Oxford, MS - Injuries Result from Auto Wreck on Nelson Circle

Oxford, MS - Injuries Result from Auto Wreck on Nelson Circle

Oxford, MS (July 22, 2022) - At approximately 4:10 p.m. on Monday, June 20, an auto crash ended in injuries in Oxford. According to information from reports, the wreck happened on Nelson Circle. 

Paramedics, police, and other responders assisted the injured victims at the crash site. At this time, what caused the collision remains under police investigation. 

Delays in traffic ensued in the vicinity of the accident site. Authorities asked local drivers to use alternative routes of travel for the time being. 

We hope for the full and fast recovery of those with injuries. 

Auto Accidents in Mississippi

Oxford, MS - Injuries Result from Auto Wreck on Nelson CircleAuto collisions in Mississippi can result in severe financial losses and devastating injuries. Unfortunately, in the Magnolia State, car crashes are not uncommon. The traffic fatality rate in Mississippi is about 1.63 accidents per 100 million miles driven, the highest in the nation. Some of the most common types of collisions seen in Mississippi are: 

  • Rear-end collisions
  • Sideswipe accidents
  • Angle accidents
  • Collisions during left turns
  • Running off of the right side of the roadway
  • Crashes into parked vehicles

Information from the National Safety Council shows that angle accidents are more fatal than any other type of crash. The most common causes of auto accidents in Mississippi vary, however, human error is a contributing factor in more than 95% of them. 

Factors beyond a driver’s control like malfunctioning vehicles and poor roadway maintenance can cause collisions, however, driver attention and alertness can still prevent numerous crashes. The most common errors drivers make that often lead to accidents are: 

  • Intoxicated driving
  • Not following traffic laws
  • Failing to yield right of way
  • Disobeying traffic lights
  • Distracted driving
  • Poorly maintained vehicle

It is a big responsibility to own and drive a car. All drivers owe one another a duty of care while on the roadway. Blatant negligence displayed while driving, such as intoxication, speeding, or distracted driving, is taking the lives of innocent people at alarming rates. Here are some facts concerning negligently caused car wrecks in the United States: 

  • Each year, more than 10,000 people are killed in drunk driving accidents
  • For young adults, aged 15 to 20, car wrecks are the leading cause of death
  • Drivers who choose to use handheld devices are about four times more likely to become involved in a serious accident

The injurious impacts of a collision mostly depend on your position in the vehicle, the type of crash, speed, and the crash protection available in your vehicle. The following injuries are commonly seen as the result of car crashes: 

  • Traumatic brain injuries(TBI): may be present without symptoms, concussions are a common type of TBI
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries: paraplegia, quadriplegia, varying paralysis
  • Skull fractures
  • Back injuries: spinal displacements, fractures, herniations, sprains, strains, vertebrae injuries, sciatic nerve damage
  • Damage to inner organs
  • Psychological injuries
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

If you were hurt in a crash, you may also suffer damages such as medical expenses, property damage, loss of income, and loss of earning capacity. Non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, mental turmoil, inconvenience, disfigurement, physical impairment, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. For all of this, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to collect financial compensation. You are eligible to collect compensation as long as you are not 100% at fault for the accident. A car crash lawyer in Oxford can help you file a claim.

The lawyers at the MW Law Firm – Mama Justice are dedicated to helping our injured clients in their time of need. We understand that when a reasonable and fair settlement can be negotiated, the best interests of each party are protected. However, if for some reason the liable party does not cooperate, we are prepared to take your case to court to get you the compensation you deserve. 

You can reach our law firm at (888) 484-1476 to talk to an attorney about your legal rights.  

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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.

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