officers are not responsible for accidents. I would like to know if this is true and what course do I have to have my vehicle fixed. The vehicle was parked in front of my house when he struck it.
A few things. 1) If no one was injured, your car insurance should cover it, especially if you have insurance with uninsured motorist coverage.
2) Under the Mississippi Tort Claims Act (the law under which you must sue the state or local government entity), law enforcement is only liable for damages caused during official duties if an officer showed a reckless disregard for the safety of human life. That's a really high standard. There have been people struck by police during high speed chases that didn't meet the burden of reckless disregard. You could have an argument for a lower standard in that its conceivable that a code enforcement officer is not law enforcement.
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You really need to go sit down with an experienced lawyer and go over the specifics of your case. You very well may have a suit.
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