Practice Areas

Car Accident

Premises Liability

Personal Injury

Products Liability

Wrongful Death

18-Wheeler Accident

Motorcycle Collisions

Traumatic Injuries

Nursing Home Neglect / Mistreatment

Insurance Bad Faith

Slip and Falls

Criminal Defense

Additional Practice Areas

Car Accidents

Car accidents can be a life-altering experience. They are usually the start of what can be an extremely lengthy process of filing an insurance claim, determining fault, and finally, getting the closure you need to move on with your life. If you or your loved one has been involved in a car accident, you don’t have to go through it alone. Contact the attorneys at Williams &  Bass, PLLC, we will aggressively, relentlessly, and intelligently pursue your claim. Let our car accident attorneys help you take on the insurance company to ensure you receive the compensation that you deserve.

Personal Injury

The attorneys at Williams & Bass, PLLC are experts in personal injury law.  We aggressively, relentlessly, and intelligently pursue compensation for our clients that have been injured because of the intentional or negligent acts of another. Our experience, expertise, and exceptional dedication to the needs of every client make us your personal injury attorneys. It is imperative that anyone injured because of the actions or nonaction of an individual or business, contact our experiences attorneys.  It is vital to act swiftly after you’ve been injured.  The sooner you involve a personal injury attorney, the better we will be able to preserve evidence, gather essential witnesses and address any other important factors. As your personal injury attorneys we will work tireless to ensure you receive the compensation your are entitled to, including, but not limited to:

  • Medical reimbursement
  • Payment for past and future income loss
  • Full compensation for pain and suffering
  • Peace of mind in knowing your financial interests are being protected

Wrongful Death

When a person loses their life due to the intentional or negligent acts or failure to act or another, that person is a victim of wrongful death. Wrongful death is the most heartbreaking incident that can occur. The loss of a loved one is tragic and often unbearable for the surviving family members of the deceased. Williams & Bass, PLLC understands the difficult time a wrongful death is for a family. We strive to assist families with moving forward and gaining some closure by pursuing justice for victims and their loved ones. If you are pursuing justice for the wrongful death of a loved one, you need
experienced, relentless, and intelligent attorneys on your side.

Premises Liability

Premises liability cases usually require an individual to prove the negligence of an owner or operator/occupier of land or a building. An owner or operator/occupier of land owes visitors a duty of care, which varies according to the legal status of the visitor. Business customers, such as shoppers, hotel guests, and restaurant patrons, are generally owed the highest duty of care. We have the attorneys with the experience in establishing liability of owners and occupiers. If you have been injured because of a dangerous condition on the premises of another, contact us to assist you with getting what you deserve.

Products Liability

If you were injured because you used an unreasonably dangerous medical device or pharmaceutical drug, Williams & Bass, PLLC can assist you in bringing a case against the manufacturer to pursue compensation for your losses. We know what it takes to prove unreasonably dangerous product flaws and the foreseeability required to ensure the company pays for placing a dangerous or defective product our for public consumption. There are three types of defects that make products unreasonably dangerous: manufacturing, design, and marketing defects.

18-Wheeler Accident

Car Accidents are very severe and serious, and a 18-Wheeler Accident is severe and often times causes fatal injuries. 18-wheeler accidents happen for a many reasons. Drivers work long hours on the road to meet delivery deadlines, Therefore, often they are fatigued. The truck may have maintenance issues, improperly loaded cargo, defective truck parts, or the driver may be driving incorrectly. At Williams & Bass, PLLC, our attorneys have extensive experience prosecuting claims against 18-Wheeler drivers and companies. We know the rules and regulations that 18-wheeler drivers and companies are required to know and abide by and we know how to utilize those requirements to pursue our clients’ claims. If you have been in a 18-wheeler accident and suffered from any injuries, contact us so we can help you get fair compensation.

Motorcycle Collisions

There’s nothing that compares to riding on a motorcycle. Unfortunately,
motorcycle offer little protection from other drivers. They don’t have seat belts or shoulder harnesses and the rider is vulnerable to a direct hit on the legs and hips or being thrown off the bike itself. Motorcycle accidents can result in wrongful death or serious injuries such as catastrophic burns, broken bones, amputation, traumatic brain injury, neck, back, and spinal cord injuries. Experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Williams & Bass, PLLC how serious motorcycle accidents can be. In most cases, motorcycle collisions happen due to the gross negligence of other drivers. Usually, the other driver fails to see the cyclist.

