If a speeding driver caused your Biloxi traffic accident, the team from the Morris Bart law firm will evaluate your case to help you hold the driver liable. Our Biloxi exceeding posted speed limits accident attorney 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.
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.
What Our Biloxi Lawyer Can Do for Your Exceeding Posted Speed Limits Accident
When we represent a client, our Biloxi exceeding posted speed limits accident lawyer handles the case from start to finish. Working with our Biloxi car accident lawyer allows you to focus on healing from your injuries. We can help you by:
- Gathering evidence to support the claim: Evidence we can use in your case includes photos, videos, witness statements, medical records, and a police report.
- Documenting damages: We will investigate your case to ensure all your damages are accounted for. This will help us seek fair compensation for you.
- Filing the claim: When you work with our team in Biloxi, you will not have to handle any legal paperwork. We will fill out and submit any documentation on time.
- Working with the insurer to reach a just agreement: You don’t need to communicate with insurers after your accident. Allow our attorney to take on this task for you. We can help you avoid accepting a lowball settlement offer.
- Taking other steps as necessary to settle the claim or recover compensation: We can speak to witnesses, negotiate for a fair settlement, and advocate for you throughout your case. We’ll provide timely case updates and inform you of the laws that apply to your case.
You do not have to handle any details of your case alone when you hire the Morris Bart law firm.
For a free legal consultation with a Exceeding Posted Speed Limits Accident lawyer serving Biloxi, call 800-537-8185
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 was the cause of 11,258 fatalities in 2020, which is 29% of total deaths.
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.
You Can Hold a Speeding Driver Accountable in Biloxi
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.
The Morris Bart law firm can help you hold the speeding driver accountable for your accident in Biloxi.
Our Law Office Affordably Represents Victims of Speeding Car Accidents in Biloxi
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-fee basis. We will investigate the accident, calculate a fair settlement value, file your case, 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 Biloxi, we have offices across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. We have 15 locations in all to serve our clients.
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 lawsuit 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 lawsuit may include:
- Current and future treatment and related medical care costs
- Current and future lost income and work-related benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Repairs to the vehicle and other property damages
- Pain and suffering
- 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 lawsuit 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. There could also be some exceptions to the statute of limitations that shorten the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit.
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.
Contact a Biloxi Exceeding Posted Speed Limits Accident Lawyer to Learn More
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 office today. We offer free consultations, so contact us to learn more about your legal options now. You can speak directly with our Biloxi exceeding posted speed limits accident lawyer.
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