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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 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 insurance under...
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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 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 else... 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 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 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 »

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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 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.

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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 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 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 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 criminal...
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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 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 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 to be... 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 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...
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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 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.

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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 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 that... 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 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 »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on

Q: i was in a accident but the insurance company the person was under want pay me cause he us an excluded driver

Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 11, 2018

Contact a member of the Miss. Assn for Justice--they give free consults. If you have collision run it through your company and they'll sort it out. If not get estimates, send copies to the driver and owner, state what is going on and if they don't take care of those issues you will ask to havei... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on

Q: I was involved in an accident that was my fault but I received injuries. Can I get paid for my injuries?

Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Dec 14, 2017

You may have insurance on your vehicle which covers medical bills on a wreck regardless of who caused the wreck. This coverage is called medical payments coverage and typically is coverage in the amount of $1000 or $5000.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Mississippi on

Q: Have money in a trust at a lawyer's office, can't get any one to return calls or emails. What is the next step?

The money was part of an insurance settlement from an accident. Per the attorney, the money was owed to a health care provider but when I spoke with a representative from the insurance company, they stated there was no money owed to them. I asked the law office to send me a copy of the statement... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 15, 2017

First, get a note from the insurance company that no money is owed.

Then contact the attorney complaints office of your county bar association.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on

Q: I recently got in an accident and the other driver called the police.

I left before they showed up, and now I want to know if that will negatively affect me.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2017

Well, lets see--the cops won't have your story, you may get a citation for leaving the scene--yes, it won't help.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on

Q: How long can an abandoned vehicle be left onside of the interstate in Mississippi?

Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Oct 4, 2017

It is considered abandoned after 5 days on a roadway and may be towed. Another period of time must pass for any ownership rights to change.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Mississippi on

Q: Could someone in a lengthy yet easy to understand way explain paragraph 2 63-3-1007

Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Oct 4, 2017

(2) When operating a bicycle upon a roadway, a bicyclist must exercise due care when passing or overtaking a vehicle that is standing or proceeding in the same direction.

Bicyclists are now considered like another car on the roadway under the new bike legislation in Mississippi. A bicyclist...
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