Hit & Run Accident
Hit & Run Accident Lawyer in Mississippi
Experienced Hit & Run Accident Lawyer Mississippi
What Is A Hit & Run Accident?
According to federal and state law:
• After a motor vehicle accident, those involved are required to stop and move away from the road (to avoid blocking traffic) and exchange contact, insurance, and identification information. Where the accident caused severe physical injuries, those involved are required to help the injured get emergency medical attention or call emergency services to the scene at the very least.
• If the driver/owner of the other car involved in the accident is not around, the law requires you to make an effort to locate them or leave a note that summarizes what happened and also includes your contact information.
Who Is At Fault In A Hit-and-Run?
The state of Mississippi uses the fault system when it comes to insurance claims. This simply means that if you want to get any compensation for any property damage, physical injuries, emotional pain or financial loss associated with a hit-and-run, you need to be able to prove that the other driver was at-fault for the accident.
As such, you need to do everything you can to document the accident, regardless of whether you were present or not, by collecting as much evidence as possible from the scene and speaking to witnesses immediately after the occurrence. This information can later be used to identify and track the fleeing driver or convince an insurance adjuster or court that the other driver is to blame.
How Do I Get Compensated If I Have Been In A Hit & Run?
Seeking compensation from an unidentified fleeing driver doesn’t sound too promising does it? Fortunately, in such instances you – as the victim – can seek compensation from your insurance company provided that you have uninsured motorist coverage, collision or comprehensive insurance cover.
In case the fleeing driver is identified, you can seek damages (including punitive damages) through a court process.
If you are the victim of a hit-and-run, contact Jones Law Group as soon as possible for a free consultation from a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer.