A Gulfport driver fatigue lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm is here to help you pursue compensation if a fatigued driver acted negligently and caused your Mississippi Gulf Coast car accident. Fatigued driving can have a serious impact on driving ability. When a driver fails to take all reasonable precautions to prevent an accident, they may be held liable for the injuries that occur.
If you believe a fatigued driver caused your accident in Gulfport, Biloxi, or elsewhere in or around Harrison County, let a member of the Morris Bart law office review your case for free. We are available to take your call now. Dial (504) 613-4771 to speak with a member of our car accident team.
Mississippi Law Allows Us to Pursue a Case Against Negligent Motorists
There is little doubt that fatigued driving, even when the driver does not actually fall asleep behind the wheel, can lead to serious mistakes and traffic accidents. Fatigue slows reaction time, lengthens the time it takes to make decisions, and may even impair judgment. Any of these impairments can cause a driver to miss an unexpected stop in traffic, navigate a curve poorly, fail to stop for a traffic signal, or cause any number of other traffic violations that lead to accidents.
This reason is why there are rules in place that force commercial drivers to rest. As outlined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), these are known as hours of service regulations. While these rules are in place to try to ensure truck drivers get the rest they need, there are no similar regulations for the drivers of passenger vehicles.
Getting Started With Your Gulfport Accident Case
When a fatigued, drowsy, or sleeping driver causes an accident, they may receive a traffic citation, and you may be able to file an insurance claim or pursue damages in court as allowed under the Mississippi Civil Code. A Gulfport driver fatigue lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help.
The first step in the process of seeking and possibly recovering damages after a Gulfport driver fatigue accident is to let a member of the team review your case at no cost to you. You can reach the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport now by calling (504) 613-4771.
While driver fatigue may play a significant role in your case, if we are going to represent you and recover a financial payout on your behalf, we will need to show exactly how the driver caused your accident. Fatigue or falling asleep may have caused the driver to make a mistake behind the wheel, but it is that mistake that triggered your accident.
We may be able to prove how and why your accident occurred with help from:
- The police report filed about the accident
- Eyewitness statements
- Accident reconstruction data
- A survey of the accident scene
- Other evidence we gather to support your case
Once we can show that the other motorist caused the accident and this led to your injuries and losses, we will seek to prove the value of your case and go to work on recovering the payout you need to cover your related expenses.
A Gulfport driver fatigue lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to go to work on your case today. Call the Morris Bart law firm’s south Mississippi office today at (504) 613-4771. We will review your case for free and offer our services on a contingency basis if we believe there is merit to your case.
For a free legal consultation with a Driver Fatigue Accident lawyer serving Gulfport, call 800-537-8185
Pursuing Damages by Holding the At-Fault Motorist Liable
When a Gulfport traffic accident attorney from the Morris Bart law office represents a victim of a collision, we will build a case that proves the value of their related losses. This information may allow us to recover damages that include:
- All related medical treatment and care, both current and future
- Time away from work and all related pay and benefits
- Diminished earning ability for those who cannot return
- Property damages, such as the damage to their vehicle
- Rental car costs and out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering and other related non-economic damages
- Wrongful death damages
Time Limits on Lawsuits and Protecting Your Right to Sue
Is it important that we follow all deadlines and other stipulations on these cases in order to protect your right to file a lawsuit against the fatigued driver if that becomes necessary. This includes ensuring we have a good understanding of your case and try to work out a deal with the liable party’s auto insurance company before time runs out.
Under Mississippi Code Ann. § 15-1-49, the state’s statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit, we generally have three years following the accident to file paperwork and prepare to take the case to court.
However, we do not need to wait this long to get started. We can review your case today and may be able to begin our investigation after you sign up for representation. We could reach a just agreement for compensation long before this deadline arrives.
Speak with a Member of Our Team About Your Case
At the Morris Bart law firm, we know how dangerous fatigued driving can be. We have seen it cause serious injuries to clients before, and we know how this type of accident can impact your life. If we believe you have a case against the motorist who hit you, we can take action for you and pursue a payout based on the value of your losses.
We offer case reviews for free if you suffered injuries in an accident in Gulfport, Biloxi, or other nearby areas. We also have fully staffed offices across the Gulf South, including other areas of Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Alabama.
Speak with someone from our Gulfport office for free today by calling (504) 613-4771. We are here to help you seek financial recovery.
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