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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: Hi my insurance company paid for my towing service after my accident tow company want send an invoice

After my accident, the towing company was called by the police officer who investigated the accident my insurance send over paper work needed for the company to get paid now the company will not send over the invoice to my insurance company and still have my car

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Oct 26, 2022

From the looks of it, you may want to consider talking with a lawyer to discuss the accident, as well as the steps that you or he may need to take to make sure that the towing company provides the paperwork.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: Can I get paid for lost wages if I was not injured in an accident it was my work truck it was insured as a work truck

The lady of course said that she had a green light but there is a witness states that we both had a green light and she ran a red light Causing the accident

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Sep 16, 2022

The short is answer is yes. Assuming that you were injured while working, you should be entitled to workers' compensation, unless your employer fits within one of the exceptions. Regardless, from the looks of it, you have a combination workers' compensation claim and a personal injury... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: In Mississippi can you dispute a at fault claim if no witnesses

I was involved in an auto accident that involved a parked lightweight commercial lawn mowing service vehicle in the state of Mississippi on a residential Rd They had no insurance however I was considered at fault. I was the only witness. THey claim i hit the vehicle from behind, when i got out of... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Sep 5, 2022

You should consider speaking with an experienced personal injury lawyer about this matter. Just because you hit the vehicle from behind, does not necessarily mean that you are at fault. For example, if you turned a corner during the night (or even day) and the commercial vehicle was parked in a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: I got into an accident and wanted to know if the wrecker service could keep me from my belongings if I owe them a bill?

The Belongings are inside the car. The bill is 700 and I have important paperwork in the car and work equipment and they won't let me get it out until the bill is paid. Is this legal in Mississippi?

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Aug 21, 2022

While they can technically keep you from getting the vehicle itself, they should still allow you to gain access to the vehicle so that you can get your belongings. Of course, if there is a pending bill, assuming that you have an attorney, either your insurance company or the other party's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Consumer Law for Mississippi on
Q: Do I have to sign documents in the process of my auto insurance co. paying my auto finance co. for a total loss car?

My vehicle was considered a total loss on May 15th, 2022. The insurance company did not contact me about when they decided to make it a total loss. I had contact. them. the only time they contacted me was when. They received my recorded statement after that point. I was the one reaching out and... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Aug 10, 2022

It really depends on the circumstances; however, when it comes to the consideration of total property loss, the insurance company still has an obligation to keep their insured (you) in the loop. Assuming that they did not and that you have a lawyer representing you on any type of personal injury... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: So I got hit at a red light last night while I was stopped. How do I pursue a lawsuit for damage I had no insurance

I was sitting at a red light and a woman turned to sharp and hit my car messed up my bumper headlight blinkers tie rod ends ball joints fender door I don’t have insurance but she did how do I file a lawsuit to get my car paid for

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Apr 20, 2022

The best thing to do would be to reach out to an experienced PI lawyer to discuss the facts and circumstances of the collision, as well as be sure to see a doctor in case you suffered any bodily injury resulting from the collision. Even though you do not have insurance, it would still be worth it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and DUI / DWI for Mississippi on
Q: I had a vehicle accident and my vehicle landed on my own private property. No injuries occurred and no one but myself….

Was involved. I was detained and taken to my local police department under suspicion of DUI-other, whosever, that was not the case. I have seizures. That is what caused myself to run my car into a pole. Unfortunately, the police decided to have my vehicle towed away, even though it was situated on... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Feb 6, 2022

Yes, it is legal for them to have the vehicle towed if there is a suspicion of a DUI. It is a little tricky to seek reimbursement from them as a governmental entity, and would require you to challenge the DUI charge and beat the charge first. That being said, your insurance company may also... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and DUI / DWI for Mississippi on
Q: I had a vehicle accident and my vehicle landed on my own private property. No injuries occurred and no one but myself….

