Most of the time Gulfport area residents are able to safely share the road with other vehicles while they are out walking. Many people enjoy walking for exercise or to get to their destination. It’s a healthy way to explore their surroundings and get to their job, place of worship, store, etc. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are still happening, and many people are seriously injured and even killed by cars.

A hit-and-run accident recently claimed the life of a Jacksonville resident. The man was found dead near Highway 607 and Highway 90 in Hancock County. Witnesses told law enforcement that they believe a small gold colored car hit the man and drove off. Anyone who has information about the accident are asked to contact local law enforcement or Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Getting help during a trying time

No one expects their loved one will ever be the victim of a serious accident. Unfortunately, too many families are affected by these accidents every year. A legal professional who is skilled in personal injury can help a family who is facing these unthinkable circumstances. They can visit the scene of the accident, interview witnesses and review the police report. They can get the answers a family deserves as to what happened to their loved one and who is at fault.

If another party’s negligence led to the accident, it may be possible to obtain compensation for costs such as medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Families who are dealing with the unexpected loss of a loved one should know that they may have legal rights. Having an attorney on their side can help a family get the necessary financial support they need to move on with their lives.