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September 24, 2009

Fiery Head-On Crash Causes Three Wrongful Deaths Near Laurel, MS

 

Jamie Russell of Columbia was driving a 2002 Ford F-150 truck westbound with passengers Adrianna Batimon of Carson, and Taylor Newsome of Prentiss when a collision occurred with a 2007 Ford F-150 truck driven eastbound by Dustin White of Sumrall. The accident happened at the intersection of Miss. 588 and Sandhill Church Road about four miles outside of Ellisville. After the accident, the vehicles exploded and caught on fire.jc pic.jpg Three people were killed in the accident: Jasmine Russell, Adrianna Batimon and Dustin White. Taylor Newsome was in critical condition at the local hospital. Rescuers tried unsuccessfully to pull Mr. White from his vehicle and went to the other vehicle to help get Newsome out who was screaming for help. Those guys deserve a medal for saving Newsome's life because Newsome was rescued just before the vehicle exploded. Three of those involved attended Jones County Junior College.

WHO CAN SUE WHOM AND WHY? Any one who was hurt or killed by the at-fault driver can make a claim against the at-fault's driver's estate and/or his insurance company for causing the wreck. Since this accident involved a head-on collision, one of the driver's must have crossed over the center line or one of the driver's failed to yield the right of way to the other driver;but, one of the drivers was at fault. So, assuming that Mr. White was at fault, then the families of Jasmine Russell, Adrianna Batimon and Taylor Newsome can make a claim against Mr. White's insurance company. On the other hand, if Ms. Jasmine Russell was at fault, then the family of Mr. White, Adrianna Batimon and Taylor Newsome can make a claim agasint Ms. Russell's insurance company.

Also, if the at fault driver did not have enough insurance coverage to cover all of the damages, then claims could be made against their own insurance company for uninsured/underinsured motorists benefits in addition to medical pay benefits(which does include funeral benefits). Damages for wrongful death include loss of income, loss of love, society and affection of the family, pain and suffering, mental anguish, medical and funeral expenses, and all other damages allowed by law for the wrongful death. Personal injury damages include pain and suffering, mental anguish, lost income, medical bills past and future, reduced earning capacity, scarring and any other damages by law for receiving permanent injuries.jc pic1.jpg

Paul Snow has been representing client's families involved in serious injury and death cases for over 30 years. This is all we do. We represent clients involved in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, 18 wheeler accidents, boat accidents,product liability accidents and drunk driving accidents. If you would like a FREE consultation to see if you have a case, call Mississippi Accident Lawyer Paul Snow at 601-969-1977 or contact us online. We represent clients all over MS including Laurel, Ellisville, Columbia, Sumrall, Carson, Prentiss, Hattiesburg, Meridian, Vicksburg, Ridgeland, Natchez, and Greenwood.

September 23, 2009

Two Car Accident Causes Wrongful Death OF Olive Branch, MS Man

 

Alan West of Olive Branch, MS was killed in a two-car accident when his car was involved in an crash with a vehicle driven by Cherrese Cooper-Holmes. West was headed northeast on Miss. 713 and the other driver was northbound on I-69 when the vehicles collided at the Lake Cormorant interchange.

The accident is still under investigation. The family of Mr. West may have a claim against the other driver's insurance company for wrongful death damages which may include loss of income, loss of love and affection for the family of Mr. West, medical and funeral bills, pain and suffering, and all other damages allowed by law for the wrongful death.

Our law firm handles wrongful death and personal injury cases. That is all we handle. We have been successfully representing clients in these type of cases for over 30 years all over MS and LA including Jackson, Olive Branch, Meridian, Tupelo, Southaven, Columbus, Starkville, and Clarksdale. If you have any questions about a wrongful death case or a personal injury case call Paul Snow now for a FREE consultation or contact us online. We represent clients involved in all type of accidents including car accidents, truck accidents, 18 wheeler accidents, motorcycle accidents, drunk driving accidents, offshore accidents, product liability accidents, ATV accidents, medical and legal malpractice, and on the job injuries.

