Biloxi, MS (July 20, 2022) – A car wreck on the afternoon of Thursday, July 14 took the life of one man from Saucier. Officers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the scene at approximately 12:00 p.m.
Rickey Latch, age 64, was headed north on Highway 67 in his Toyota 4 Runner. For reasons unknown, he collided with a Mack 600 driven by 50-year-old Roy Smith who was headed east on East Wortham Road.
Information from police shows that Latch passed away due to the severity of his injuries. Authorities in Biloxi continue to investigate the details of the incident.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Rickey Latch at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this collision in Biloxi.
Car Wrecks in Mississippi
Over 32,000 people lose their lives in vehicle collisions in the United States per year, according to information provided by the Centers for Disease Control. More than 3 million individuals suffer injuries in car wrecks in the United States every year. In the state of Mississippi, over 100,000 vehicle crashes occur per year, causing injuries to over 55,000. In America, car wrecks are a top cause of serious injuries and death. More people die every year due to auto collisions than those who succumb to the HIV/AIDS virus. Despite their integration into our society, cars will always pose an imminent threat to our health and well-being.
Those injured in auto crashes usually face an array of problems. Not only are they dealing with painful and maybe even debilitating injuries, but they also face steep expenses related to medical care, vehicle repairs, and lost wages. They may become stuck in the hospital and unable to work while they rack up bills, which can be extremely stressful.
Not only is it scary and frustrating to deal with the aftermath of a serious crash, but it can also be confusing and overwhelming. You may be wondering how you’re going to pay for all of the costs related to your crash. Your best bet is to contact a personal injury attorney who can help you get financial compensation for your injuries and losses.
If you believe that a negligent driver caused your injuries, you may be legally eligible to collect financial compensation. Compensation can pay for medical care, the cost of vehicle repairs/replacement, and more.
A skilled lawyer from Mama Justice can help you figure out how your accident happened and how to recover. A personal injury lawyer in Oxford can help get you the financial compensation needed to make a full financial recovery. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on numerous factors, such as the severity of your injuries and their impact on your life, and what percentage you were at fault for the wreck, if any. Even if you are found to be partially at fault, you will still be able to collect compensation.
The car accident lawyers in Oxford at Mama Justice work with our clients to assist them in making full recoveries after they’re hurt by driver negligence. We also work to hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions by serving them hefty fines and sometimes even jail time depending on the nature of the wreck they caused.
For decades, our skilled and experienced law team has been negotiating full and fair compensation from insurance companies for our clients. Contact our law firm at (888) 484-1476 to get started on your claim.
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Disclaimer: We, at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, have worked hard to become valued members of the Northern Mississippi business community. We write these posts to bring awareness to the dangers of driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle. The information in this post is not intended to be medical or legal advice. The photographs used in this post are not taken at the actual accident scene.