A Biloxi failure to heed changing weather or road conditions accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm might represent you if another driver caused your Harrison County injury accident. Drivers are responsible for adapting their driving to the weather, road conditions, traffic, and more. Failure to do so can result in collisions. If you were injured in one of these accidents, let our team know.
You can speak with a member of our law office in Gulfport about your Biloxi accident case today for free. We can review your accident and injuries and determine if we can help you hold the at-fault motorist liable. Call (228) 357-9621 today to get started.
Ignoring Changing Weather Conditions While Driving Can Lead to Traffic Accidents
Every year, rain, flooding, and wet roads contribute to serious and fatal traffic accidents in Biloxi and across Harrison County. Drivers have a responsibility to slow down, navigate these areas carefully, and avoid unnecessary risks that could harm them or others. However, many ignore the risks and drive without heeding the change in weather conditions.
Weather can affect drivers in many ways, making it more difficult for them to maintain control of their vehicles, thereby increasing accident risk, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). If drivers fail to account for the effects weather has on driving and they cause a collision, the Mississippi Civil Code allows accident victims to hold them liable. This is often possible through an insurance claim based on their automobile liability coverage.
In some cases, proving negligence and liability and recovering compensation may require filing a personal injury lawsuit in a Harrison County civil court. To learn more about this process and to find out if you qualify, contact our law firm today.
For a free legal consultation with a Failure to Heed Changing Weather or Road Conditions Accident lawyer serving Biloxi, call (228) 357-9621
Gathering Evidence to Prove the At-Fault Driver Failed to Heed to Changes in Weather and Road Conditions
If we accept your traffic accident case, a Biloxi failure to heed changing weather or road conditions accident lawyer will go to work gathering evidence to prove your personal injury claim. Because negligence is at the head of all traffic accident cases in Mississippi, it will be vital for us to show:
- The other driver had an obligation to take specific action to heed changing weather and road conditions.
- They failed to take this action, causing an accident.
- This accident directly caused your injuries.
- You suffered financial losses because of your injuries.
In addition to identifying and analyzing evidence such as reports from first responders and eyewitness statements, we also work with experts who can help us understand your case and pursue a fair outcome. This includes:
- Accident reconstruction experts
- Medical experts
- Weather or road condition experts
- Civil engineers, if poor road design may have played a role
- Other experts as necessary
We handle all Biloxi motor vehicle accident cases based on contingency, which means you do not pay us attorneys fees out of your pocket. We only get paid for representing you after we secure a settlement or award. Our fees come directly from this financial recovery.
The Morris Bart law firm in Gulfport can review your automobile accident case today for free. We can also answer your legal questions and explain how our contingency-fee policy works. Call (228) 357-9621 today to speak with a member of our team about your accident and injuries.
We operate 16 offices to serve accident victims throughout Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Arkansas. If you were the victim of an accident in any of these areas, contact us today to learn if we can help.
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Pursuing Damages in a Biloxi Weather-Related Traffic Accident Case
When a driver acts negligently and causes a car accident, Mississippi law allows them to be held liable. As a part of this process, the victims can recover compensation for the expenses and losses they incurred from the accident. If we represent you, our legal team will put a fair value on your losses and demand the insurance company compensate you fairly.
This could result in compensation that includes damages such as:
- Current and future treatment, care, and other medical expenses
- Current and future lost income and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering losses
- Reduced quality of life
- Other non-economic damages
- Wrongful death damages for surviving family members
Mississippi Law Limits Your Time to Take Legal Action
Suppose the insurance company representing the at-fault driver refuses to agree to a fair settlement based on your damages. In that case, we may need to file a personal injury lawsuit that names that driver as the defendant. In most cases, this will occur in a Harrison County civil court for Biloxi traffic collisions.
Under Mississippi Code Title 15 §15-1-49, we generally have three years to take this type of legal action following a traffic accident. It is important that we meet the deadline that applies in your case. Missing this time limit could jeopardize your ability to take your case to trial to pursue compensation.
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Contact a Failure to Heed Changing Weather or Road Conditions Attorney in Biloxi for Help
A Biloxi failure to heed changing weather or road conditions accident lawyer can navigate the claims process and seek compensation for your losses. You will not pay us anything up front for our legal services.
Let a team member from the Morris Bart law firm review your case for free today. We will discuss your accident and injuries with you to determine if you may be able to hold the negligent driver accountable for their actions. Call (228) 357-9621 today to speak with a representative of our office.
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