If you’ve been involved in a hit-and-run accident in Mississippi, you’re likely feeling incredibly frustrated—and just a little bit hopeless. Any time a vehicle leaves the scene of an accident—whether it’s a car vs. car crash, a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash, or an accident where a vehicle hits property—this is defined as a hit-and-run accident.
Leaving the scene of any type of accident is a federal crime. Federal and local laws in Mississippi both state that any driver involved in a crash must pull over and provide their insurance information. Hit-and-run drivers are punishable by law. During the aftermath of a hit-and-run crime, you may feel that the guilty driver may not be caught and punished, but the opposite is generally true. By remaining calm and doing everything you can to help the police, you can help ensure the driver is found.