Archive for August, 2017

Whistleblowing in Medicare Fraud Cases

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

When an employee reports the illegal conduct of their employer, they become a whistleblower. Whistleblowers have exposed corporate practices that were not only unethical but actually, put people’s lives at risk. Even when a company is committing acts that are clearly wrongful, employees who discover that their employers are committing crimes are faced with difficult decisions. One issue they likely face is the possibility of suffering from retaliation, such as being terminated, if they decide to expose the illegal conduct.

However, it is often the case that only an employee would be in the position to learn the information necessary to report their employer’s wrongful actions. Whistleblower protection laws help to encourage people to speak up when employers commit illegal acts and to discourage employers from retaliating against employees who choose to do the right thing. One area where whistleblowers are extremely important is in the healthcare industry, where programs such as Medicare are frequently defrauded.

Medicare fraud

Medical facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes sometimes overbill Medicare. As it turns out, Medicare fraud accounts for around 10% of the total payments made by Medicare. In dollars, this means that the Medicare program if fraudulently billed tens of billions of dollars a year.

Medicare fraud often includes scenarios where medical facilities bill for services or equipment that they did not provide, or bill for a more expensive treatment than was actually given to the patient. There are some situations where patients covered by Medicare take part in the fraudulent acts, permitting the provider to use their Medicare number to bill for procedures or services that they did not actually require.

Because Medicare is designed to pay doctors quickly and therefore encourage them to see patients who are on Medicare, the program automatically pays out for claims that are filed, making fraud detection difficult. This has made Medicare particularly vulnerable to fraud.

The staggering costs that result from Medicare fraud are highly disturbing. But fortunately, some employees of medical facilities make the brave decision to speak out thereby exposing their employers’ illegal actions.

What protections exist for an employee who reports Medicare fraud?

In many cases, healthcare providers and other people working for medical facilities are the people best positioned to discover fraudulent billing practices. Of course, these people’s jobs might be threatened by their willingness to come forward and report the fraud.

In order to discourage Medicare fraud, perpetrators are subjected to heavy fines for their actions. Whistleblowers are awarded a portion of the fine paid by the violating facility, as well as a portion of the money recovered. This can lead to high reward payouts to whistleblowers. Additionally, though, retaliation against a whistleblower in a Medicare fraud claim is prohibited by law.

If you believe that your employer is committing Medicare fraud, you should speak with an experienced attorney. In some cases, it is possible to receive an award and have your job protected when you decide to do the right thing and report Medicare fraud.   For further information, contact the seasoned Mississippi Qui Tam Attorney at Barrett Law, PLLC today.

 

Trucking Accidents and Corporate Liability

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Because of the sheer size and mass of commercial trucks, accidents involving these vehicles can be extremely destructive and leave people with severe injuries and enormous costs. If the accident is the result of the truck driver’s actions, then other injured people would be entitled to collect compensation for their injuries. One issue that complicates these matters is determining who is actually on the hook for the truck driver’s negligence? Is it the trucker as an individual? Or, is it the company that employs the driver?  In most cases, injured people would rather file a lawsuit against a driver’s company because there is a greater chance of recovering a higher damages award as opposed to simply going after the individual truck driver. However, it is not always clear who is going to be liable.

Respondeat superior

Under the legal concept of respondeat superior, an employer is responsible for the actions taken by their employees. If respondeat superior applies in a case, the company is just as liable for the injuries caused by the truck accident as if it was behind the wheel. There are limitations on this liability though. For one thing, the actions must have taken place in the course of the employee’s work for the company. If the trucker was working, hauling goods for the company at the time of the accident, then the accident occurred in the course of his or her employment. However, if the truck driver was on his or her way to a movie at the time, then the employer might not be responsible for the employee’s actions. Additionally, only unintentional conduct usually counts. If the truck driver committed an intentional tort, the company would not be liable.

The biggest question in determining if respondeat superior applies though, is whether or not the truck driver was an employee.

When is a trucker an employee?

State laws differ on how to determine whether a person is an independent contractor or an employee. In Mississippi, there are several factors considered, including:

  • Level of control over the details of the work
  • Whether the employer person is in a distinct occupation or business
  • The required skill of the occupation
  • If tools and a place of work are supplied by the employer
  • How much time the person is employed for
  • How the person is paid (based on time or per job)
  • Whether the work performed is a normal part of the employer’s business

Determining who is responsible for damages caused in a truck accident can be complicated, but is an extremely important part of a claim for compensation.

