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Mississippi Attorneys Handling Fatal Auto Accident Cases

Car, truck and motorcycle accidents can lead to serious injuries or death

It is devastating to hear that your loved one was killed in a motor vehicle accident. The pain, frustration and anger you experience may feel unbearable. What options do you have? What can you do? If your loved one was killed by a negligent driver, you can take legal action.

Corban • Gunn • Van Cleave Law Firm, a highly respected law office, has advocated for wrongful death survivors for more than 90 years. Our lawyers understand how to handle these difficult and emotional cases. We immediately launch an investigation to unveil the true cause of your family member’s accident. Once the culprit is uncovered, we take swift and aggressive action.

Most common causes of fatal car accidents

Automobile collisions and accidents with semi-trucks often result in catastrophic injuries or death. In many crashes involving two or more passenger cars, the speed of the vehicles greatly influences the severity of injuries. Other factors, such as whether everyone was wearing a seatbelt and whether any of the vehicles had airbags, also determine the extent of injuries. The most common causes of fatal car accidents include:

  • Speeding — As you increase the speed of your vehicle, you also increase your chances of suffering a catastrophic or fatal injury. Additionally, vehicles moving at excessive speed require more room to stop and are often difficult to steer.
  • Drunk driving — Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol can greatly affect a driver’s ability to control a vehicle. Drunk drivers may swerve, speed up or slow down suddenly and collide with other vehicles or fixed objects.
  • Distracted driving — Many car accident fatalities occur right after a person checks or sends a text message, answers a call, or attends to some other distraction not related to driving.

Motorcycle fatalities

Motorcyclists have little to protect them from the road besides a helmet and clothing. Not surprisingly, any type of motorcycle accident can be fatal. Potholes, while annoying to drivers of other vehicles, can be disastrous for motorcyclists. Additionally, motorcycles easily disappear in a driver’s blind spot. A motorcyclist who is hit by a car traveling at a moderate or excessive speed may sustain fatal injuries. Speeding is also one of the primary causes of motorcycle-related deaths. Even with a helmet, little can be done to protect the rider in the event of an accident when a motorcycle is moving at excessive speed.

Truck fatalities

When 18-wheeler trucks are involved in head-on collisions, sideswipes, rear-ends and T-bone accidents, the consequences are typically fatal. Driver distraction, fatigue and intoxication are only some of the reasons such accidents occur. If you lose a loved one in a tractor-trailer accident, an attorney at our firm is ready to help you file a wrongful death claim.

Speak directly with an experienced Biloxi wrongful death lawyer today

Corban • Gunn • Van Cleave Law Firm helps families obtain rightful compensation after losing a loved one to negligence. Our firm is located in Biloxi and is dedicated to serving clients in Gulfport and across Mississippi. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling 228.273.4455 or contacting us online.

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