Covington County, MS (May 21, 2023) – On May 17, a serious car accident occurred in Covington County that took the life of one person. A volunteer firefighter lost his life while trying to help the victims of a car accident.
The firefighter was identified as Philip Allan, who was a volunteer for numerous departments. Allan was struck while he was crossing the road to try and help those involved in the crash.
Allan was in his personal car when he came upon the collision. He radioed in to tell dispatch he was stopping to render aid. The vehicle he was approaching had rolled over numerous times, sources said.
Allan was transported to Forrest General Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The Mississippi Highway Patrol is currently investigating the circumstances of the accident.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
No further information has been reported at this time.
Mississippi Pedestrian Wrecks
Thousands of people are injured in auto accidents each year in Mississippi. A percentage of these involve pedestrians. Throughout the country, over 6,000 pedestrians are killed each year due to traffic accidents, and tens of thousands more sustain injuries. The types of injuries people sustain vary greatly, from severe whiplash and broken bones to spinal cord injuries and brain damage.
Broken bones are some of the most commonly seen types of injuries that result from severe auto/pedestrian accidents. While a person can break virtually any bone in their body when they’re involved in a crash, most often, we see fractures that occur in the legs, ribs, and arms. These breaks can be very painful and difficult to heal from and often require surgery and long stays in the hospital.
Spinal cord damage is another common injury seen in auto accidents. Damage to the spinal cord can range from a minor injury like a herniated disk to a severe injury that completely paralyzes the victim.
Soft tissue injuries are also commonly seen in auto collisions. These usually happen in the neck, back, abdomen, and shoulders.
If you or someone you love has been seriously hurt in a traffic accident, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim against the responsible party. This type of claim can help you get the financial compensation you need to pay for the medical care you require to heal from your injuries, as well as cover the costs associated with vehicle repairs, wage loss, and more.
Sadly, thousands of people are killed in auto accidents every year in Mississippi. If you have recently lost a loved one in a serious auto accident, working alongside a skilled lawyer is in your best interest. A lawyer can help you learn more about your legal right toward financial compensation depending on the circumstances of your or your loved one’s accident. You may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim if you know that your loved one’s crash was no fault of their own but caused by the actions of a negligent driver.
Working with a wrongful death lawyer in Covington County can help you get the money you require to pay for the costs related to your loved one’s death.
At Mama Justice, we work diligently to assist families who have lost loved ones to get the compensation and justice they deserve. We are here to help you through this difficult time however possible. Though we are well aware of the fact that no monetary value can be placed on the pain you may be feeling at this time, you may still be eligible for compensation for a wide array of non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. After a fatal crash, you may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages, including the following:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
- Emotional turmoil
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of life enjoyment
We are here for you during this trying time. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney from Mama Justice at (888) 484-1476 to find out what we can do for you.
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Disclaimer: We at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, 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.