Because of the serious damage caused by many trucking accidents, it is vital for individuals involved in these accidents to have their claims evaluated by experienced personal injury attorneys. If you were hurt in an accident with a truck, contact an attorney to discuss your claim, and to determine the best way to pursue compensation for your injuries.  Contact the seasoned Mississippi Trucking Accident Lawyer today at (800) 707-9577 to learn more about your legal rights and options.

Risky Behavior Behind the Wheel: Common Causes of Car Accidents

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Most people believe that they are good drivers, and yet, statistically, many of us engage in behaviors that put ourselves and others on the road at risk. With the average American driving around 13,436 miles a year, it is not that surprising that even people who might be cautious most of the time might have an occasional slip-up.

When accidents do occur, it is often the result of a few different behaviors, some of which are extremely common, and even some that the majority of people on the road likely do on occasion.

Driving Drunk

The good news is, the practice of drunk driving is decreasing. The bad news is that even though the numbers are in decline, a staggering number of adults still engage in this obviously risky behavior. Injuries resulting from drunk drivers are common, and actually occur at a rate of one every two minutes. In some cases, a person who is involved in an accident while driving drunk can be found at fault through the doctrine of “negligence per se.” This is because drunk driving is illegal, and the violation of the drunk driving statute can be used to show negligence even in the absence of some other evidence of actual negligent driving.

Texting while driving

While drunk driving might be decreasing, texting, and other cellphone use while driving is increasing. Our smartphones have become something like an appendage for many of us, and we might not even realize how much we look at the screen. While glancing at a text might seem fairly harmless, and like the type of thing that everyone does, texting and driving can be just as dangerous as driving drunk.

Driving above the speed limit

This is another driving transgression that most drivers have been guilty of at least a few times. Sometimes we might drive too fast because we are rushing to make it somewhere, and other times we might just not be paying attention to the speedometer. In nearly one-third of fatal car accidents, speeding played a role. It is also important to remember that weather should be taken into account when driving. Sometimes a person might not be driving above the speed limit but could be driving at a speed that is unsafe for the weather conditions, such as heavy rain or icy roads.

Being tired

Sometimes car accidents occur from something as simple as tiredness. Driving drowsy can be dangerous, and it occurs all the time. Who hasn’t had to wake up early and drive before their coffee kicked in, or driven home late from an airport or family gathering? Some tens of thousands of car accidents annually are considered to have been caused by people driving while tired. Of course, tiredness likely plays a part in many more accidents, and it is difficult to accurately measure the statistics for driving tired.

When we get behind the wheel, we owe a duty to everyone else on the road. We cannot control everything we might come across when driving, but we should strive to be as cautious, alert and responsible as possible.

If you were involved in a car accident, contact the experienced Mississippi Personal Injury Attorney at Barrett Law, PLLC now to discuss your claim.

 

How are Whistleblowers Protected Under the Law?

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Whether a company is illegally dumping toxic substances into the waterways, or a hospital is billing Medicare for services that were never provided, wrongdoings by corporations and other entities can have far-reaching consequences. Oftentimes, the only way that violations are exposed is through people who work for the company that is committing the wrongful acts. This can be a complicated situation though, since the people who must come forward are typically employees of the wrongdoing companies. The decision to report an employer’s criminal actions can be frightening when a person believes that doing the right thing could cause them to lose their job.

Fortunately, there are several laws that protect whistleblowers from retaliation. In some cases, whistleblowers are not only protected, but can actually be rewarded for their brave decision to come forward. Determining which laws apply in which circumstances can be difficult though, so if you find yourself in the position of reporting your employer’s illegal conduct, speak with an employment law attorney to learn your rights and what sort of protections that law provides for you.

State laws

Most states have enacted some form of whistleblower protection. In Mississippi, the whistleblower protection law only applies to public employees. This law makes it illegal to retaliate against an employee if that employee provides information regarding an agency’s violation, or testifies to an investigative body about a violation. If an employee is terminated because of their role in an investigation, then that employee can file a civil lawsuit and be reinstated in their position, and get back pay that was lost.

