Laurel, MS (March 8, 2022) - One person was killed and two were injured following a two-vehicle crash in the Laurel area on Monday night, March 7. The deadly accident was reported at the intersection of US-84 and Pleasant Grove Road at around 5:45 p.m.
Local sources revealed that a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was headed northbound on the highway when it crashed into a 2022 Chevrolet 5500 service truck. A passenger in the Silverado suffered fatal injuries in the accident. The driver and another passenger in the pickup were treated for sustained injuries.
One person had to be extricated from the vehicle. The other motorist was injured but refused treatment.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Car Accidents in Mississippi
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mississippi has one of the highest rates of fatal car accidents in the country. As a result, state residents are more likely to be involved in a car accident and sustain serious injuries as a result. Around 22% of Mississippi drivers do not wear seat belts, according to statistics, and traffic collisions are becoming more serious. Automobile accidents are now the state's leading cause of serious injury and death.
Wrongful death lawsuits are filed when a loved one dies as a result of another party's negligence, with the goal of compensating the surviving family members. The victim's death does not absolve the perpetrator of responsibility. Instead, in the event of a fatal accident, the defendant is responsible for compensating the victim's family. Only an experienced Laurel personal injury lawyer who has represented wrongful death victims can help you.
Wrongful Death Attorneys in Laurel
After the death of a loved one, filing a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind. You are not, however, obligated to pursue a claim on your own. No amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one, and Germany Law Firm PLLC understands this. After a loved one is killed in a car accident, our Laurel car accident lawyers will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Call (601) 487-0555 today to speak with a wrongful death lawyer in Laurel about your case. We will fight to hold those accountable who are responsible for a fatal accident.
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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.