Langston & Lott, PLLC Mississippi Car Accident

Mississippi Car Accident Attorneys

After a car accident in Mississippi, you’re likely facing not just physical injuries but also the stress and uncertainty of what comes next.

At Langston & Lott, we understand the impact an accident can have on your life and the lives of your loved ones. With over 50 years of experience, our Mississippi-based law firm helps people like you after car accidents. We’re here to offer you the support, guidance, and legal representation you need to secure the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Our Mississippi Car Accident Lawyers?

Founded in 1964, Langston & Lott has a long-standing history of providing exceptional legal representation to our clients. We have recovered multi-million dollar awards on behalf of our clients.

We pride ourselves on our 100% Client Satisfaction Guarantee, a testament to our commitment to your peace of mind. With offices in Booneville near the Mississippi Department of Human Services and Tupelo near Tupelo City Hall, we're well-positioned to serve clients across Mississippi, offering dedicated, experienced legal advocacy to ensure the best possible outcomes for your case.

Mississippi Car Accident Compensation

When you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t be left shouldering the financial burden of your recovery. At Langston & Lott, we believe in fighting for the comprehensive compensation our clients deserve.

Medical Expenses

One of the most immediate concerns following an injury is the cost of medical care. This can include everything from emergency room visits, hospital stays, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and any long-term care needs.

Our team reviews your medical bills and consults with medical experts to ensure that all current and anticipated healthcare expenses are fully accounted for in your claim.

Lost Wages

If your injuries have forced you to take time away from work, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages. This encompasses not just the income you’ve already lost but also the impact on your future earning capacity if you can’t return to work or must take a lower-paying job as a result of your injuries.

Langston & Lott works to calculate the full extent of your lost wages, including bonuses, benefits, and other earnings, to ensure you’re compensated for these losses.

Pain and Suffering

Unlike tangible expenses like medical bills or lost wages, pain and suffering compensation addresses the non-economic damages you’ve endured. This includes physical pain, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and the impact of any lasting disabilities. 

Property Damage

If the incident that led to your injuries also resulted in damage to your property, such as your vehicle in an auto accident, you’re entitled to compensation for repairs or replacement. Our attorneys ensure that the cost of property damage is fully covered, so you’re not out of pocket for these expenses.

Punitive Damages

In cases involving the defendant’s particularly egregious or reckless actions, the court may award punitive damages. These are not tied to the specific losses you’ve suffered but are intended to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar conduct in the future. While not applicable in all cases, Langston & Lott will explore whether seeking punitive damages is appropriate for your situation.

Our firm is equipped to handle a wide range of car accident scenarios, including:

What Are Mississippi's Deadliest Roads?

Certain roads in Mississippi are notably dangerous due to high fatality rates:

  • I-10: Notorious for about 80 deaths annually, this interstate sees a significant portion of its accidents in Jackson County, with a death rate of 0.7 deaths per mile.
  • I-20: Known for its twisty, narrow stretches and limited visibility, I-20 has a death rate of 0.57 deaths per mile.
  • I-55: Spanning rural to urban areas and frequented by commercial vehicles, I-55’s dangers are compounded by drunk driving and hazardous bridges.
  • I-59: Predominantly rural, I-59’s death rate of 0.47 per mile is alarming, particularly near the deadly S-curve at mile marker 96.
  • US-61: This highway averages around twelve fatalities per year, underscoring the need for vigilance.

Mississippi's Most Dangerous Intersections

Certain intersections in Mississippi have also been identified as particularly high-risk due to the number of accidents:

  • Airways Boulevard and Goodman Road, Southaven: Known for 85 accidents, often resulting from speeding and tailgating.
  • South Highway 49 and Community Road, Gulfport: Around 70 crashes have been reported, with left-turn errors and drunk driving being significant factors.
  • South Highway 49 and Creosote Road, Gulfport: Nearly 100 vehicles have crashed here, with distractions and red-light violations being common causes.
  • South Highway 51 and Goodman Road, Horn Lakes: Witnessed approximately 200 accidents, many due to failures to yield while turning right.
  • South Highway 98 and Westover Drive, Hattiesburg: This intersection has seen about 70 accidents, often due to lane-changing errors.


Being aware of these factors and locations can help drivers in Mississippi drive more safely and reduce the risk of becoming a statistic.

At Langston & Lott, we emphasize the importance of driving cautiously, especially in known high-risk areas, and we stand ready to support those affected by road accidents in asserting their legal rights and securing fair compensation.

Our Focus on Mississippi Car Accidents

Our firm is equipped to handle a wide range of car accident scenarios, including:

Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions are among the most common types of car accidents, often occurring when a vehicle hits the car in front of it. These accidents can happen for several reasons, including tailgating, sudden stops, or distracted driving

The impact of a rear-end collision can range from minor to severe, depending on the speed at which the trailing vehicle was traveling and the circumstances leading up to the accident. Victims may suffer from whiplash, back injuries, head injuries, and even more serious conditions. 

If you’re involved in a rear-end collision, seek medical attention, even if you feel fine initially, as some injuries may not be immediately apparent.

Head-On Crashes

Head-on crashes are particularly dangerous and often result in severe injuries or fatalities. These collisions occur when the front ends of two vehicles hit each other while traveling in opposite directions. 

Causes of head-on crashes can include:

  • Wrong-way driving.
  • Drifting into an opposing lane due to distraction or impairment.
  • Overtaking improperly on two-lane roads.


The force of impact in head-on collisions is greatly intensified by the vehicles’ speeds, making these accidents especially deadly. 

