If you, your child, or another family member suffered injuries after being hit by a car in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, you might be able to hold the driver responsible and recover a payout for your expenses and losses. A Bay St. Louis pedestrian accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you with your case. We may be able to investigate the accident, prove the driver is liable, and file a claim on your behalf.
You can speak to a team member from the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport about your Bay Saint Louis accident and injuries. We will review your case and offer information about your rights and possible options. Call (228) 357-9621 today to learn more.
Pedestrian Accident Injuries May Support a Personal Injury Lawsuit
In most cases, traffic laws hold motorists responsible for watching out for those on foot and preventing accidents that could injure these pedestrians. For this reason, pedestrian accident cases often support legal action against the driver under the Mississippi Civil Code.
Pedestrian versus car collisions accounted for 13 percent of all 2018 traffic accident fatalities in Mississippi, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Almost 90 people lost their lives after being hit by cars in 2018 alone. If your loved one died in a pedestrian accident, our team also accepts wrongful death cases based on Miss. Code Ann. §11-7-13.
If you or your child suffered injuries in this type of accident, you might be able to file a personal injury lawsuit in the appropriate civil court to seek damages from the at-fault driver. However, there may also be another way to secure a payout. At the Morris Bart law firm, our team can often secure a financial recovery for our clients through a liability auto insurance claim.
We may be able to help you navigate this process, as well. Let the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport review your case and offer our insight for free today. You can call (228) 357-9621 to learn more about your case and our services.
For a free legal consultation with a Pedestrian Accident lawyer serving Bay St. Louis, call (228) 357-9621
Our Team Represents Bay St. Louis Pedestrian Accident Victims
A Bay St. Louis pedestrian accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm knows how to build a strong argument that our client suffered damages as a result of negligence and should, therefore, receive a settlement. We apply the Mississippi Civil Code to our clients’ cases, proving the drivers acted negligently and are liable for their victims’ injuries. Then, we document the expenses, losses, and intangible damages our clients suffered and demand a payout in accordance with this evidence.
Some of the evidence we use to prove these cases includes:
- The report and supporting documents filed by law enforcement officers who responded to the accident scene
- The statements of eyewitnesses, including the accident victims
- Video of the accident from dashcams, surveillance cameras, traffic cams, or other sources
- Accident reconstructions and the expert opinion of accident reconstruction specialists
- Surveys of the accident scene that help us understand what happened
- The medical records documenting the victim’s relevant injuries and treatments
- Expert medical testimony about prognosis, future care needs, and more
- Receipts and bills that prove the victim’s financial losses
Pursuing Damages for a Pedestrian Accident Victim in Bay St. Louis
The damages a pedestrian accident victim suffers generally include both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include both financial losses and direct expenses. For example, they will have direct expenses in medical bills for their evaluation, treatment, hospitalization, and continued care. If their injuries require them to miss time away from work, they may also have financial losses in the form of missed wages.
Non-economic losses primarily center around the physical pain they suffered and the emotional suffering they endured. These are sometimes called intangible losses or “pain and suffering” damages.
Unfortunately, when a pedestrian is struck by a car, the injuries are not always survivable. If your loved one passed away due to their injuries, you may also be able to recover wrongful death damages. To learn more, contact the Morris Bart law firm today.
Meeting Deadlines in Your Bay St. Louis Accident Case
We may be able to build a stronger case if we can get to work sooner. Some evidence, such as surveillance video of an accident, has a short life if we cannot identify and preserve it. We ask that you call us for your case review as soon as your injuries allow. If your child is hurt, reach out to us to learn about your options once you understand their likely prognosis.
Under Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49, we generally have only three years to file legal action based on this type of collision. There are exceptions to this rule, but it is a good idea not to wait. We can determine the deadlines that may apply during our evaluation of your case.
Talk to Morris Bart, LTD About Your Pedestrian Accident Case Today
A Bay St. Louis pedestrian accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you with your insurance claim following your accident. We provide case reviews so you can learn more about your rights, how these cases work, and your options for possibly seeking damages based on your injuries. We want to discuss what happened, the injuries you sustained, your prognosis, and more.
You can call the Morris Bart law firm’s Gulfport office today. Call (228) 357-9621 to talk to a team member about your accident at no cost to you or your family. We are a contingency-fee firm with 15 offices serving all of Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Arkansas.
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