September 22, 2009

Driver Causes Wrongful Death In One Vehicle Accident On The MS Coast

 

Two people were killed in a one vehicle accident that happened on the Mississippi Coast. The driver, Timothy Pittman of Picayune, and the passenger, Lisa Necaise of Pass Cristian were pronounced dead on the scene. The accident happened when the driver lost control of his vehicle, ran off the road and hit a culvert. Both occupants were ejected from the vehicle.

The family of Lisa Necaise has a claim against the driver's insurance company for causing the accident for her wrongful death. A Mississippi Accident Injury Lawyer should be contacted to determine how to make a claim against someone who caused a wreck who was killed in the crash.

Paul Snow has handled numerous cases like this one. Our law office represents clients all over MS including Pass Cristian, Jackson, Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula, Bay St. Louis and Moss Point. If you have any questions about a case like this one or any other questions, call Paul Snow now for a FREE consultation at 601-969-1977 or contact us online.

September 16, 2009

Vardaman, MS Man Killed In Accident

 

Jeremy Mays,22, of Vardaman, MS was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident on Hwy. 341. Mr. Mays was a passenger in a 2006 Nissan Sentra going southbound when a head-on collision occurred with a 2006 Nissan Altima going northbound. Some of the injured were taken by helicopter to the hospital in Tupelo and some were flown to a Memphis hospital. The accident still remains under investigation.

Anyone who was injured or killed by the at fault driver can make a claim against that person's insurance company. Also, anyone in the at fault driver's car who was hurt or killed can make a claim against the same insurance company. If someone else owned the vehicle, then a claim could also be made against the owners insurance company. Anyone could also make a claim against their own insurance company for under insured motorist benefits and medical pay benefits.

If you know of someone who was injured or killed in a head-on accident, call now to discuss your legal rights. It does not cost anything to talk about your case. Call 601-969-1977 and talk with Mississippi Accident Lawyer Paul Snow or contact us online. We represent clients all over MS in all kinds of accidents including head-on accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, personal injuries, wrongful death and other cases where people are hurt or killed.

September 15, 2009

Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Pedestrian From Moss Point, MS

 

Dustin Brown,22, from Moss Point, MS was killed when he was hit by a hit-and-run driver on Hwy. 613. He was pronounced dead at the scene and autopsy showed he died from blunt force trauma. The driver left the scene, but turned himself into authorities a few days later. Michael Landry was charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident causing death. Landry was driving a 1995 GMC Sierra pickup truck.

The family of Mr. Brown can make a claim against the driver of the pickup truck in addition to making a claim against Mr. Brown's own insurance company if there is not enough insurance coverage on the truck. Pedestrians are covered by the uninsured motorists sections of their own policy.

If you know of someone who has been injured or killed as a pedestrian and have some questions, call Mississippi Accident Lawyer Paul Snow at 601-969-1977. We offer FREE consultation to anyone to see whether or not you may have a case. We represent clients in all kinds of accidents including car accidents, truck accidents, 18 wheeler accidents, motorcycle accidents, train accidents, helicopter accidents, offshore accidents, and wrongful death accidents.

September 14, 2009

Helicopter Crash In Jackson, MS Leaves One Dead and One Injured

 

Charles Farmer, an FAA inspector from Alabama was killed and Larry Wells of Crystal Springs is in critical condition at the University Medical Center after their Robinson R-44 helicopter went down and crashed into a vacant house. They were practicing aerial maneuvers. It is possible that the rotor broke in the air causing the crash. Both men were experienced pilots and one was giving the other a proficiency check.helicopter.jpg

If the rotor did in fact give out during the flight, then a claim could be made against the company that made the helicopter. Also, the owner of the helicopter may be sued if the helicopter was not properly maintained. There may be other causes of action for this accident, but an investigation needs to be completed first.

If you know of someone who has been injured or killed in a helicopter or aviation accident and would like to know your legal rights, call Mississippi Accident Lawyer Paul Snow at 601-969-1977 or contact us online. We offer a FREE consultation to see if you have a case. Don't wait until it is too late to do anything about it, call now.

