Jackson, MS (June 25, 2022) - The eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Jackson County were closed for hours on Tuesday, June 21st in the area of milepost 73.
Fire crews said that a tractor-trailer and a trailer used to transport mail caught fire after they collided. Continuous reignitions at the scene were a huge factor in the excessively long lane closures.
Crews worked to douse the flames and remove the debris from the roadway.
Law enforcement and paramedics, who transported one victim, were also on the scene.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Fault for Car Accidents in Mississippi
The state of Mississippi is fault-based and it upholds a compensation system based on pure comparative negligence.
Fault is a partial defense, meaning it does not fully absolve the defendant of guilt, and it will lessen the damages awarded. This is due to the fact that the rules of pure comparative negligence permit some damages to be awarded irrespective of fault, but the dollar value of that award will be diminished based on that person’s degree of fault for the accident. If you were injured in a Mississippi car accident, we strongly urge you to begin the claims process right away. Under Mississippi law, you have 10 days to file a written report with law enforcement if the losses from that accident are worth more than $250.
The pure comparative negligence approach allows someone to file a claim for injuries they sustained in a car crash and recover for those damages even if they were partially or mostly responsible for causing it. Comparative negligence procedures allocate each person a degree of fault. After that, compensation is awarded commensurate to each person’s degree of liability for the accident.
If you experienced significant injuries caused by the recklessness, negligence, or misconduct of another person, we are here to assess your potential personal injury claim. Contact the Germany Law Firm PLLC personal injury attorneys 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.