Nursing Home Neglect/Mistreatment 

Families of people in assisted living facilities may not have time to monitor their care on a daily basis. Many state and federal regulations have been put in place to guard against the possibility of nursing home abuse. The United States Administration on Aging has defined elder abuse as any negligent, knowing, or intentional act by a caregiver that causes harm to a vulnerable elderly person. Some common signs of abuse include bedsores, unexplained bruises or fractures, malnutrition, dehydration, and burns. A nursing home abuse victim or a family who has lost a loved one due to a nursing home’s negligence or misconduct may pursue damages. If you or a family member have suffered from what may be nursing home abuse, neglect or mistreatment, contact Williams & Bass, PLLC to evaluate and pursue your claim.

Slips and Falls

Every year, thousands of people go to hospitals after suffering serious injuries in slip and fall accidents around the state of Mississippi and around the country. Slip, trip, and fall accidents can cause disabling injuries such as hip fractures, sprained wrists, and traumatic brain injuries. Serious falls can even be fatal. If you recently sustained a personal injury or a loved one died in a slip and fall accident, the experienced slip/trip and fall attorneys at Williams & Bass, PLLC may be able to help you recover financially. A property owner and/or another party could owe you compensation for your damages. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with an experienced slip/trip and fall lawyer.

Traumatic Injuries

If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic injury such as a brain injury or
becoming paralyzed, it is important to contact a personal injury law firm as soon as possible. Williams & Bass, PLLC is a Mississippi personal injury law firm with the expertise and experience to fight for the rights and compensation of victims who suffer traumatic injuries, including brain injury victims and paraplegics. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us, we are here to help you and your family navigate this most difficult time.

Insurance Bad Faith

You have purchased insurance to ensure you and your family is protected from an unfortunate incident that can happen to any of us. We fight for your rights as a policyholder to ensure the Insurance Company honors its duties according to your insurance policy. Policyholders are sometimes treated unfairly by their insurance companies.  This can be devastating because you may not receive medical care or the funds you need to rebuild your home if it is burned or replace your vehicle after it is totaled.  You could possibly be exposed to liability in a lawsuit because your auto insurance company refuses to defend you or offer a reasonable settlement within policy limits when you mistakenly caused a serious car accident.  You purchase insurance to ensure that you and your family will be protected in these types of incidents, but an insurance company’s bad faith can make a time of stress and angst much worse. If your insurance company denies your claim for an illegitimate reason, lowballs your claim, or refuses to communicate with you regarding the status of your claim, we are experienced insurance bad faith attorneys who will fight for you.

Every insurance contract under Mississippi law contains an implicit covenant of good faith and fair dealing.  This means that an insurer has a fiduciary duty to a policyholder and must promptly investigate a claim and identify a basis to pay the claim rather than grounds to deny coverage.  Insurance companies often interpret the terms of the policies that you purchase in a way that benefits them. Under Mississippi law, insurance policies must be written in plain English.  Ambiguous insurance contracts are likely to be interpreted in favor of the insured.  If you believe your insurance claim has been wrongfully denied, your insurance company may be acting in “bad faith,” you should seek the advice of our experienced legal team.

We handle insurance bad faith claims under policies including, but not limited to:

  • Auto Insurance
  • Fire Damage Insurance Claims
  • Health Insurance
  • Homeowners Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Storm Damage Claims
  • Theft Claims

Bad faith can occur when insurance companies:

  • Refuse to fairly pay you or your family what is rightfully due under your policy.
  • Delay your payment for an unjustifiable length of time.
  • Fail to communicate or request overly burdensome Documentation.
  • Take action that intimidate you during the claim process.
  • Alter or change your policy without notice or your consent.
  • Intentionally withholds or misrepresents information.
  • Fail to defend the policyholder during the claim process and/or litigation.
  • Cancel your purchased policy.

Williams & Bass, PLLC, has the experience and resources to protect your claim and stand up for your rights against big insurance companies. We will evaluate your claim and guide you through the difficult process of pursuing a bad faith insurance claim. If you have been denied the benefits and protections you are entitled to under your insurance policy, we may be able to file a lawsuit for insurance bad faith which may entitle you to the benefits guaranteed under your policy but also to punitive damages for your insurance company’s unfair and unethical conduct.

Criminal Law

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, call Williams & Bass to
represent you. We will provide aggressive, smart, and proven courtroom
advocacy on your behalf. We are experienced and knowledgeable criminal
defense attorneys capable of handling Federal and State charges. Here at Williams & Bass, we fiercely advocate for your rights, your freedom, and your future. Our attorneys have a reputation for being fierce trial attorneys.

