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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.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: A drunk driver ran a red light and hit me last night, am I eligible for the Mississippi crime compensation act?

After the driver struck me, he proceeded to accelerate into my truck trying to flee while I was standing on the outside of his truck making sure him and his passenger were okay and also trying to get his insurance information.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Dec 28, 2020

You may end up being eligible for compensation since he was trying to flee. Typically, in these situations, there will be some interplay between the compensation act and the insurance company. I would highly recommend that you reach out to a lawyer that has experience in both areas so that they can... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: My son's car was hit by another driver. The other driver insurance is taking a long time to fix my son's car, a month

They exchanged information and the other driver admitted fault. But told his insurance they were both at fault. We had to file police report, get them to acquire the video and get the video sent to them. I keep calling the other driver insurance to get the status of the claim but he hardly ever... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 5, 2020

A Mississippi attorney could best advise here, but your post remains open for three weeks. I hope your son and the other driver are okay. As a general matter, I do not see a situation that would provide the basis to sue for mental distress. Because the other driver told his insurance that both... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Mississippi on
Q: I have to send proof of insurance to the state of Mississippi so my license dont get suspended. Who would I send that to
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 30, 2020

The notice saying you need to send proof would say who it is. If your license is in Mississippi it would be to the department of driver licensing. Your state police should be able to tell you.

Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: How can you stop your license from being suspended?

I have financial arrangements to make monthly payments . I have copies of checks where i have paid the payments each month

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 22, 2020

You could start by contacting lawyers who deal with traffic violations and motor vehicle department matters and arranging a free initial consult to discuss the matter. You could search for attorneys on your own online, or through this website. There is a section here under Traffic Tickets. Click... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: If my was killed in a car crash. He was a single dad. Would my dad or myself be intiled to anything?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Feb 16, 2020

Assuming that he passed away because of someone else's negligence, then you and any other legal heir may be entitled to a portion of a settlement or award of damages. You should seriously consider reaching out to a lawyer to discuss further, as there is a time limit on being able to bring... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: Will I go to jail for a first time no drivers liscense ticket after a car accident?

I'm already paying for an older charge, and I am not on probation

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 19, 2020

Likely not, as most people are not put in jail for tickets. That being said, as long as you are still paying towards your older charge, you should still be good to go. As to the car accident, I would encourage you to reach out to a lawyer, as you may be entitled to compensation if the other driver... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Mississippi on
Q: my son was involved in a accident which was the other persons fault they had no insurance and my son was driving his

vechicle which was insured and he had the right away the other driver was cited but our insurance company says my son wasnt listed as a insured driver ,what can we do about this liability to our car abd bodily damages

Michael J. Morse
Michael J. Morse answered on Nov 5, 2019

Was your son injured? Did he live with you? How old is he? Does he have his own car? Did the insurance company know he lived with you and his age? Feel free to email me at mike@855mikewins.com if you want more information.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Small Claims for Mississippi on
Q: What can I do if I fall out of my wheelchair On jatran bus because they didn’t have seatbelts
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 20, 2019

A Mississippi attorney would be best qualified to address your question, but your post remains open for three weeks. At this point, reach out to attorneys if you were injured in the fall. Most attorneys would give a free initial consult for this type of accident, and if they determined that you had... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: My 11 year old stole my new car that wasn’t insured while I was sleeping resulting in a head on collision.

I know financially I am liable but as far as punishment what is the standard. They so far have issued

her two traffic tickets. No license and no insurance which are both in adult court because there is no traffic violations for youth so what do you think will happen

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 3, 2019

she has a defense as an 11 year old can't form intent (they say). As far as the no insurance it's knowingly operate the car on the road without.

As to the insurance, if you notified the insurance company when you bought the new car or shortly after that then it would have...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Small Claims for Mississippi on
Q: I have a unsatisfied judgement against me from 2013, $9,000 ,license suspended. I cant afford to pay it. What can I do?

Sued from motor accident 2013 for 9,000 now have hold on my license. Can’t afford to pay this but wanting to fix so I can eat license what do I do

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Aug 30, 2019

You may need to look into a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Call a competent attorney. You may need to prepare for it beforehand. Schedule F and the Notice To Creditors should list the Creditor Driver, Insurance Co., the Licensing Bureau with your Driver's License Number in the address, and anyone... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: How long can you drive in the turning lane in the center of road in mississippi before getting to the light

People tend to get in the turning lane to pass traffic at a light instead of waiting till they get closer to the intersection to enter it at what point can they enter the turning lane legally

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

I believe it's 63-3-603 and that says only in the turn lane when ready to make the turn. That doesn't mean immediately but it doesn't mean a block before.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: I’m being served for a wreck that happened on November 11 2017, but I no longer live in the state

What do I need to do

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 16, 2019

Without delay, provide the summons and complaint to the insurance carrier that carried your policy at the time of the accident. You should be able to do this via email. You might have to call first to set up a claim number and learn who the claim rep assigned to your file will be. If the carrier... Read more »

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