A freshman at East Mississippi Community College, Davishe Walker, was killed when the vehicle she was riding in turned in front of a Ford pickup truck on Hwy. 45 near Scooba, MS. The driver of the car failed to yield the right of way to the oncoming truck. Ms. Walker was an honors student and a member of the choir and band. She was pronounced dead on the scene. Three other EMCC students were injured and taken to the local hospital in Meridian, MS.
WHOM CAN MAKE A CLAIM AGAINST WHOM AND WHY? Anyone who was injured can make a claim against the driver of the car for failing to yield the right of way to the truck; this includes the family of Ms. Walker. IF there is not enough insurance to cover all of the damages, then claims could be made against the injured parties own insurance for underinsured motorist coverage. For example, if the driver of the car only had $25,000 of insurance, and the family of Ms. Walker had $100,000 of underinsured motorist coverage, then the family can claim $25,000 from the driver's insurance company and $75,000 from their own insurance company.
Also, claims can be made under the medical pay benefits of the policy for medical and/or funeral bills.
If you know of someone who was killed or hurt in an accident, and you have some questions, call Mississippi Accident Lawyer Paul Snow for a FREE consultation at 601-969-1977 or contact him online. We represent clients involved in accident cases and that is all we do. We handle cases all over MS including Meridian, Jackson, Gulfport, Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Greenville, Tupelo, Southaven, Vicksburg, and Pascagoula.