Reckless driving can take many different forms on Mississippi roads, including speeding, wildly changing lanes, and driving drunk. When a driver chooses to drive recklessly, there is a significant chance of a potential crash with other drivers on the road.
If you believe another driver’s reckless behavior created the situation that led to your injury accident, you have the right to seek compensation. A Biloxi reckless driving accident lawyer can help sort out the facts in your situation, using evidence to show that you are eligible to receive a settlement amount that addresses your losses.
If your case qualifies, the team at the Morris Bart law firm is ready to stand by your side during negotiations with the other driver’s insurance company and in a court case if it reaches that point. We do not require payment upfront to secure our services. We operate on a contingency fee basis, which means our fee comes out of the final settlement amount in the case.
Call us as soon as possible at (228) 357-9621 for a free review of your situation.
Statutes Regarding Reckless Driving
The state of Mississippi has two different statutes that deal specifically with reckless driving.
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Reckless Driving Defined
When a driver receives a charge of reckless driving from law enforcement officials, he or she is violating Mississippi House Bill 897 §63-3-1201.
This code prohibits drivers from intentionally or thoughtlessly disregarding the safety of others on the roadway. Drivers should show care towards other drivers, pedestrians, or bicyclists. Failure to do so may be grounds for penalties.
Careless Driving Defined
A careless driving charge is a violation of Mississippi House Bill 1278 §63-3-1213. An infraction of this statute means the driver is not taking road use, road conditions, or traffic into consideration.
Bringing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
If a driver injures you in a traffic accident, and police cite the other driver for either reckless or careless driving, the police report can be a key piece of evidence in proving negligence on the part of the other driver. Such evidence will be important for pursuing a personal injury claim.
From the standpoint of attempting to secure a settlement, a charge of reckless or careless driving can both be used as evidence in your case. Either of those charges could indicate negligence on the part of the driver, and negligence is the important aspect you and your attorney will work to demonstrate in a personal injury claim.
As a Biloxi reckless driving accident lawyer, we at the Morris Bart law firm are ready to fight for your compensation. If you qualify, we will study all aspects of the case, working to figure out exactly what we need to show to the insurance company to demonstrate that the other driver was at fault. Contact us at (228) 357-9621 today for a free case review.
Indications of Reckless Behavior While Driving
A driver can take a variety of actions while behind the wheel that may lead to a charge of reckless driving. Some of them include:
- Road rage
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Driving while distracted
- Fatigued driving
- Violating traffic laws
- Going too fast for weather conditions
- Going too fast for road conditions
Serious Injuries with Reckless Driving
Many reckless driving behaviors will lead to significant injuries for the drivers and passengers involved. A driver who is behaving aggressively may be going too fast, which leaves the driver less likely to react to hazards in the road or control the vehicle. A crash at higher speeds could place extra stress and force on the bodies of those in the cars, resulting in the potential for major injuries.
Additionally, a drunk, distracted, or fatigued driver may not notice traffic signs or signals on the road, meaning he or she may not stop properly at a stop sign or stoplight. It is difficult to predict for other drivers on the road the actions a reckless driver may take.
Holding Reckless Drivers Accountable
Some drivers will repeatedly operate their motor vehicles recklessly, placing all drivers sharing the roads with them in danger of a crash. Even if these drivers receive a traffic ticket or two, they may continue to drive negligently without regard for others on the roads.
Sometimes, it takes the victim in a car accident that the reckless driver caused to file a personal injury lawsuit to force the reckless driver to own up to his or her actions and realize the danger being caused. By contacting a Biloxi reckless driving accident lawyer and filing a personal injury claim, you can pursue justice for your losses and seek compensation.
How an Attorney Can Help in My Injury Accident Case
At the Morris Bart law firm, our team has multiple ways it can help you, working to reach a settlement for you. Our services include:
- Reviewing video or photographs of the accident scene
- Interviewing witnesses to the crash
- Studying your medical reports for a full understanding of your health situation
- Collecting other facts related to the case
- Estimating your lost wages while you recover
- Estimating your future lost wages and medical bills
According to Mississippi House Bill 1257 §15-1-49, victims have up to three years to start the process of filing a personal injury claim. We can keep your case on track, meet all deadlines, and manage the details of your case so that you may recover from your injuries.
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