and reduce their payouts. Individuals or businesses who wait too long to file a claim may find that the money is gone.

November 1, 2013

UPCOMING BP MEETINGS FOR SALTWATER FISHERMEN (OVER 65 or DISABLED) TOMORROW & SUNDAY IN PASCAGOULA & GULFPORT!

Advertisement. 2013-115.jpgTHERE IS STILL TIME TO FILE A FISHING SUBSISTENCE CLAIM!

We are holding meetings on the Gulf Coast on the following dates:

Saturday, November 2: 9am - 6pm
Fair Hall (Auditorium) @ the Jackson County Fairgrounds
2902 Shortcut Rd., Pascagoula, MS 39567

Sunday, November 3: 10am - 5pm
View Showroom @ Island View Casino Resort
3300 West Beach Blvd., Gulfport, MS 39501

If you are unable to attend one of our meetings, please call us at 601.856.7800 or 877.856.0330, and we will send you a packet.


If you were OVER 65 or were DISABLED or had a Saltwater Fishing License on 4/20/2010 (i.e., the date of the BP Oil Spill) and you fished for your food, you may qualify for compensation from BP.


If you were OVER 65 on 4/20/2010, please bring a copy of the following documents to the meeting:
(1) ID; and
(2) Social Security card.


If you were DISABLED on 4/20/2010, please bring a copy of the following documents to the meeting:
(1) ID;
(2) Social Security card; and
(3) A letter from the SSA office showing the date that you first became entitled to disability payments (i.e., the date you were placed on disability). You can get a copy of this letter from your local SSA office (6000 Hwy 63, Moss Point, MS 39563; 228-474-7023).


If you had a Saltwater Fishing License that was valid on 4/20/2010, please bring a copy of the following documents to the meeting:
(1) ID;
(2) Social Security card; and
(3) Your Saltwater Fishing License that was valid during the 2009-2010 fishing season and valid on 4/20/2010. If you do not have a copy of it, you can get a copy of your Saltwater Fishing License that was valid on 4/20/2010 from the MS Dept. of Marine Resources (1141 Bayview Ave., Biloxi, MS 39530; 228-374-5000).


If you have any questions, please call our office.

Currently, we are accepting claims for Recreational Subsistence Fisherman, and claims for Business Lost Income and Personal Lost Income.

Call us today so that you are not left behind and get the compensation you deserve!

One thing is certain: anyone who has been directly impacted by the BP Oil Spill should file a claim sooner rather than later, before the companies manage to somehow limit their liability and reduce their payouts. Individuals or businesses who wait too long to file a claim may find that the money is gone.

October 30, 2013

Mississippi High Speed Chase Leaves Innocent Father and Son Injured

Post #2 image. 2013-10-02.jpgA man from southern Mississippi says that he's thankful he and his son are alive but has questions about the behavior of police officers in Biloxi who engaged in a high speed chase with a suspect that ultimately crashed into their vehicle. The injured man, Sabree Rashid, says he wonders whether the police are placing the public's safety as a top priority given their decision to engage in the seemingly unnecessary high speed pursuit.

The incident began on a workday evening in Biloxi when Rashid was hit by a Ford F-150 traveling at approximately 75 miles per hour. Rashid said he only had seconds to react after noticing the approaching truck but was able to maneuver his car slightly, just enough so that the brunt of the impact was not borne by his son's side of the car.

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October 29, 2013

UPCOMING BP MEETINGS FOR SALTWATER FISHERMEN (OVER 65 or DISABLED) IN PASCAGOULA & GULFPORT ON NOV. 2 & 3, 2013

Advertisement. 2013-115.jpgTHERE IS STILL TIME TO FILE A FISHING SUBSISTENCE CLAIM!

We are holding meetings on the Gulf Coast on the following dates:

Saturday, November 2: 9am - 6pm
Fair Hall (Auditorium) @ the Jackson County Fairgrounds
2902 Shortcut Rd., Pascagoula, MS 39567

Sunday, November 3: 10am - 5pm
View Showroom @ Island View Casino Resort
3300 West Beach Blvd., Gulfport, MS 39501

If you are unable to attend one of our meetings, please call us at 601.856.7800 or 877.856.0330, and we will send you a packet.


If you were OVER 65 or were DISABLED or had a Saltwater Fishing License on 4/20/2010 (i.e., the date of the BP Oil Spill) and you fished for your food, you may qualify for compensation from BP.


If you were OVER 65 on 4/20/2010, please bring a copy of the following documents to the meeting:
(1) ID; and
(2) Social Security card.


