Motorcycle accidents can lead to terrible injuries, expensive property damage, and other financial losses. If you or a family member was hurt in a motorcycle accident, you might be eligible for monetary compensation for these and other damages. A D’Iberville motorcycle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you gather evidence and develop a claim against the at-fault party.
Call a Morris Bart attorney at (228) 357-9621 for a free case evaluation.
How a Motorcycle Injury Case May Help You
A serious motorcycle accident can lead to high medical bills for your treatment and loss of income from missed work. One way you may be able to recover compensation for these damages is to bring a motorcycle injury claim against the liable party.
Getting Compensation for Medical Expenses
Motorcyclists do not have the same protection from collisions as drivers in four-wheeled vehicles. Consequently, motorcycle accidents often lead to severe and even life-threatening injuries.
Recovering from motorcycle accident injuries may require expensive medical treatment. Filing a claim could allow you to recover financial compensation for past and future medical needs caused by your injuries. You may be able to collect compensation for:
- Emergency room treatment
- Ambulance transport
- Physician appointments
- Medical devices
- In-home care
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Mental health care
Reimbursement for Lost Income Due to Missed Work
If your motorcycle accident caused you to miss work while you recovered, you may be compensated for your lost wages. If you need to miss work in the future to go to physical therapy appointments or receive other follow-up care, you could collect for these future missed wages as well.
Compensation for Your Reduced Income-Earning Ability
A serious motorcycle accident can leave a victim with permanent loss of limb or bodily function. If your accident has impaired your ability to do your work, you may be entitled to compensation for the income you can no longer earn.
Compensation for Your Pain and Suffering
The consequences of your injuries may not only be financial. You could also suffer significant physical and emotional pain over time because of your injuries. Compensation for non-economic damages may be recoverable as well.
These tend to include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
For a free legal consultation with a Motorcycle Accident lawyer serving D'Iberville, call 800-537-8185
Bringing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Someone Killed in a Motorcycle Accident
If your loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. This civil action may be brought by one of the decedent’s surviving family members. If your loved one’s death was caused by a negligent or wrongful act, Miss. Code Ann. §11-7-13 may allow you to seek compensation for:
- The wages your loved one would have received and contributed to your household income if they had lived
- Medical bills and funeral expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
According to this same law, a wrongful death claim may be brought by the victim’s:
- Adult child
- Personal representative of their estate
Proving Liability for a Motorcycle Accident
To win your motorcycle accident case and recover financial compensation, you will need to show that the at-fault party’s actions led to your injuries or your loved one’s death. The party liable for your motorcycle accident may be:
- Another driver
- A government entity that failed to adequately maintain the roads
- A commercial business, such as a trucking company
- The manufacturer of a defective motorcycle part
- Another party who acted negligently
How a D’Iberville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help
In most motorcycle accident cases, victims look to the at-fault party’s insurance company for their damages. Bringing a successful claim against an insurance company and receiving an appropriate settlement can be a challenging task.
Many insurance companies offer settlements that only cover a portion of the injured person’s damages. A D’Iberville motorcycle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help you avoid low settlement offers and seek the fair and just compensation you need. As a Morris Bart client, our team will be able to help you:
- Determine who the liable parties are
- Calculate the damages you sustained
- Gather evidence to support your case
- Obtain testimony from any eyewitnesses to the accident
- Work closely with other professionals on your case, including accident reconstructionists and financial experts
- Handle negotiation and communication with the insurance company and other parties
- Fill out and submit the necessary paperwork
- File a personal injury lawsuit if a settlement is not reached
- Represent your best interests in court
You Have to File Your Claim Before the Deadline Passes
There are deadlines called “statutes of limitations” for legal actions in every state, including Mississippi. Per Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49, there typically is a three-year statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.
However, your case may be subject to other deadlines. For example, if your motorcycle accident was caused by someone driving a government vehicle or poor road design, the liable party may be a government entity.
Claims against the government in Mississippi are subject to much shorter deadlines. We advise you to reach out as soon as possible after an accident to begin your case.
Contact an Attorney at Morris Bart, LTD for a Free Consultation
A D’Iberville motorcycle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can explain all of your legal options and help develop a solid case against the liable party. Call our Gulfport office today at (228) 357-9621 for a free case evaluation with a Morris Bart attorney.
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