A 71-year-old women was killed after she was involved in a crash with a State Trooper Tuesday afternoon in Corinth, Mississippi. Mississippi Highway Patrol reported that the wreck with state trooper killed the elderly women when she pulled out in front of him at the intersection of Highway 45 South and County Road 512 south. According to WLBT The State Trooper was not injured but both vehicles were totaled.
If you were in a wreck with a police officer, you need to know they play by a different set of rules. When it comes to a crash with a police officer in Mississippi, it falls under the Mississippi Tort Claims Act which means they don’t follow the laws of a normal civilian. They have shorter deadlines, which means there is a 1-year statute of limitations versus the normal 3 years. They also require advanced notice if you plan to sue them, and you also must prove reckless disregard. Lastly you are capped to the amount of damages you can collect no matter how severe the wreck was.
After a wreck with a police officer, you want to contact an experienced attorney immediately. These types of cases are extremely time sensitive so it’s important to not wait. The attorneys at Chhabra & Gibbs P.A. have over 130+ years of experience fighting all types of accident cases.
If you or a loved one was involved in a wreck with a police officer, a civilian, or a commercial trucker contact us for a FREE case evaluation. Our legal team will help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us at 601-948-8005 for your confidential consultation. For more personal injury news visit msinjurylaw.com.