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Mississippi Car Accident Statistics – Important Info for Drivers

31st March 2010
By Penelope Stone in Accident claims
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Also known as the Magnolia State and called one of the very most beautiful and amazing states in the Southern part of the United States Mississippi is also know for many of its very dangerous roads. In 2004 alone over 900 people were killed in a car accident in Mississippi. 80.8% or 727 of these deaths were related to roadway departures. This average is well above the national average, which is 60.2% of deaths related to roadway departures. Many of these deaths can be related to the huge network of highways, interstates and roadways that are traveled daily through out the state. The interstates include interstate 220, 110, 59, 55, 20 and 10. These interstates crisscross through out the state of Mississippi. As the number of motorist continues to grow daily on the city streets, interstates and highways accidents are growing and becoming more destructive both economically and physically.

When a person is involved in a car accident in Mississippi there are several things that they should know about their legal rights. First and foremost a victim needs to know the statue of limitations that could affect their claims and the time they have to file their claims.

Statue of Limitations - What is it?

A statue of limitation is a law that either the federal or state has put into place in order the restrict the amount of time that legal proceedings can be brought against the other party. In most cases once the statue of limitations has expired the victim can not start any legal proceedings against the other party. These limitations were put in place to deflect issues such as death or lose of witnesses and inexhaustible lawsuits.

What are the Statues of Limitations in Mississippi?

There are two statues of limitations that anyone involved in a car accident in Mississippi should be aware of. These are the personal injury statue of limitation and the wrongful death statue of limitations. When a person is involved in an auto accident the personal injury statue of limitation is three years from the date that the injury occurred. The wrongful death statue of limitations in Mississippi is three years from the date that the victim expired. Once these statue of limitations has passed the victim can no longer file a claim.

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