Facts About Mississippi Personal Injury Lawsuits

Facts About Mississippi Personal Injury Lawsuits

Lawsuits dealing with personal injuries are commonplace in Mississippi. These lawsuits cover everything from people who were injured in car accidents or even while they were taking a walk. To highlight exactly how prevalent personal injury lawsuits are, we have compiled some facts and statistics that show the primary causes of certain personal injury claims.

If you have recently been injured and think you may be eligible to file a claim for an accident that was not your fault, get in touch with a Mississippi personal injury attorney who can guide you towards justice and the financial compensation you are entitled to.

Seatbelts

Facts About Mississippi Personal Injury Lawsuits

Everybody is aware of how important seatbelts are for saving your life during an accident, but there are still plenty of people who do not wear them. Statistically, 50 percent of Mississippi car crash fatalities were not wearing their seatbelt.

That’s half, and an alarming statistic all by itself. National data reports that 90.1 percent of Americans wear their seatbelts regularly. In Mississippi, however, this figure is only 77.9 percent. That is almost the lowest percentage in the entire nation. 

Drunk Driving

In Mississippi in 2016, deaths caused by drunk drivers accounted for 18 percent of all accident-related deaths. The current approximation is that around 10,000 people die every year in America in a drunk driving-related accident.

Distracted Driving

It isn’t hard to get sidetracked while you are driving a car, particularly on a very long drive. That is no excuse, however, for drivers to use their cellphones behind the wheel. An estimated 660,000 drivers are on their phones at any given moment. 

Car Crashes

Car crashes are the leading source of personal injury claims. In 2016, out of the 40,200 accident-related deaths in the United States, 690 of them occurred in Mississippi. Each one of those incidents was a chance for someone to file a personal injury claim. 

Pedestrians

Accident-related pedestrian injuries in children under the age of 18 are the fifth most common cause of injury-related deaths in the United States. A pedestrian hit by a car going 40mph only has a 15 percent chance of survival. In an attempt to counteract this, many state governments have reduced their speed limits and hopefully the number of pedestrian accidents as well.

After almost four decades of legal practice, the Mississippi-based law offices of Germany Law Firm, PLLC know exactly what it takes to win your case. Our skilled personal injury attorneys pride themselves on their hard-earned distinguished reputations and the extensive legal knowledge that they have built up throughout their careers.

If you have recently been injured due to the negligence of another driver, then we strongly urge you to reach out to a qualified personal injury attorney by giving us a call at (601) 487-0555 and scheduling an appointment for a  free case evaluation so that we can advise you on the best course of legal action for your situation.