If you suffered injuries in a boating collision or accident, a lawyer from the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport, Mississippi, may be able to help. A personal injury attorney can help you hold the at-fault party responsible and recover compensation to pay for your medical bills and other costs.
Our experienced boating accident attorneys in Gulfport are available to review the specific details of your accident and injuries for free. We are here for you and can help you understand your legal options, prove negligence, hold the at-fault party liable, and pursue compensation.
Recovering Compensation Based on Your Gulfport Boat Accident Damages
A Gulfport boating accident attorney from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you secure compensation based on your injuries. In order to hold the at-fault party responsible, we must provide sufficient evidence that proves the other party caused the incident and the expenses and losses you suffered.
Recoverable damages in this type of collision or other accident include:
- Current and future related treatment
- Ongoing care as required by the injuries suffered
- Lost wages, other income, and reduced ability to earn in the future
- Property damages
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Other intangible losses
Actions Available for the Families of Fatal Boating Accident Victims
Our team also represents victims’ families after fatal boating accidents. Per Miss. Code Ann. § 11-7-13, some family members can take legal action to recover additional damages based on their losses due to the death of a loved one. Eligible family members include:
- A surviving spouse
- Minor or adult children
- Parents of the deceased
In general, if the victim of the boat accident would have had a case against the at-fault party had they survived, their family will be able to pursue wrongful death damages as well.
For a free legal consultation with a Boating Accident lawyer serving Gulfport, call (228) 357-9621
Pursuing Compensation in a Boat Accident in Gulfport, MS
Gulfport’s location on the Gulf and the many inland waterways provide plenty of opportunities to airboat, canoe, kayak, fish, and engage in other watersports and activities. If you suffered injuries during any of these activities, our law firm can help.
We represent clients injured on any type of waterway in or around Gulfport. Our team also helps clients injured on open water in the Gulf of Mexico, and represents those who have Jones Act cases against a boat owner or other liable party because of on-the-job injuries. We can help if your injuries occurred:
- During a boating collision
- When you fell off a boat
- When another boat hit you in the water
- In other types of injury accidents caused by another party
Timeline for Taking Legal Action Against a Boat Owner or Operator in Mississippi
We often negotiate an appropriate settlement for our clients without filing a lawsuit or before the trial begins. However, victims of these accidents must meet deadlines to protect their rights.
In most cases, Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49 sets a three-year filing deadline for a boating negligence claim. There is also a three-year statute of limitations on filing a wrongful death claim in Mississippi.
There may be exceptions to these deadlines, however. These exceptions could:
- Extend how long you have to file a lawsuit
- Shorten how long you can wait to begin the legal process
- Provide additional steps you will need to take before you can sue the at-fault party
We can determine the correct timeline for your case during your free consultation with our team.
Morris Bart, LTD Helps Gulfport Boating Injury Victims Recover from Their Accidents
For more than 40 years, the Morris Bart law firm has protected accident victims and their rights to financial recovery. With 15 offices in four states, our boating accident lawyers help residents of Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Arkansas seek the money they need to cover their accident-related expenses and losses.
Our Mississippi Victories
We are a contingency fee firm and secured payouts for more than 6,500 clients in 2019. In Mississippi, this includes:
- $580,000 in a Hattiesburg car accident that required our client to undergo cervical disc replacement
- $490,000 in a truck accident that caused our client to suffer neck and back injuries in Hattiesburg
Proving the Other Party’s Negligence
While boat accident cases differ somewhat from traffic accidents, the principles are the same. Our attorneys know how to prove if the at-fault party acted negligently. Negligence occurs when:
- There are rules the driver was obligated to follow to prevent your injuries
- They failed to follow these rules, and this caused the incident
- You suffered in the incident, including physical injuries and financial harm
We also know how to identify any additionally liable parties and pursue insurance coverage or take the case to trial. We fight to protect our clients’ rights and seek the best possible outcome for them.
We provide free case consultations. You can learn more about your options for compensation based on your actual losses and expenses today by contacting our Gulfport office and discussing your case with an attorney.
Speak With a Boating Accident Lawyer in Gulfport about Your Case Today for Free
The Morris Bart law office in Gulfport can help you seek and recover compensation for your injuries and financial losses following a boating accident. It may be possible to hold the at-fault parties responsible and secure financial recovery. We provide free case reviews and contingency fee services.
Call us today or fill out our online contact form. Our Gulfport boating accident attorneys are ready to discuss your accident, injuries, losses, and legal options.
Questions?Call (228) 357-9621
to find a Morris Bart office near you.