Police Reports for Car Accidents in Mississippi
How to Obtain a Police Report
There are a number of ways you can obtain your police report for a car accident in Mississippi. Keep in mind that it will cost between $15 and $20 to obtain a copy of your accident report.
To obtain your Mississippi accident report online you can access records via https://www.ms.gov/dps/crash_reports.
According to Mississippi law (63-3-417) it is illegal to obtain a crash report if you are not the involved party, next of kin, an insurer, a representative of the party’s estate, or legal representative.
To obtain your police report via mail you can reach Driver Records Division at P.O. Box 958, Jackson, Mississippi, 39205. To ensure your report is available you will need to contact the department at 601.987.1224.
To obtain your accident report in person, you can access your report at your local Mississippi Highway Patrol office or the local police department where the accident occurred.
What Type of Information is Included in a Car Accident Report?
The degree of detail may vary, but you can expect your police/accident report to contain the following information:
- Date, time, and location
- Names and contact information for the drivers involved, as well as witnesses
- Statements from both drivers and witnesses
- Description of damage to the vehicles, including pictures taken at the scene
- Description of any injuries suffered by any person involved
- Narrative from the officer on how the crash occurred, who he/she believes is the at-fault driver, and whether citations were issued
- Diagram depicting the accident scene
Injured in a Car Wreck?
If you were involved in a car wreck, it may be wreaking havoc on your life. You may be without a vehicle or unable to work, with medical bills and car repairs piling up. You may fear that your financial stability and good credit history are at risk.
The good news is that if the other driver was at fault, you have options. The attorneys at Taylor King Law are prepared to handle the legal proceedings and negotiate with the insurance companies to ensure you receive fair compensation. Our law firm has helped thousands of accident victims in over 25 years of legal practice.
At Taylor King Law, we handle your case like a long-distance race, not a sprint. We will always work to settle your case as quickly as possible so that you can get your bills paid and move on with your life, but we will never cut corners or allow the insurance company to take advantage of you. It’s a process, and we are honored to walk through it alongside you. Because our attorney’s fee is a percentage of your settlement, if there is no settlement then there is no fee.
Don’t allow someone else’s negligence to permanently impact your life. Protect your rights and hire an experienced attorney.
From obtaining your police report to ensuring your medical bills are paid, we’re committed to being on your side – by your side.
If you think you may have a case or have questions, call our local office in Jackson, Mississippi, at 601.385.0582 or reach us at our toll-free number 1.800.CAR.WRECK for a free consultation. You can also reach us online by filling out the form below or using our online chat feature 24/7.
About Taylor King
“The best part of practicing, for me, has always been working with clients, explaining legal issues to people who don’t have a background in law. I took my first personal injury case in 1992 when a client brought me the stack of letters she had received from personal injury lawyers after she was involved in a car accident. Instead of hiring one of those firms, she asked me to represent her. As I worked with more and more people who had been seriously injured, I realized that many people do not know their rights as accident victims.
Eventually, I started the Taylor King law firm to meet the needs of my friends and neighbors. Our first office was a two-room, 125-year-old building in downtown Arkadelphia.
We’ve grown since then; today we have a team of more than 20 attorneys and over 50 professional staff members who are ready to help. With an office in Jackson, Mississippi, we’ve got you covered.”
— Taylor King
Office in Jackson
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