A Bay St. Louis driving while intoxicated accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you with your collision injuries caused by a drunk driver. Mississippi’s traffic accident laws allow you to hold the at-fault driver responsible. If a driver got behind the wheel while drunk or on drugs, you might be able to file a claim and secure compensation for your damages.
The team from the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport wants to discuss your Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, traffic accident with you today. Call (228) 357-9621 now for a complimentary case evaluation with a team member.
How a Drunk Driving Accident Case Typically Plays Out
When people think about driving while intoxicated (DWI) legal cases, they often consider the criminal case against the driver first. DWI criminal cases are based on Miss. Code Ann. §63-11-30, the statute sets the limits and penalties for driving over the legal limit. However, there are also statutes under the Mississippi Civil Code that may apply.
When a driver violates a traffic law or other rule and causes an injury accident, the victims of that accident can hold them accountable under the Mississippi Civil Code. In most cases, you can do this by filing an insurance claim based on the at-fault driver’s liability car insurance policy. You also have the right to take them to civil court via a personal injury lawsuit if they caused your collision, injuries, and financial losses.
It is important to note that you may be able to recover a payout in your civil case regardless of the outcome of the criminal charges against the drunk driver. If they violated a traffic law and this led to the crash, such as running a red light, they may be legally responsible even if you cannot prove they were intoxicated at the time.
To learn more about drunk driving accident cases based on the specific details of your case, call the Morris Bart law office for a free consultation today.
For a free legal consultation with a Driving While Intoxicated Accident lawyer serving Bay St. Louis, call (228) 357-9621
Building a Case Against an Intoxicated Driver
A Bay St. Louis driving while intoxicated accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can take steps to build a case for our clients after they suffer injuries in a drunk driving crash. When a drunk or drugged driver gets behind the wheel, their impairment can dramatically affect their coordination, vision, reasoning, and decision-making, and other necessary abilities, leading to reckless mistakes behind the wheel. It also, all too often, means causing traffic accidents that injure others.
When we represent a victim of a Bay Saint Louis driving while intoxicated crash, we will show the drunk driver’s negligence and how their behavior led directly to the collision. We will then demonstrate our client’s losses and outline what a fair settlement will look like in their case. This often allows us to negotiate an agreement that compensates our client without taking the case to trial.
The Morris Bart law firm is a contingency-fee firm serving accident victims from Coastal Mississippi. You can reach our Gulfport team today by calling (228) 357-9621.
Pursue Damages by Holding the Drunk Driver Responsible
Victims of Bay St. Louis DWI accidents may be able to recover compensation for their damages by holding the drunk driver accountable in court. Alternatively, an out-of-court settlement agreement may recover the same types of damages without needing to take the time and money to prepare for trial and present the case in court.
The damages we pursue for our clients in these cases depend on the expenses, losses, and non-economic damages we uncover during our investigation. We take time to document our client’s losses and put a value on their case so that we understand the value of their damages and do not settle for less than they need to cover their expenses.
Some common expenses and losses our clients experience in a Bay St. Louis motorcycle crash include treatment and care costs, lost income, property damages, and their intangible pain and suffering. We also accept wrongful death cases based on Miss. Code Ann. §11-7-13.
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Take Action to Learn More Today
There are certain timelines we need to adhere to in order to protect our clients’ rights. We need to start our investigation as soon as we can. In many of these cases, the key deadline is the state’s statute of limitations on personal injury suits, Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49. This law puts a three-year time limit on filing a civil suit based on most accidents.
Contact our team as soon as possible after your collision to learn more. We can go to work immediately to identify evidence that supports our clients’ claims.
Discuss Your Case with an Attorney from Our Gulfport Office
We know what it takes to hold the intoxicated driver responsible for your car accident injuries and damages and may be able to build a case for you. Our team can review the details of your accident and injuries today for free. We will discuss your options for recovering compensation and ensuring the drunk driver pays for their reckless actions.
You can reach a lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm now by dialing (228) 357-9621. Staff members are standing by to speak with you about your Bay St. Louis accident case.
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