Was involved. I was detained and taken to my local police department under suspicion of DUI-other, whosever, that was not the case. I have seizures. That is what caused myself to run my car into a pole. Unfortunately, the police decided to have my vehicle towed away, even though it was situated on... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Feb 6, 2022

Yes, it is legal for them to have the vehicle towed if there is a suspicion of a DUI. It is a little tricky to seek reimbursement from them as a governmental entity, and would require you to challenge the DUI charge and beat the charge first. That being said, your insurance company may also... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: I would like to know if i was hurt in a car accident being my fault do they suppose to still pay me for my injury
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 19, 2021

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The basic rule nationwide in car accidents is that you usually need to show someone else was at fault to be entitled to damages. It gets more complicated if fault is shared between different drivers, as... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: If trucker have accident but haven’t heard from the courts nor receive a ticket for the accident but it shows up on

Truckers record can the trucker fight it

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 22, 2021

Yes, you can. Protect your CDL. A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks and you probably have a small window of time in which to respond or appear, if you have not already done so or consulted with an attorney. If you're going at it alone, good luck.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation, Federal Crimes and Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi on
Q: My car was damaged at my apartment complex while parked and as a result of a comission of a crime

Could the Apartment Owners be liable for damages to my car. The Apt. Manager was informed several times in the past year of a person who was banned from Apts had been selling drugs

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 15, 2021

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could be fact-specific in terms of security measures. There is no universal "yes" or "no" answer. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: One of the lights on my rear light assembly cracked open and the bulb is exposed. Can a cop pull me over for that?

I accidentally backed into a mailbox one day. Luckily the mailbox wasn't damaged, but the rear blinker light on the passenger side of the vehicle cracked open and the bulb was shattered. Even if I put a new bulb in, the bulb itself will be exposed and visible. If a police officer sees this,... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 13, 2021

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Probably, because in many places, that could prevent passing safety inspection. For more precise state-specific standards, a local attorney would know DMV safety checklist best. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: What can I do to make drivers on my road slow down it's a dead end road
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 18, 2021

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. The things you could do are probably things you've already thought of... posting signs requesting that drivers slow down, particularly if children play in the area. It's unlikely, but you could ask your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: Do I have to wait on police report and insurance claim before I seek medical help for injuries
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 11, 2021

No--regardless of whether or not you can recover money from an accident, if you are injured you should seek medical attention for your injuries.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: Should injured passenger hire atty or wait on ins comp to make offer. Was in friends truck. Fault was other driver.

We turning left to road home...she passed all cars on right hit us

Moss Point Ms

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 11, 2021

As soon as the injured party (or anyone for that matter) has legal questions, one should consult with an attorney. In this instance, the injured party should consult with an accident/injury lawyer as soon as possible so that he/she can be made aware of his options and what is to be expected from... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: Do I owe MDOT money for repairs to a guard rain that was damage from an accident due to weather?

Duringbthis years past winter weather storm that caused roads to be ice over and section of interstate and roads shut down. I was on my way into the fire dept when I wrecked due road conditons. I was one of multiple accidents in the area that morning. But now after insurance claimed has finalized... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 1, 2021

A Mississippi attorney could answer best. But your post remains open for two weeks. I can't speak for the practices of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, but as a general matter, yes it can be true NATIONWIDE. It depends on the jurisdiction. Public agencies can assert property... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: If you was in a car accident and were found to be at fault is there a law that you must receive a citation?

I can go into more detail if need in a private email.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 31, 2021

There is no law that you must receive a citation---those are discretionary.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: I’m in a chapter 13 and was involved in a car accident. My car was a total loss . Is there anyway I would be able to

Get the check for the insurance to get another since I’m paying for the car in the bankruptcy ? Since no one will give me a loan to get a car because my credit is low the first thing that shows up is the ch. 13 bankruptcy so it’s an automatic no. Or is there any option out there for someone in... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 29, 2021

You will have to let the trustee know and get permission from the court before you can receive the proceeds to buy a new car.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Rights and Small Claims for Mississippi on
Q: I need to know if someone can take me to court over a car that is in my name that I was allowing to make the payments on

This family member had paid a year worth in advance of payments and still have two months remaining when I took the car back because she refused to get insurance in her name so it was in my name and we had a agreement a handshake agreement that no one wants to drive the vehicle besides her and I... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 19, 2021

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It's difficult to predict what could happen in this situation because it is a somewhat unconventional way to sell or transfer a car. There are some loose ends here in terms of ownership, insurance, and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Domestic Violence for Mississippi on
Q: I parked behind my boyfriend at his job on private property, and blocked him in from leaving.

He reversed and pushed my car out of the way with his car. Then when he was able to get out, he backed up and hit my car again before driving off . I’m not pressing charges & I wasn’t injured, but can the police? I heard them mention something about private property, but also heard them... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 28, 2021

It could be any number of charges.

For starters, for the damage to your car, get estimates and send them to your insurance company.

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