A Gulfport elderly driver lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to get to the bottom of what caused your Gulfport car accident and build a case against the other driver if there is evidence their negligence caused your injuries. We offer free case reviews for accident victims in Biloxi, Gulfport, and across Harrison County and other nearby areas.
Call (504) 613-4771 today to speak with a member of the Morris Bart law firm team in Gulfport.
Senior Drivers May Have a Disadvantage on the Roads, But They Are Not Always at Fault
Driving plays a key role in our ability to remain independent as we age. Without the ability to get in our car and go to the store, a restaurant, or out with friends, we may need to rely on others for rides or assistance. Remaining mobile is important to the quality of life.
However, it is also important to note that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), seniors are also at an increased risk of being in a car accident, suffering injuries in a car accident, and passing away from car accident injuries. Some age-related changes in health may contribute to these statistics, which includes:
- Declines in vision or after-dark vision
- Loss of memory and other cognitive functioning
- Trouble with reasoning and making decisions quickly
- Slowed reaction time
While age can affect your ability to drive, this does not mean that every accident involving a senior driver was caused by that driver. Under the Mississippi Civil Code, the responsible party is the one who committed negligence, such as carelessly or recklessly breaking a traffic law. For this reason, it is important to have an attorney investigate your accident and determine negligence and liability.
In some cases, you may be able to recover compensation even if the police report blames you for the accident. Contact the Morris Bart law office serving Gulfport today to learn more.
For a free legal consultation with a Elderly Driver Accident lawyer serving Gulfport, call 800-537-8185
Work with a Gulfport Elderly Driver Attorney on Your Case
When our team believes your Gulfport traffic accident case has merit, we will offer to represent you based on contingency. You will not pay anything to us out of your pocket. Instead, we collect our fee from the settlement or payment you receive. This service allows you to not worry about your legal case or financing it and focus on healing from your Gulfport accident injuries instead.
Once you sign on for representation from a Gulfport elderly driver lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm, our team will go to work seeking an understanding of what led to your accident, exactly what happened, and who caused it. This investigation will require us to gather evidence proving that the other driver was negligent, as well as documenting your injuries and losses.
While it can be difficult to put a price on your pain and suffering, we will estimate the value of your case based on the documentation we uncover and use this value to:
- Work to negotiate a fair settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurer; or
- Prove your losses to the court and ask for a verdict and award based on them
The Morris Bart law firm is here to help if you are a senior who suffered injuries in a Gulfport injury accident, or if you were hurt when an elderly driver caused your accident. Call (504) 613-4771 to learn more.
Understanding the Time Limits on Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit
Under Mississippi Code Ann. § 15-1-49, we only have a limited period when we can file a lawsuit on your behalf following a car accident and injuries. In Mississippi, this time period is generally three years following the accident. However, exceptions exist. You could have longer or even less time.
Plus, we understand that you need the compensation as soon as possible. For these reasons and more, we suggest calling us as quickly as you can after your Gulfport accident.
Pursuing Damages After a Gulfport Car Accident with Injuries
As a part of building your case against the driver who caused your accident, we will look at your relevant medical records, receipts, bills, and other evidence to show the damages you sustained. This evidence may allow us to secure compensation for the harm you suffered. Recoverable damages in a Gulfport car accident case could include:
- Current and future medical treatment costs, care costs, and other related expenses
- Current and future missed wages because of time away from work
- Diminished earning ability because of permanent impairments
- Property damages, including to your vehicle
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic damages
- Wrongful death damages if your family member died in an accident
The payouts in Gulfport car accident cases can vary widely depending on the types of losses you suffered, the value of your damages, and the severity of your injuries. We can discuss with you what a fair settlement offer might look like before we begin negotiations with the liable driver’s insurance carrier.
Speak with a Representative from Morris Bart, LTD Today
At the Morris Bart law firm, clients from across the Gulf South recommend us for help in cases like yours. We have fought for payouts in car accident cases in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. Since we offer free case reviews and require no upfront retainer for our services, you have nothing to lose by reaching out to our Gulfport team today.
A Gulfport elderly driver lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to build a case to show you were the victim of an injury accident and to recover compensation for the harm you suffered, including your financial, physical, and emotional losses.
Call (504) 613-4771 now for your complimentary case consultation with a member of our car accident team in Gulfport.
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