If you were DISABLED on 4/20/2010, please bring a copy of the following documents to the meeting:
(1) ID;
(2) Social Security card; and
(3) A letter from the SSA office showing the date that you first became entitled to disability payments (i.e., the date you were placed on disability). You can get a copy of this letter from your local SSA office (6000 Hwy 63, Moss Point, MS 39563; 228-474-7023).


If you had a Saltwater Fishing License that was valid on 4/20/2010, please bring a copy of the following documents to the meeting:
(1) ID;
(2) Social Security card; and
(3) Your Saltwater Fishing License that was valid during the 2009-2010 fishing season and valid on 4/20/2010. If you do not have a copy of it, you can get a copy of your Saltwater Fishing License that was valid on 4/20/2010 from the MS Dept. of Marine Resources (1141 Bayview Ave., Biloxi, MS 39530; 228-374-5000).


If you have any questions, please call our office.

Currently, we are accepting claims for Recreational Subsistence Fisherman, and claims for Business Lost Income and Personal Lost Income.

Call us today so that you are not left behind and get the compensation you deserve!

One thing is certain: anyone who has been directly impacted by the BP Oil Spill should file a claim sooner rather than later, before the companies manage to somehow limit their liability and reduce their payouts. Individuals or businesses who wait too long to file a claim may find that the money is gone.

October 28, 2013

Judge Overseeing BP Oil Spill Makes Move On Resuming Some Payments

Post #2 image. 2013-10-23.jpgIn good news for people waiting on money from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement; U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier has lifted a temporary pause on approving some claims for payment. However, Barbier simultaneously extended the stay on payments for those businesses whose loses were being contested by BP.

Judge Barbier issued a temporary injunction on payments late last week and said that the settlement claims administrator, Patrick Juneau, will have seven days to come up with new procedures to implement his changes regarding how business economic loss claims are decided and ultimately paid out. Barbier said the new guidelines were arrived at after reading over suggestions from BP's lawyers and plaintiffs' counsel, neither of whom he fully agreed with.

Barbier has said that he intends to follow the language of the original settlement document which does not require proof that the oil spill directly caused losses for those businesses located within a geographic area closest to the disaster, known as Zone A, to receive settlement payments. Barbier said that the language of the settlement agreement is clear that for these businesses, alternative causes of losses are irrelevant if financial data could show that a loss did indeed occur.

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October 26, 2013

UPCOMING BP MEETINGS FOR SALTWATER FISHERMEN (OVER 65 or DISABLED) IN PASCAGOULA & GULFPORT ON NOV. 2 & 3, 2013

Advertisement. 2013-115.jpgTHERE IS STILL TIME TO FILE A FISHING SUBSISTENCE CLAIM!

We are holding meetings on the Gulf Coast on the following dates:

Saturday, November 2: 9am - 6pm
Fair Hall (Auditorium) @ the Jackson County Fairgrounds
2902 Shortcut Rd., Pascagoula, MS 39567

Sunday, November 3: 10am - 5pm
View Showroom @ Island View Casino Resort
3300 West Beach Blvd., Gulfport, MS 39501

If you are unable to attend one of our meetings, please call us at 601.856.7800 or 877.856.0330, and we will send you a packet.


If you were OVER 65 or were DISABLED or had a Saltwater Fishing License on 4/20/2010 (i.e., the date of the BP Oil Spill) and you fished for your food, you may qualify for compensation from BP.


If you were OVER 65 on 4/20/2010, please bring a copy of the following documents to the meeting:
(1) ID; and
(2) Social Security card.


If you were DISABLED on 4/20/2010, please bring a copy of the following documents to the meeting:
(1) ID;
(2) Social Security card; and
(3) A letter from the SSA office showing the date that you first became entitled to disability payments (i.e., the date you were placed on disability). You can get a copy of this letter from your local SSA office (6000 Hwy 63, Moss Point, MS 39563; 228-474-7023).


If you had a Saltwater Fishing License that was valid on 4/20/2010, please bring a copy of the following documents to the meeting:
(1) ID;
(2) Social Security card; and
(3) Your Saltwater Fishing License that was valid during the 2009-2010 fishing season and valid on 4/20/2010. If you do not have a copy of it, you can get a copy of your Saltwater Fishing License that was valid on 4/20/2010 from the MS Dept. of Marine Resources (1141 Bayview Ave., Biloxi, MS 39530; 228-374-5000).


If you have any questions, please call our office.

Currently, we are accepting claims for Recreational Subsistence Fisherman, and claims for Business Lost Income and Personal Lost Income.

Call us today so that you are not left behind and get the compensation you deserve!

One thing is certain: anyone who has been directly impacted by the BP Oil Spill should file a claim sooner rather than later, before the companies manage to somehow limit their liability and reduce their payouts. Individuals or businesses who wait too long to file a claim may find that the money is gone.