Mississippi law requires drivers involved in motor vehicle accidents to stop and remain at the scene of the crash. Mississippi Code Section 63-3-401 (1) states: “The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of any person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident or as close thereto as possible but shall then forthwith return to and in every event shall remain at the scene of the accident until he has fulfilled the requirements of Section 63-3-405”
The family of a Mississippi motorcycle accident victim may seek compensation for their losses by filing a wrongful death claim against an at-fault or negligent driver. Even if the driver is not found, in some cases compensation may be available through an uninsured motorist claim brought against the deceased’s (or household/family member) own automobile insurance policy.
“Byhalia man killed in motorcycle wreck in Horn Lake” by Yolanda Jones, Memphis Commercial Appeal, September 23, 2010
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle collision in the North Mississippi or Memphis, TN area, please contact an experienced auto accident lawyer at Stroud, Flechas & Dalton for a free and comprehensive consultation. We understand the financial and emotional burden the sudden and tragic loss of a loved one can place on a family. Call our offices at 866-359-4878 (HURT) now to discuss your legal rights and options.