Jackson, MS (October 19, 2022) – On Wednesday morning, October 19, a major car crash was reported on a roadway in Jackson that required an emergency dispatch. Shortly before 9:00 a.m., emergency crews were sent to the scene of the crash to render aid and investigate the circumstances.
Reports indicate the accident occurred on Interstate 20 just before Raymond Road, otherwise known as MS 18. All lanes of the interstate were blocked while crews worked in the area.
Police asked local drivers commuting near the crash site to use US 80 traveling inbound to the city from Vicksburg or Clinton. Authorities are still working to determine what caused the wreck to occur.
We hope for the full and fast recovery of the injured victims.
Car Crashes in Mississippi
Oftentimes, car crashes happen without warning. Depending on how severe the wreck is, involved individuals may sustain severe injuries that can totally alter their lives. Being seriously injured can take up a lot of energy, time, and money in a person’s life. Around 6 million vehicle crashes are reported per year in the United States. This is equivalent to about 17,000 car wrecks per day.
In Mississippi, more than 100,000 vehicle wrecks are reported per year. These accidents cause injuries and take the lives of tens of thousands of people. On average, about 55,000 people are hurt in car wrecks in the Magnolia State per year, while more than 1,000 people lose their lives. Currently, the majority of auto collisions reported in the United States happen due to the actions of negligent drivers. Distracted driving is currently the most commonly seen form of driver negligence in the country. More than 400,000 collisions are caused by driver distraction. About 3,000 individuals are killed in distracted driving crashes annually.
Depending on the cause of your wreck, you may be eligible for financial compensation that could help you pay for some or all of the costs related to your accident. An auto accident attorney can help you get the money you need to pay for vehicle repairs, medical care costs, and more. An auto accident does not have to derail your entire life. An attorney can help you learn more about your legal rights toward financial compensation. Even non-economic damages like loss of enjoyment of life, pain & suffering, embarrassment, and more may be eligible for financial compensation in the event that a negligent driver caused your accident and injuries.
Driver negligence is punishable by hefty fines and even jail time in the United States. A lawyer can help you get the justice you deserve if you’ve been hurt by the actions of a negligent driver.
Our car crash lawyers in Jackson at Mama Justice have been working diligently for decades to help severely injured parties and their family members get their lives back on track. We can help you get the money you need to recover. Sadly, crash victims usually suffer from more than just physical injuries. They often find themselves dealing with depression, anxiety, and sometimes even PTSD and other mental issues. Financial compensation may be awarded for problems like this, and any other issue that affects your daily life.
Call Mama Justice at (662) 262-6264 for more information on how we can help you recover. Don’t hesitate, as you only have two years from the date of your collision to file a personal injury claim for compensation. Call us as soon as you can to get started on your path to recovery.
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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.