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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: I was involved in an accident on Dec.17, 2023 at a private residence. What are my options as the victim of negligence?

The policy holder of my insurance has the misguided belief that since the accident happened on private property, that the insurance companies would determine we are both at fault. But the incident report clearly states that she backed into the vehicle I was driving while leaving the residence and... View More

Lindsey S. Macon
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answered on Feb 11, 2024

This summary is unclear in many respects. However, most top personal injury law firms are only going to want your case is personal injuries occurred from the impact. Settling property damage claims is typically settled by each insurance company. My first impression is that the other driver was at... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: I was involved in an accident on Dec.17, 2023 at a private residence. What are my options as the victim of negligence?

The policy holder of my insurance has the misguided belief that since the accident happened on private property, that the insurance companies would determine we are both at fault. But the incident report clearly states that she backed into the vehicle I was driving while leaving the residence and... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 17, 2024

That provision about private property does not sound right - most jurisdictions will apply ordinary vehicle & traffic law provisions, public or private property. Depending on the extent of damages, it could be something to handle in small claims court. A local attorney could provide more... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Collections and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: How do i pursue action against auto body shop that cashed insurance check and has now filed bankruptcy

My car was involved in an accident in Sept and went to a insurance agent referred shop. The shop owner gave the runaround about waiting for parts for two months. Finally the shop owner said he had 95% of parts and would work on the car. The next month the owner claimed his shop was closing. Fast... View More

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Jan 23, 2024

Since he has now filed for bankruptcy, you will need to pursue the matter through the bankruptcy court. I recommend that you consult a bankruptcy attorney to determine whether a proof of claim needs to be filed, to get you on the list of creditors, etc. Be aware that you will probably not receive... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: I was involved in an accident where a motorcycle cop rear ended me. I was then breathalyzed under no probable cause.

The cop was clearly in the wrong and that was known by all parties and witnesses. However, when the report came out, it stated that I was never given a breathalyzer test. Can I sue for this?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Oct 2, 2023

Yes, you can sue the cop for rear-ending you. None of the other allegations in your question really matter.

You can recover the cost to repair your vehicle, loss of use, your medical expenses, and depending upon the nature and extent of your bodily injuries, maybe even pain and suffering.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: I was in a car accident. How much pain and suffering money should I ask for?

I was not extremely hurt. A few bruises, and a hospital check up. My car was fully totaled. I had a passenger, she was hurt a bit more, but not a significant amount.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 13, 2023

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I hope you and your passenger are okay. No attorney can really answer your question based on these limited facts. Your car was totaled. That evidences the possibility of serious impact, or that you were... View More

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.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: I got hit by a car and the person kept on going can I sue the state

And I got a Witness.

Andrew Charles Burrell
Andrew Charles Burrell
answered on Nov 27, 2023

You can only sue the state if the state or a state employee did something wrong. Did you get the tag number of the car that hit you? Have you filed an accident report, if so, then possibly the police department will have information on the car that hit you and you can pursue that claim.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: If a big truck had an accident which caused another accident are they liable for damages

Big truck was being pulled out of ditch which had traffic stopped with no warnings

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jul 28, 2023

It is difficult to tell based on these facts alone. There has to be fault, that is, someone did they something they shouldn't or failed to do something they should have.

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2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Defense, Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: Guy ran a stop sign causing me to hit him. He was 100% at fault. It totaled my vehicle. He has full coverage insurance.

The insurance company does not want to pay me. Also stating that I owe them money. Is this right? They've sent me a demand letter.

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jul 13, 2023

It definitely sounds like you need to get with an experienced personal injury lawyer to talk about the facts and circumstances of this case, especially since your vehicle was totaled and the other driver ignored the stop sign. Feel free to reach out to any lawyer on here by clicking the contact... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: I made a vage accident report and was told to come in to revise report went in to do and was charged with a misdemeanor
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 27, 2023

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Reach out to criminal defense attorneys without delay at this point - this is not something that most car accident attorneys work with. Good luck

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... View 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... View 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... View 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... View 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... View 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... View 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... View 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... View 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... View 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... View 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... View 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... View 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.... View 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

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