Failing to stop at red light or stop sign can lead to a horrific collision.
Jackson, MS- Rankin County Police just concluded their investigation into fatal traffic accident between a fire engine and an SUV earlier this month which left a 10-year-old boy dead, and found that the fire engine was in the wrong.
The accident which occurred on April 3rd at the interests left 10-year-old Higuillermo Perez dead at the scene and seriously injured four of his family members including his 4-year-old brother and 4-month-old sister.
According to the Clarion-Ledger, accident reconstruction experts determined the fire truck was traveling east when they failed to yield at an intersection and slammed into the SUV carrying the family of five.
Witnesses at the scene of the accident told the Clarion-Ledger that the two firefighters in the truck said they were on a training exercise.
Both firefighters were injured.
Failing to yield is a mistake that many motorists have made at least once in their lifetime. Sometimes the consequences of failing to yield are minimal, but this accident shows that such a simple and understandable mistake can have deadly consequences. Running a stop sign or red light– though unintentional– is negligent and irresponsible motorists must take financial responsibility for the victims’ injuries or deaths.
In this case, the responsible party was the fire department which means that the county or city is responsible for financial damages resulting from a traffic collision. If you need to recover compensation from a governmental agency in Mississippi, you have only 90 days to file your claim and must meet a different set of criteria to have a successful claim. An accident lawyer in Jackson, Mississippi knows the process of filing such a claim and will do their best to recover the full amount of compensation you deserve.
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Then toll and hardship of an accident can be a big burden on a family. Some of those burdens are their own to carry, but some of those burdens can be lifted by getting legal help with their claim. An accident attorney is adept proving negligence and can skillfully negotiate with insurers, so your settlement reflects the
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