What Happened To My Crash Report? The Ins-And-Outs Of Obtaining A Crash Report In Mississippi For Your Car Accident Case
The aftermath of a car accident is often a stressful time as parties to the accident heal from their wounds, cars get towed and repaired, and fault is assessed. When an accident is caused due to the negligence of another driver, or their carelessness or recklessness, a car accident survivor may decide that they want to seek legal help to obtain damages related to their injuries. Indeed, in Mississippi, survivors of car accidents that were caused by another person’s negligence may be entitled to compensation, such as lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
One of the first things that a person may wonder when initiating a car accident claim, or preparing for a consultation with a Mississippi personal injury lawyer, is where they can obtain a copy of the accident report that law enforcement personnel compiled at the scene of the car accident. To help Mississippians obtain their car accidents reports to support their personal injury cases, we provide a step-by-step guide to getting your car accident report in Mississippi below.
What is a Mississippi Car Accident or Car Crash Report?
At the outset, it is important for car accident survivors in Mississippi to know what a Mississippi car accident report or “car crash report” is. A car accident report is a report of a car accident created by law enforcement personnel at the scene of a car accident. The car accident report details the nature of the accident, the parties involved, the location, and any other details that may be relevant to the potential case. The car accident report may also detail damages and injuries caused to the parties in the car accident.
How to Obtain My Mississippi Car Crash Report
To obtain a copy of your Mississippi car crash report, you can file a request online with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. Importantly, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety requires that those requesting a copy of a car crash report certify that they are a party involved in the car crash, the representative of a party who was involved in the car crash, an involved party’s “next of kin”, or insurance personnel. Mississippi laws prohibit other parties from obtaining a Mississippi car crash report. After certifying that you are a person who is legally authorized to obtain your car crash report, you can click “submit” on the Mississippi Department of Public Safety’s Crash Report page, and fill out the prompts (such as your case number and vehicle identification number) to make the request.
Justice for Car Accident Victims in Mississippi
If you are the victim of a car accident due to someone else’s negligence in Mississippi, It is important to speak with a Mississippi personal injury lawyer as soon as possible about your rights and options. Contact the experienced Mississippi personal injury lawyers at Lunsford Baskin & Priebe for a free and confidential consultation to see if they can help represent you. Contact Lunsford Baskin & Priebe today and speak to a Mississippi personal injury lawyer about your case for free.