Rankin Co, MS – Sandra Lewis Killed, Passenger Airlifted After Crash Near Shiloh RdMississippi Legal News
Rankin Co, MS (May 16, 2021) – A woman died on Sunday, May 16th during a vehicle crash in Rankin County.
Sources reported that at about 5:25 p.m., 20-year-old Sandra Lewis was driving southbound on State Highway 43 in the area of Shiloh Road when her Honda Accord left the roadway and crashed into a concrete culvert.
Lewis’s passenger was airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center with unknown injuries.
This accident is under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Ms. Sandra Lewis, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Passenger Injuries in Rankin County
Mississippi law states that even though the injured party died, their estate still has a legal claim against the respondent. The death of the victim does not imply that the negligent driver is somehow exempt from their duty to pay financial compensation to the family or estate of the deceased.
This same statute comes into play if the negligent driver was killed during the accident. Under these circumstances, the claim for damages would instead be brought against the deceased’s estate.
This law is applied in cases where either the injured victim or the at-fault driver, or both, die as a result of the accident. The victim’s claim for financial compensation is valid regardless of who died.
In order to recover compensation after a crash, you have to determine that the negligence of another party directly contributed to your injuries. This can be difficult on your own, and many crash victims find themselves overwhelmed by the personal injury process. An experienced Mississippi personal injury lawyer can help you construct a strong case, make sure your legal rights are secured, and ensure that the liable party is held accountable for their role in the accident.
When you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a Mississippi car crash, or in any way by the negligence of another person, it is important to protect your rights. At Germany Law Firm PLLC, we believe in providing top-quality legal representation to all our clients to increase their chances of a successful claim, and we have a proven track record of helping crash victims obtain fair and full compensation to cover their damages after 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.