Federal Statutes that contain whistleblower protection provisions

While Mississippi’s state law does nothing to protect whistleblowers employed by private corporations, there are federal laws that apply in many circumstances. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) oversees twenty-two statutes that contain whistleblower protections provisions. This means that an employee who reports that their employer is violating one of these statutes will be protected from retaliation from their employer. The statutes overseen by OSHA include laws intended to protect the environment and nuclear safety, such as the Clean Air Act, and the Safe Drinking Water Act, laws impact in the transportation industry, like the Federal Railroad Safety Act, and laws designed to protect consumers and investors, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.

Each of these laws includes a provision stating that employees who report that their employer was in violation of the statute are protected from termination or other retaliatory acts. There are various time limits in place in the statutes that determine how long an employee has to file a claim that their employer retaliated against them.

The Whistleblower Protection Act protects federal employees from retaliation if they report a violation of a statute, rule or regulation, a gross waste of funds, gross mismanagement, the abuse of authority, or a “substantial and specific danger to public health or safety.”

The False Claims Act contains a robust whistleblower protection provision. This law protects whistleblowers who report fraudulent acts that are committed against the federal government. This can include reporting the use of false claims to obtain payment from the government, fraudulent actions taken to avoid or reduce payments owed to the federal government.

Given the complexity of whistleblower protections laws, it is important to consult with an experienced employment law attorney in order to protect yourself and your rights.  Contact the seasoned Mississippi Whistleblower Protection Attorney at Barrett Law, PLLC today by calling (800) 707-9577 or visiting us online.

Whistleblowing: Reporting Employer Wrongdoing

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Deciding to report a wrongdoing committed by your employer can be intimidating. Many employees fear what will happen to them if they speak out, exposing the wrongful or illegal actions that are being taken by their coworkers, supervisors, and other personnel. Of course, if employees fear retaliation from their employers, they will be less likely to take the steps necessary to end the wrongful acts, or to report the employer to the entities that can hold the violating persons accountable.

In order to prevent a culture of silence, most states have some form of whistleblower protection law. These laws make it illegal for employers to take negative actions against an employee for reporting some violation of law or ethics that was committed by the employer.

Who is covered by Mississippi’s whistleblower laws?

Mississippi has a statute that prevents public employees from being retaliated against when they file a complaint with the state or participate in a public investigation of their employer. The law also provides protection for employees if they report or testify in a proceeding related to the Mississippi Vulnerable Adults Act (MVAA).

What if I am not a public employee?

Mississippi’s statute is limited in scope to public employees and violations of the MVAA. However, an employee of a private company might be protected in other ways. Under the common law of Mississippi, it is unlawful to discharge an employee for reasons that violate public policy. As a result, it is illegal to terminate employees for retaliatory reasons if the employee refused to take part in illegal activities on behalf of the employer, or if the employee reported the criminal acts of the employer.

There are also federal laws that provide protection in some situations. For example, under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, it is illegal to retaliate against a whistleblower in cases involving securities or shareholder fraud. Employees of private companies are also shielded from retaliation for exposing their companies for defrauding the government.

When should I report my employer?

If you believe you have witnessed your employer engaging in illegal activities, or violating a company policy, you should first try to understand whether you might have misunderstood what you heard or witnessed. For instance, if your boss told you to do something that you know would be a violation, be sure that you correctly understood what you were told to do. If you believe that the orders were very clear, and definitely would constitute a violation, you may still want to question your boss or politely point out the violation that you would be committing. In some scenarios, it is possible that your boss simply did not realize that the act that they instructed you to take was not permitted.

If you are sure that you were intentionally told to do something unethical or illegal and do not believe there would be any point in discussing the situation with your boss, consider speaking with someone above your boss, or someone whose role at the company involves ethics regulations. This will likely not be appreciated by your boss, so it is good to be fairly sure that you have ruled out a misunderstanding before this point.

Reporting an employer’s legal violation can be intimidating and unnerving. If you find yourself in this position, it is a good idea to speak to an experienced employment law attorney in order to understand your rights and learn what sorts of legal protections would apply in your case.  For further information, contact the seasoned Mississippi Whistleblower Protection Attorney today at Barrett Law, PLLC.

