When a truck driver causes a passenger car to underride their trailer, serious injuries often result. This type of accident can cause the victim to suffer catastrophic damages. If this happened to you or a loved one, a Biloxi carriage underride lawyer at the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help.
Speak with a team member from the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport about your Biloxi accident today. We provide complimentary consultations and will assess the strength of your case. Call (228) 357-9621 now.
Building a Legal Case Based on an Underride Collision
A Biloxi carriage underride lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you hold the trucking company accountable for your accident-related losses. When that party is a truck driver, the law allows their employer to be held vicariously liable under some circumstances. A lawyer can:
- Investigate the collision
- Work with an accident reconstructionist to determine cause and fault
- Assign liability
- File your insurance claim
- Put a value on your case
- Negotiate a fair settlement agreement
- Represent you in court at a civil trial
For a free legal consultation with a Carriage Underride Accident lawyer serving Biloxi, call 800-537-8185
Seeking Damages in Your Biloxi Carriage Underride Accident
It is important that you contact a legal team to review your case as soon as possible. At the Morris Bart law firm, our team assesses cases for accident victims who are undergoing treatment, in local rehabilitation facilities, and hospitalized due to their injuries. The sooner we can go to work, the faster we can preserve evidence, identify liable parties, and interview witnesses.
We use the case we develop to show the insurer, trucking company, or judge and jury the value of your case and seek compensation based on your damages. Commonly, this could include:
- Current and future medical treatment and expenses related to accident injuries
- Lost wages, both current and future
- Diminished earning capacity based on lasting injuries
- Property damages
- Miscellaneous expenses
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic losses
- Wrongful death damages if a loved one died in the accident
Statute of Limitations on Mississippi Truck Accident Actions
When we represent a truck accident victim, Mississippi gives us only three years to file the documents to begin a civil lawsuit under Mississippi Code Annotated §15-1-49.
If we are working toward negotiating a settlement when this deadline arrives, we may need to take legal action to preserve our client’s right to go to trial if necessary. This does not mean we cannot settle out of court, however.
In fact, filing the paperwork and naming the trucking company liable sometimes provides them with an incentive to offer a better settlement agreement and compensate our client fairly when they previously refused to do so.
Speak with a Team Member from Morris Bart, LTD
If you suffered injuries in a truck accident, a Biloxi carriage underride lawyer from the Morris Bart law office may be able to help. It may be possible to hold the liable party accountable and recover compensation based on your damages.
You can speak with a member of the truck accident team from the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport today at no cost to you. We provide complimentary case reviews and assessments. Call (228) 357-9621 now.
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