A Tate County, MS man was tragically killed in a two-car automobile collision near the intersection of Old Highway 304 and Fogg Road in DeSoto County at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 18th, per The Desoto Times. Mike Burton, of Sarah, MS, appeared to be commuting to work when the accident occurred, according to DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders. Tunica County Coroner Glen Grant was the driver of the other vehicle. The cause of the accident was not reported.
Unfortunately, accidents like this happen every day around the country through either the negligence of others or the inattention of the injured driver. That is why it is imperative to conduct a thorough investigation into what occurred as soon as practically possible. Investigation can include accident reconstruction, locating witnesses, obtaining witness statements, and photographing the scene of the accident. Often times, the investigating officer will take photographs and measure skid marks at the scene. This information can be invaluable to later determining the speed of the vehicles at the time of collision, as well as which party was at fault.
Rest assured, insurance companies have investigators and adjusters ready to jump into action at a moment’s notice. If you are injured as the result of another person’s negligence, you should not delay in finding an attorney to work timely for you.
The emotional, financial and medical devastation that car wrecks can inflict on families and individuals is unthinkable until it happens to you. If you or a member of your family are involved in an automobile accident, you should speak to an attorney who will look out for your best interests, guide you through the legal issues involved, and seek proper compensation for your medical bills and losses.