Jackson, MS asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi

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

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

A: 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 different states could apply their own rules in splitting fault. But to keep things concise, if no one else but the person involved in the accident was at fault, it might be difficult to make a case. Some states have no-fault systems (only a Mississippi attorney could advise on that) where certain first-party benefits are paid (such as medical services or lost wages), and in those jurisdictions, the person doesn't have to show someone else's fault. But these are only generalities. Since you were hurt, you should consider reaching out to a Mississippi attorney to discuss this more meaningfully. A local attorney should advise you here. Good luck

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