If you were hurt while riding a bus in Gulfport, or if a bus driver caused an accident that involved your car, you may be able to secure a financial recovery that covers your related expenses and losses. The Morris Bart law firm may be able to help.
When you work with us, our Gulfport bus accident attorneys review accident victims’ cases for free. If you or a family member was hurt in a bus accident in Harrison County or a nearby area, you can learn more about how a lawyer may be able to help you during a free consultation.
You May Be Eligible for Compensation Based on Your Injuries and Related Losses
If you, your child, or another immediate family member suffered injuries caused by a negligent bus driver, your family likely faces both economic and non-economic losses and expenses as a result.
Under Mississippi’s personal injury laws, you may be able to hold the bus driver and their employer liable for their actions. This will allow you to recover compensation based on your related injuries, expenses, and losses. Examples include:
- Bills for previous medical care
- Future treatment and care expenses for accident injuries
- Long-term care and support as required
- Lost wages and other income
- Diminished earning capacity for victims who cannot return to their jobs
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
Bus accidents can be complex, depending on the facts of the case. They may require our lawyers to use legal doctrines, including respondeat superior and exceptions to sovereign immunity, to build the most compelling case and seek the compensation needed to cover our clients’ losses.
These doctrines allow us to build a case against the government agency or company that runs the bus system instead of the individual driver only. Wrongful death damages are also available for qualifying family members. Our team may be able to help.
For a free legal consultation with a Bus Accident lawyer serving Gulfport, call (228) 357-9621
Our Team Represents Victims of Many Types of Gulfport Bus Accidents
At the Morris Bart law office, our bus collision attorneys in Gulfport may be able to help you after a bus accident involving:
- Coast Transit Authority (CTA)
- Gulfport School District
- Harrison County School District
- A tour company
- A privately owned bus
We take on cases for victims on the bus, those who were hit by a bus while in their vehicle, or who were injured crossing the street. If you suffered injuries caused by a negligent bus driver, reach out to our team. We may be able to help you.
Our Gulfport bus accident legal team may be able to prove what happened, who caused it, and who is liable for a victim’s damages. Then, we develop a strong argument to support their claim for compensation.
Deadlines in Bus Accident Cases May Come Faster than Expected
While Miss. Code Ann. 15-1-49 generally provides three years to file your paperwork to begin a lawsuit in a Mississippi personal injury case, some exceptions can alter the deadline in these cases. Most commonly, this could include:
- An extension that may be available when the injured party is a child
- Required deadlines you must meet that come much sooner if your case is against a municipality or other government agency
You could lose your right to file a lawsuit and take your case to trial if you miss the applicable deadlines in your case. We will review the timeline for your case during your free initial case consultation.
Wrongful Death in a Gulfport Bus Accident
If your family member died from their Gulfport bus accident injuries, you may also be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit, per Miss. Code Ann. 11-7-13. This could allow you to pursue damages that include:
- Outstanding related expenses owed by your family
- Funeral and burial costs
- Other related financial losses
- Intangible losses suffered by surviving family members
You must file your wrongful death action within three years, per Miss. Code Ann. 15-1-49. There are also exceptions to the deadline in these cases, so we encourage you to act quickly to protect your rights.
Morris Bart, LTD’s Bus Collision Lawyers May Be Able to Help With Your Case
At the Morris Bart law firm, we operate 15 offices across the Gulf South. We represent clients in four states:
For more than 40 years, we have been a contingency fee firm that represents accident victims, fighting to protect their rights and seeking recoveries on their behalf. We can often reach negotiated settlements for our clients, but our trial attorneys represent clients in court as necessary.
In 2019, we successfully recovered compensation for 6,500 clients. This included many truck accident cases, which are similar to bus collisions in many ways. Examples include:
- $490,000 for a client who suffered neck and back injuries in a Hattiesburg, MS, truck collision
- $337,500 for a Texarkana, AR, truck accident victim who suffered two concussions, a broken neck, and a fractured vertebra
The outcome of these cases is not indicative of what could happen in your case. Instead, it is based solely on the actions of our attorneys and team and the facts of these cases. Each client’s case receives the individual attention required to build a solid argument and negotiate a fair and just settlement or prepare the case for trial.
You can learn more about the steps we take to protect our clients’ rights and pursue compensation on their behalf during your free case review with our team. We provide complimentary consultations for all accident victims in the Mississippi Gulf Coast region.
Let Morris Bart, LTD, Review the Details of Your Gulfport Bus Accident Case for Free Today
At the Morris Bart law firm, our team provides complimentary consultations for personal injury accident victims and their families. We have a Gulfport bus accident attorney available to take your call and discuss your case for free with you. Call us or fill out our online contact form today.
Questions?Call (228) 357-9621
to find a Morris Bart office near you.