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September 13, 2009

Mother Of Three Dies In Picayune, MS Accident

 

Alana Jordan died at the scene of an accident when she was going too fast and couldn't make the curve on Henleyfield-McNeill Road. Her jeep left the road and flipped throwing out Ms. Jordan and her 8 year old son. He was taken by helicopter to the Forrest General hospital and then later transferred to University Medical Center in Jackson, MS. where he was listed in critical condition.mother.jpg

This is a sad situation for everyone involved. To help pay for the cost of the medical bills for her son, a claim could be made against the owner of the jeep's insurance company. Most of the time these matters are settled without filing a lawsuit. Also, a claim could be made for medical pay benefits under the same policy.

If you know of someone who was involved in an accident with a family member and would like to discuss your options, call Paul Snow now at 601-969-1977 or contact us online for a FREE consultation. We represent clients all over MS including Picayune, Tupelo, Southaven, Biloxi, Columbus, Pearl, and Starkville.

September 12, 2009

Hattiesburg, MS Accident Kills Freshman At USM

 

LeJulia Dorothy White was killed by a drunk driver at the intersection of Hwy. 49 and Hardy Street. The driver of the other vehicle, Ronnie Matthews, was charged with DUI and a $1,000,000 bond has been set. Ms. White was a front seat passenger when their Ford Taurus was hit by the Dodge Durango SUV. Another passenger was sent to the local hospital in critical condition. All four students attended USM and were freshman. Ms. White was on scholarship and was well-liked by everyone who met her.Ms. White.jpg

WHO CAN SUE WHOM AND WHY? Anyone hurt in Ms. White's vehicle can make a claim against the drunk driver under his car insurance. Also, if that insurance was not enough to cover all of the damages, then, claims could be made against the injured parties own insurance companies for uninsured motorists benefits. Finally, since the driver was drunk, a claim could be made against the bar or store that sold the alcohol to the drunk driver for contributing to the accident.

If you know of someone who has been injured or killed as a result of a drunk driver, you need a Mississippi Accident Lawyer to advise you of your legal rights. Call Paul Snow at 601-969-1977 or contact us online for a FREE consultation to see if you have a case. We do not charge any attorney fees unless we recover for you. We represent clients all over MS including Hattiesburg, Jackson, Gulfport, Greenville and Meridian.

Information provided by Mississippi Accident Lawyer Paul Snow. We donate part of our fees to MADD from alcohol related cases. Bill and Julie Downs are making a difference working with MADD on the coast. They lost their son, daughter in law and close family friend to a drunk driver a few years ago. Visit MADD at madd.org .

September 11, 2009

Would A Lawsuit Get Someone's Attention In Lincoln County, MS ?

 

How many accidents have to happen until something is done to correct the problem? Apparently 36 accidents at the intersection of Hwy. 84 with Jackson-Liberty Drive since 2006 is not enough to get the job done. IF THAT DOESN'T DO IT, THEN WHAT DOES? How many people have to be killed and/or injured for life before the problem is corrected? The intersection know as Laird's Crossing is causing a controversy in the county. The sheriff has written a letter to MDOT; the board of supervisors is about to write a letter to MDOT; the local fire dept. has obtained about 5,500 signatures on a petition calling for major change at the deadly intersection;the daily newspaper published an article about the intersection accidents; and MDOT is PLANNING a sizeable project. turned over suv.jpg

Well, how many more people have to die while some committee has a bunch of meetings PLANNING the project? The president of the board said: "y'all don't see it, but we do - we're the ones who have to drag the dead bodies out of the cars."

A dip in the road hides cars on the highway which blocks the view of that vehicle when someone attempts to cross the highway. Local authorities want a four way stop sign put up NOW, but MDOT wants to study the matter. Go figure. I wonder how long MDOT would study the matter if the families of the people who were killed or severely injured in accidents at this intersection filed a lawsuit against MDOT for failure to correct a known dangerous condition for a long time? I bet that a four way stop sign would be constructed overnight the day after a lawsuit was filed.

IF you know of someone who has been injured or killed by the negligence of MDOT or any other Governmental agency, and would like to discuss your legal rights, call Paul Snow now at 601-969-1977 or contact us online. We do not charge any attorney fees unless we recover for you. Don't wait until it is too late to talk with an attorney who specializes in accident cases. We represent clients all over MS including Lincoln county, Hinds county, Madison county, Rankin county and Warren county.american flag.jpg

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September 10, 2009

Police Deceived Regarding Bridge Wreck Near Natchez, MS

 

A vehicle was trying to pass other vehicles on the shoulder of MS River bridge and caused an accident. The alleged driver fled the scene into a wooded area in Natchez, MS. The other passengers named the wrong person as the driver. The case is still under investigation.

