If a driver failed to obey a traffic signal, and this caused your collision and injuries, you have a legal right to hold them responsible under Mississippi law. However, you will need to gather evidence and prove your case, including documenting your related damages. A Biloxi failure to obey traffic signals accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may offer to represent you if we believe you have a strong case for holding the liable party accountable.
You can receive a free evaluation of your car accident case and learn more about your legal options by calling our office in Gulfport today at (228) 357-9621. A team member will discuss your accident with you in detail to determine the strength of your case.
Dangers of Drivers Who Fail to Obey Traffic Signals
Failure to obey a traffic signal can lead to a collision at almost any Harrison County intersection. These signals are important because their purpose is to safely and effectively control the flow of traffic. Common traffic signals may include:
- Traffic lights, such as red lights and turn arrows
- Stop signs
- Pedestrian crossing signs
- Caution lights
- Other traffic control devices
Under Mississippi Code §63-3-313, motorists on Mississippi roads have an obligation to obey these signals, with very few exceptions, such as when a police officer is directing traffic in the intersection or if you are driving an emergency vehicle.
Since these signals direct traffic flow, failing to obey them can cause serious problems in the intersection. This includes dangerous injury accidents and even fatal accidents. The driver who fails to obey the traffic signal could face a civil case against them, in addition to receiving traffic citations from the police.
Under the Mississippi Civil Code, victims who suffer personal injuries in traffic accidents caused by another driver’s negligence can hold that other driver accountable. This could allow the victim to recover compensation for their medical care, car repairs, lost income, and other damages.
To learn if you can hold the negligent driver responsible for your Biloxi traffic accident, contact the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport today. Our team will review your case details for free.
For a free legal consultation with a Failure to Obey Traffic Signals Accident lawyer serving Biloxi, call (228) 357-9621
Gathering Evidence to Support a Biloxi Traffic Accident
If we accept your case, a Biloxi failure to obey traffic signals accident lawyer will go to work collecting the evidence necessary to prove negligence and liability and document your related damages. The common types of evidence in accidents caused by a driver who failed to obey a traffic signal may include:
- The crash report filed by the responding police officers
- Information from eyewitnesses
- Physical evidence from the accident, such as damage to each vehicle
- Accident reconstruction expert testimony
- The victim’s relevant medical records
- Receipts, bills, and other proof of losses
We will conduct our investigation and pursue your case based on contingency. You will not need to pay us any upfront fees or other payments. Our Biloxi car accident attorneys receive their fees only from the settlements or financial awards we secure. If we do not recover compensation, we will not receive our fees.
We can explain how our contingency payments work and what you can expect following a settlement in your case. Call (228) 357-9621 today to discuss your case with our team.
We serve areas far beyond Biloxi and Harrison County. We have 15 offices across the Gulf South, providing representation to accident victims in all areas of Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Arkansas.
Pursuing Damages for Injured Car Accident Victims
Many car accident cases in Biloxi result in a fair settlement that compensates the victim for their related damages. This is possible because the attorney takes the time and effort to document their client’s expenses, losses, and intangible damages and put a fair price on their case.
When we investigate a failure to obey a traffic signal accident, we also collect evidence to prove to the insurance company—or judge and jury, if necessary—that the at-fault driver caused our client to suffer a wide range of losses. These become the recoverable damages in the case. Some common examples include:
- Ambulance transportation and emergency department evaluation
- Current and future treatment and related medical care costs
- Current and future lost income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages, especially car repair or replacement
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other non-economic losses
- Wrongful death damages for surviving family members of fatal accident victims
Deadline to File Legal Action Against a Driver Who Failed to Obey a Traffic Signal Causing Your Accident
While most Mississippi car accident cases never need to go to trial, sometimes it is necessary to file a civil lawsuit in court. In this suit, we name the negligent driver as the defendant while our client serves as the plaintiff. We present the evidence we gathered during our investigation and request a court award congruent with the value of the case we established during this process.
We likely only have three years from the day your accident occurred to file this type of legal action under Mississippi Code Annotated §15-1-49. Missing this deadline could mean giving up your right to hold the at-fault driver accountable in a Harrison County civil court.
Contact a Car Accident Attorney in Biloxi for Help with Your Case
A Biloxi failure to obey traffic signals accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm will represent you and seek compensation on your behalf if we believe your case entitles you to compensation. We offer complimentary consultations and evaluations so that you can learn more about your legal options based on the facts of your accident.
You can speak to a member of our Gulfport office today for free by calling (228) 357-9621.
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