A Gulfport improper lane changes lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you hold a negligent driver liable for your injuries and losses after an improper lane change accident.
Motorists have a responsibility to follow all state and local traffic rules and drive in a way that prevents harm to others. Failure to do so could result in citations and being held accountable in a civil case.
The Morris Bart law firm may be able to pursue compensation in settlement negotiations or a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf. Recoverable damages may include your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Call (228) 357-9621 today for your complimentary consultation with a member of the Morris Bart law firm team. We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee basis with no up-front payments necessary.
Improper Lane Changes Occur Frequently
If you are paying attention to the behavior of other drivers behind the wheel, you may see improper lane changes occur regularly. They occur when a driver moves from one lane to another without indicating with their turn signal, and often without carefully checking to ensure the lane is empty. This endangers other motorists, especially motorcyclists and those driving smaller vehicles that may be more difficult to see.
Improper lane changes do not just occur when swapping lanes on the interstate. They may occur:
- When moving to the left to overtake slower traffic
- When moving to the right after passing or to exit
- When passing a slower vehicle on a two-lane road
- When preparing to turn
- When merging onto a roadway
This negligence may result in side-impact collisions, with one vehicle merging into the other. In other cases, though, victims may be run off the road and hit a divider wall, guard rail, tree, another object, or even overturn. Improper turns are especially dangerous when the vehicle moving into another lane without signaling is a tractor-trailer or other large vehicle.
Lane changes are governed by laws such as MS Code § 63-3-603 and MS Code § 63-3-707 in Mississippi. These laws outline the duties of the driver before moving into another lane. Failure to follow these laws may be the basis of an auto liability insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit if you suffered harm because of the other driver’s actions.
If you believe that another driver’s negligence caused your Gulfport accident, call the Morris Bart law firm today at (228) 357-9621. A member of our team is standing by to discuss your case in a free, no-obligation consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a Improper Lane Changes Accident lawyer serving Gulfport, call 800-537-8185
Building a Case for an Improper Lane Change Accident
A Gulfport improper lane changes lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help you take action to hold a driver responsible for the harm you suffered when we represent you.
There are four elements we may need to prove to show the driver acted negligently:
- The driver had a responsibility to change lanes only after checking to ensure the lane was clear and signaling, as required under Mississippi law
- The driver failed to do one or both of these things
- The driver’s negligent actions caused your accident
- You suffered financial, physical, and emotional harm as a result of the accident
Proving which vehicle was where and what led to an accident is not always easy. However, our attorneys know how to get a better understanding and collect evidence to demonstrate liability to the responsible party’s insurance company. This evidence may include:
- The police report filed about the accident
- Accident reconstruction data and testimony
- Eyewitness statements or testimony
- A survey of the accident scene
- Physical evidence collected
- Any video or photos available from the accident
Our team generally approaches the insurance provider for the at-fault motorist and demands a fair payout based on your actual damages. If they are unwilling to make you a fair offer, we can take your case to trial and present the evidence to a judge or jury.
Under Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49, you generally have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit in Mississippi. For this reason, we encourage you to call our Gulfport area office as soon as you can after your injuries are stable.
Pursuing Compensation for Your Gulfport Car Accident Damages
The Morris Bart law firm understands that suffering injuries because of someone else’s negligence can cause immense financial stress and economic losses, in addition to the non-economic suffering.
When a Gulfport improper lane changes lawyer from our firm represents you, we can use the facts of your case to estimate a fair settlement value and demand a just payout from the insurance company.
Although every case is different, in general, the recoverable damages in a car accident case may include:
- Current and future medical treatment, care, and support
- Current and future lost wages, benefits, and reduced earning ability
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic losses
Talk to a Member of Our Car Accident and Injuries Team Today
If you suffered injuries in a Gulfport accident caused by another motorist making an improper lane change, a Gulfport improper lane changes lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to pursue compensation for you. We can handle all aspects of your case while you focus on recovering from your injuries when we represent you.
Dial (228) 357-9621 today to speak with a member of the Morris Bart law firm team in Gulfport. We can evaluate your case and discuss your options in a free, no-obligation consultation.
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