If a fatigued driver caused your traffic collision, and you have evidence to prove their negligence was to blame, you can hold them accountable for your personal injuries under Mississippi law. A Biloxi driver fatigue accident lawyer may be able to represent you through the claims process and seek compensation on your behalf.
You can speak with a team member from the Morris Bart law firm in Gulfport about your Biloxi car accident case today. We will review the facts of your collision and injuries today for free. Call (228) 357-9621 to get started and to learn more about your legal options.
Fatigued Drivers Increase the Risk of Car Accidents on Roadways
If you believe your Harrison County traffic accident occurred because of a fatigued or drowsy motorist, you have a right to hold them responsible for their negligence under Mississippi Civil Code. Fatigued driving is a careless, reckless, and negligent act that puts other drivers in danger.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fatigue affects a person’s ability to drive safely and carefully in several ways, which includes:
- It is difficult to focus on the road and tasks at hand.
- It is impossible to avoid drifting off to sleep in some cases.
- It slows reaction time mentally, making it take longer to identify a hazard and think through what needs to happen.
- It slows physical reaction time, meaning it takes longer to react even once you decide how to react.
- It makes it more difficult to use good judgment and decisions behind the wheel.
The more fatigued a driver is, the more diminished his abilities are, and the more likely he could cause an accident. In a worst-case scenario, if a driver falls asleep behind the wheel, he could run off the road, collide with other vehicles, lose control of their car, and other serious consequences.
If a fatigued driver caused your Biloxi accident, reach out to the Morris Bart law firm in Gulfport today about your case. We will review your traffic accident case to determine if we believe you can take legal action to hold the tired driver responsible. Contact our office today to get started.
For a free legal consultation with a Driver Fatigue Accident lawyer serving Biloxi, call (228) 357-9621
How a Drive Fatigue Accident Attorney Can Help You
When we agree to take on an accident case, a Biloxi driver fatigue accident lawyer does so based on a contingency fee. We do not ask our clients to pay anything up front or out of pocket. Instead, we work to prove their case by investing our financial support to survey the accident scene, perform accident reconstruction, enlist experts’ help, and more. Only when we reach a settlement agreement or secure a financial award in court will we receive attorney fees to cover these costs.
Once we have the evidence we need to prove negligence and liability, we will seek proof of our client’s damages. This could include:
- Medical expert testimony
- Medical bills
- Medical records
- Other documents
We will then use this proof to put a fair settlement value on our client’s case, including their intangible losses, such as pain and suffering. This proof is crucial to ensure we do not settle for less than our clients may be entitled to receive, forcing them to pay for their expenses out of pocket.
We will approach the at-fault driver’s insurance company with a strong case to support our claim and demand a payout that compensates our client fairly. This action may lead to settlement negotiations. We can often reach an agreement for a settlement with an insurance company that is willing to take responsibility and cooperate with us.
However, when the insurer does not agree to a fair settlement, Mississippi Code Annotated §15-1-49 only allows us three years from the accident date to file a lawsuit in Harrison County civil court. We can name the fatigued driver as the defendant and ask the court to hold them responsible based on the case we present. Call our law firm today at (228) 357-9621 to learn more about this process. From our 15 offices, our team provides legal representation to injured accident victims in all areas of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Recoverable Damages for Victims of Crashes Caused by Driver Fatigue
When seeking damages for our clients, we take the evidence we collected during our investigation and present it to the insurer that represents the at-fault motorist. This evidence will include the documentation to show the victim’s losses. These losses become recoverable damages when we file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
We will seek compensation for damages that may include:
- Ambulance transportation and emergency department evaluation
- Ongoing treatment, medical care, and related costs
- Lost income and related benefits
- Reduced earning capacity
- Vehicle repairs and other property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Other economic and noneconomic damages
We also accept wrongful death cases in Harrison County, if necessary. If your family member died in a traffic accident caused by a fatigued driver in our service area, we might be able to seek damages on your family’s behalf. Let our team review your loved one’s accident case at no cost to you today.
Contact a Biloxi Car Accident Lawyer to Learn More About Your Rights to Pursue Compensation
A Biloxi driver fatigue accident lawyer may accept your case and seek compensation on your behalf if we believe you have a valid claim against the at-fault motorist whose fatigue caused your collision. You can learn more about your legal options based on your case’s facts during a complimentary case review and consultation with our Gulfport team.
Call the Morris Bart law firm in Gulfport at (228) 357-9621. You can discuss your accident and injuries with us during your consultation. We will also answer your questions about your legal options, our services, and more. Contact us today to get started.
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