It was during the early evening hours on June 2nd when a serious multi-vehicle car accident occurred in Ridgeland, MS. Three vehicles had been involved in a collision on County Line Road near Avery Boulevard, reports the Madison County Journal. When officials arrived at the scene, which was around 7:43 p.m., they found a 22-month old child “falling in and out of consciousness.”
Officials had the child transported by medical personnel to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital where she later died. Police also determined that the driver of the vehicle the child was in was her mother. The 22-year-old female driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to the University of Mississippi’s Medical Center for treatment.
Ridgeland Police Lt. Tony Willridge said that during the initial investigation, it was determined that the child was secured in a child restraint seat that was placed on the rear passenger side of the vehicle. Police are now in the process of investigating “the manner in which the seat was secured in the vehicle” as well as the cause of the accident. The driver and occupants of the other vehicles involved were not injured.
What is the first step a parent should take after their child was involved in a car accident in Jackson, MS?
If your child was recently involved in a car accident in Jackson, MS, it’s best that you have a medical professional evaluate their condition to determine what injuries, if any, they suffered as a result of the accident. Sometimes, a parent may not be able to distinguish the type of injury their child suffered right away as not all symptoms show up immediately. After your child has received the initial care they need, you should consider contacting Ballard Law, PLLC to discuss with a Jackson, MS car accident lawyer what your legal rights are as a parent.
Depending on how serious your child’s condition may be, you may be entitled to recover compensation in addition to what the insurance company will pay out by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver. A lawsuit would allow you to recover money for things like medical expenses, lost wages if you had to miss work in order to care for your child, pain and suffering, and more. If you are interested in learning more about filing a personal injury lawsuit in Jackson, MS, or what your case might be worth, Ballard Law, PLLC is here to answer your questions and address your concerns.
If you’re ready to speak with a Jackson, MS car accident attorney now, call 769-572-5111.
You can reach Ballard Law, PLLC at:
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Jackson, MS 39201