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Understanding Mississippi’s At-Fault Laws

In the aftermath of a crash, the steps you take to pursue compensation are crucial. Mississippi operates on fault-based laws after a crash, meaning you can hold someone else accountable for their actions and their role in causing the collision.

If you suffer a crash in Mississippi, our team will work hard to stand by your side and explain your options. Below, we’ll help you understand your rights and explain how the laws work to help you obtain compensation when you need it most.

How Does It Work?

After you experience a crash, you can hold someone else accountable under Mississippi law. Some states have laws that state you must go through your own insurance company to pursue compensation. Mississippi laws allow you to file a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Therefore, it becomes imperative to gather evidence that helps you pursue compensation.

Proving fault after a crash requires showing that the other driver was negligent, such as texting and driving, drinking and driving, and more. Through it all, having a lawyer on your side can help.

Who Should I Report My Crash To?

While many people call their insurance company after a crash, you should be careful. Even your insurance company prioritizes profits. As such, before doing anything, be sure to speak with a lawyer who can help you begin the process.

Tell your attorney what happened and what evidence you have. Then, your legal counsel can report everything to your insurance company promptly and effectively while also protecting your rights.

At ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we work hard to help you during your time of need. Our Jackson car accident attorneys know how to hold negligent parties accountable. We’ll be your guide through complex matters and safeguard your rights and give you a voice when you need it most.

Ready to discuss your case? Call our team today at (601) 265-6869.

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