Lauderdale County, MS (May 8, 2023) – A truck driver identified as David Loper, 59, lost his life in an accident involving two 18-wheelers. The collision occurred early Monday morning, May 8.
Information from the Mississippi Highway Patrol showed Loper was operating a semi-truck when he collided with another tractor-trailer that had overturned on the interstate. Sources say the crash occurred around midnight on May 8.
The other driver involved was identified as Joshua Horton, 34, of Jackson. He was moderately injured in the collision. What caused the crash to happen remains under police investigation.
No other details are currently available to report concerning the crash or its circumstances.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of David Loper at this time.
Mississippi Truck Accidents
In Mississippi, there are more truck collisions reported than in many other states in the country. Approximately 2% of the truck collisions that happen in the United States occur in the Magnolia State. This means it is among the top 20 states in the nation with the most truck accidents reported per year. In 2017, approximately 112 people lost their lives in Mississippi truck accidents. These collisions happen in minutes, usually when drivers are not paying enough attention to their surroundings. If you have lost a loved one in a semi-truck accident, you should speak to a lawyer who specializes in personal injury law.
Losing a family member may affect your life in numerous ways, especially if you know that their death could have been prevented. A truck crash lawyer can help you file a wrongful death claim for financial compensation so you can pay for all of the costs related to your loved one’s accident.
Truck accident and wrongful death claims are known for being some of the most complex claims that a family can endure. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that continue to pile up against you. This may be one of the most difficult things that you and your family have ever faced. Because of this, you should speak with a dedicated and compassionate Lauderdale County wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
Our attorneys at Mama Justice are here to help you after you have lost somebody you love in a fatal accident. After facing these unexpected losses, you may have questions that you are not able to answer on your own. You have every right to hold a party liable for the harm that they have caused you and your family during these difficult times. We will help you work toward the compensation you deserve for a variety of aspects, including the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
Losing a loved one is never easy, which is why we are here to help. Please contact a truck accident attorney in Leakesville at (888) 484-1476 to find out what options are available for you.
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