An 85 year old Brandon, MS resident died in a car wreck when he lost control of his vehicle and crossed over into oncoming traffic. He first side-swiped a Nissan, then hit a Jeep, then hit a Honda Civic head-on. The drivers of the other vehicles were seriously injured and taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS.
Who can sue whom and why? Anyone who was a driver or passenger who was injured can make a claim against the at fault driver for loosing control of his vehicle. Since it was raining at the time of the accident, there may be a claim against the highway department for failure to properly maintain the highway assuming there were numerous accidents at that particular location and/or something was wrong with the highway which caused hydroplaning of vehicles. Since the driver was 85 years old, the family who allowed him to drive may be liable if they knew that he was an incompetent driver and allowed him to drive anyway.
Of course, if there were not enough insurance coverage on the at fault driver, then claims could be made against the insurance companies of the injured parties for uninsured motorist and medical pay benefits.
If you know of someone who has been involved in an accident similar to this one or any other accident, call Paul Snow to discuss you rights. Don’t delay because there are certain time limits which may prevent you from making a claim if you wait too long. Call 601-969-1977 or 800-640-4478 or contact us online.