Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Mississippi Car Accidents Questions & Answers
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 »

View More Answers

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.

View More Answers

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 »

View More Answers

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...
Read more »

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 »

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: Someone hit me from the back an I just bought the car the same day didn't get the chance to put insurance on it
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 26, 2019

Some insurance policies cover you if you get a car and put it on the policy. If you had no policy at the time, file a claim with the other person's insurance for the damage to your car.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: Bridge out n they had no barriers up which caused me to run Into a excavator sitting In road is it my fault

They only had two bridge out signs I've been trying to find out what the laws are in ms on bridge out costruction

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 19, 2019

One of the issues you could be confronted with here is the general responsibility to maintain a safe speed for given conditions and to maintain a lookout while driving, regardless of jurisdiction. I hope you were not injured, but based on possible injuries or damages, you could arrange a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Rights and Wrongful Death for Mississippi on
Q: In Mississippi what reason would police not have to test a person who hit a pedestrian who died as result of injuries?

The dead was tested but not driver it was determined by a field sobriety test they were good to go? But another person did same and both were tested

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 6, 2019

No great reason unless the person had no sign of alcohol and claimed no use--they need probable cause, and if the person wasn't dead on the scene the fact there is a hit isn't enough.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: Hit a motor cycle in road n killed somebody n didn't know I hit them because I didn't stop how can I defend myself
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 25, 2019

Assuming you have insurance, the insurance company should be able to fund the defense on this case (assuming that it's civil); otherwise, you will have to hire a private attorney to represent you. That being said, these types of cases are incredibly fact-intensive.

If this is a...
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: Is it against the law to be parked on the side of the road in a neighborhood

I got in a wreck in my neighborhood with a car that was parked on the right side of the road facing forward with them in the car being completely stopped. Would it be my fault or theirs.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 19, 2018

It could depend on what the parking regulations were, what the weather/visibility conditions were, the operation of your vehicle, and other factors. You could consult with an attorney in Mississippi who could examine the matter in further detail.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: I was pulling out onto the hey I’m the right lane and as I pulled out my bumper got hit. She clipped my bumper. She was

In other lane. She told the cop she had her blinker on to come in other lane, but she didn’t. So they said I failed to yield to her. So what do I need to do. Her blinker was never on.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 8, 2018

Assuming you aren't injured, take the position it's on her. If cited plead not guilty. Even if she had a blinker on or off, the real problem here is that you apparently were pulling onto the highway from an exit (not clear from the above), and if you were any traffic on the highway tends... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: If insurance just sent my title after my car was total lost feb 27 does that mean my case settled

I also have a injury case

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jul 13, 2018

It really depends on what the adjuster has communicated to you and whether you have accepted anything to officially settle the case.

I would encourage you to reach out to an attorney so that they can get more details about your case. Most firms, including mine, offer free consultations to...
Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: I am uninsured and was in an accident. Would like to know what to expect
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Apr 10, 2018

You need to contact an attorney immediately. During your conversation with the attorney, you need to disclose all of the details re the accident, including whether the other person was at fault, did they have insurance, the nature of any injuries, etc.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: Dog ran off down the road,got hit and killed the man in the truck just kept driving.We have his tag #,what can be done?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 20, 2018

Ask the police. Dog was in the road so it's largely on you. Duty to stop is to people, or damage to property over whatever Ms. sets as the bar. A dog is valued at the market value, not the intrinsic value to you. Note however if the dog did damage to the car the driver may counterclaim for... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: 4 months since car accident. Injuries became apparent over time. Is it too late to do anything?

Sheriffs vehicle pulled onto hwy in front of us, we were traveling approx 50 mph, and we hit him. I had xrays done at ER bc of leg pain & numbness in knee. Xrays showed no breaks but dr took note of those injuries plus a knot on my back but said I was prob just severely bruised. However after 4... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Feb 17, 2018

From the facts presented, it looks as though your potential claim falls within the statute of limitations. The issue that you may have is overcoming the Mississippi Tort Claims Act, which shields municipalities and political subdivisions from claims under particular circumstances. As this is time... Read more »

View More Answers

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.