De Kalb, MS (January 5, 2023) – One person was killed in a car accident that occurred in De Kalb on Tuesday night, January 3. The Kemper County Sheriff’s Office reported the incident happened at around 7:00 p.m.
Information from preliminary investigations shows the accident took place between two vehicles on Highway 16. One person lost their life in the crash, while three or four others sustained injuries.
Details on how the incident occurred were not reported. An investigation into the circumstances of the collision is currently underway.
We want to offer our condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties. We hope for their full and fast recovery.
Mississippi Auto Collisions
Speeding and driver intoxication are continuous factors in fatal crashes in Mississippi. In 2016, drunk driving caused almost a quarter of car accidents reported in the Magnolia State. Drunk driving crashes also yielded the highest number of fatalities. Speeding and intoxication are both dangerous forms of driver negligence/error, the main contributor to car accidents in Mississippi and throughout the United States.
In 2020, alcohol-related deaths were related to approximately 26% of total traffic fatalities. About 75% of the deceased victims were drunk drivers themselves. Being intoxicated often leads to bad judgment and impaired vision, two dangerous things to display while behind the wheel. Drunk drivers often cause catastrophic accidents that can result in severe, debilitating injuries for victims or even death.
If you or a loved one of yours has been hurt in an auto accident caused by speeding, intoxicated driving, or some other form of driver negligence, you may be eligible to collect significant financial compensation. Compensation can help pay for the expenses related to your or your loved one’s injuries and cover the costs related to damages that resulted from your crash. An auto accident attorney will be able to help you file a personal injury claim for compensation.
When you’re injured in a traffic accident, it’s important to determine whether the incident was your fault or the fault of a negligent driver. If you think that your wreck was caused by another person, you may qualify for compensation that can help cover the costs associated with your accident.
If you’ve lost someone you love in an accident, a wrongful death attorney can help you collect compensation for funeral costs and other expenses.
The law office of Mama Justice has been helping injured accident victims recover for over 30 years. Our De Kalb car accident attorneys are highly experienced and skilled when it comes to personal injury law. We have worked with numerous clients on a wide range of car accident cases. Our team is well aware of the uniqueness of each case, so we tailor our approach to meet your specific needs.
You deserve to be compensated for your injuries and losses when you’re hurt in a car accident that wasn’t your fault. Contact a lawyer from Mama Justice by calling (888) 484-1476 at your earliest convenience. It is important to start your personal injury claim as soon as possible after your accident, ideally while your injuries are still fresh. Our legal team has provided numerous accident victims with full and fair compensation and will do the same for you. Contact us today.
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Disclaimer: We 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.