A tractor trailer accident claimed the life of Byhalia, MS resident Jerry R. Smith, on Wednesday, July 20th. According to The Clarion Ledger, the automobile collision occurred on State Line Road in Southaven, MS. The impact of the collision was such that the hood of Smith’s truck was lodged underneath the 18 wheeler, and emergency personnel had to pry the door open to get to him. The accident happened at around 4:15 p.m., and Smith did not survive the accident. The driver of the tractor-trailer was unharmed.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the deceased. The unfortunate reality of many Mississippi trucking accidents such as this one is that the family of the victim must deal with the loss, unpaid medical bills and the emotional trauma for many months or years. A major accident such as this is difficult to recover from, and if you or a loved one has had a major accident with significant injuries, then you need the help of an experienced Mississippi Accident attorney to protect your rights. Trucking companies are aggressive in their efforts to gather information immediately after accidents occur in order to protect their interests. That is why it is important to have someone with experience handling these cases to assist you from day one.