 

Trucking Accidents in Mississippi

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Images of a Toyota Camry that rear ended a semi-truck this August on Highway 61 North are a disturbing reminder of how dangerous accidents involving tractor trailers and passenger vehicles can be. Even though the truck in this accident was stopped at a red light at the time of the collision, the car suffered serious damage and the five passengers of the car sustained injuries. Damage to the truck was minor.

Accidents involving trucks can be absolutely devastating. For one thing, trucks weigh about 20-30 what passenger vehicles weigh creating a serious risk for people travelling in the smaller vehicles. Additionally, the size and weight of trucks makes them harder to stop. In the event that a truck driver has to stop abruptly, they will continue to travel around 20 to 40 percent farther than a car would. This situation can be even further exasperated by inclement weather. Not surprisingly, when accidents between trucks and passenger vehicles result in fatalities, it is far more likely that the person or people killed will be those in the passenger vehicle. Of course, not every accident involving a truck is the fault of the truck driver as opposed to the other driver.

Truck driving risks

There are certain things about driving a truck that increase the chance of these drivers causing an accident. For instance, commercial truckers often spend long hours behind the wheel of their vehicles. Federal laws regulating trucking allow for drivers to work for up to 11 hours at a time, and 77 hours in a week. As if 11 hours straight behind the wheel was not a long enough stretch, many truck drivers admit that they will at times work even longer than permitted. Maintaining focus for such long periods of time is not easy, which makes the likelihood of fatigue and inattention greater. Add a tired driver into the mix with bad weather and a vehicle that takes much longer than others to stop, and the chances of an accident occurring can increase greatly.

Liability in trucking accidents

The damage caused in trucking accidents is often extremely serious, and when a passenger vehicle and truck collide, the people in the smaller vehicle will likely suffer the brunt of the harm. Even still, in order to show that a truck driver is liable for damages, the driver must have been negligent.  The people or person seeking damages will have to show that the truck driver did not act as a reasonably prudent person would given the circumstances. Of course, it is also possible that the driver of the smaller vehicle negligently caused the accident, in which case the truck driver would not be liable, even if the other vehicle and individuals suffered greatly as a result of the accident. Another possibility is that both drivers were negligent.

In Mississippi, if the injured person was negligent, but the other driver was also negligent, it is still possible for the injured person to collect damages. If the driver of the passenger vehicle was 80% responsible for the accident, and the truck driver was only 20% liable, Mississippi law would permit the injured person to collect 20% of the total damages.

Trucking accidents can lead to extremely serious and costly injuries. If you were involved in an accident with a truck, it is important to speak with the experienced Mississippi Trucking Accident Lawyer at Barrett Law, PLLC to learn your rights, and to develop a strategy for handling your claim.

Workers’ Compensation in Mississippi: What No Fault Means

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Workers’ compensation is intended to provide support to individuals who suffer work related injuries. The system pays for expenses such as medical bills, costs for rehabilitation, and a percentage of lost wages. While workers’ compensation programs do not pay out as much as a civil lawsuit typically would in damages, employees benefit from the fact that these programs are “no fault.”

In short, this means that an employee does not have to show that their employer negligently caused their injuries in order to collect compensation. In fact, the employee can actually cause the injury through carelessness, and still be covered by workers’ compensation. In Mississippi, most employees are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. If a business has at least five employees, it is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. While independent contractors, volunteers and some industry specific employees are not covered, the vast majority of workers are included.

What is the meaning of no fault?

The extent of “no fault” was challenged in Mississippi recently by a case involving a police officer who drove his car at speeds up to 90 mph, and was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of an accident. The officer, Kearney Brown, suffered injuries to his neck, head, body, and ankle when he was thrown from his vehicle in 2012. The city of Jackson sought to deny paying out workers’ compensation benefits to Brown by claiming that the officer’s conduct was so reckless that he must have intended to injure himself, and that allowing him to collect benefits would be against public policy since Brown had put others at risk through his actions.

On appeal, the court ruled in favor of Brown, requiring the city to make their workers’ compensation payments to him. The court was not convinced that the driving indicated a desire for self-harm.

The case highlights the benefits that workers get from workers’ compensation programs, In the event that this officer had suffered his injuries outside of work, he would not likely have been able to collect damages in a civil lawsuit. The accident seems to have been a direct result of Brown’s own negligent driving.

