While Desoto County is “better off” than the rest of the state and the country as a whole, we are not without our problems. As a Southaven personal injury lawyer, I have personally seen the effects of a declining economy. Not only are insurance companies holding onto settlement funds longer and requiring a claimant to file suit and litigate just to get fair compensation for injuries, clients that are injured and out of work are no longer able to hold on financially–causing them to resort to filing bankruptcy much sooner than they would have in the past. It is important for a lawyer representing a client in this situation to understand what factors insurance companies are considering and work hard to timely resolve the claim at a time when the client needs the money the most.
Secondly, as a Southaven criminal defense lawyer, we are seeing a steady increase in the number of clients being charged with petty crimes, such as shoplifting. Investigation into the reason for the conduct (not excusing the crime) often relates directly back to the failing economy and the financial desperation of the client. While it is an important function of our society to punish crime and deter criminals, it is also important to have an advocate willing to fight for you if you are charged with a crime, and one that is willing to devote the time necessary to see that you are fully informed and understand your options.
In these areas, it is more important than ever to make sure you hire the right lawyer to handle your case. If you are in need of an experienced Mississippi personal injury lawyer or an experienced Mississippi criminal defense lawyer, please call.