Archive for July, 2017

Mississippi Workplace Accident Attorney Says Some States More Dangers for Workers Than Others

Monday, July 31st, 2017

An experienced carpenter with a stellar safety record died on the job at a North Dakota remodeling project. The man’s untimely death doesn’t make sense when you look at his day to day practice of producing high quality work safely. Something must have gone wrong somewhere along the way. The investigation into the accident revealed that the man felt pressure to produce and to perform, and that may be why he kept working on the job site even though it had not yet been checked out by an electrician. The man had asked his supervisors repeatedly to get the site assessed by an electrician, but no one came, so he kept working. He died from accidental electrocution, and members of his family say that this tragedy would not have happened if he had been working somewhere other than North Dakota.

North Dakota has the worst worker safety record in the nation, with the highest worker fatality rate per capita. The state has held that title for four out of the past five years, which is even more concerning. Forty-seven people died on the job in North Dakota in 2015, which works out to 12.5 deaths per hundred thousand workers. Other states also have high worker fatality rates. For example, in 2015 Wyoming had 12 deaths per hundred thousand workers, Montana has 7.5, and Mississippi had 6.8. Across the nation, a total of approximately five thousand workers got killed on the job.

Further exploration of the worker safety landscape in North Dakota reveals that injured workers do not get much attention, they have to actively pursue compensation and care at every step of the way. When workers die, the state’s worker’s compensation pays out, on average, less than four thousand dollars per death. In other states, the payout is closer to fifteen thousand dollars. Also, safety inspections are few and far between. With seven health and safety inspectors assigned to the entire state, it is estimated that it would take those inspectors over a century to inspect every workplace in North Dakota.

Workers do not always know the safety records of the companies that they work for, nor do they feel as though they can ask their employers questions if they have a concern about workplace safety. In an economic climate where those Americans who are employed are grateful just to have a job, people tend not to ask a lot of questions about safety which is why state and federal oversight of workplace safety is so critical for keeping workers safe.

Barrett Law PLLC:  Help and Hope for Mississippi Workplace Accident Victims

If you feel pressure at work to produce, you are not alone. Unfortunately, the pressure to produce often pushes aside safe work practices, and sometimes the results are tragic. People get hurt and killed when safe work practices get set aside in the name of profit and production, and injured workers and their families are left to pick up the pieces. To learn more about how to pursue a workplace accident claim, call the Mississippi Workplace Accident Attorney at Barrett Law PLLC today, at 1 (800) 707-9577.

 

Mississippi Whistleblower Attorney Says Employer Conduct Can be Confusing

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

When you are a whistleblower, and you expose your employer for placing you in a position that you are not qualified for, it would make sense if your employer wanted to find you a different position. However, what would you think if your employer placed you in a different position for which you were just as unqualified as you were for the first job that they gave you? That certainly would be confusing, yet this appears to be what happened to a whistleblower who revealed that he didn’t meet the standards outlined in Navy regulations for the position that his manager placed him in at an aircraft maintenance facility.

When the man worked at the Fleet Readiness Center (FRC-East), his job was to administratively release aircraft for flight and make sure that all required inspections and maintenance got completed. When he made it known to the public that he was expected to do work that, according to Navy regulations, he was unqualified to do, he experienced difficulty and reprisal. The man worked with his attorney to pursue legal action intended to mitigate threats of future reprisals, and his employer offered him a new aeronautical engineering technician position. The man took the job and hoped that his concerns would fade into the background as he started in his new role as a metrology-engineering technician.

Unfortunately, the man found out that he is just as unqualified for his new position as he was for his previous position. The work of a metrology-engineering technician involves calibrating highly technical equipment, and he falls short of the standards outlined in Navy regulations for qualifications for that job. For example, he should hold a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or physical science. He should also have completed a four-year metrology calibration apprentice training program, or he should have the equivalent skills that those programs would provide. In addition to those things, he should have four years of experience and extensive knowledge of the aircraft and their various systems as well as the methods for calibrating those systems, among other things. Just reading the list of qualifications for that position is enough to make a non-technical person’s head spin, and even for someone who has an engineering background, it is an intimidating list. However, when you consider the nature of what the person who does that job is doing, calibrating highly sensitive and very technical equipment on military aircraft, it is easy to see just how little room for error is in the work that the metrology-engineering technician performs. Simply stated, it is a violation of Navy regulations to employ that man in the position of a metrology-engineering technician. He does not have the educational background, training, or experience to meet the requirements outlined in the regulations.

