A driving while intoxicated lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm in Biloxi, Mississippi may be able to help you file a car insurance liability claim or take other action to seek compensation after you suffer injuries in a car accident caused by an intoxicated driver. If a drunk or drugged driver caused your accident, you may be eligible to hold them liable.
Our team may be able to help you build a compelling Biloxi driving while intoxicated civil case. Call the Morris Bart law firm at (800) 537-8185 today for a free consultation.
Driving While Intoxicated: Navigating a Biloxi Civil Case
According to driving under the influence consumer information from The Mississippi Bar, there are stiff criminal penalties for drivers who plead guilty or are otherwise convicted of drunk or drugged driving after a Biloxi car accident. Getting behind the wheel while intoxicated puts everyone on the road at an increased risk of serious injuries or death; this is a risk that can be entirely avoided. If a driver caused an accident while intoxicated, they may face felony charges and up to 25 years behind bars.
However, these penalties are often not enough. While they may penalize the driver, they do nothing to help the victim and their family get back on their feet financially.
If we believe you have a case against the driver who caused your car accident, a Biloxi driving while intoxicated lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to pursue damages on your behalf that include:
Economic damages include the expenses and losses you incurred or will likely incur because of an individual’s risky, drunk driving. They include both current and future expenses or losses that are directly related to your accident, injuries, or treatment. Common recoverable damages include:
- Medical assessment, treatment, and related expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity for victims who cannot return to their previous work
- Property damages, such as repair or the replacement of your vehicle
- Miscellaneous other expenses, such as your rental car fees
Noneconomic damages include losses that do not have an exact monetary value. They may include pain and suffering, mental anguish, and more.
Wrongful Death Damages
Wrongful death damages may be available to some surviving family members of the victims who lost their lives in a Biloxi driving while intoxicated accident. This could include funeral and burial costs, medical bills, loss of companionship, and more.
Punitive damages are very rare but may be possible in some driving while intoxicated accident cases. Punitive damages are given in conjunction with compensatory damages and are specifically designed to further punish the defendant. After we conduct our investigation into your Biloxi car accident, our team can explain if we believe we should pursue this type of damages in your case.
To learn more or get started pursuing financial recovery today, call the Morris Bart law firm at (800) 537-8185, and connect with a Biloxi driving while intoxicated lawyer.
For a free legal consultation with a Driving While Intoxicated lawyer serving Biloxi, call 800-537-8185
Morris Bart, LTD Knows how to Build a Case and Pursue a Payout in a Biloxi Driving While Intoxicated Accident
Many of our clients are surprised to learn that we do not have to prove the other driver was drunk or otherwise intoxicated to recover compensation in a civil case. At the Morris Bart law firm our attorneys serving Biloxi know how to prove negligence and liability in a car accident case, regardless of the at-fault driver’s level of intoxication.
Even if the driver who caused your Biloxi accident never faced charges, agreed to a plea deal, or was not convicted, we may be able to hold them accountable. This requires us to prove they acted negligently and that their negligence caused the accident and your resulting injuries.
To this end, our team may:
- Identify the liable party
- Obtain a copy of the police report, arrest report, court record, and other relevant information
- Interview eyewitnesses
- Gather other evidence to support your case
- Call in experts to help us prove fault, liability, and the value of your losses
- Document your accident-related damages
If we can show the at-fault driver broke a traffic law, or another law, and their actions caused your accident, we can file an insurance claim on your behalf. Alternatively, we may take your Biloxi drunk driving case to trial to see an award.
Call the Morris Bart law firm today to discuss your Biloxi driving while intoxicated car accident case with a member of our team.
Deadline for Filing a Mississippi Personal Injury Lawsuit After a Drunk Driving Accident
Mississippi Limitations Code §15-1-49 generally gives victims of car accident victims up to three years to take legal action. This also applies to many cases when the at-fault driver was using drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident. No matter how much evidence there is to prove the drunk driver’s negligence and fault, the court may be unlikely to let you go forward with a personal injury lawsuit after this deadline.
Contact a Biloxi driving while intoxicated lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm as soon as you can after a traffic accident. We may be able to help you prove the case against the drunk driver and recover a payout based on your damages.
Talk to a Member of the Morris Bart, LTD Team About Your Case
If you suffered injuries in a Biloxi traffic accident caused by an intoxicated driver, the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you hold the driver accountable in an insurance claim or civil action. A member of our team serving Biloxi can evaluate your case today and explain if we can assist you. We also work with accident victims in Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, and the rest of Mississippi.
Call the Morris Bart law firm today at (800) 537-8185 for a free review and consultation with a member of our team.
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