If a texting driver caused your Biloxi traffic accident, you can hold them accountable under Mississippi law. You will need to prove your case, show their negligence caused your injuries, and document your recoverable damages. If we believe you are eligible to hold the driver liable and pursue compensation, a Biloxi texting behind the wheel accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help.
You can speak with a member of our law office in Gulfport about your legal options for seeking compensation today. You may have a viable case against the texting driver and be eligible to file an insurance claim or civil suit. Call (228) 357-9621 today to learn more.
The Dangers of Drivers Who Text Behind the Wheel
Many things can distract a driver, taking their full attention from the road. Texting requires the driver to do several dangerous actions, such as taking their eyes off the road, taking their hands off the steering wheel, and focusing their attention on a task besides driving.
This is true of reading, writing, and sending any type of communication on a smartphone, including texts, emails, direct messaging, Tweets, SnapChats, and other social media posts.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nine percent of all fatal accidents in the U.S. during 2016 involved a distracted driver, killing 3,450 people. This number is likely much higher than this, as well. It can often be difficult to prove that a driver was texting behind the wheel or otherwise distracted.
Under Mississippi Civil Code, an accident victim can hold a careless or reckless driver who causes an accident accountable for the injuries and damages sustained in that accident. This is true whether or not we can prove that a distraction contributed to causing the collision. For example, if a distracted driver ran a red light and hit you, we can hold them responsible by proving they ran the red light, with or without evidence that they were also texting at the time.
To learn more, call our Gulfport office today at (228) 357-9621. We will evaluate your case today at no cost to you.
For a free legal consultation with a Texting Behind the Wheel Accident lawyer serving Biloxi, call (228) 357-9621
We Represent Biloxi Accident Victims on a Contingency Basis
If we accept your case, a Biloxi texting behind the wheel accident lawyer will provide legal representation and services on a contingency basis. You will not need to pay our attorney any upfront fees. We only get paid attorneys fees out of the compensation we collect on your behalf, usually in the form of an insurance settlement. If we do not secure a settlement or award in your case, you will not owe our law office attorneys fees.
Our team operates 15 offices, serving accident victims across the Gulf South: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. This includes our Gulfport office, where we work with victims from Biloxi and other nearby areas, as well.
When we accept a personal injury case, we begin gathering evidence to support the claim against the at-fault driver. We need to document their negligent behavior, as well as our client’s injuries, losses, and expenses. This is the evidence we will present to the insurance company that represents the negligent driver. After seeing the strength of the personal injury claim we have against their policyholder, they are often willing to negotiate a settlement with us.
When the at-fault motorist or their insurance company refuses a fair settlement agreement based on our client’s losses, we can consider if we need to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in a Harrison County court.
To learn more about this legal process, contact the Morris Bart law firm today. We can answer your questions and evaluate your personal injury claim for free.
Pursuing Compensation for Accidents Caused by Texting Drivers
As a part of investigating an accident and building a case for our clients, we take steps to prove their accident-related losses. This allows us to show the insurance company, court, and other interested parties the value of our client’s personal injury case quickly and demand justice through a fair settlement. The evidence we gather to prove our clients’ damages usually includes documentation of current and future related expenses, intangible losses, and more.
Some types of recoverable damages we may seek on your behalf if we handle your Biloxi texting accident case include:
- Current and future medical care, rehabilitation, and all related expenses
- Current and future lost income and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Car repairs and other property damages
- Related expenses paid out of your pocket
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other tangible and intangible losses
- Wrongful death damages for families who lost a loved one
Your Time Is Limited to Take Legal Action According to Mississippi Law
You likely have up to three years to take a Biloxi car accident case to a Harrison County civil court. Per Mississippi Code §15-1-49, this deadline applies to filing the initial paperwork to begin a personal injury lawsuit in Mississippi.
If we need to take your case to trial, we must meet this deadline. You will lose the right to take civil action against the at-fault driver if we do not.
Get Help from a Texting Behind the Wheel Accident Attorney in Biloxi on Your Case
A Biloxi texting behind the wheel accident lawyer might take on your collision case, if we believe we can help you hold the distracted driver accountable for your damages. This will allow us to recover compensation to pay for your medical care, lost income, vehicle repairs, and other damages. The best way to learn if we can help is to reach out to our team for a complimentary consultation and case review today.
You can speak with a team member from the Morris Bart law firm in Gulfport by calling (228) 357-9621. Let us discuss your Biloxi texting accident case with you today.
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