A Gulfport failure to obey traffic signals lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to seek and recover a payout for you after a car accident near the Mississippi Gulf Coast. You may have a right to hold a driver liable if they failed to obey a traffic signal and caused your car accident and injuries.
A member of our team from the Morris Bart law office serving Gulfport, Mississippi, is available now to review the facts of your traffic accident and determine your options. If we believe you have evidence to hold the other driver accountable for their actions, we will represent you in your case at no upfront cost to you.
Call (504) 613-4771 today for your complimentary case evaluation.
Motorists Have a Duty to Obey All Traffic Signals Under Mississippi Law
Under § 63-3-313 of the Mississippi Civil Code, drivers must obey all traffic signals while driving or operating any type of vehicle on Mississippi roads. The only exception to this law is when there is a police officer on the scene who directs them otherwise. Failure to obey a traffic signal could lead to not only a citation from police but a personal injury case against them if they cause an accident and someone else sustains injuries.
Traffic signals include:
- Traffic lights
- Stop signs
- Caution lights
- Pedestrian or bicycle signals
- Other signals that indicate when to stop or proceed
Many of the car accident cases we take on at the Morris Bart law firm involve failure to obey traffic signals, and we know the type of evidence needed to prove negligence and liability in these cases. This evidence could include:
- The accident report filed by police
- Statements from eyewitnesses
- A survey of the accident scene
- Physical evidence from the accident
- Accident reconstructions performed by an expert
Reach out to the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport to learn more about how we may be able to help with your case. We can review your case for free today.
For a free legal consultation with a Failure to Obey Traffic Signals Accident lawyer serving Gulfport, call 800-537-8185
Pursuing Damages in a Failure to Obey Traffic Signals Case
Building a car accident case based on failure to obey traffic signals may allow us to not only hold the at-fault driver responsible but also to recover compensation for the damages you suffered. There are many types of damages recoverable in this type of accident. It does, however, require us to document your injuries, losses, and expenses. The evidence of your damages may include:
- Medical bills
- Estimates for car repair or replacement
- Your relevant medical records
- Documents showing time away from work
- Expert statements, including from medical experts, economists, and others
The possible recoverable damages could include:
- Current and future medical care costs and other expenses related to the treatment of accident injuries
- Current and future lost paychecks, including reduced earning ability
- Repairs to your damaged car
- Additional property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Additional non-economic damages
- Wrongful death damages
Let Morris Bart, LTD Review Your Case Today
A Gulfport failure to obey traffic signals lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can only pursue compensation in your case if there is evidence to show the other driver acted negligently and is liable for your accident injuries. We will review the general facts of your case early on to ensure you have a valid case.
After we decide to work together, we will go to work proving the other driver failed to obey a traffic signal, and this caused your accident and led to your injuries, losses, and emotional distress.
When a driver fails to obey a traffic signal, there is a clear law they must follow, and we can document that they failed to uphold that obligation. Then, we will show this caused your accident and that you suffered injuries, which covers all four of the necessary elements to prove negligence.
Call the Morris Bart law firm today to speak with a member of our team about your Gulfport accident case. We can evaluate your case for free and explain your options and our available services based on your evaluation. Dial (504) 613-4771 now to get started.
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Time Limits Apply So Call Us as Soon as Possible
Mississippi Code Ann. § 15-1-49 generally gives us three years after an accident to take legal action against the driver who failed to obey a traffic signal and caused your accident injuries. Three years may seem like plenty of time but perhaps longer than you want to wait for compensation.
There are a number of steps we must take before deciding to pursue legal action and file the paperwork to start a lawsuit. One step includes negotiating with the liable driver’s insurance provider for a just settlement. If we can negotiate a settlement agreement in your Gulfport accident case, we may be able to avoid court and still recover the compensation you need to pay your medical bills, repair or replace your vehicle, and cover other losses.
Talk to a Member of Our Gulfport Car Accident Team
A Gulfport failure to obey traffic signals lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can seek and possibly receive a settlement or court award for you in your car accident case if we believe you have a case against another motorist. This process begins with a free case review.
Our team works with injured traffic accident victims on a contingency basis. There are no upfront expenses for those who suffer harm in a car accident in Gulfport, Biloxi, or other nearby areas. We also have more than a dozen offices in other areas of Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Alabama.
Call (504) 613-4771 to reach someone from our Gulfport-area office. We can review your Harrison County car accident case at no cost to you today.
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