Barrett Law PLLC:  Providing Support for Mississippi Whistleblowers

Whistleblowers can experience retaliation in a variety of ways, including reassignment to less desirable or otherwise inappropriate work. This type of retaliation is subtler than some of the other forms of retaliation, so many people might not even realize that it is happening. To learn more about whistleblower protection claims, call the Mississippi Whistleblower Attorneys at Barrett Law PLLC today at 1 (800) 707-9577 for an initial consultation.

Mississippi Whistleblower Attorneys Say Whistleblowers Sometimes Reveal Safety Risks

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

The good that can come from whistleblowers doing what they do can come in many forms. Sometimes, the information that whistleblowers bring out into the open brings awareness to safety risks, some of which could be life-threatening if they are allowed to persist. One such situation happened recently when a whistleblower exposed fuel risks that could endanger the lives of Navy pilots and other people.

The whistleblower, Glenn Schwartz, was a civilian aeronautical engineering technician. Schwartz got fired recently but not before he exposed the fuel safety risks and other serious hazards. He said that his managers placed him in a position that he was underqualified for, and that they attempted to qualify him by providing on the job training that could not adequately prepare him with the training and knowledge that he needed to safely perform the highly technical work that he was performing in his job. Schwartz’s job was calibrating equipment that gets used to test weapons systems and aircraft support equipment, which is certainly not a job that just anybody can do.

Not only is Schwartz unqualified, his placement in the position that he got placed in violated Navy regulations that specify in detail the credentials that are required to get qualified for certain positions. Unfortunately, Schwartz wasn’t the only individual who got placed in a position that they were unqualified to fill. There are others at the Fleet Readiness Center- East and the Metrology and Calibration Laboratory who lack the training, experience, and education that they need to perform their work properly. When you consider the work that gets done at these facilities – maintaining Navy aircraft and testing weapons systems, it is easy to see the safety risks posed by unqualified workers performing jobs that they do not know how to do properly. Those safety risks are the reason that the Navy has detailed regulations regarding qualifications for positions, and Schwartz played a significant role in exposing his employer’s violations of those rules.

The United States Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is investigating Schwartz’s firing, as it was possibly an act of retaliation against him. He got fired in early June, and his attorney says that the reasons cited for his dismissal, which is mostly related to attendance procedures, are things that would not usually get cited as a reason for dismissing someone. That assertion would support a conclusion that Schwartz’s firing was retaliatory, but it is important to note that the OSC’s investigation into the matter is not yet complete.

The Mississippi Whistleblower Attorneys of Barrett Law PLLC support whistleblowers in their efforts to keep people safe and expose dishonesty, misconduct, and even violations of the law. The consequences of exposing wrongdoing in your workplace can be harsh, but your actions could make a significant and potentially life-saving difference in the lives of others, as Mr. Schwartz’s situation illustrates. If you want to learn more about whistleblower claims, call 1 (800) 707-9577 to arrange an initial consultation with the Mississippi Whistleblower attorneys of Barrett Law PLLC.

 

Mississippi Automobile Accident Attorneys Talk About Pile-Up Accidents

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

One person died in a recent three car pile-up accident in George County. The wreck occurred when a truck hit another truck from behind, pushing it into the garbage truck stopped in front of it. Two workers had been on the back of the trash truck, one on either side. The crash sent both of them flying off of the garbage truck. One man died from his injuries. The other man went to the hospital. The driver of the trash truck and the driver of the truck that got hit went to the hospital after the crash because they had minor injuries.

Rear-end collisions are a common cause of pile-up accidents. When roads are busy, and people are not always looking where they are going, rear-ending the car in front of you is always a possibility. Traffic can slow and stop suddenly, and unless drivers are paying attention, they might not always be able to avoid hitting the car in front of them. If there is an accident on the roadway, a driver might not see it until it’s too late to avoid hitting it, and then they pile onto the existing wreckage. When vehicles begin to pile up, more vehicles can become involved in the crash quickly if drivers are not paying attention and if the wrecked cars remain on the road.

