Fatal accidents are unfortunately relatively common. Driving is an important skill that also acts as a sort of right of passage for teenagers and young adults. Being able to drive is necessary for a lot of people so they can easily commute to work and school. However, it is still dangerous and if drivers do not take proper precautions then they are at risk of getting seriously injured or even losing their lives in the process.
The more cars involved in a car accident, the more damage and harm is done. However, even a car accident involving one single vehicle can lead to very serious consequences. A recent Mississippi car accident led to the death of three individuals. When officers arrived at the scene of the collision, they found that the driver and both passengers had died, and there was not even any time to take them to the hospital. Two other passengers were lucky enough to have survived, but they sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment. (1)
Seeking treatment after a car accident can save a person’s life and prevent them from obtaining irreversible medical complications. Aside from the clear health benefits of visiting a doctor right away, doing so will also help them when they have to file a car accident claim. The medical records and doctors’ notes help prove the extent of the injury, and the time of the visit indicates the urgency and seriousness of the harm.
How frequent are fatal car accidents in Mississippi?
Car accidents are actually one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and Mississippi is no exception. Every year, thousands of car accidents occur in Mississippi, resulting in numerous injuries and fatalities. In 2020, the state of Mississippi recorded a total of 581 fatal crashes, resulting in 625 deaths.
The number of fatal car accidents in Mississippi has increased over the past few years. In 2018, there were 677 deaths caused by car collisions, which was an increase from 650 deaths in 2017 and the majority of these collisions occur on rural roads and highways.
According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation, distracted driving, speeding, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are the leading causes of car accidents in the state. These behaviors can have very serious consequences, not only for the drivers but also for their passengers, other drivers on the road, and pedestrians.
Moreover, the statistics show that certain groups are at a higher risk of being involved in fatal car accidents in Mississippi. Young drivers aged 15-24 years old and older adults aged 65 and above have a higher risk of being involved in car accidents than other age groups.
Anyone who ends up getting into a car accident should seek legal help so they get proper assistance with their case.
Connect with a car accident attorney at the Heilman Law Group, PA today to get proper legal assistance with filing an accident claim and getting compensated.
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Heilman Law Group, PA
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