Brandon, MS (January 19, 2023) – On Wednesday evening, January 18, a serious car accident was reported to police in downtown Brandon in Jackson. Authorities say the crash happened at around 6:42 p.m.
The cause of the collision remains under local law enforcement investigation at this time. Vehicles collided on Interstate 20 just past US 80, resulting in injuries and traffic delays.
All westbound lanes of the interstate were blocked while paramedics rendered aid at the scene, and police worked to investigate the details of the incident. Delays in traffic occurred near the wreck site for some time on Wednesday evening.
At this time, the total number of injured victims remains unknown as Jackson authorities continue to investigate.
We hope for the quick and complete recovery of the wounded parties.
Few other details are currently available to report.
Car Accidents in Mississippi
In the United States, auto collisions are a leading cause of serious injuries and fatalities. On a list of the top ten reasons people sustain injuries in the United States, automobile accidents rank 5th, according to information provided by the Centers for Disease Control. On average, the US sees over 30,000 fatal car crashes per year. Approximately 3% of those deaths occur in Mississippi. There are over 1,000 people who lose their lives per year in Mississippi due to car crashes.
Sustaining injuries in a car accident is scary and painful. Injured victims may not know how to get help if they find themselves financially struggling after they are injured in an accident. The average cost of recovering from serious injuries with the help of hospitalization is about $57,000. The cost of one ride in an ambulance is $900, while the average price of a visit to the emergency room is approximately $3,300. The question remains, depending on how an accident occurs, who is responsible for the damages that it caused?
Assuming you have health insurance, your policy should be able to cover the costs related to your crash. However, if it turns out that another person is responsible for the accident, your healthcare provider has the legal right to seek reimbursement for all medical costs paid on your behalf from the responsible party.
You are responsible for your medical bills by law, regardless of health insurance or medical payment coverage. Due to this, it is in your best interest to seek full and fair compensation for the damages you incurred as a result of your recent crash. If you were not responsible for the accident, the recovery amount you receive depends on the personal car insurance coverage or the number of damages. Therefore, retaining the services of a skilled car crash lawyer in Brandon is the key to maximizing your recovery.
Contact a lawyer as soon as you can to get started on your own personal path to recovery after you were injured in a car crash caused by a negligent driver. You deserve to be compensated for the damages you may have endured due to another person’s negligent actions. Mama Justice has been successfully helping injured crash victims recover full and fair compensation for decades. We work hard to make sure you are able to recover financially, physically, and emotionally after an accident.
Contact our law firm as soon as you can at 662-262-6264 to be connected with a skilled and experienced car crash lawyer.
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Disclaimer: We have worked hard to become valued members of the Northern Mississippi business community. We write these posts to bring awareness to the dangers of driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle. The information in this post is not intended to be medical or legal advice. The photographs used in this post are not taken at the actual accident scene.