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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...
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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
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
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 »

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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
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... 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
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
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
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
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
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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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Small Claims for Mississippi on
Q: Debris came off of a dump truck and hit my car, he agreed to pay for my window but would not pay for other damages.

How should I go about handling this? I was headin south and he was heading north. Where in the law does it says he is responsible for all damages?

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Oct 4, 2017

If the damage is due to their negligence then you would recover the amount of the damages at trial. Going through the trouble to get to trial is the issue. Call an attorney who practices in this area, if the damages are substantial or the driver has insurance there may be options an attorney would... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense, Car Accidents and Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: I was in a bad wreck while on divery for pizza inn they post to have auto insurance on me but didn't so are they liable
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 1, 2017

You want to check with a member of the Miss. Trial Lawyers Assn/Assn for Justice who handles comp--they give free consultations.

You would have a claim but it's not the type of claim that's going to give you relief, now.

So get the consult because your type of situation...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: we had an Auto accident in Mississippi. Auto damage claims have been paid. Medical claims/pain/suffering are still pend

Medical claims pending. We were hit in the rear end. husband has back issues. State Farm refusing to pay for scans and MRI because they found an aerotic aneursym.

William C. Head
William C. Head answered on Aug 16, 2017

If you do not have a civil attorney, to help your family recover damages, then you need to retain one.

State Farm is notorious for saying NO, among personal injury attorneys that represent the parties who are not at fault. If a doctor said these tests were medically necessary, then why...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: I hit an unattended vehicle in a parking lot I left a note with my name but put the wrong number on note and was cited .

Was cited for leaving Sean of accident what should I except in court this happened in Richland ms

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 6, 2017

Contact an attorney who handles cases in that courthouse. You don't want to represent yourself. Maybe they can get you a deal where you plead to a different offense that doesn't have a heavy penalty.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: Can you use the sholder to decelerate to make a right turn in mississippi?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 24, 2017

If you mean can you pass on the right? Can you use it as a travel lane (indicated from to make a right turn?) No.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: Truck driver turned into my lane causing me to have to drive off the road to avoid being hit by Him.

Truck driver turned into my lane causing me to have to drive off the road to avoid being hit by him. I went up a curve and hit a fire hydrant. The trucker then tried to leave the scene. I then had risk driving my damaged car to chase the trucker down to get any identifiable information on the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 10, 2016

Him forcing you off the road would result in a claim by the city that you'd have to get his insurance to pay. You have a claim for your injuries, the damage to your car. If there was a camera at the intersection see if there are images you can look at.

Contact a member of the Miss.Assn...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: What can I sue for somebody throwing a hammer through my bad window while driving
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 25, 2016

assault?Did you report to police? Their car insurance should take care of it.If you were hurt, contact member of Miss Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: Does a check from a insurance company (from a settlement) does it have to go through the chamber of commerce?
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Nov 14, 2015

Huh? Check with your lawyer.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: Passenger hurt in single car accident, can i file a suit against the driver if he didnt have insurance?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 26, 2015

Yes you can sue most likely. Contact a personal injury attorney and have a full discussion about this.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: I was Headed to e.r with emergency blankers. A guy hit me and trying to blame it on me.when he was on phone

The officer came to hospital took my info down and when I got police report he put me at fault!! How am I at fault when I went through a yellow light that was green. I'm pregnant now without work I don't know what to do. I'm dealing with more pain and I don't know if it's... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 7, 2015

It is not clear whether you are asking about whether you can sue him in a civil action, are concerned about the traffic ticket, or both. You should make a claim with his insurance carrier for the damage to your car.

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