If you have never been in a car accident before, you may be unsure as to what steps you should take in the aftermath of one of these distressing incidents. First, you should never leave the accident scene. This is important because if you do you could face criminal penalties as a result. Those penalties can be quite substantial, especially if there are physical injuries or death. Also, if there are injuries, death, or property damages that are more than $250, Mississippi car accident laws require that the incident be reported to the authorities.
Once the police arrive at the scene, aid is applied to those victims who require it, the crash is cleared, and you are back at home, you may have many questions as to what your options are to recover your losses. During such a time, you can call the Jackson car accident attorney at the Germany Law Firm, PLLC for more information and sound legal guidance.
Speaking to the Police After a Mississippi Car Accident
If you have heard that after a crash, you should refrain from speaking about the incident so you do not jeopardize your ability to recover compensation, this is mostly true. The less you say the better and getting in touch with an attorney soon after a crash to handle communications is important to safeguarding your best interests. however, there is a value and a need to speak to police officers who respond to an accident scene.
First, you must speak to the police when they arrive at the crash scene. They are going to ask for your verifying documents including your driver’s license, registration, and Mississippi insurance coverage. You must provide these to them.
If they ask you questions about how the crash happened, however, you do not have to supply this information. In fact, keeping details in this regard to a minimum is good practice. Not admitting fault in any way, including saying your sorry to other individuals involved in your crash, is also advisable.
After reviewing the accident scene, the police may include in their report who they think is at fault for the crash. The police report could be one potentially helpful bit of information that you can use to support your personal injury claim. While a police report alone will not be the sole piece of evidence that can win your case for you, it can be very helpful.
All in all, you do have to speak with the police if they come, but only with the required documentation. For more information on what to do after a car accident in Mississippi, consider reaching out to the Jackson personal injury attorney at the Germany Law Firm, PLLC.
Speak with a Jackson Car Accident Attorney
Victims may sustain physical bodily harm and property damages after a crash. Financial compensation for these damages and more may be possible. To have your car or truck accident case evaluated, the Jackson car accident attorney at Germany Law Firm, PLLC is here to help. Call Germany Law Firm, PLLC today to schedule a free consultation at (601) 487-0555.