A Gulfport head-on collisions lawyer can help you get back on firm financial footing after a serious traffic accident in Gulfport, Mississippi. A head-on accident may lead to serious injuries for everyone involved. You could be stuck with thousands of dollars in medical bills while being unable to return to work as your injuries heal.
The team from the Morris Bart law office can review your case for free and explain your legal options for seeking compensation you may be entitled to. Call us at (228) 357-9621 for a free consultation with a member of our team.
Head-On Collisions Are Among the Most Dangerous Types of Traffic Accidents
Head-on collisions are dangerous because they involve frontal impacts while both vehicles are traveling toward one another. Oftentimes, high speeds may be involved. While there are rules, signage, and even safety devices in place to try to prevent many head-on accidents, they still occur — often due to a driver’s negligence. The scenarios that may lead to this type of impact include:
- A driver crosses over the centerline and collides with a car in their lane.
- A driver drives the wrong way on a one-way road, colliding with another motorist.
- A driver gets on the wrong side of the interstate or another divided highway.
- A driver crosses the median and is on the wrong side of a divided roadway.
- A driver attempts to pass another vehicle without checking for oncoming traffic.
Most careful drivers would not make these mistakes or can take evasive action to avoid this type of accident if they make a mistake. However, there are some reckless or careless activities that may increase the risk of making one of these serious mistakes and causing a frontal-impact accident. These includes:
- Drunk driving
- Drugged driving
- Drowsy or fatigued driving, or falling asleep while driving
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Road rage
It can be hard to avoid a head-on collision if the other motorist has impaired judgment and these accidents may cause serious or even fatal injuries. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), head-on collisions cause more fatalities than any other type of traffic accident based on research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a head-on collision, the Morris Bart law office can help you fight for compensation you may be entitled to. Let us review your case for free by calling (228) 357-9621.
For a free legal consultation with a Head-On Collisions lawyer serving Gulfport, call 800-537-8185
We Can Help Build a Case for Compensation
A Gulfport car accident attorney can help start the process to build a strong case so you can show a court what compensation you may be entitled to following a car accident. We take cases on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning you would not pay anything out of pocket upfront for representation. We get paid only if and when you win your case.
Common evidence in a head-on collision may include:
- The accident report filed by police
- A survey of the accident scene
- Statements from witnesses
- Any video of the accident or photos from the scene
- The damage to each of the vehicles
- Analysis performed by accident reconstruction experts
- Other expert depositions or testimony
- Your relevant medical records
- Documentation of your injuries, losses, and expenses
Our team can take evidence like this and use it to support a claim we file with the at-fault motorist’s insurance carrier, including showing what a fair settlement offer might look like.
Pursuing a Payout in Your Head-On Collision Case
A lawyer can help you submit a claim or represent you in court to recover the compensation you may be entitled to for your head-on accident injuries and other damages, but there is a limited time set by the state’s statute of limitations. Per Mississippi Code § 15-1-49, you have three years following the day of your accident to file a lawsuit in a Mississippi court, or you may lose the right to do so.
This deadline also plays a key role in providing leverage for negotiating a settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company. This means that you may not be able to recover a payout in your case unless you meet this deadline.
If you are able to pursue the compensation you may be entitled to for your injuries and other damages, the recoverable damages could include:
- Current and future treatment and care for your accident injuries
- Lost pay and benefits from missing work
- Reduced earning ability if you cannot complete all tasks at your job
- Car repairs and other property damages
- Pain and suffering, mental distress, and other intangible losses
The Morris Bart law firm also handles wrongful death claims and lawsuits. If your loved one passed away in a head-on accident, or as a result of their accident injuries, consider talking to a lawyer about your potential options.
Talk to a Member of Our Traffic Accident Team
A Gulfport head-on collisions lawyer can represent you in your personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim settlement negotiations if you qualify to take action and pursue a payout you may be entitled to. The team from the Morris Bart law firm knows the kind of evidence needed to try and prove these cases, so consider letting us help build your traffic accident case.
We have 15 offices that help accident victims in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Call (228) 357-9621 to learn more. We can get started by reviewing your case through a free consultation and discussing your legal options.
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