If another driver’s carelessness caused your Biloxi traffic accident, you could gather evidence to hold that driver legally accountable for your injuries and financial losses. A Biloxi side-impact collisions lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may represent you and handle your insurance claims process if we believe you have a strong case.
Call the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport today at (228) 357-9621. Our Gulfport office handles traffic accident claims in Biloxi and greater Harrison County. A team member from this office can discuss your accident with you today and explain how we can help.
Side-Impact Accidents Are Almost Always Preventable
When drivers follow all traffic laws and drive safely and carefully, side-impact collisions should not occur. However, some drivers carelessly or recklessly run stop signs, proceed out of turn at a stop sign, run through a red light, or fail to yield to oncoming traffic when turning left. Any of these situations can lead to a side-impact accident.
Side-impact accidents are noteworthy because of the high rate of injuries that occur. The design of most vehicles allows for additional safety features in the front and rear of the car. However, the same safety features are not always included in the vehicle doors. The impact in a T-bone accident is very close to any passenger on that side of the car, and there may be no additional safety features to protect the passenger. Injuries from a T-bone collision may be significant.
Since these accidents occur because of one driver’s negligence, it is possible to prove negligence and hold that driver liable under the Mississippi Civil Code. Proving negligence requires us to show:
- The driver had a duty to take action, such as yield to oncoming traffic.
- The driver did not yield, turning in front of your vehicle.
- You collided with the other vehicle because of the driver’s actions.
- You endured physical injury and financial losses.
Learn if we can help you build your case by reaching out to the Morris Bart law firm today. We also serve clients throughout the Gulf South. We have 15 offices in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
For a free legal consultation with a Side-Impact Collisions lawyer serving Biloxi, call 800-537-8185
Building a Case Against the At-Fault Driver
When a Biloxi side-impact collisions lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm represents an accident victim in this type of traffic accident, we launch a full investigation into what happened, why, and who was responsible. This investigation allows us to gather evidence to prove to the insurance company that their policyholder was negligent and at-fault. It also gives us a strong argument to present to the judge and jury if the case goes to court.
The evidence we may identify and gather in your case includes:
- The accident report and other documentation from law enforcement who responded to the crash
- Photos and video of the accident
- Survey of the accident scene
- Testimony from any eyewitnesses
- Physical evidence such as tire marks and damage to the vehicles
- Accident reconstruction performed by experts
- Your medical bills, receipts, estimates, and other documentation of your losses
- Your relevant medical records and medical evidence
- Expert testimony related to your prognosis, future needs, and economic impact
If you qualify, we accept Biloxi traffic accident cases based on a contingency fee arrangement. We do not charge our clients anything out of pocket. You will never need to pay us anything directly. Instead, our attorney fees are a portion of the recovery we secure for you in your case, such as an insurance settlement or court award. If we do not secure a payout in your case, we will not receive any attorney fees, either.
The Morris Bart law firm will review your case today to determine if we may be able to help. We want to discuss your injuries, accident, and other facts with you. Reach out to us at (228) 357-9621 for your free consultation.
Recoverable Damages in a Biloxi Side-Impact Traffic Accident Case
Whether we can reach an out-of-court settlement agreement or take a case to trial in a Harrison County civil court, we are working to hold the at-fault driver accountable and recover compensation for the damages our client experienced. This compensation varies somewhat from case to case, and it is impossible to know the value of your case without a full investigation. Still, the types of recoverable damages commonly include:
- Injury treatment and other necessary medical care
- Ongoing care and support costs
- Current and future lost income and benefits
- Reduced earning ability
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic losses
If your family member died following a Biloxi side-impact accident, you could qualify for wrongful death damages under Mississippi law. Our team pursues these damages for clients, as well. We can explain your eligibility during your initial consultation.
It takes time to collect evidence, build a case, and attempt to negotiate a just out-of-court settlement. If we cannot reach an agreement with the insurer, we will need to file a lawsuit in a Harrison County civil court. Per Mississippi Code Annotated §15-1-49, we only have up to three years to begin the lawsuit process. Missing this deadline can mean being barred from financial recovery.
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If we take on your side-impact collision case, a Biloxi side-impact collisions lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm will handle all communication related to your claim or case. We protect your rights and represent your best interests to the insurance company or the judge and jury.
To learn if we can help with your Biloxi case, call the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport today at (228) 357-9621.
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