When no fault will not apply

Of course, there are limits on workers’ compensation based on the employee’s behavior. Mississippi enacted amendments to its workers’ compensation program in 2012. Employees can now be denied workers’ compensation benefits in cases where the injury was the result of the employee’s use of illegal drugs or alcohol. Employers can request that an injured employee take a drug or alcohol test to determine if he or she was under the influence at the time of the accident that caused the injury. In the event that the employee was found to be intoxicated, it becomes the employee’s burden to prove that the injury was not the result of their use of drugs or alcohol. If an employee refuses to undergo a drug or alcohol test, it will be assumed that they were under the influence, and face the same burden of proof as if they had tested positive.

If you suffered a workplace injury, contact the seasoned Mississippi Workers Compensation Attorney at Barrett Law, PLLC to discuss your claim.

 

Mississippi Texting and Driving Laws

Monday, August 7th, 2017

By now, most of us know that texting and driving is dangerous, and yet, many people admit that they do still send and read messages while they are behind the wheel. These texting drivers get in accidents 23 times more often than drivers who are not looking at their phone. In the course of a year, cell phone use leads to around 1.6 million vehicle collisions and crashes. Texting and driving, therefore, leads to hundreds of thousands of injuries, thousands of deaths, and expensive property damage.

In acknowledgment of the dangers of texting and driving, most states have enacted laws that make this practice illegal. Now a person caught texting and driving might be subject to fines, although the risk of a fine pales in comparison to the threat texting and driving creates for all people on the road.

Mississippi Law

Mississippi is one of the 47 states that have banned texting while driving for all drivers. When the law was first enacted, a driver caught texting would be subject to a $25 fine, but the penalty has since increased to $100. The law also bans the use of social media while driving. If the texting driver is one who only holds a learning permit, temporary driving permit, or an intermediate license, the fines can be $500, and more in the event that an accident occurs as a result of the phone use.

Accidents resulting from texting and driving

Liability in vehicle collisions often revolves around the concept of negligence. In order to be considered negligent, a person must have acted in a way that a reasonably prudent person would not act in the same situation. Given the fact that texting and driving is known to be dangerous, it is safe to say that a person who was looking at their phone and either reading a text or actually writing one while they were driving was not behaving as a reasonably prudent person. The fact that a person was texting at the time of or just before an accident would be a strong indication that they were negligent. However, the texting driver may even be considered “negligent per se,” meaning that they will be presumed negligent for having been texting while driving. Negligence per se occurs when a person breaks a law that is meant to protect people, and a person who was meant to be protected by the law is injured as a result. Laws that ban texting and driving are created to protect everyone on the road from dangerous driving, and resulting collisions or pedestrian accidents. As such, it is safe to say that anyone injured by a texting driver was meant to be protected by this law.

Car accident liability

If you were injured in a car crash and believe the other driver was being negligent, you could be entitled to compensation from that other driver. If you believe the other driver was texting or otherwise distracted by their phone at the time of the collision, then there is a good chance that the other driver was negligent, and should be responsible for paying damages to you for the injuries that they caused you. It is important to speak with an attorney to have the specific facts of your claim evaluated.  Contact the seasoned Mississippi Car Accident Attorney at Barrett Law, PLLC now at (800) 707-9577 or visiting us online at www.barrettlawpllc.com.

Car Accidents & Determining Fault in Mississippi

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Traffic accidents can range from annoying nuisances to complete tragedies. Sadly, vehicle collisions occur frequently, and many people will experience one throughout the course of their lives. After a car accident, the most important thing to do is to ensure that anyone who needs medical attention receives it, but not long after the dust settles the question that presents itself is “who was at fault?” If you suffered an injury in a car accident, you might be facing costly medical bills in addition to property damage and lost time at work. When injuries such as these are the fault of another person’s negligence, you can recover monetary damages from that person to cover these expenses and more. However, you can only recover if the other person was to blame.

What is negligence?

