Each year in Mississippi Car Wreck Deaths account for too many deaths in the State and much more than the national per capita average. Mississippi Car Wreck Deaths account for 25.3 deaths out of every 100,000 deaths, with the national average trailing at 11.7 deaths per 100,000 deaths. It is a serious issue that wrecks in Mississippi are often more hazardous and more often lead to death than in other states around the United States.
Some of the reasons for these higher numbers are no doubt, higher rates of distracted driving in Mississippi, and other negligent / high speed driving. The public at large must be unified against any of the causes of additional vehicle fatalities in Mississippi. Our firm has for years taken Mississippi Car Wreck cases, whether they involve a death or not. The mistakes made by the driver that caused the wreck are often avoidable through paying more attention, putting the cell phone away or driving more slowly.
Some mistakes in life cannot be undone. When a loved one is killed as a result of someone else’s negligent driving there is a new set of worries and concerns for the family and friends of that individual. How is it possible to replace an income? What to do about funeral expenses? Is any insurance available and is the low offer of the Insurance company going to cover the family’s expenses.
A civil action in Mississippi for injury or wrongful death will include claims for damages to cover each of the ways an individual has been effected by the injury or death of a loved one. These topics of damages are discussed at length in other blog posts, but a short summary is attached for your convenience:
- the present value of the wages the person would have earned over their life, and the value of other household chores,
- the medical bills of the individual,
- the loss of the individual as a companion including those relationships between father and son or daugheter, mother and son or daughter and other familial relationships,
- funeral expenses,
- any pain the person was in between injury and death,
- any punitive damages which the jury finds to ensure this conduct does not happen again,
- and other damages allowed in Mississippi.
Having a resource of a Mississippi Personal Injury Law Firm or a Mississippi Wrongful Death Attorney can provide much needed peace of mind and help put the process of rebuilding what has been lost back into perspective. Mississippi car wreck deaths usually carry a three year statute of limitations. It is important to contact a knowledgeable Mississippi Attorney to discuss any questions you may have about your claims.