A Diamondhead truck accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm could help you navigate the insurance claims process and secure compensation. If you were hurt in a collision because of a professional driver behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer, you might be able to hold the driver and their employer accountable.
At the Morris Bart law firm, we offer free case assessments for injured truck collision victims. Our Gulfport office has team members ready to discuss your legal options with you now. Call (228) 357-9621 to speak with someone who can evaluate your case.
Understanding Your Rights After a Truck Collision
When a truck driver causes a crash in Diamondhead, Mississippi, the victims of that accident can pursue a case against the trucker and their employer. The legal doctrine respondeat superior is just one way to hold a truck driver’s employer responsible for that driver’s actions. We may also be able to build a case based on negligent hiring or retention.
We regularly file cases against both negligent drivers and their employers, holding the trucking company, large corporation, or other company vicariously liable for their employee’s careless actions. This liability allows us to seek damages based on our client’s losses or wrongful death damages under Miss. Code Ann. §11-7-13 for family members of fatal crash victims.
You can speak with a team member in our Gulfport office today to learn more about your rights and options for compensation following a Diamondhead truck accident.
For a free legal consultation with a Truck Accident lawyer serving Diamondhead, call (228) 357-9621
Building a Truck Accident Case Based on the Mississippi Civil Code
Under the Mississippi Civil Code, a Diamondhead truck accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help clients pursue damages after a truck driver causes a collision. To secure a payout in this type of case, we must document what happened, who caused it, and what our client lost as a result.
Gathering evidence in a truck accident case is often difficult because some of the most important items are in the trucking company’s possession. Since the trucking company may be vicariously liable for the case, they are not always forthcoming with this evidence.
Our team can take legal steps to protect and access the evidence, including data from the truck’s computers or dashcam, records on the driver, and more. We aim to do this quickly following a crash before items are lost or disappear.
Other Evidence We May Use in Your Case
We also identify and analyze additional evidence in these cases, such as a survey of the scene, the police report, our client’s medical records, and more. When necessary, we can call in experts, working with accident reconstruction specialists, medical doctors, economists, and others who can help us prove the case.
At the Morris Bart law office, we are a contingency-fee firm. We have 15 locations across Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Louisiana, including our Gulfport office serving Diamondhead. You can speak with a team member now at (228) 357-9621.
Reach out to us for a review of your case as soon as your injuries allow. We generally have only three years from your Diamondhead accident to build a case, negotiate an out-of-court settlement, or file a civil lawsuit under Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49.
Pursuing Damages Based on a Diamondhead Truck Accident
When we seek damages on behalf of a client, we must first put a fair value on their case. Calculating fair compensation is a key step in any truck accident case because putting the wrong value on a claim could leave the victim paying for their medical care and other expenses out of their own pocket.
This process requires documenting a client’s financial losses and calculating the value of their intangible damages, including pain and suffering and diminished quality of life. We also work with experts to understand their future care needs, if any, and how their prognosis will affect their ability to work and earn a living in the future.
We will demand a payout based on the damages we believe are compensable in our client’s case. This payout could include medical treatment and future care expenses, lost wages and earning capacity, and non-economic damages.
Filing an Insurance Claim and Seeking a Settlement
Most truck accident cases we handle reach an out-of-court settlement and never go to court. We must present strong evidence to the insurer representing the trucking company and their driver and negotiate a settlement that compensates our client based on their damages.
Taking the Case to Trial
While most truck accident claims settle without going to trial, it is occasionally necessary to ask a judge or jury to review and rule on the case. This trial most commonly occurs when the insurer will not provide a fair settlement or when they deny responsibility. Our team of trial attorneys knows how to build strong arguments and represent our clients’ interests during this process.
Reach Out to Morris Bart, LTD Today to Learn More
You can speak with someone from the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport about your options today. We provide free attorney consultations. Our team will assess your case based on the details you share with us. Call (228) 357-9621 to talk to a truck collision team member serving Diamondhead today.
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