If you were hurt in a Gulfport traffic accident caused by a driver who exceeded posted speed limits, you may be able to hold that driver responsible for your related physical, financial, and emotional losses. A Gulfport exceeding posted speed limits lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you if we believe there is evidence to hold the speeding driver legally accountable.
We represent Gulfport traffic accident victims who suffered injuries because of another driver’s negligence, such as speeding and causing an accident. We can represent you on a contingency fee basis with no up-front payments necessary if we accept your case.
Call (504) 613-4771 today to learn more in a free consultation with a member of the Morris Bart law firm team.
Speeding Can Cause Accidents or Increase the Risk of Injury
When a driver exceeds the posted speed limits, they put other drivers at risk. Speeding reduces reaction time and increases the time it takes to stop the vehicle, as well as making it more difficult to maintain control of the car. At the same time, accidents involving speeding vehicles may be more serious because increased speed increases the force of the impact.
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), speeding is a factor in many serious car accidents. The NSC reports that speeding was involved in more than a quarter of all fatal car accidents in the United States in 2018.
In addition to exceeding the posted speed limit, there are also other ways negligent speeding can cause a car accident. They include:
- Driving too fast for weather conditions
- Driving too fast for road conditions
- Driving too fast for the amount of traffic on the road
In general, speed may play a role in causing an accident if the at-fault driver received a citation for speeding or an accident reconstruction expert testifies that speed was a contributing factor in the accident.
At the Morris Bart law firm, we understand how to document speeding in a personal injury lawsuit. Speak with a member of the staff from the Morris Bart law firm in Gulfport today by calling (504) 613-4771. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to car accident victims.
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Morris Bart, LTD May Be Able to Pursue Compensation on Your Behalf
A Gulfport exceeding posted speed limits lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can determine the civil codes and laws that apply to your case, gather the evidence available, and navigate the process on your behalf when we represent you.
We can estimate your damages and pursue a settlement with the responsible driver’s insurance carrier based on that value. If we cannot reach a just settlement, we can take your case to trial and defend your rights before a judge or jury.
Under Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49, there are deadlines for filing a lawsuit. Generally, a three-year statute of limitations applies to personal injury lawsuits in Mississippi. If you wait too long and allow this deadline to expire, it can prevent you from recovering compensation in a lawsuit, even if you have strong evidence of the responsible party’s liability.
To discuss what specific deadlines pertain to your case, call the Morris Bart law firm today.
Holding a Speeding Driver Responsible for Your Damages
When you file an auto liability insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit after a car accident, there are generally two goals:
- To hold the responsible party accountable
- To recover compensation for your related injuries, expenses, and other losses
You may hear the harm you sustained as a result of your accident referred to as “damages.” Damages may include your economic and non-economic losses, such as financial expenses, the emotional toll, and the physical suffering you endured.
In order to hold the speeding driver responsible, you typically must prove that they acted negligently and caused your accident. This may require more than just showing that the driver was speeding—you may need to document how the driver caused the accident to occur and to tie your injuries to their negligent actions.
A Gulfport exceeding posted speed limits lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can manage these tasks when we represent you.
If we can prove a speeding driver is liable for your injuries, you may be able to recover damages such as:
- Your current and future medical care and treatment for your accident injuries
- Ongoing care costs and support
- Current and future lost pay from time missed at work
- Reduced earning capacity if you cannot return to your career due to your injuries
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other non-economic damages
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Discuss Your Case with a Member of Our Gulfport Team
A Gulfport exceeding posted speed limits lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you hold the driver who caused your accident liable. Allow us to build and manage your case while you concentrate on your recovery.
Every case we handle begins with a free consultation. A member of the Morris Bart law firm team is standing by to speak with you about your accident. Call our Gulfport office today at (504) 613-4771 to learn more about your potential insurance claim or civil suit and about how we may be able to help you.
The Morris Bart law firm offers representation on a contingency fee basis, meaning our clients do not pay us attorney’s fees unless and until they recover compensation in a settlement offer or court awards.
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