Fortunately, you can help prevent chain reaction accidents. Remember the following safe driving strategies to increase your chance of avoiding a chain reaction crash. The best way to prevent a pileup is to leave plenty of room between your car and the vehicle in front of you. Some vehicles like garbage trucks and mail trucks make frequent stops and need even more space because they move erratically. Stay one car length back from the vehicle in front of you for every ten miles per hour of your speed. Leaving space between vehicles gives the driver in the rear time to react to the movements of the vehicle in front of it. Drivers can also avoid chain reaction wrecks by paying close attention to the weather and adjusting their driving speed to the road and weather conditions.

Sometimes, even the safest drivers cannot effectively prevent an accident. If you got hurt in a chain reaction accident, you could be facing a complicated set of facts that might make it hard for fault to be assigned conclusively. When fault is unclear, insurance companies often withhold payment for claims. Your attorney can help you by remaining in contact with the insurance company to ensure that they act on your claim within a reasonable amount of time.

Barrett Law PLLC:  Help for Mississippi Accident Victims

Pile-up accidents that happen in slowed or stopped traffic can cause severe injury or death. If you got in a chain reaction crash and you got hurt, or a family member got killed, contact a Mississippi Automobile Accident Attorney right away. To find out more about what a Mississippi automobile accident lawyer could do for you after your crash, call the Mississippi Automobile Accident Attorneys of Barrett Law PLLC at 1 (800) 707-9577 to arrange an initial consultation.

Mississippi Whistleblower Attorney Says Safety Risks Could Remain Hidden Absent Whistleblower Efforts

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

A recent Marine Corps aviation accident is raising questions about the safety of our nation’s military aircraft. A KC-130 crashed in rural Mississippi, killing sixteen people. Debris from the accident scattered over a wide area and people want to know what happened. Airplanes can crash for so many different reasons that thorough investigation is the only way to find out what happened. No information about the cause of the tragic accident was released, but we do know that the aircraft that crashed had departed from the Marine Corps Station in Cherry Point, which is in the same location as Fleet Readiness Center – East. Fleet Readiness Center – East is a Navy aircraft maintenance facility that made the news when a whistleblower revealed that he and others got placed in positions that required them to perform work that they were not qualified to do.

At an Air Force base in Arizona, an Air Force Fighter Unit got temporarily grounded due to problems with the oxygen systems on their planes. Some pilots reported that they developed oxygen deprivation symptoms during their flights. Fortunately, backup oxygen systems engaged in each case, but not before the pilots experienced a lack of oxygen, which indicates that there is a safety risk. Navy officials have also noted an increase in the number of reports of physical problems caused by oxygen contamination or unscheduled cabin pressure changes that are being experienced by their pilots.

The problems with the Air Force and Navy aircraft could get caused by the age of the planes or by improper maintenance. It is also possible that both factors are causing the pilots to experience those issues. Regardless of the exact cause of the issues, it is troubling that these problems are happening at a time when there is a concern over whether managers at military aircraft maintenance facilities are disregarding qualification requirements when selecting candidates for highly technical positions. It is possible that the work of unskilled employees is contributing to the overall risk involved in flying military aircraft because aircraft servicing and maintenance requires a high degree of skill, knowledge, and precision. It is possible that absent the disclosure of a whistleblower regarding his lack of skills and qualifications for the position that he got placed in, even more unqualified individuals than are already employed in highly technical positions could have gotten placed in similar positions where their lack of ability could put the safety of others at risk.

Barrett Law PLLC:  Standing up for Mississippi Whistleblowers

If you have exposed violations of the law or other rules in your workplace, you might experience retaliation in the form of intimidation, humiliation, bullying, harassment, or even job loss. Fortunately, if you have experienced any of those kinds of retaliation, you might be able to file a claim for damages under the whistleblower protection laws.  To learn more, call the Mississippi Whistleblower Attorney of Barrett Law PLLC today at 1 (800) 707-9577 for an initial consultation.