Accidents Caused by Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has become one of the leading causes of car accidents in recent years, primarily due to the increased use of smartphones.

Distractions can come in many forms: texting, calling, using a navigation system, eating, or even changing the radio station. These distractions take the driver’s attention away from the road, increasing the risk of an accident.

The consequences of distracted driving can be catastrophic, leading to collisions that could have been easily avoided with full attention on the road.

Hit-and-Run Incidents

Hit-and-run incidents involve a driver causing an accident and then leaving the scene without providing contact information or aiding the injured. These accidents can leave victims feeling particularly vulnerable, facing not only their injuries but also the challenge of seeking compensation without the at-fault driver’s information.

Hit-and-run cases require immediate action; try to gather as much information as possible about the fleeing vehicle and report the incident to the police right away.

What Are the Most Common Injuries from Vehicle Accidents?

Vehicle accidents can lead to a wide range of injuries, ranging in severity from minor to life-changing.

At Langston & Lott, we frequently encounter clients suffering from injuries that not only impact their health but also their ability to work and enjoy life as they once did. Below, we outline some of the most common injuries resulting from vehicle accidents and the implications they may have on the lives of those affected.


Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when the head is suddenly jerked forward and then backward, mirroring the motion of a whip. This type of injury is especially common in rear-end collisions. Symptoms may include neck pain and stiffness, headaches, dizziness, and sometimes more severe complications like chronic pain or even cognitive issues.

Broken Bones

The force exerted in car accidents can easily lead to broken bones, ranging from simple fractures that may heal with time and rest to complex breaks requiring surgical intervention.

Common fractures include broken arms, legs, ribs, and pelvis. The recovery process can be lengthy and may involve physical therapy to regain strength and mobility. 

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

Traumatic brain injuries are among the most serious consequences of vehicle accidents. They can range from mild concussions, which might recover with proper rest and care, to severe brain damage affecting cognitive functions, motor skills, emotional regulation, and more.

A TBI can alter every aspect of a person’s life, requiring long-term medical treatment, rehabilitation, and support. The path to recovery can be uncertain, and in many cases, individuals may not fully regain the abilities they had before the accident.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries result from damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal. These injuries can lead to significant changes in strength, sensation, and other body functions below the site of the injury.

In severe cases, spinal cord injuries can result in partial or complete paralysis, requiring the injured person to adapt to a new way of living with considerable challenges and dependencies.

Fighting the Insurance Company

When you find yourself in a situation where you need to file an insurance claim, whether it’s due to an automobile accident, a workplace injury, or property damage, the process can often feel like an uphill battle. 

Insurance companies, with their vast resources and teams of experienced adjusters and lawyers, may seem intimidating. That’s where Langston & Lott comes in. Our firm is committed to championing our clients’ rights against these corporate giants.

Understanding Your Rights

First and foremost, it’s important to understand that you have rights. Many people are unaware of the full extent of their entitlements under their insurance policies and the law.

Our team ensures that you are fully informed about your rights and the compensation you are rightfully owed. We review your policy details and the circumstances of your case to provide you with a clear understanding of your position and options.

The Negotiation Process

Negotiating with insurance companies is a process that requires a deep understanding of the law, as well as negotiation skills. Insurance adjusters are trained to minimize the company’s payouts, often offering settlements that are significantly lower than what is fair. Langston & Lott prides itself on its ability to level the playing field.

Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who know how to counter the tactics used by insurance companies to pressure claimants into accepting less than they deserve.

What Should I Do After a Mississippi Car Accident?

Here’s what you should do after a car accident in Mississippi and how bringing this information to us can empower your case:

Prioritize Your Health

Your health is the most important concern following an accident. Seeking medical attention immediately not only supports your physical recovery but also establishes a record of your injuries, which is beneficial for your case.

Following through with all prescribed treatment plans and attending all follow-up appointments demonstrates your commitment to your recovery, an aspect that’s important in legal proceedings.

Keep Detailed Records

Keep all receipts related to your medical treatment, including medications, medical devices, and any other expenses incurred due to your injury. These receipts are tangible evidence of the financial impact the accident has had on your life.

Document Your Recovery Process

Keep a journal documenting your recovery process. Note down your daily pain levels, the challenges you face, and how the injury affects your day-to-day activities. This personal record can provide valuable insight into the long-term effects of your injuries and how they have impacted your quality of life.

Obtain the Police Report

If your accident was reported to the police, obtain a copy of the police report. This document is a critical piece of evidence that provides an official account of the incident, including any determinations of fault. 

Bring Your Documentation to Langston & Lott

When you come to us at Langston & Lott, bringing these pieces of information can significantly strengthen your case. Each document, each record, and each piece of evidence you provide us with is a building block in constructing a strong argument on your behalf.

Our team of dedicated attorneys uses this information to fight for the compensation you deserve, whether it’s negotiating with insurance companies or presenting your case in court.

Casey Langston Lott, Personal Injury Lawyer
in Booneville

Contact a Mississippi Car Accident Lawyer at Langston & Lott

Remember, you're not alone in this. Langston & Lott is here to help you recover from your accident with compassion, professionalism, and a fierce commitment to achieving justice for you. Your recovery and your rights are our top priorities.

Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn how we can fight for you. Together, we can work through this challenging time and work towards the compensation and closure you need to move forward. Call (662) 728-9733 to speak with a Mississippi car accident lawyer today.

Booneville Office Location

100 South Main Street

Booneville, MS 38829