Hit and Run Accidents

Being involved in a car accident can be traumatic, upsetting, and scary, mainly when you sustain severe injuries. The situation can get even more complicated if the liable party zooms off before you obtain their insurance or contact information. In addition, hit and run accidents can make the recovery process more difficult, considering the emotional and financial burden left behind.

Luckily, you still have options to recover compensation for the accident even after the responsible party flees the accident scene. A Mississippi hit and run accident attorney can help you track the driver who caused the accident. They can help you try alternatives like pursuing uninsured motorist coverage to ensure you recover compensation for the pain and suffering, lost wages, and any other loss incurred due to the accident.

Penalties for Hit & Run Accidents in Mississippi

Speeding off from the accident scene is a punishable offense in Mississippi. If you are convicted of a hit and run accident, you may face 30 days to one-year imprisonment and a fine of not less than $100 and no more than $5000.

If it results in severe personal injuries or the victim's death, the hit-and-run accident is treated as a felony. You may face 5-20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1000-$10000, in addition to  your driver's license being revoked.

What to Do After a Hit & Run Accident

If you have been involved in a hit-and-run accident, it is understandable you may not be sure of what to do next. Here are steps to take to ensure your interests and rights are protected:

  • Immediately call the police department, especially if you have sustained injuries from the accident.
  • Try to gather and record information about the vehicle that caused the accident. The police may be unable to catch the driver if you're unable to provide essential details of the car, which can benefit your case. Record the vehicle's model, make, color, license plate number, and other noticeable features.
  • Take photos or videos of the accident scene. Photos and videos of the vehicle that caused the accident may put you in a better position to recover maximum compensation.
  • Document the names and contact information of eyewitnesses.
  • Visit your physician for a medical evaluation.
  • Contact a Mississippi hit and run accident attorney.

Financial Recovery in Hit & Run Car Accidents

Victims of hit and run accidents in Mississippi are entitled to recover financial compensation to pay for damages like:

  • Ongoing and future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of consortium
  • Lost enjoyment

How a Mississippi Hit & Run Accident Attorney Can Help

You are entitled to compensation if you have been injured at a hit-and-run accident scene. The Mississippi hit & run accident attorney from Ben Bowden, Attorney at Law, will help you recover the compensation you deserve. They will investigate the accident scene, track down the liable party, file an insurance claim, and negotiate with the insurance adjusters.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can aid your recovery.

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