Mississippi Has One of the Highest Uninsured Motorist Rates in the U.S.
In a 2015 study, researchers estimated that in 2015 roughly 1 out of every 4 drivers in Mississippi does not carry car insurance. Currently, drivers do not need to show proof of insurance when purchasing or renewing license plates or updating driver’s licenses. Though Mississippi laws require every driver to have car insurance, police are finding it difficult to enforce these laws.
Accidents Involving Uninsured Motorists
As reported in a recent news article, this spells trouble for other drivers on the road who are insured. If you are injured by an uninsured motorist, you may not be able to recover the money you need to cover the cost of car repairs, medical bills, rehab, lost wages, and other injury-related expenses. It can be difficult to know what to do when you’ve been hit by an uninsured motorist—but our experienced car accident lawyer is here to help.
What to Do When Hit by an Uninsured Motorist
After a car accident, you should always make a point to gather the other driver’s information, including their full name, phone number, email, address, place of work, and more. You should also ask for their insurance information, including the policy number and the carrier. Should you find out that the other driver doesn’t have insurance, be sure to get as much contact information as you can, then get in touch with a tough, effective car accident attorney in Mississippi right away.
At Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A., we get results. We can help you figure out how to get your accident-related expenses covered and minimize your out-of-pocket costs as much as possible. Let us take the weight off your shoulders and figure it out on your behalf.
Call (601) 869-0696 today or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.