A Diamondhead pedestrian accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help if you were struck by a vehicle while walking. Our team can review your pedestrian injury case for you today for free. We also accept wrongful death cases and can discuss your options with you if your loved one died from Diamondhead pedestrian accident injuries.
You can reach the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport about your case today. This office also serves Diamondhead and nearby areas. Call (228) 357-9621 for your free pedestrian accident and injury case assessment.
Liability in a Diamondhead Pedestrian Accident
If you suffered pedestrian accident injuries in a Diamondhead, Mississippi collision, you may be able to take legal action against the driver who hit you. Per the Mississippi Civil Code, injured parties can hold the party responsible for their injuries legally accountable in most cases. Because of the way Mississippi traffic laws are structured, the vehicle’s driver is often responsible for this type of injury crash.
Motorists have a responsibility to prevent collisions with pedestrians and bicyclists when possible, such as stopping for them in crosswalks, leaving room on the side of the road, and generally sharing the roadways with them safely. A driver who disregards any applicable traffic laws makes it possible to build a negligence case against them, showing that their actions caused the accident and your injuries and financial losses.
The Morris Bart law office in Gulfport can help you better understand your Diamondhead pedestrian accident. This includes learning more about your rights, assessing your legal options, and understanding how our team may be able to help. Call now to get started.
For a free legal consultation with a Pedestrian Accident lawyer serving Diamondhead, call (228) 357-9621
Morris Bart, LTD Represents Injured Pedestrians in Mississippi
Children and senior adults are most likely the victims, although a pedestrian accident can happen to anyone any time they are walking near traffic. Most of these collisions occur while walking along roads or crossing roads, but some occur when the person is on the sidewalk and seemingly safe.
We are a contingency fee firm, which means there is never an upfront fee for you. When we pursue a case on behalf of our clients, we take action to understand what happened and why. This could include working with accident reconstruction experts and others, as well as gathering and analyzing evidence. With this process, we are able to identify the at-fault party, assign liability, and seek financial recovery for our client.
To learn more about how our firm might help you, talk to the team from the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport. Call (228) 357-9621 today. While the Gulfport office serves Diamondhead and other nearby communities, we have 15 offices in all and provide legal representation to accident victims in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
Recovering Damages After a Diamondhead Pedestrian Accident
Most pedestrian accident cases never go to trial. Instead, they settle through a negotiated agreement between the victim or their family and the law firm representing the at-fault driver. However, this still requires our team to build a strong case on behalf of our client, present the evidence, and understand the fair settlement value of the case.
Types of Damages to Pursue
When we pursue a liability car insurance claim against the at-fault driver in one of these accidents, we present evidence to support it and demand that the driver’s insurer offers our client a just settlement agreement based on the value of their case.
Valuing this type of case is not clear-cut, though. Documenting damages such as current medical care costs, current lost income, and out-of-pocket costs requires collecting the right documentation and adding up the numbers. Knowing the value of future expenses and intangible losses is essential to negotiating a fair payout.
Future expenses could include ongoing or future medical treatment, care needs, and lost income. Experts such as medical care providers and economists may help with this step. Valuing intangible losses, such as your physical pain, lost quality of life, and emotional suffering requires us to use specialized tools or computations.
If your family member died from their Diamondhead pedestrian collision injuries, you could also qualify to take legal action and seek additional damages under Miss. Code Ann. §11-7-13. This will require linking their death to the negligent driver and proving they are responsible, as well as documenting and valuing your family’s wrongful death damages.
It is also important to understand the timelines in these cases and how they may affect your case. The most crucial deadline is the three-year statute of limitations that applies to many pedestrian accident lawsuits under Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49. Missing this deadline could mean you no longer have the right to file suit in civil court. However, there are exceptions to this deadline, and it may depend on the age of the victim and other factors.
Talk to Our Team about Your Diamondhead Pedestrian Accident
A Diamondhead pedestrian accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help if you or a family member suffered injuries after being hit by a car. We provide complimentary case reviews from our Gulfport office to Diamondhead accident victims and their families.
You can reach the Morris Bart law firm team in Gulfport now by calling (228) 357-9621.
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