If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, a Gautier pedestrian accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you recover financial compensation for your damages. You could be compensated for medical and funeral expenses, lost income, and more.
Learn more by calling our office today at (228) 207-5266 for a free consultation.
Financial Compensation for a Pedestrian Accident
Being hit by a car often leads to severe and even life-threatening injuries. The physical and psychological scars from a pedestrian accident may stay with a victim for the rest of their life.
A Gautier pedestrian accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you hold the at-fault party accountable and get financial compensation for the following types of damages.
Pedestrian Accidents Can Lead to High Medical Bills
The medical costs associated with a pedestrian accident can be enough to nearly bankrupt the victim and their family. You may be able to receive compensation for past medical bills and continuing medical care imposed by your injuries. You could receive compensation for:
- Ambulance transport
- ER treatment
- Hospital care
- Doctor and specialist appointments
- X-rays and other imaging tests
- Rehabilitative care
- Mental health treatment
- In-home care
Lost Wages and Reduced Earning Capacity Due to Your Injuries
Compensation for the wages you lost while you were recovering may also be available. If your injuries led to permanent disability or affected your ability to earn a living, you may also collect compensation for future missed income.
Pedestrian Accident Injuries Could Cause Non-Financial Damages
The consequences of a pedestrian accident are often more than financial. The accident may have caused injuries and impairments that are extremely painful and prevent you from living your life the way you did before the accident.
Compensation for your pain and suffering, lost enjoyment of life, and mental anguish may also be available.
For a free legal consultation with a Pedestrian Accident lawyer serving Gautier, call 800-537-8185
Wrongful Death Caused by a Pedestrian Accident
According to Miss. Code Ann. §11-7-13, when an individual’s death occurs because of negligence or wrongdoing, the at-fault party may be responsible for damages. If your loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, you could bring a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf. A wrongful death case may accomplish two important goals:
- Holding the liable party answerable for your loved one’s death
- Recovering compensation for the financial harm resulting from the death
Financial compensation may ease the monetary burden a loved one’s absence creates. Damages in a pedestrian accident wrongful death case may include:
- The value of the wages and benefits your loved one would have received had they lived
- Medical expenses from your loved one’s accident before their death
- Costs related to your loved one’s funeral and burial
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of society and companionship
Whether you sustained injuries or your loved one passed away because of a pedestrian accident, a Gautier pedestrian accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help.
How Our Firm Can Help You
Our team understands the intricacies of Mississippi personal injury law. We can help you develop a case that gives you the best chances possible of recovering compensation.
Keeping You Informed and Protecting Your Rights
Many car accident victims are unaware of what their rights are following a serious car accident. We can ensure that you understand your legal options and the steps you need to take to be eligible for compensation.
We can help explain complex legal terminology and describe your case in plain language so you can make an informed decision. We are committed to keeping you updated and ensuring that your rights are not violated during your case.
Obtaining Evidence Needed to Bring a Strong Case
There are many different sources of evidence that may apply to your case. We can use:
- Surveillance camera footage
- Red-light and dash-camera footage
- Event data recorders
- Police reports
- Eyewitness statements
We may also collaborate with accident reconstruction specialists, accountants, or medical professionals to build the strongest case possible.
Calculating the Damages You Sustained
Our team can help you identify all sources of damages and place a value on your case. We may be able to pursue compensation for past, present, and future costs related to the accident as well as compensation for non-economic damages.
Handling Negotiations with the Insurance Company
In most pedestrian accidents, an insurance company is on the hook for damages. Let us handle communication and settlement negotiations with the insurer on your behalf.
Representing You During a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Sometimes, an appropriate settlement is not possible. If this applies to your case, we can file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf and represent you in court.
Statute of Limitations for Pedestrian Accident Cases
There are time constraints called “statutes of limitations” that restrict when you can bring a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. In Mississippi, there is a three-year statute of limitations outlined in Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49.
If you file your lawsuit after the statute of limitations expires, the court will likely refuse to hear the case. Your case may be subject to other important deadlines, so it is important to act quickly.
Call an Attorney for a Free Case Evaluation
At the Morris Bart law firm, we represent injured pedestrian accident victims and their families. A Gautier pedestrian accident lawyer from our firm may be able to bring a claim or lawsuit on your behalf and hold the at-fault party responsible for the harm they caused you. Call our office at (228) 207-5266 for your free, confidential case review.
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