Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi

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.

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Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Cleveland, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: 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 walk you through the process. Feel free to reach out to any lawyer on here by clicking the contact information next to their name. Most of us, myself included, offer free consultations to see how we can help out. Regardless, though, judging from the facts as you've presented them, you will be entitled to some form of compensation.

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