Mississippi Auto Accident Attorneys
Our Mississippi car accident attorneys at The Stroud Law Firm have helped individuals recover from the harm and loss that has been inflicted on them by other drivers’ negligence, carelessness and general inattention. Sadly many of the people injured as a result of another person’s poor decisions then have the added burden of dealing with insurance companies, fighting to get the money they are rightfully owed.
The situation can be made even worse when an uninsured or underinsured driver hits someone, a serious problem in Mississippi where a large percentage of the population lacks proper coverage. In such cases, our attorneys work hard to investigate each claim, making sure that the injured party receives compensation that is commensurate with the harm they suffered.
Mississippi was recently awarded the terrible distinction of being the deadliest state in the country in terms of auto accident fatalities. NBC News reported that Mississippi averaged 784 fatal car accidents each year between 2007 and 2009. This breaks down to an average auto fatality rate of 26.7 out of 100,000 people, the highest in the country.
These terrible accidents exact a horrific human toll; the families of those 784 people suffer devastation that can take years to recover from. Beyond this emotional loss, the state also suffers serious financial harm. These auto accidents led to a lifetime work-loss cost of $823,487,544. That’s the amount of money that’s lost in terms of productivity every time a Mississippian is injured in a car wreck and has to take off work to recover. While some are able to return to work, there are countless others who are left with permanent, debilitating injuries, including shattered bones, paralysis and severe brain injuries.
Alcohol is a major contributing factor in these automobile accidents. It is estimated that one-third of the deaths that occur in Mississippi each year involve alcohol. If the driver of an automobile is drunk and causes serious injuries to someone, the injured party may also have a claim against a bar, restaurant, or other business that sold the drunk driver the alcohol. In Mississippi, it is not legal to sell alcohol to a person who is already intoxicated; this is what is known as a dram shop law. If a bar serves alcohol to a person who is visibly intoxicated and, as a result of that intoxication, the drunk driver seriously injures someone; the injured person may have a claim against the bar that served the driver. The auto injury attorneys at The Stroud Law Firm have seen cases like these before and will work aggressively to determine all the parties that could be financially responsible for your harm.
Our office has successfully helped numerous individuals recover from the harm they received due to the carelessness of others. Whether the damage is minor or catastrophic, you can seek justice from those responsible. Everyone at our office treats clients with the same respect and attention we would want ourselves. We understand how scary auto accidents can be and are here to help during a very difficult period of your life. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident and have questions, please contact the car accident lawyers at The Stroud Law Firm.