We can help you with the following:

  • All Felonies and Misdemeanors
  • Armed Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • DUI
  • Simple Assault
  • Murder
  • Burglary
  • Weapon Charges

Contract Law

We resolve disputes relating to contracts. We also handle the legal issues associated with the creation, negotiation, and enforcement of contracts. If litigation occurs involving a contract, we assist the parties with understanding how the contract is required to be interpreted or implemented according to the language therein. Contracts can be found in property deals, employer/employee relationships, corporate activities, and lending activities like a loan or mortgage. They are often part of professional services, including medical treatments or insurance agreements.
We provide the following services with regard to our contract division:

  • Drafting contracts
  • Contract Review
  • Defining the needs of individuals or businesses in a contract
  • Analyzing a contract for legality
  • Assisting individuals or businesses understand and/or interpret a contract
  • Mediating disputes between parties on a contract
  • Litigating Contract Breaches
  • Representing parties in a lawsuit regarding a contract.
  • Contracts can be found in just about every aspect of life, and as such, there are many areas where a contract lawyer may provide relevant advice, information, or assistance.

Education Law

We interpret laws related to schools, education, and administration. We render services and provide legal advice when considering the constitutional and civil aspects of education laws.

We possess a strong command of education laws and how they influence specific areas of academic administration and compliance. Education law is the federal and state bodies of law that focuses on matters related to educational institutions. Federal standards are set forth by the U.S. Department of Education. However, states may choose to exceed federal
standards but must meet them at a minimum.

Education laws broadly set standards for the following areas:

  • Discrimination
  • Special education
  • Private education
  • Public education
  • Home-school education
  • Montessori education
  • Licensure & credentialing
  • Administration
  • Civil rights
  • Contracts

The areas listed above affect educational institutions and are of the utmost
importance. These education law areas influence testing protocols academic standards, financial matters, safety procedures, and personal liberties.

Employment Law

Employment lawyers are attorneys who represent either the employee or the employer to resolve issues in the workplace. These lawyers specialize in labor law and can help to mediate, educate, litigate, file complaints, or negotiate with insurance adjusters to address common employment concerns. Because most workplaces must stay in compliance with both state and federal law, an employment lawyer should be well versed in all applicable rules and regulations that employers and employees must adhere to.

We explain to our employee clients his or her rights as to their employment. This includes explaining the applicable laws that apply to the case and the options available to the client, which may include litigation, mediation, negotiation or other actions. We also explain the pros and cons of each option and advise on the best way to proceed with a case.

We have experience representing employees in numerous types of workplace issues or disputes. We have handled cases involving wrongful termination, discrimination, wage/hour and overtime pay, sexual harassment/hostile work environment, employment agreements, non-compete agreements, disability and medical leave, retaliation/whistleblower protection, workplace violence, health and safety regulations, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, and other business torts.

We also have experience negotiating and drafting employee handbooks,
employment agreements, executive compensation agreements, severance
agreements, non-compete agreements, and other restrictive covenants.

Government/Municipal Law

We work directly with and for governmental entities including but not limited to agencies, municipalities, counties, school districts, and public hospitals. We advise government officials on legal matters, contractual obligations, enforcing ordinances, and employment issues. We also advise local governmental entities on State Laws that may be applicable to them.

Intentional Torts

An intentional tort occurs when a person or entity’s purposeful behavior causes harm to another individual or another individual’s property.  The perpetrator of such an act should be held liable for damages caused by the act if that person intended to commit the act. Even if the person or entity did not intend to cause the harm, he/she/it can be liable. There are two (2) types of intentional torts, which are torts against people, such as assault and battery, and torts against property, such as trespassing.

If you or a loved have been harmed by the purposeful act of another individual or entity, please contact us at Williams & Bass, PLLC to learn about your options.  We can provide the legal expertise you need.

Family Law

Every family experiences difficult times that can create a lot of stress, financial worry, and even heartache. If you are trying to find the best course of action for you and your loved ones, trust us to handle it for you.
Whether you are facing the difficult decision to end your marriage, challenge a custody or support agreement, or open a guardianship, an experienced family lawyer who understands these sensitive matters can help you through trying times.

We can help you with the following:

  • Divorce
  • Guardianships
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Power of Attorney
  • Alimony
  • Child Visitation

Aviation Law

As lawyers with aviation law experience, we have a unique skill set working with legal issues related to aviation. We have hands-on experience in this particular area of the law, making us better equipped than non-specialized lawyers to deal with complex aviation regulations and practices. We have specialized aviation knowledge regarding:

  • Aircraft operation
  • Airport security
  • Aviation regulation
  • Rules and regulations governing flight safety

An aviation lawyer can defend you in legal matters related to the Federal Aviation Administration and other federal agencies.