Anyone who was injured by the phantom's driver's negligence can make a claim against the owner of that vehicle's insurance company, in addition to making a claim against their own insurance company for uninsured motorists benefits. This would be considered a hit-and-run accident since the driver fled the scene of the accident which is covered under most car insurance policies.

If you know of someone who was involved in a hit-and-run accident, call Paul Snow now to discuss your legal rights. We offer a FREE consultation to see whether or not you have a case. Call 601-969-1977 or contact us online. We represent clients all over MS and LA in all kinds of accident cases including Natchez, Clarksdale, Ridgeland, Greenwood and Laurel.

August 31, 2009

One Killed And Two Injured In Biloxi, MS Boating Under The Influence Accident

 

Donald Bernius was arrested and charged with boating under the influence in an accident on the Tchoutacabouffa River near Biloxi, MS. Christopher Webb was thrown overboard and died as a result of the boating accident. His brother, Shane Webb, was hospitalized with serious injuries. The accident happened when the at fault boater was trying to get away from a marine patrol officer and hit the other boat head-on.

Anyone who was hurt by this drunk boat driver can make a claim against this person's insurance company. BUT, be careful who you make a claim against and what you say happened. The driver's homeowner's policy and car policy will probably not apply to this boating accident; but, the boat policy may provide liability insurance for the accident if it is not excluded from the policy. The boat insurance company may try to claim that since their driver was in the process of a crime, i.e., fleeing an officer, then there is no coverage. IF that happens , then the family of Mr. Webb should consult with a Mississippi Accident Lawyer as soon as possible to protect the families rights.

Also, the bar or alcohol establishment who sold the alcohol to the driver may also be sued for contributing to the accident. You would have to prove that the driver was visibly intoxicated when he bought the alcohol in order to recover against the bar. This is called liquor liability.

If the boater did not have any insurance, then the family may make a claim against their own boat policy for uninsured benefits if they bought that type of coverage on their policy.

This could end up being a complicated case. An attorney with experience in these types of cases is crucial. Our law office has been handling cases like this for over 30 years and has extensive experience in successfully settling these types of cases for our clients.If you would like a FREE consultation, call Paul Snow at 601-969-1977 or 1-800-640-4478 or contact us online. We do not charge any attorney fees unless we recover for you. Call now before it is too late.

August 25, 2009

WRONGFUL DEATH IN MISSISSIPPI

 

A loved one's death caused by the carelessness or negligence of someone else is very distressing. A loved one has died and those who loved him or her suffer an injustice. The people counting on the deceased to provide companionship, a source of income, and other necessities find themselves vulnerable on many levels, but do not know what to do. The Law Office of Paul Snow can help.

The term "wrongful death" includes the claims of wives, husbands, children, brothers, sisters, and parents when the negligence of someone else causes the death of a family member. Wrongful death claims include every type of accidental death, no matter the specific cause.

The death of a loved one because of another person's carelessness entitles you to the right to recover monetary damages. No amount of money can compensate you fully for the loss of your loved one, but the law allows you to recover damages for emotional distress, plus money to pay for any funeral expenses and to replace any income.

If you believe you have a claim for wrongful death, you should call our office for help. There is never a charge for discussing your case. If we take your case, there is a never a fee until we win.

Damages or financial compensation recoverable in wrongful death lawsuits varies by jurisdiction. Recoverable damages may include:

Loss of future earnings the deceased would have contributed;
Loss of financial benefits from the death, including retirement or pension benefits;
Expenses associated with the death, including medical and burial or funeral costs;
Pain, suffering or mental anguish suffered by the decedent;
Loss of love, society and companionship by the survivors;and
Punitive damages intended to punish wrongdoers and to prevent them from harming others.

In Mississippi, the law imposes a statute of limitations which sets a maximum amount of time that legal proceedings can occur after the accident. People with legitimate cases who wait too long to file a wrongful death claim for the loss of a loved one risk being ineligible for any compensation for their loss.

