Blog Posts in 2016

  • How Long After an Injury Do You Have to File a Claim?

    If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent third party, the emotional distress and physical trauma can be enough to deal with. The idea of filing a claim may not be the first thing on your mind. After your injuries have healed enough for you to contact a lawyer, you might wonder if it’s too late. What are the statute of limitations for personal injury in Mississippi? Mississippi has a ...
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  • Who Is Liable After an Ice-Related Slip and Fall?

    As the weather becomes colder, ice and snow start to accumulate on the ground increasing the risk of slipping and falling. If you have been injured while walking in a public place, you may wonder who is liable for your injuries. In this blog, our Greenville MS injury lawyer explains who could be held liable for your injuries, what you could recover and how to document your case. Reasonable Duty of ...
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  • What Are the Damages Recovered in a Wrongful Death Case?

    If your loved one was wrongfully killed due to the negligence or wrongful act of another, you have the right to file a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim is different from a standard personal injury claim in that another person is filing the claim on the deceased person’s behalf. Who can bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased person? The surviving spouse Any surviving ...
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  • Holiday Home Safety

    As the 2016 holiday season rolls in, friends and families participate in fun activities like stringing Christmas lights, lighting candles, and purchasing Christmas trees. While some of these activities seem commonplace, if not safety precautions are not followed, they can actually be quite dangerous. 1. Christmas Lights: Before you start on your perfect Christmas light display, make sure to check ...
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  • MS Winter Driving Safety Tips

    As November comes to a close and temperatures start to drop, Mississippi drivers start to realize winter is coming. Snow and ice can create some dangerous driving conditions. If you are planning on making any road trips this holiday season, our Greenville MS car accident lawyer has written a simple, easy to follow guide on how you can stay safe on the road. Avoid cruise control – While cruise ...
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  • Halloween Fire Safety Guide

    Based on a study by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, there is a considerable increase in structural fires during Halloween and Devil’s Night. We at the Harris Law Firm, PLLC want you and your loved ones to have a fun and safe Halloween, free from burn injuries and house fires, which is why we’ve created this Halloween fire safety guide. Keep reading for more information on how to stay ...
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  • Tips for a Safe Halloween from a Personal Injury Attorney

    As the leaves changes and we start to lose daylight, the nights and days become progressively cooler and children and adults alike revel in the one-day a year where they can dress up in silly, sexy, or grotesque costumes and have a few treats. Unfortunately, not every Halloween story ends well, if you watch the news, you have likely heard stories of drunk driving accidents, costumes catching fire ...
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  • Katherine Harris Elliot Passes the Mississippi Bar

    We at the Harris Law Firm, PLLC are excited to announce Katherine Harris Elliot has just passed the Mississippi Bar. She is now licensed to practice in both Mississippi and Arkansas. Katherine earned her Juris Doctor in 2015. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bowen School of Law. As a Licensed Masters Social Worker since 2012, Mrs. Harris Elliot will be focusing her practice on family law. ...
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  • Writing an Effective Demand Letter

    Demand letters give a full account and details of the accident and the damages incurred as a result of the incident. Typically, an attorney will write the letter for you. Having a reputable attorney who has handled numerous injury claims and is accustomed to drafting these letters gives you a better chance of a favorable outcome. You can turn to Harris Law Firm, PLLC’s Greenville MS injury ...
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  • Common Bike Accident Collisions

    In today’s busy world, many drivers find themselves distracted on the road. Whether drivers are changing their song on Spotify, texting their friends, or playing Pokémon Go, driving distracted is driving negligently and driving negligently can result in injury. This means that even careful cyclists can find themselves in an accident. In this situation it is important to talk to a Greenville MS ...
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  • The Importance of "Duty of Care" in a Premises Liability Claim

    Premises liability law is considered a branch of the personal injury tree. However, while personal injury cases often entail an injured plaintiff suing a defendant, premises liability involves the plaintiff suing a property owner. Whether in public or private places, property owners have a legal duty to those who enter their property and a responsibility to maintain a safe environment for them or ...
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  • Multi-Vehicle Accidents in Mississippi

    Multi-vehicle accidents, also known as pile-up accidents and chain reaction accidents, are often complex and frustrating. Unlike your average car accident that involves only two vehicles, a chain reaction collision can affect more than three drivers. The reason why car accidents like these can be more complicated is because liability is more difficult to determine, since either the individual who ...
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  • Injured by a Fatigued Truck Driver?

    Because commercial trucks can weigh a maximum 80,000 pounds, they are difficult to maneuver and stop, especially at high speeds. If a truck driver falls asleep at the wheel, their ability to properly react and make adequate decisions on the road is substantially reduced. How to Prove Negligence by a Fatigued Truck Driver Based on the regulations by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ...
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  • Worldwide Recall on Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 Phone

    Upon its anticipated release, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 was considered a high scoring product by reviews from all over the world. However, several reports claim that the batteries used in the phone were prone to explosion, resulting in a global recall of the device. The issue occurs when faulty devices are being charged. An investigation determined the problem is with the battery itself, as opposed ...
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  • Can I Sue If I Was Injured in a Retail Store?

    When you leave for your day of shopping at the mall or picking up groceries for the week, the last thing most people worry about is being injured while shopping but thousands of personal injury claims a year are from shopping-related injuries. Have you suffered from some of the most common shopping-related injuries? Find out how you can receive compensation for your injuries in this blog by our ...
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