Civil Litigation/Worker’s Compensation
In dealing untold number of cases involving thousands of clients while in private practice, the firm has extensive experience in dealing with personal injury and wrongful death cases, and has been instrumental in obtaining millions of dollars in jury awards and personal-injury settlements for it clients who were injured through no fault of their own. These awards have helped these individuals and their family members recover medical bills, lost wages and other damages for past and future injuries in Circuit, County, Chancery, and other courts of this and other states, and Federal courts of our nation. The firm also has extensive experience in Chancery Court practice in administering the Estates and minor's Guardianships in relation the monetary awards which are received in these matters.
Attorney Rick Patt served as trial co-counsel for Plaintiff Dale Archey in the jury trial in the Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi in a premises liability case wherein a hotel security officer chased the unarmed Plaintiff across the street, and upon cornering him, shot him in the head. The jury returned a decision awarding $23 million in favor of Mr. Archey against the Defendants, with the resulting representing compensation from this litigation being used to provide for approximately 40 years of future institutional care and other damages.
The Patt Law Firm also regularly represents Mississippi businesses and individuals who find themselves embroiled in civil litigation either through being named as an individual or business Defendant in a civil case or in which they require collection of a civil debt. If you or your business finds itself brought into a lawsuit for any reason whatsoever, it is important that you contact an attorney with experience in defending your rights to fight against the litigation. Additionally, Mr. Patt is routinely hired by other attorneys who seek representation in defending ethical complaints against them in their role as an attorney.
If you’re injured while acting in the course and scope of your employment, in a job position where such coverage is provided, state law provides for automatic compensation if you meet certain requirements. Such protection prevents you from bringing an action against your employer, in most cases, but it also provides that the injury itself would qualify you for scheduled compensation. If you’re injured on the job, please contact the firm as soon as possible so that you may adequately protect your rights when it comes to the mandates of the worker’s compensation statutes.