 

Mississippi BP Oil Spill Attorneys Talk About Taxes on Settlement Money

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, the environment and the economy of the Gulf Coast were in ruins. Fortunately, a claims process got set up that enabled people whose lives were impacted by the oil spill to seek compensation for the damages that they experienced. People filed claims for economic losses sustained by their businesses, property damage from the oil spill, and illnesses and injuries that they suffered as the result of the oil spill. Eventually, BP reached a settlement with those who had brought claims, and the settlement monies got distributed to the people who had filed the claims.

Unfortunately, the story does not end there. Claimants did not merely receive funds that they could use to help themselves recover from the unique damages that each of them suffered as the result of the oil spill. Many claimants found that they were expected to send part of their settlement money to the IRS. Some settlement monies, whether from an oil spill settlement, or some other type of claim for damages, are indeed taxable. Not all settlement monies are taxable, in fact, most personal injury settlements and verdicts are exempt from state and federal taxes.

Some people who were pursuing claims realized in advance that their settlement monies would get taxed, so they planned and took actions that resulted in them paying the least amount of tax possible on their settlement funds, including taking action to ensure that their settlement money did not land them in a higher tax bracket. Unfortunately, many people did not know that they would get taxed or that planning ahead was the only way to avoid negative tax consequences associated with settlement proceeds.

If you have not yet settled a claim for damages, look into whether or not the proceeds of your settlement will get taxed. If you find that the settlement that you are pursuing is taxable, avoid getting placed in a higher tax bracket by choosing to get your funds paid to you over time instead of in one, large lump sum. Many people choose the lump sum option because they want all of their money and they want it now, but because of taxes, those who choose that option lose a lot of that money to taxes.

Spreading out the tax liability for your settlement money over time is a perfectly acceptable method of dealing with the taxes on your settlement money. Individuals who are pursuing a settlement who want to use that method can set up their deferred compensation plan with a settlement planner so that the settlement plan meets all applicable state and federal requirements. Just as pursuing settlement of a claim produces better results when you have an attorney represent you than if you do it on your own, receiving settlement funds through deferred compensation is not something that it is advisable to attempt without the aid of an experienced professional.

Barrett Law PLLC:  Supporting BP Oil Spill Plaintiffs

Economic and environmental health is beginning to return to the Gulf Coast region thanks in part to proceeds from the oil spill settlement. However, many plaintiffs are dismayed to learn that there could be tax consequences of their settlements. If you are in the process of settling your claim, make sure you get all the facts about taxation as it applies to your settlement. To learn more about the BP oil spill litigation, call the Mississippi BP Oil Spill Attorneys at Barrett Law PLLC at 1 (800) 707-9577, to arrange an initial consultation.

 

Mississippi Whistleblower Attorney Reports on VA Director’s Dismissal

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Most of us think that Fast and Furious is a series of action-packed movies full of danger, drama, and fast cars. There’s another Fast and Furious out there, though, and most people had no idea it was happening until federal agent John Dodson exposed the secret federal case that enabled thousands of weapons to get across the Mexican border and get into the hands of Mexico’s powerful drug cartels.

Dodson initially spoke about the Fast and Furious operation in an interview, saying that he was told to stand by and watch as guns crossed the border from the United States into Mexico, even though he understood his job to be to prevent illegal firearms trafficking to Mexican drug cartels. Dodson objected to the practice but was ordered to keep doing what he had been asked to do. Federal agents not only matched the guns come and go, but they also tracked their use in criminal activity on either side of the border. The goal was supposed to find out where all of the guns were going and then use that information to take down the cartels in dramatic fashion. That part never happened.

Unfortunately, one of the guns was used in the killing of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, in 2010. When Agent Terry got killed, the agency worked hard to cover up the link between the weapon used to kill Terry and the strategy that they had been using in the border region. The United States Department of Justice even wrote a letter denying that there was any connection between Agent Terry’s death and the Fast and Furious case. Terry’s death was one of approximately forty-three known deaths associated with weapons trafficked during the Fast and Furious case and other secret operations.

Six years after Dodson initially exposed the scheme in an interview, he says that he has become an enemy of the state. He’s been transferred through eleven different assignments within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) where he worked before the Fast and Furious operation and continues to work today. Dodson says that he has experienced marginalization and retaliation, in addition to the constant upheaval caused by the frequent transfers.

