If a speeding driver caused your Biloxi traffic accident, the team from the Morris Bart law firm will evaluate your case to see if you can hold the driver liable. A Biloxi accident caused by exceeding posted speed limits lawyer in Gulfport can speak to you in a free consultation about your accident, help you understand your rights, and may offer to represent you during this process. We can file your insurance claim or personal injury case, if necessary.
You can speak with a team member in Gulfport today by calling (228) 357-9621. We can examine the details of your accident and explain your legal options for building a case against the speeding driver who caused your accident.
The Risks of Drivers Who Exceed Posted Speed Limits on the Roadways
Speeding is likely a contributing factor to even more Harrison County injury accidents than many drivers realize. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), speeding contributed to about one out of every four fatal collisions in the U.S. during 2018 and many more injury and property damage accidents.
Exceeding posted speed limits on Biloxi roads increases the risk of accidents and serious injuries or death. Posted speed limits are set where they are for a reason. Exceeding them gives drivers less time to react to hazards and changing road conditions, often leading to more severe injuries when a collision does occur. Seatbelts and airbags may not be as effective at high speeds, either.
In addition to exceeding posted speed limits, it is also possible for a driver to speed by driving too fast for the weather or road conditions. This can cause the same concerns as exceeding the posted speed limit, even if the driver never goes over the speed limit posted on the signs.
Under Miss. Code Ann. §63-3-11, a speeding driver who violates traffic laws on the roadways and causes an accident may be held responsible for that accident in civil court. More commonly, their auto liability insurance company may provide a settlement that compensates the accident victim to avoid going to court.
To learn more about this process or how we may be able to help, contact the Morris Bart law firm in Gulfport today.
For a free legal consultation with a Exceeding Posted Speed Limits Accident lawyer serving Biloxi, call 800-537-8185
Our Law Office Represents Victims of Speeding Car Accidents
When we accept a case and represent a motor vehicle accident victim, our Biloxi accident caused by exceeding posted speed limits lawyer will do so on a contingency basis. We will investigate the accident, calculate a fair settlement value, file the claim, and engage in negotiations with the insurance company with no upfront costs passed on to our client.
We cover the expenses of handling a case, seeking to hold the at-fault driver accountable and recover a fair payout for our client. Only if and when we secure this payout will we receive our attorney’s fees. They will come from the settlement or court award we recover, and never directly from our client.
In addition to representing accident victims in Gulfport, we have offices across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. We have 16 locations in all to serve our clients.
Call the Morris Bart law firm today at (228) 357-9621 to learn more about how we pursue damages on behalf of our clients.
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Recovering Damages in an Accident Caused by a Driver Who Exceeded the Speed Limit
We often negotiate with the insurance carrier representatives to reach a just settlement based on the value we put on a client’s accident case. This is the most common way we secure a financial recovery for accident victims.
We may sometimes need to file a civil suit in a Harrison County court following a Biloxi traffic accident. If the insurance company refuses to agree to a just settlement based on the evidence we present and the value of our client’s case, this is the next step.
The damages we seek to recover in an insurance claim or civil suit may include:
- Current and future treatment and related medical care costs
- Current and future lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Repairs to the vehicle and other property damages
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other intangible losses
- Wrongful death losses for surviving family members of accident victims who died from their injuries
Mississippi Law Limits Your Time to Take Legal Action Against the At-Fault Speeding Driver
If we do need to file a civil suit against the speeding driver who caused your accident, Mississippi allows us up to three years to do so per Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49. After this date passes, you will most likely lose the right to take your case to court and ask a judge or jury to award compensation. We need to protect this right, if possible, by acting quickly.
Contact us about your accident as soon as your injuries are stable, and you have an idea of your prognosis. This will allow us to determine if you qualify to take legal action and go to work building your case. We also may enlist the help of expert witnesses who can further explain your prognosis and future care needs as a part of proving your accident damages.
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Contact a Biloxi Exceeding Posted Speed Limits Accident Lawyer to Learn More
When we represent a client, a Biloxi accident caused by exceeding posted speed limits lawyer handles the case from start to finish. This includes:
- Gathering evidence to support the claim
- Documenting damages
- Filing the claim
- Working with the insurer to reach a just agreement
- Taking other steps as necessary to settle the claim or recover compensation
You can learn more about the Morris Bart law firm’s handling of traffic accident cases, including information specific to your Biloxi collision case, by calling our Gulfport law office today at (228) 357-9621. We offer free consultations, so contact us to learn more about your legal options now.
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