We have helped many families who lost loved ones (dads, moms, children, siblings) in accidents. These claims usually come under one of the other headings like car accidents, products liability or medical negligence, but we believe it deserves special mention because we have developed a special sense of caring for those with such losses. We have obtained settlements or verdicts in the millions for wrongful death claims.

If your loved one has died due to a wrongful act or negligent action of someone else, you may be eligible for compensation under the law. Call us at 1-800-640-4478, or contact us online for a free consultation. We represent clients all over MS and LA including Jackson, Gulfport, Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Greenville, Meridian, Tupelo, Southaven, Vicksburg, Pascagoula, Columbus, Clinton, Pearl, Starkville, Olive Branch, Clarksdale, Ridgeland, Natchez, Greenwood, Laurel, New Orleans, and Baton Rouge.

August 24, 2009

18 Wheeler Hits Bridge In Biloxi, Mississippi

 

An 18 wheeler tractor-trailer truck jack-knifed and hit a bridge on I-10 near exit 41 in Biloxi, MS spilling diesel fuel all over the highway. Hazardous material crews were called out to clean up the spilled fuel.8-10-09 acc.jpg

Fatigued drivers are the most common cause of 18 wheeler accidents. The company pushes the drivers to drive long hours even though the federal motor carrier safety regulations require that the driver take a break after working so many hours. This regulation is violated constantly by the truckers by fixing their log book to reflect that they took a break when in fact they did not.

We have been suing 18 wheeler companies for over 30 years and have obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts at trial and settlements before trial. Experience in handling these cases is vital to obtaining the maximum settlement. Knowledge of the federal regulations and how they apply is crucial in handling 18 wheeler accidents.

If you know of someone who has been injured or killed in an 18 wheeler or big truck accident, call Paul Snow now to discuss your legal rights at 601-969-1977 or 1-800-640-4478 or contact us online. You can talk with Paul Snow FREE of charge to see whether or not you have a case. Do not wait until it is too late to make a claim. Compare Paul Snow's track record with anyone else's in MS.

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August 23, 2009

Three Car Accidents Within One Hour In Laurel, MS

 

There were three car accidents within one hour in and near Laurel, Mississippi. The first accident occurred when a Ford Explorer made a turn in front of a 1999 Lincoln Town Car at the intersection of Hwy. 84 and 184. Gladys Breland was driving the Lincoln. Two victims had serious and critical injuries. One injured was taken to Forrest General Hospital in critical condition.slippery.jpg

In the second accident, a female driver was ejected from her SUV which rolled down an embankment. Both she and another passenger were taken to the local hospital for injuries.

The third accident involved a head-on collision on Lower Myrick Road.

If you know of someone who has been injured or killed in an accident and would like to know your legal rights, call Paul Snow now to ask any questions that you may have at 601-969-1977. This is a FREE consultation. You may also contact us online if you prefer. We represent clients in all kinds of accidents ONE CASE AT A TIME.

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August 22, 2009

Iuka, MS Woman Killed In Train Accident In Alabama

 

Sandra Lomenick of Iuka, Mississippi was killed in a car-train accident in Huntsville, AL. while riding as a passenger in a 2002 Ford Focus driven by Glenn Henry Brown. Brown collided with a Norfolk Southern train at the Mill Creek Loop crossing. Brown was flown to Huntsville hospital where he was put into the neurological ICU. Ms. Lomenick was pronounced dead at the scene.train wreck.jpg

Who could sue whom and why? The family of Ms. Lomenick can sue the driver of her car for failure to keep a proper lookout and the railroad company for improper maintenance of the crossing, assuming that an approaching driver's view was blocked as he approached the crossing. The driver can also make a claim against the railroad company for improper maintenance of the crossing.

If you know of someone who has been injured or killed at a railroad crossing call Paul Snow to discuss your legal rights FREE of charge at 601-969-1977 or contact us online. We represent clients all over who have been involved in any type of accident, including car accidents, truck accidents, train accidents, bus accidents, boat accidents, motorcycle accidents, 18 wheeler accidents, and accidents against drunk drivers. Do not wait until it is too late to talk with an attorney. Call now to find out your legal rights.

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