Today, Biloxi, Mississippi is home to over 46,000 residents and hosts thousands of visitors each year. This small town along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast is gorgeous no matter what time of year you choose to visit, as it features classic southern charm with white sandy beaches. Even after suffering destruction at the hands of hurricane Katerina, the City of Biloxi continues to thrive today as more and more businesses are beginning to move into the area.
In 1699, French Colonists formed the first permanent, European settlement in French Louisiana at Fort Maurepas. The colonists named this settlement “Old Biloxi,” but today it is known by many as Ocean Springs. The name Biloxi in French was Bilocci, the name the colonists gave to the local Native American tribe. In 1720, Biloxi was settled and the capital of French Louisiana was moved to Biloxi from Mobile. The ownership of Biloxi transferred from nation to nation for the next century, until becoming a member of the United States in 1810, as part of the Mississippi Territory.
In the 19th century, Biloxi began to grow exponentially as a summer resort due to its beautiful sandy beaches and cool summer breezes. Biloxi also had the advantage of being close to New Orleans with easy access to water, enabling guests to travel and visit when desired. This popularity increased later in the century with access to the railroad, and as the seafood industry began to boom within the city. By World War II, the United States Military built Keesler Air Force Base, which would become a training site and site for aircraft maintenance, resulting in the Biloxi economy to boom. The growth increased again with the opening of Biloxi’s casinos in the 1990s when gambling was legalized.
Over the years, Biloxi has become a vital part of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This wonderful city has something for everyone to enjoy year-round. From delicious seafood to family-friendly fun at Margaritaville, you’ll fall in love with Biloxi, Mississippi!
Deakle, Sholtis, and Hamil are proud to serve the residents of Biloxi, Mississippi. We are here for you, Biloxi. That is why our firm handles injury cases of all types, so you are never left in the dark or struggling to find representation. At Deakle, Sholtis, and Hamil, our professional lawyers handle personal injury, trucking collisions and car wrecks, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, third party work injuries, co-employee liability and premises liability cases.
We understand the pain one goes through when suffering from a serious injury. That is why we choose to represent injury victims as we believe those injured in accidents are entitled to the compensation they deserve. At Deakle, Sholtis, and Hamil, we handle cases throughout Mississippi and Alabama and we usually receive cases from referrals. We believe the best advertising comes from results and referrals, which is why we are honored to receive cases from other lawyers and well family members of previous clients.
Advocating for the rights of people is our passion and we strive to represent individuals from all walks of life. If you are looking for an attorney to handle your injury case, contact the office of Deakle, Sholtis, and Hamil today at 251-309-4571. Our experienced and trusted lawyers will work with you to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve!