Aggressive driving can be very dangerous. If a driver caused your accident and injuries with reckless driving behavior, Mississippi civil statutes allow you to pursue a case against them. A Gulfport aggressive driving accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you build a case to hold the at-fault driver accountable.
The Morris Bart law office will review your car accident case at no cost. We can determine if you may be able to take legal action based on the details and facts of your accident. Call (228) 357-9621 now to get started with your free, no-obligation consultation.
Aggressive Driving Includes a Wide Variety of Reckless and Careless Acts
The term aggressive driving encompasses a variety of actions that could cause a car accident. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as driving that “endangers or is likely to endanger” others or property. The types of driving behaviors that may be considered aggressive include:
- Driving much faster than marked speeds or driving too fast for the current conditions.
- Failing to obey traffic signals, stop signs, and other rules of the road.
- Following too closely.
- Failure to yield when the driver knows another driver has the right of way.
- Not allowing other cars to pass; boxing in other drivers.
- Excessive or aggressive lane changes.
- Street racing.
- Intimidating and reckless driving maneuvers.
If you believe any of these actions caused your Gulfport accident, you may be able to build a case against the aggressive driver and recover compensation based on their auto liability insurance coverage. Otherwise, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit to receive a payout. For a free review of your case, call
the Morris Bart law office today at (228) 357-9621.
For a free legal consultation with a Aggressive Driving Accident lawyer serving Gulfport, call 800-537-8185
Pursuing a Case Against the Aggressive Driver Who Caused Your Gulfport Car Accident
Under Mississippi Civil Code, victims of car accidents can take action to hold negligent drivers responsible and recover compensation for the damages they suffered. A Gulfport aggressive driving accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to represent you through this process, gathering evidence to prove your case and seek damages.
To build a car accident claim based on aggressive driving behavior, your attorney will need to:
- Prove the aggressive driver had a responsibility to follow specific traffic laws or other rules.
- Use evidence to show that the driver violated these laws or failed to drive in a safe manner.
- Tie the driver’s violation of the law or other negligent behavior to the accident.
- Document the physical, economic, and psychological damages you suffered as a result of the accident.
The evidence needed to support this type of claim or suit depends on the facts of the case. However, some of the most common types of evidence we collect in these accidents include:
- The accident report filed by police.
- Videos of the accident, or pictures from the accident scene.
- Eyewitness statements.
- Accident reconstruction.
- Medical records.
- Medical expert testimony.
- Receipts, and other documentation of financial losses.
To learn more about how the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you secure a payout in your car accident case, call (228) 357-9621 today. Our case reviews are free, and we provide representation for car accident victims in Gulfport at no upfront cost. We receive attorney’s fees only when we successfully obtain a financial recovery on your behalf.
Pursuing Damages in a Gulfport Aggressive Driving Accident
We may be able to recover a payout in your auto accident case by presenting evidence of negligence, liability, and losses to the insurance carrier representing the aggressive driver. When we can build a strong enough case, the insurance company may agree to a just settlement to avoid litigation.
However, if the insurance carrier refuses to believe their policyholder acted negligently and is liable in your accident, we may need to take your case to court. Our trial lawyers can file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf and represent you to the judge and jury. The damages you may be eligible to recover in an insurance claim or civil suit include:
- Future and current medical care.
- Future and current lost pay.
- Reduced earning ability.
- Property damages, including replacement of your car.
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic damages.
- Wrongful death damages.
Mississippi Law Puts a Deadline on Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit
While we do not always need to take Gulfport aggressive driving accident cases to court, we may need to file a lawsuit in your case. This alone could encourage the insurance company to increase their settlement offer. If not, a civil case will allow us to ask the court to award you fair compensation based on your injuries and losses.
Under Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49, we must file a lawsuit in your case before the third anniversary of your accident, or you risk losing the right to take the case to court.
Speak with a Member of Our Gulfport Accident Team
A Gulfport aggressive driving accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you pursue damages for your related injuries and expenses. Our team will review your case to determine liability and your legal options for pursuing compensation for your losses.
Call (228) 357-9621 today to discuss your car accident injuries and the circumstances that led to the collision with a member of our team. We are ready to get to work on your case today.
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