March 27, 2022

Natchez, MS - Local Fisherman Buried Under Rubble in Retaining Wall Collapse on US-84

Natchez, MS (March 27, 2022) - Emergency responders extracted a local fisherman from under several tons of concrete after a retaining wall along the Mississippi River fell on top of him in Natchez on Thursday, March 24th at about 12:00 p.m.   

Traffic on US-84 was gridlock for nearly an hour as a medical helicopter landed in the middle of the roadway, waiting to transport the critically injured man.  

According to sources, 64-year-old Cartrell Harris fishing on the Natchez bank of the Mississippi River behind the Hotel Vue when a concrete retaining wall collapsed on top of him.

Harris fell roughly 10 feet down towards the river when the cave-in occurred, his legs were trapped in the rubble. 

A medical helicopter touched down on the hotel side of John R. Junkin Drive, blocking traffic in order to reach Harris safely and take him to a trauma center where he is being treated for two broken legs along with crush syndrome, a condition caused by a lack of blood circulation to the compressed area of the body.  

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Premises Liability in Mississippi

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Those who own property in Mississippi are required to take appropriate precautions to insure that their property is reasonably safe from injury or death caused by dangerous conditions. 

Property owners, property managers, and municipalities may be held liable for financially compensating injured victims should their property be found unsafe by design or due to a hazard that was not removed, corrected, or protected from public access. 

If you were injured due to negligence while you were a guest on somebody else’s property, you may have grounds for a premises liability lawsuit.

Natchez Personal Injury Lawyer

When you have been injured on another’s property, you need to protect your rights. At Germany Law Firm PLLC, our Natchez premises liability attorneys believe in offering unmatched legal representation to our clients in order to raise their chances of a successful outcome. 

A skilled Natchez personal injury lawyer will help you build a solid claim, and guarantee that the person responsible is held liable for their part in your accident. 

We also have an established track record of aiding accident victims in obtaining fair and full compensation to cover their losses following a significant accident. Contact a Mississippi victim injury attorney at (601) 487-0555 to discuss your case today and see what we can do for you. 

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