Anthony Kalka, J.D. | Article

Victims of a Mississippi Motor Home Accident Still Suffer From Injuries

In January of 2012, a crash in southern Mississippi of a motor home carrying people from Georgia to New Orleans left many passengers seriously injured and/or dead. The group of 13 passengers and one driver borrowed the Winnebago from a friend and were on their way to a college national championship bowl between LSU and Alabama. They were traveling on I-59 near Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Unfortunately, the driver lost control of the vehicle when the front left tire blew out, and the motor home crashed into a tree in the median part of the highway.

The Police Report stated that the driver was charged with “failure to maintain lane”. Under Georgia law O.C.G.A. § 51-1-6, that failure constitutes negligence per se of the motor home driver.

As a result, more than 10 of the passengers were injured and two of the passengers, including the driver, died from injuries sustained. AL.com reported that two of the people in the motor home were ejected from the vehicle during the crash.

One of the passengers traveling in the motor home was seriously injured in the accident. Maurice Styles contacted our law firm to ensure the negligent parties would sufficiently compensate him for his injury costs. Right after the motor home accident, Styles was taken to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment of his:

shoulder dislocation
fractured left tenth rib
fractured left scapula (on the inferior aspect and glenoid)
fractures left acromiom

After his hospital stay, our client was released to begin long-term treatment of his injuries through an othropaedic clinic here in Atlanta, GA. It was there that healthcare professionals determined that our client also suffered a torn rotator cuff that required surgery. Our client continues his rehabilitation with physical therapy, but he is constantly reminded of the pain resulting from the accident.

At the Kalka & Baer law firm, our personal injury attorneys have the experience to fight for our clients. We also genuinely care that our clients are victims of such awful accidents and want to make the legal aftermath of accidents go as smoothly as possible. If you have been involved in an accident involving a motor home or any other motor vehicle, please contact Kalka & Baer today.