Vicksburg, MS (December 21, 2021) - A man was killed after being struck by a car in the Vicksburg area on Saturday night, December 18. The deadly accident took place on US-61 near the exit for Interstate 20 at around 7:30 p.m.
Local reports revealed that 50-year-old James Cockrell was crossing the highway when he was hit by an oncoming motor vehicle. Emergency responders were sent to the scene to provide aid to those at the scene. The area was closed for several hours.
Cockrell suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. No additional information has been revealed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of James Cockrell at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in Mississippi
The street can be a dangerous place for pedestrians, with thousands of people killed while walking in the United States each year. Despite having the lowest volume of pedestrian traffic, Mississippi has one of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the country. In the United States, 5,977 pedestrians were killed in 2017. On average, a pedestrian is killed on the roads every 88 minutes.
Wrongful death lawsuits are intended to compensate surviving family members when a loved one dies as a result of another party's negligence. Just because the victim died does not absolve the at-fault party of responsibility. Instead, the defendant must compensate the deceased's family members following a fatal car accident. Only a personal injury lawyer in Vicksburg with years of experience helping victims pursue wrongful death claims can help you achieve this.
Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Vicksburg
After the death of a loved one, filing a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind. You do not, however, have to pursue a claim on your own. Germany Law Firm PLLC's team of Mississippi car accident lawyers understands that no amount of money can replace a loved one. Our Vicksburg car accident attorneys will fight to get you the compensation you deserve after the loss of a loved one.
Call us today at (601) 487-0555 to speak with a Vicksburg wrongful death lawyer about your case. We will fight to hold the party responsible for their role in a fatal accident accountable.
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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.