Negligence on the part of one or more of the drivers is often the cause of a car accident. In order to be considered legally negligent, a person must have acted in a way that a reasonably prudent person would not have acted under the same circumstances. There are many ways that a driver might negligently cause a car accident. If one of the drivers involved had been drinking prior to driving, or was texting, or applying make-up at the time of the accident, then there is a good chance that person could be said to have been negligent. After all, a reasonably prudent person would know that engaging in these risky driving behaviors was unwise.

What if both drivers were negligent?

Sometimes a driver will be sitting patiently, waiting for a red light to turn green, when they are smashed into from behind by a driver who was looking at their phone and not the road. In this case, it is pretty clear that the driver who was waiting for the light was not negligent, and that the person who rear ended them was. There would not really be any room to argue that the driver who was hit should have moved out of the way or done something to avoid the collision. However, many accidents are not as clear cut as this. It is also possible that one driver was texting and another driver was speeding and an accident occurred as the result of both drivers behaving negligently.

So, if you were in a car accident, and suffered an injury, but think you might have shared some of the blame for the accident having occurred in the first place, you might wonder how your actions could impact your ability to recover compensation from the other driver. The way that your claim would come out would depend on which state your accident occurred in, and how much of the blame you bear for the accident occurring.

Mississippi follows what is called “pure comparative negligence.” Under this, a person who was negligent can still collect compensation for his or her injuries from another driver who was also negligent. Rather than barring a driver from collecting compensation, the damages available would simply be reduced based on the percentage of blame attributed to the injured driver.

So if you were found to be 40% to blame in an accident where you suffered $100,000 in damages, you could collect $60,000 the other driver, who would be 60% to blame. While many states do not allow a person to collect if he or she was more than 49 or 50% responsible, Mississippi has no such restriction.

If you were in a car accident, contact the experienced Mississippi Car Accident Lawyer at Barrett Law, PLLC now to discuss your claim in detail.   We can be reached at (800) 707-9577 or online on our website.

Mississippi Automobile Accident Attorneys Talk About the Dangers of DUI

Friday, August 4th, 2017

All automobile crashes have the potential to cause serious injury, death, and lots of property damage. DUI crashes are no exception, and one recent wreck shows just how damaging a DUI crash can be. A young man is now partially paralyzed after a wreck that occurred when authorities believe he was driving under the influence of alcohol.

The crash happened at about three in the morning, and witnesses report that the vehicle was speeding before the wreck. They also reported that the driver ran a stop sign before turning a corner and colliding with a house. The collision made the car catch fire, and the house also caught fire.

Two good Samaritans had been following the vehicle and saw the crash. They pulled the man from the burning car and got him to safety, across the road from the house.  The two men that were inside the house when the accident happened thought that the crashing noise was an earthquake until they saw the vehicle in the house. They also waited across the street as the car and house burned. The garage and two front rooms got damaged by the blaze and the new living room furniture that the homeowner had purchased burned in the fire.

The good Samaritans who witnessed the crash mentioned above may have saved the driver’s life. If you see a car crash, there are things that you can do to help, even if you cannot stop at the accident scene or you are unsure whether it is safe to get out of the car. If you see an accident, find a phone and call for help right away. Every second matter when it comes to getting emergency service personnel to an accident scene. One or both of the vehicles could be on fire or leaking gasoline or some other flammable material, all of which create significant risks to life and health. Also, one or more people could be hurt, and it is critical that they get medical attention as soon as possible. Sometimes, an accident might look like no big deal. However, remember that it is better to be safe than sorry and call for help even if the accident looks like it caused no damage or injuries.

After you have called for help, if your vehicle or other vehicles are on the roadway and you can move any of them safely to the shoulder, you should do so. Getting vehicles out of the flow of traffic reduces the chance of other vehicles colliding with them and creating additional injuries and damage. If you or anyone else who is at the accident scene has flares, cones, or reflectors, place them in the roadway to get the attention of drivers passing by. You might find that it is necessary to have someone direct traffic around the wreck to keep traffic moving and keep the area clear for emergency vehicles to arrive. When emergency personnel arrive, help them by following any instructions that they give you.

Barrett Law PLLC:  Help for Victims of Mississippi Car Accidents

If your family has been affected by a Mississippi car accident, a Mississippi Automobile Accident Attorney can help you file a claim for damages. Call the Mississippi Automobile Accident Attorneys at Barrett Law PLLC, at 1 (800) 707-9577, to learn more.