If a driver fails to yield when necessary and causes your Biloxi collision and injuries, you can gather evidence to prove their negligence and hold them accountable for their actions. If we believe you have a case that will support legal action, a Biloxi failure-to-yield accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may represent you.
If we accept your case, we will file an insurance claim or personal injury civil suit on your behalf and seek compensation for the damages you suffered. You can speak with a lawyer from the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport about your Biloxi traffic accident case today. We provide accident victims with complimentary case reviews and consultations. Call now to get started.
Building a Car Accident Case Based on Failure to Yield in Biloxi
If someone else’s negligence caused you injury in Harrison County, the Mississippi Civil Code allows you to hold that person legally responsible for your injuries, expenses, and losses. This legal responsibility applies to car accidents as well as other types of negligence accidents. Any incident that occurs due to careless or reckless actions while driving will likely support a civil case.
A motorist has a legal obligation to yield in several scenarios:
- Turning left in front of oncoming traffic at a green light or unmarked intersection
- When there is a stop sign or red light, and the driver is making a right turn
- When the driver approaches a yield sign
- When the driver is leaving a parking space, side street, driveway, or other location
Reasons for failure to yield vary widely. However, distractions, fatigue, and drug or alcohol use are common. A driver simply not having their full attention on navigating the intersection is probably the most common cause. This type of mental distraction can result in careless actions behind the wheel and is probably the most common reason why drivers crash.
Failure to yield collisions are usually side-impact crashes. Because one car slams into the other and may hit near the passenger compartment, injuries may be severe. They could include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back and neck injuries including whiplash and spinal cord injuries
- Rib injuries
- Fractured arms
- Joint injuries
- Broken legs
- Punctured lungs
- Internal injuries
- Cuts and abrasions from broken glass and impacts with the window
If a driver failed to yield and you collided with them, or if they hit you because of their careless actions, you will need to collect evidence to prove what happened and document their negligence. The evidence in this type of case generally includes:
- The accident report filed by law enforcement officers
- Any video of the accident
- A survey of the accident scene
- Eyewitness statements
- Accident reconstruction information
- Your medical records
- Testimony from experts, as needed
- Proof of your losses and the value of your case
If we represent you, we will investigate your accident and build a case from this evidence or other available documentation of your accident and injuries. To show the driver acted negligently and is, therefore, liable, we need to use this evidence to prove:
- The driver had a responsibility to yield
- The driver did not yield
- Their failure to yield caused the accident
- You suffered injuries in the accident and financial losses as a result
The team from the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport will evaluate your case to determine if we can help. Let us take a look at your case today. For a free legal consultation with a failure to yield lawyer serving Biloxi, call now.
For a free legal consultation with a Failure to Yield Accident lawyer serving Biloxi, call (228) 357-9621
Morris Bart, LTD Represents Clients Based on Contingent Fees
Before we officially take on your case, a Biloxi failure-to-yield accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm will explain how our payment process works. We provide legal services to accident victims on a contingency basis. You will not need to pay any upfront retainers or fees. In this way, we ensure traffic accident victims can afford our services even if their crashes caused financial challenges for their families.
Our attorneys receive a portion of your financial compensation for attorneys’ fees after your case if we secure a settlement or award in court. Attorneys’ fees will never come out of your pocket. When we receive the check for your settlement or verdict, we take out our agreed-on percentage before getting the rest to you as quickly as possible.
We can answer any questions you have about our contingency fees or other aspects of our services before you sign a contract with us. While the Gulfport office is available to speak with you about your Biloxi accident case, we also operate other offices to better serve victims elsewhere in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, or Arkansas. We have 15 law offices in all.
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Seeking Damages After a Biloxi Failure to Yield Traffic Accident
Most car accident cases do not require victims to go to court. We can often negotiate a settlement with the insurance company representing the at-fault driver without needing to file a personal injury lawsuit in a Harrison County civil court or any other jurisdiction. However, we will not accept a settlement that does not compensate you for your expenses just to avoid court.
If necessary, we will file a civil lawsuit and present an argument for holding the negligent driver accountable. We will seek damages that include:
- Treatment of injuries and any related expenses now and in the future
- Past income and lost benefits
- Reduced earning capacity for long-term injuries
- Property damages, including damages to your car
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
We also accept wrongful death cases and seek damages on behalf of those who qualify. We could review your case for free if your family member died due to a Biloxi failure to yield collision. The damages in these cases differ somewhat from the recoverable compensation in a personal injury claim. In a wrongful death case, your damages could include:
- Medical bills from treatment your loved one received
- Lost household income and benefits previously provided by your family member
- The cost of lost services they provided to the household, such as lawn care or childcare
- Non-economic damages experienced by surviving family members
You Have a Limited Time to File a Civil Suit If Necessary
If there is a problem reaching an out-of-court settlement agreement with the insurer and we need to take the case to court, we will do so. Our trial lawyers investigate every case and gather evidence as if it might go to court. If it becomes apparent that we will not reach a fair settlement without taking legal action, we are ready.
Miss. Code § 15-1-49 puts a time limit on how long we can try to reach an out-of-court settlement before we need to file paperwork, name the driver as the defendant, and begin a lawsuit. This limit is generally three years from the day of the accident.
If you miss this deadline, it will affect your ability to recover compensation in your case. You will likely be barred from taking the case to court and the insurer will not be motivated to offer a better settlement because they will know you cannot take their policyholder in front of a judge and jury. Missing this deadline could effectively cost you your right to pursue appropriate money damages.
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Our Attorneys Have 40+ Years of Experience Handling Car Accident Claims
At the Morris Bart law firm, our car accident lawyers have put in more than four decades of work on cases like yours. We know what it takes to develop a strong claim for compensation based on an intersection collision or other failure-to-yield accident.
In 2019, attorneys in our 15 offices recovered compensation for more than 6,500 clients. This includes negotiating claims with insurance companies, filing lawsuits, and representing crash victims in court. We are trial lawyers with extensive experience in front of juries and in courtrooms across the Gulf South.
Speak to a Team Member from Morris Bart, LTD for Free Today
If we believe we can help you secure financial recovery, a Biloxi failure to yield accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm will take on your case from our Gulfport office. We will file your insurance claim and negotiate with the insurer for a just settlement or take the negligent driver to court and present a case for a verdict in your favor.
You can speak to a team member from the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport today. Our consultations are free for accident victims.
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