Jackson, MS – Pedestrian Fatality at Clinton Blvd and Westhaven BlvdMississippi Legal News
Jackson, MS (November 07, 2021) – Officers from the Jackson Police Department were called to investigate a fatal pedestrian accident on Friday, November 5th.
Police responded to the intersection of Westhaven Boulevard and Clinton Boulevard at about 3:25 a.m. when an unidentified man was found dead. The body showed clear signs of trauma associated with being struck by a vehicle.
Officials spoke with an eyewitness who reported seeing an SUV fleeing the scene.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Deaths in Mississippi
In Mississippi, inattentive motorists are the principal cause of injury-causing and fatal accidents that involve pedestrians. People who are crossing a street at a lighted intersection or within a marked crosswalk have the legal right of way according to state law. Anytime a motorist is concentrated on something besides the road in front of them, pedestrians usually go unnoticed bringing about disastrous results.
Drivers who are not paying attention to their surroundings are the main source of car crashes that involve pedestrian fatalities. Anytime a pedestrian is inside a marked crosswalk or has the light at an intersection they have the legal right of way. When a driver’s focus is on their phone, their stereo, their food, or their passenger instead of the road in front of them, they usually fail to heed pedestrians in or by the road in time to react properly.
In order to be awarded financial compensation after a car accident, you will need to show that the carelessness of another motorist directly contributed to your injuries. This can be tough to accomplish by yourself, and many crash victims find themselves overwhelmed by the legal process involved in a personal injury case.
Jackson Pedestrian Injury Lawyers
A reliable Jackson personal injury lawyer will help you develop a solid claim, make sure you know what your rights are, and ensure that the person responsible is held answerable for their negligence.
When you or a family member has been seriously injured in a Mississippi car crash, or in any other way from the negligence of another person, it is imperative that you protect your rights. At Germany Law Firm PLLC, our Jackson car accident attorneys believe in offering top-shelf legal representation to our clients in order to improve their chances of a successful outcome, and we have a proven track record of helping accident victims obtain fair and full compensation to cover their losses following a crash.
Contact our offices today at (601) 487-0555 to discuss your case today and see what our team of Mississippi car crash attorneys can do for you.
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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.