Barrett Law PLLC:  Providing Solid Defense Strategies for Mississippi Whistleblowers

Whistleblowers often experience retaliation in a variety of ways, including reassignment, harassment, humiliation, and threats of harm. Some forms of retaliation are subtler than others are, and sometimes it can take a while for an employee to realize that a pattern is emerging within their workplace environment that does not feel right. For that very reason, it is absolutely imperative that you talk with a whistleblower attorney about your experience so that you can pursue a claim for damages if the things that you have experienced do indeed add up to retaliation. To learn more about whistleblower laws and whistleblower protection claims, call the Mississippi Whistleblower Attorneys at Barrett Law PLLC today at 1 (800) 707-9577 to set up an initial consultation.

 

Mississippi Workplace Accident Attorneys Discuss Accidents Involving Military Contractors

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

The shoddy safety record of one Mississippi shipbuilder is getting a lot of attention lately, as the company continues to get awarded federal contracts over the objections of officials who have asked United States Navy to stop awarding contracts to companies with concerning job safety records. The company, VT Halter Marine Inc. recently got awarded millions of dollars in contracts by the NASA, the Coast Guard, the Navy, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, even though the company got featured on PBS News Hour in February for being the subject of a Reveal investigation. The news story mentioned that the seven private shipbuilders that get contracts from the United States Coast Guard and the United States Navy get billions of dollars in contract work despite safety records that contain serious violations. The violations are so serious that the companies have gotten fined after employees have gotten hurt and, in some cases, killed.

Shipbuilding is dangerous work on its own, but proper work practices and a focus on safety can help companies that build ships do so safely and on a reasonable schedule. The shipbuilding industry just got a boost in the form of a mandate by President Trump to build more ships. Unfortunately, this increase in shipbuilding raises the question of how those ships will get built and how much attention will get given to worker safety in an industry that is already struggling to keep its workers from getting hurt on the job.There is certainly much cause for concern. Navy officials say enforcing workplace safety laws in private shipyards is not their job. Also, in March, Trump signed a resolution into law a resolution that overturned a rule that required companies bidding on large federal contracts to disclose their past safety violations as part of the process.

Unless the Navy actively chooses to stop contracting with businesses that have poor safety records and starts requiring firms to implement better worker safety practices, workers in the American shipbuilding industry could be at even greater risk. It is possible that the increased workloads that follow an award of a contract might cause management to be even more likely to place production as a priority over safety and to push their workers to produce more in less time. That pressure is something which in any work environment creates a safety risk because when employees are under pressure to produce, that’s when they cut corners with following safe work practices and try to work more quickly, increasing the risk of injury or death.

Barrett Law PLLC:  Help for Injured Mississippi Workers and Their Families

Building ships is dangerous work. The injuries and deaths that occur in shipbuilding facilities change the lives of the families and individuals who are affected by them. The workplace injury claims process can be tough to understand, and claims take time and effort to pursue.  A workplace injury attorney can help you with the work of pursuing a claim for damages after a workplace accident so that you can focus on healing from your injuries or your family can focus on recovering from their loss. If you got hurt in a shipbuilding accident or you lost a loved one in a shipbuilding accident, get help from a Mississippi Workplace Accident Attorney. Call the Mississippi Workplace Accident Attorneys at Barrett Law PLLC at 1 (800) 707-9577 to learn more.

 

Mississippi Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss Bicycling Accidents

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

A Tennessee cyclist got struck by a hit-and-run driver in an SUV while he was riding on Natchez Trace Parkway. Fortunately, the man did not get any life-threatening injuries although he did get hurt in the crash. The driver of the SUV got charged with failing to immediately notify of an accident, failure to render aid, leaving the scene of an accident, and reckless endangerment. Additional federal charges might also get brought against the driver if authorities decide to do so.

Many cyclists enjoy riding on the Natchez Trace Parkway because it is a designated bike route. The man who got hit was riding with a friend near the north end of the Parkway when the collision occurred. The man who did not get hit was wearing a camera and caught the entire, scary incident on video, which he provided to authorities so they could use it in their investigation.

Traffic laws for bicycle riders vary from state to state. Both drivers and cyclists should know the rules of the road in the states where they will be riding or driving so they know what it means in that state to “share the road.” The aforementioned collision happened in Mississippi, where bicyclists are allowed to use the full lane of traffic to ride in when that is necessary. Federal regulations require bicyclists to ride single file. People who ride bicycles should, whenever possible, move to the right to let motor vehicles pass.

