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Two Mississippi State University students were killed in a car crash on March 23 on Highway 25 in Carthage, Leake County, Mississippi. Both were taken to University Medical Center in Jackson, MS where they passed away. One was from Columbus and one from Starkville, MS.
Lyndsi Marie Hill of Columbus was a junior majoring in human sciences. Bradley Kyle Gibson of Starkville was a cum laude graduate of MSU and was a graduate student.
These type of cases are difficult for the family because they have lost a loved one. Sometimes they are mothers, fathers, children,brothers,sisters,aunts,uncles and other relatives. Its never easy.
A Lowndes County teen was killed in an accident on March 15th in a one vehicle accident on Highway 69 and five other passengers were injured and taken to a local hospital. It is believed that a seat belt was not used which contributed to the death.
In a wrongful death case, the family may recover damages for lost income that the deceased would have earned during their lifetime had they not been killed, pain and suffering, medical and funeral bills, loss of love, society and companionship and all damages allowed by law for the wrongful death. The family members entitled to recover are the mother,father, brothers and sisters of deceased. Any family member can hire a Mississippi Accident Lawyer to pursue the case on behalf of all family members. If there are no immediate family members, then any relative can open an estate and the estate can proceed with the lawsuit. The wrongful death statute is found at MS Code section 11-7-13 of MS Code of 1972, Annotated.
On March 22, 2009 at about 3:45 a.m. a Columbus, MS man was killed and two passengers were seriously injured when their Toyota left the highway,struck a culvert and then flipped over throwing all three occupants out of the vehicle. The two injured were taken to the Golden Triangle Hospital. The MHP thinks speed was a factor and that no one was wearing a seat belt since everyone was thrown from the car.
WHO CAN SUE WHOM AND WHY? The driver happened to be a 20 year old minor. Each passenger can make a claim against the driver's insurance company and the owner of the car's insurance company if it is different from the driver. Also, if the driver had been drinking, then a claim can be made against the alcohol provider's insurance company for serving or selling alcohol to a minor. If the seat belts were used and broke during the crash, then a claim can be made against the car manufacturer.
On 3-21-09 two teenagers from Vicksburg, MS were killed in a car crash on I-20 when their Honda Civic lost control and crossed over the centerline and struck a Toyota; thereafter, an 18 wheeler hit both cars.
WHOM CAN SUE WHOM AND WHY? Obviously, the innocent driver can sue the driver of the vehicle who lost control;also, the passenger in the at fault Honda can sue his driver. If the 18 wheeler had enough time within which to stop, but hit the cars anyway, then a claim may also be made against the 18 wheeler company.
There may be other areas of recovery, so if you know of someone who was involved in an accident and received injuries, call Paul Snow to discuss your rights.