Aberdeen, MS (July 09, 2022) - An incoming senior at Aberdeen High School died on Tuesday, July 5th after being involved in a single-vehicle crash just outside of the Aberdeen city limits.
The Monroe County Coroner said that the 17-year-old resident of Aberdeen was a passenger of a Honda that crashed on Highway 25 S at about 4:15 a.m.
The boy was ejected and thrown several yards from the vehicle during the impact which left the Honda burned beyond recognition.
The victim was taken by ambulance to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo for treatment of his injuries but passed away several days later. His cause of death is listed as blunt force trauma.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim (Use the name of the victim if we have it) at this time.
Passenger Rights in a Mississippi Car Accidents
Passengers are in a unique position when it comes to car accidents in Mississippi. An injured passenger is rarely responsible for the incident, however, this does not mean they are any less likely to sustain injuries during a crash.
Passengers are vulnerable to the very same injuries as drivers, including traumatic brain injuries and broken bones. Regardless of what caused the accident, it is most likely that someone other than the passenger is liable for their injuries.
In Mississippi, auto insurance coverage is a must for all drivers. In the event of a passenger-injury accident, this coverage will be used to pay for any damages endured by a passenger so they can start putting their life back together.
Typically, filing a claim against an insurance carrier only results in a settlement offer so low, that it might not even cover the claimant’s basic medical expenses. Anytime an insurance adjuster makes an initial offer, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney in Mississippi before you accept it.
A free consultation with a passenger injury lawyer from Germany Law Firm, PLLC can provide you with a full understanding of the nuances of your claim, what medical bills to expect now and in the future, and the estimated value of your claim before you consent to a devalued settlement offer.
If you experienced serious injuries caused by the recklessness, negligence, or malfeasance of another person, we are here to review your potential personal injury claim. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Mississippi by calling our law offices at (601) 487-0555 to schedule a case evaluation.
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Disclaimer: At Germany Law Firm, PLLC, we provide the information found in these accident reports as a resource for families who have been in similar situations and to raise awareness about the dangers of driving. We would also like to honor the victims who have been injured or lost their life as a result of a Mississippi accident and hope that the information reported will help prevent future accidents. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.