The man who got hit by an SUV in the crash above is fortunate that he did not receive more serious injuries. Accidents involving motor vehicles that hit cyclists often leave the cyclist dead or with life-threatening injuries. Cyclists and motorists are allowed to use the same roads, so it is imperative that they learn how to share the roads with each other safely.

The single most important thing that drivers can do to avoid hitting a cyclist with their vehicle is to be aware of their surroundings. There are several ways that drivers can increase their awareness of what is going on around them. For example, obeying the posted speed limit gives a driver time to see what is around them, which can help them to avoid collisions with cyclists, animals, other vehicles, and objects. Also, avoiding cell phone use and other distractions helps a driver to keep their focus on what is happening around their vehicle instead of inside it. Passing safely also helps reduce the risk of a collision. If you are driving and you come upon a cyclist that you want to pass, make your pass slowly while allowing at least three feet of space between them and your vehicle as you pass.

Cyclists can share the road safely by making themselves visible and following the rules of the road.  Wearing brightly colored clothing is a good idea during both daytime and evening hours, as is mounting lights on both the front and rear of your bike. Rear view mirrors designed for cyclists can help you see vehicles that are approaching you from behind. If you are riding with a group, ride single file. Always wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet to reduce the risk of injury from a fall and increase your chance of survival in a collision.

Barrett Law PLLC:  Caring Assistance for Mississippi Cycling Accident Victims

The Mississippi Personal Injury Attorneys of Barrett Law PLLC have helped many plaintiffs and their families pursue claims for damages or losses in connection with accidents of all kinds. Call our office today, at 1 (800) 707-9577 to schedule a free, initial consultation.

Mississippi Trucking Accident Attorney Talks About Accidents Involving Power Lines

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Mississippi Trucking Accident Attorney Talks About Accidents Involving Power Lines

Recently, a section of Hewes Avenue in Gulfport was closed for a few hours after a dump truck hit a power pole. The crash caused intermittent power outages in the area near the accident scene, but service got fully restored to most customers within three hours after the incident. As the power company worked to make repairs, police kept the area near the crash scene closed to protect everyone’s safety.

Any vehicle could potentially get into a collision with a power pole. Power lines run along streets all across America, and power poles line the roads almost everywhere we go. It is essential that drivers know how to keep themselves and their passengers safe in the event that they hit a power pole because accidents involving power poles are situations in which what you are likely to think is the right thing to do could be dangerous and deadly.

For example, most people, after getting into a car accident would get out of the vehicle as soon as possible if they were physically able to do so. However, if your car hits a utility pole or collides with a tree or other object that brings a power line down, getting out of your vehicle is usually the wrong thing to do. There are a few situations in which getting out is the better choice, but in most cases, drivers should stay in their vehicle and instruct their passengers to do the same until they get told that the power line has been de-energized.

Drivers need to know that a downed power line is not necessarily a dead power line. If you get in a car accident that takes down a power line, stay in your vehicle until the utility de-energizes the line. Getting out of the car could result in death by electrocution as electricity from the downed power line travels through your body.

It is safe to use your cell phone while you are in your car, so call for help right away. If you can open your window, do so, and shout to warn any people that you see nearby to stay away from the area. Some wrecks involving power poles cause drivers and passengers to have to make risky choices. If your vehicle is on fire or you smell gasoline, you might have to take a risk by exiting the vehicle in an attempt to avoid death by fire or explosion. To give yourself and your passengers the best chance of getting out of the situation alive, hop out of your car with both feet hitting the ground at the same time while every other part of your body does not touch the vehicle. Instruct your passengers to do the same. Similarly, hop with both feet together to get yourself as far away from the source of the electricity as you possibly can.

Barrett Law PLLC:   Help and Hope for the Victims of Mississippi Trucking Accidents

Accidents involving trucks and power lines can cause serious injury, death, and property damage. To learn about how you can file a claim for damages that you sustained as the result of a Mississippi truck crash, call the knowledgeable Mississippi Trucking Accident Attorney at Barrett Law PLLC, at 1 (800) 707-9577 today.