Meridian, MS asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi

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 MDOT has sent cerified letter saying I owe them upwards of $1,000 for damage to the cable guard rail that was supposedly damage. I have never heard of this. Can this be true? And How?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: 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 damage claims against motorists for guardrail or other damages. You could contact your insurance carrier to look into whether they will consider it, despite a release possibly having been signed. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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