Poor vehicle maintenance or faulty repairs can cause serious car accidents. If you suffered injuries after an accident caused by one of these factors, you may be able to build a case and hold the responsible parties liable. A Gulfport faulty or neglected vehicle maintenance lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to assist you.
Our team offers free case reviews for car accident victims near our Gulfport office. Call us today at (228) 357-9621 for a complimentary consultation. We will determine if we believe we can pursue damages on your behalf and based on contingency.
Vehicle Maintenance Is a Vital Part of Safe Driving
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), failing to follow the regular maintenance schedule recommended by the vehicle’s manufacturer can lead to serious consequences. This could include:
- Failure of parts, safety features, and vehicle systems.
- Expensive repairs.
- Property damage accidents.
- Injury accidents.
Missing the manufacturer’s recommended schedule for maintenance of the vehicle by a few months or a few hundred miles does not always lead to a catastrophic failure or another major problem. Still, it is important for drivers to stay on top of it and perform the recommended service as soon as possible.
Some issues are more likely to cause an accident than others. Maintenance of a vehicle’s brakes, steering system, and tires are especially important.
It is also important to note that a driver may have paid someone else to take care of maintenance or repairs, and they failed to do so. This type of accident may be the result of:
- Neglect on the part of the owner of the vehicle.
- Inadequate work from a mechanic or other party.
- A faulty part from a parts manufacturer.
Under the Mississippi Civil Code, victims of these accidents may be able to hold the at-fault party or parties liable and receive compensation. Let a member of the Gulfport car accident team from the Morris Bart law office review your case for free today. Call (228) 357-9621 now.
For a free legal consultation with a Faulty or Neglected Vehicle Maintenance Accident lawyer serving Gulfport, call 800-537-8185
Understanding Liability in a Neglected Vehicle Maintenance Accident Case
If we take on your Mississippi car accident case, a Gulfport faulty or neglected vehicle maintenance lawyer from the Morris Bart law office can investigate what led to your accident and identify the liable party or parties. The potentially liable parties in this type of case include:
- Another motorist who failed to maintain their vehicle.
- A garage whose mechanic provided maintenance for the other motorist.
- A garage whose mechanic provided maintenance for you.
- The designer or manufacturer of a dangerous or defective tire, part, or system.
At the Morris Bart law firm, we know how to prove cases against auto repair shops and parts companies. These groups have a specific duty to provide quality parts and services that do not endanger drivers, occupants of their vehicles, or others on the road. When they fail to provide safe and defect-free parts and qualify services, they may be held accountable for any injuries and losses that occur.
If you believe faulty vehicle repair or neglected vehicle maintenance played a role in your Gulfport accident, call the Morris Bart law firm today at (228) 357-9621. We will discuss the facts of your case with you for free.
Seeking Damages in a Gulfport Neglected or Faulty Maintenance Accident Case
Identifying the liable party is only the first step in recovering compensation in a Gulfport car accident case. We will also need to gather evidence and document the injuries and losses you sustained.
The recoverable damages will depend on your expenses and losses, the severity of your injuries, and other details of your case. Some of the most common losses recoverable in this type of car accident case include:
- Current and future injury care and medical treatment related to your accident injuries.
- Current and future lost wages if you miss work for treatment, or because of injuries.
- Diminished earning ability if you do not return to your job at full capacity.
- Property damages, including your damaged vehicle.
- Pain and suffering losses.
- Other non-economic damages.
- Wrongful death damages.
Mississippi only gives car accident victims 36 months from the date of their accident to file a personal injury lawsuit under Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49. We can often reach a settlement with the insurance company well in advance of this date. Still, it is imperative that we keep this deadline in mind while we pursue financial recovery in your case.
If you miss the deadline and do not take legal action in a Harrison County court or jurisdiction, you could lose the right to go to court and seek recovery of the damages you suffered.
Talk to a Member of Our Gulfport Car Accident Team Today
A Gulfport faulty or neglected vehicle maintenance lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm knows what it takes to build a case and hold the liable party accountable. While these cases are sometimes more complex to prove than cases where a driver’s negligence behind the wheel caused the accident, it is still often possible to secure a payout.
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