Hinds County, MS (September 17, 2023) – A 41-year-old woman was left severely injured as a result of an accident that occurred in Hinds County on Friday evening, September 15.
At around 5:20 p.m., troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an accident that occurred on Interstate 20.
According to reports, a 2006 Dodge Ram pickup truck and a 2014 Lexus were both on the westbound shoulder of the interstate near mile marker 23. For unknown reasons, the two vehicles were struck by a 2007 Honda Civic.
Neither the driver of the Honda, 24-year-old Edith Taylor of Flowood, Mississippi, nor the driver of the Dodge, 45-year-old Brian Marshall of Brandon, Mississippi, suffered injuries in the accident.
The driver of the Lexus, 41-year-old Jocelyn Whipps of Byram, Mississippi, became pinned between the Lexus and the Dodge. Whipps had to be extricated by firefighters. She was transported by helicopter to the University of Mississippi Medical Center for emergency medical treatment.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope Jocelyn Whipps recovers quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Mississippi
Reports from the Federal Highway Administration demonstrate that more than 2,000 people suffered severe injuries as a result of automobile accidents in the state of Mississippi each year between 2017 and 2021. The number of serious injuries and fatalities continues to increase despite the laws and rules that we have in place statewide.
Unfortunately, the majority of these accidents involve some form of negligence. Leading factors include:
- Failure to yield
These and other reckless actions continue to cause innocent people to suffer serious injuries every year. When victims are harmed and accidents through no fault of their own, they are able to take legal action. Victims have the opportunity to file a personal injury claim against those who are responsible.
In Mississippi, compensation is awarded to victims based on the pure comparative negligence laws. This law states that even if a person is in up to 99 percent at fault for the accident, they still have the ability to pursue compensation for the damages that they suffered due to the negligence of another driver. This makes it critical that injured parties are able to prove that the other driver is responsible for the injuries and damages they suffered so that they can maximize their recovery. Working with the Hinds County car accident lawyer can provide you with the best chance of getting the money you deserve following your crash.
At MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, we understand the hardships that come with personal injury cases, which is why our Mississippi personal injury attorneys are committed to doing all they can to help you receive the justice and financial recovery that you rightfully deserve. We will stand by your side every step of the way so as to ensure maximum results from any settlement or award. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (662) 262-6264 for a free consultation and find out how our team can help you get justice.
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