June 5, 2022

Leland, MS - Benjamin Crossett Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Hwy 454

Leland, MS (June 04, 2022) - State police were dispatched to the scene of a fatal collision involving a motorcycle on the afternoon of Sunday, May 29th.

The incident took place on Highway 454 near Leland in Washington County.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol has since identified the victim as 46-year-old Benjamin Crossett, a resident of Arkansas, who was riding his 2018 Harley Davidson FLHXS when the deadly crash occurred.  

No information on the condition of others involved in the incident has been provided.

It is unclear if Crossett died during the accident or after being taken to a hospital. 

The collision remains under police investigation. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Benjamin Crossett, at this time.

Wrongful Deaths in Mississippi

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Although some cases of wrongful deaths occur right then at the time of the incident, other victims could face days, weeks, or months of ongoing medical treatment or life support before they finally succumb to their injuries. 

In these circumstances, families are not only left with their grief but significant medical bills, along with the added burden of the missing the contributions, financial and otherwise, the deceased would have made to the household. Our firm of experienced attorneys work hard to obtain fair financial compensation to cover various damages including: 

  • Medical and hospital bills
  • Funeral and burial costs/Cost of cremation
  • Lost earnings 
  • Loss of companionship
  • Pain, suffering

For particularly blatant displays of careless behavior, the court may also decide to grant punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to serve as an extra punishment for the defendant and to discourage others from acting in the same or a similar manner. 

The people who are permitted to file a wrongful death claim differ depending on the state. In the state of Mississippi, a surviving child or surviving spouse may file a wrongful death lawsuit. A personal representative of the deceased’s estate can also file a claim and, in some situations, the siblings or parents of the deceased party.

When a member of your family dies suddenly in an avoidable accident, the resulting economic and emotional burdens will most likely be enormous. Sadly, wrongful deaths can stem from many different kinds of accidents, including those that involve:

  • Car/truck/motorcycle collisions
  • Defective products/Dangerous products
  • Premises liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective or dangerous medical equipment or devices
  • Workplace injuries or illnesses
  • Farming accidents
  • Hunting accidents

A skilled wrongful death attorney will be able to help you construct a strong claim, and ensure that the responsible party is held financially accountable for the role they played in your accident. 

We have a well-established track record of making sure that our injured clients obtain the fair and full financial compensation that will truly cover their damages after a wrongful death. Contact a Mississippi motorcycle crash lawyer at (601) 487-0555 to discuss your case today and see what we are able to do for you. 

Note: The information provided within these posts has been gathered from outside sources, for Germany Law Firm, PLLC, and, as such, has not been independently verified. All provided information has been gathered from secondary sources including news bulletins and other first-hand accounts. If you find any information that is incorrect or you would like this post to be removed, please contact our law firm immediately so that we can correct the story or remove it entirely from the website.

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. 

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