The 11-year-old’s mother and two sisters were also involved in the collision though they survived.
Hinds County officials are working to determine the cause of a fatal accident that occurred on Thursday evening on Tank Road in the Terry area. According to WAPT, Shimeka Williams, 36, was driving a white SUV at around 8:00 p.m. with her three daughters inside when the vehicle went off the road. The SUV then rolled several times before it came to a stop in a grassy area.
The impact of the accident caused Williams’ daughter Shanyah, 11, to be ejected from the vehicle and she was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Williams’ other daughter, nine-year-old Maliyah, suffered serious injuries and had to be flown to a nearby hospital. Williams and her 16-year-old daughter, Tramyah were both listed as being in critical condition and also had to be transported to an area hospital.
Investigators are now working to determine what factors played a role in causing the crash to transpire.
Were you or a loved one involved in a car crash in Jackson, MS?
Although car accidents are typically caused by driver error, there are plenty of other factors that are known to contribute to these unfortunate events. Inclement weather, poor roadway lighting, and damaged roads are some other factors that have been known to cause a collision. If the accident you were involved in was caused by someone else, then you may have a viable case against that person. However, if the accident was caused by an outside factor such as bad roadway conditions or poor lighting, you may have a case against the city in which the accident occurred in.
To determine if you have a case and who it is against, you will need to have an experienced Jackson, MS accident attorney assess the details of the incident. While some cases only involve one other person, other cases involve multiple parties. For instance, commercial truck accident cases often involve a truck driver, his/her employer, and sometimes even the manufacturer of the vehicle. If you would like to have a lawyer review the circumstances surrounding the accident to determine whether you have a case worth pursuing, contact Ballard Law, PLLC.
In the event you have grounds to sue the other party you were involved in the accident with, you may be entitled to collect compensation for the following damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If you would like to discuss the recent accident you were involved in with a skilled Jackson, MS accident lawyer, contact Ballard Law, PPLC now at 769-572-5111.
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