If you were the victim of a Diamondhead motorcycle accident, you could qualify to hold the negligent driver responsible and recover damages under the Mississippi Civil Code. A Diamondhead motorcycle accident lawyer could offer support. Our team at the Morris Bart law firm will assess your case today for free. Let us review what happened and who caused your accident to determine your legal options.
You can speak with a representative from the Gulfport office of our firm now. This is the office that serves Diamondhead, Mississippi, and other nearby locations. Call (228) 357-9621 today to reach our team.
Your Rights Following a Diamondhead Motorcycle Crash
Motorcyclists often suffer injuries when other drivers fail to see them, do not look out for them, or make other careless mistakes that lead to collisions. Failure-to-yield and lane-change accidents are among the most common.
If this happened to you or a family member, you have rights. Under Mississippi law, if the other driver caused the accident, you can seek to hold them accountable. Motorcycle accident victims or their surviving family members can file an insurance claim or lawsuit in many cases.
A Diamondhead motorcycle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm represents victims of such collisions, helping them navigate the process. We investigate these cases, gathering the proof necessary to show the other driver caused the accident and is legally liable. We also document our client’s damages, so we understand the value of their case.
For a free legal consultation with a Motorcycle Accident lawyer serving Diamondhead, call (228) 357-9621
Recovering Damages in a Motorcycle Accident Case
In the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, victims and their families can experience serious financial burdens. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 80% of motorcyclists involved in a collision suffer injuries. The cost of care on its own can add up quickly, especially for serious injuries.
Motorcycle accident victims in Diamondhead can pursue compensation for their damages. This is especially important since their injuries may be more severe than those suffered in other types of traffic accidents. Severe injuries can increase their hospital and rehabilitation time, as well as the bills for treatment.
It could also mean additional missed income and diminished earning capacity, all of which are potentially recoverable. Property damages may also be available. This often includes a payout to repair or replace the damaged motorcycle, any damaged safety equipment, a broken smartphone, and more.
Intangible damages should not be ignored in these cases, either. When a person suffers injuries because of another driver’s negligence, they can recover money for the value of their physical pain and suffering, emotional stress, and other non-economic losses, such as diminished quality and enjoyment of life.
Unfortunately, not all motorcycle accident victims survive their injuries. When they pass away following a collision, their immediate family may be able to seek damages based on Miss. Code Ann. §11-7-13. This statute allows qualifying family members—often spouses and children, or the deceased’s parents—to seek damages based on their own losses.
For example, in addition to lost household income, a spouse and children might be able to recover compensation for the intangible loss of their loved one. Our team can assess your case and determine if you may qualify for wrongful death damages.
Act Today to Learn About Taking Legal Action in Your Case
Some deadlines apply when taking legal action in Mississippi traffic accident cases. Under Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49, accident victims generally have up to three years to begin the process, but there are several steps you must take before you file the paperwork to initiate a civil lawsuit.
This includes investigating the accident and documenting your losses, developing and filing a claim, trying to reach a settlement with the insurer, and more. Most of these steps are key in building a solid court case, as well, so it is imperative to take the time to complete them. If you have questions about what deadlines may apply to your case, contact a Motorcycle Accident Attorney near you.
When the Morris Bart law firm represents a client, we like to get started as soon as possible following an accident. Contact us for your complimentary consultation about your motorcycle crash as soon as your injuries allow, or call us on behalf of a family member who suffered catastrophic injuries. We will review the details of the accident for you today.
Speak with a Morris Bart, LTD Team Member About Your Motorcycle Accident
A Diamondhead motorcycle accident lawyer could help after you or a loved one sustained injuries because of another driver. We provide complimentary case reviews and are a contingency fee law firm. We will discuss what happened and what you can do to hold the at-fault driver accountable based on the facts of your case.
Call the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport about your case today. You can reach a team member now at (228) 357-9621 for your free case evaluation for your free case evaluation.
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