If you were hurt in a left-turn traffic accident in Gulfport, Mississippi, the motorist who made the dangerous and careless left turn may be legally liable for your injuries and damages. An experienced attorney may be able to build a case against them to recover this financial compensation. Let a Gulfport left-turn accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm navigate this process for you.
Call (228) 357-9621 today to discuss your legal options with a member of the team from the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport. We can help you understand if your case has the merit necessary to move forward.
Causes of Gulfport Left-Turn Traffic Accidents
Drivers turning left at an intersection have a duty to yield the right of way to any oncoming traffic unless there is a green turn arrow or another signal that directs them otherwise, per MS Code § 63-3-803.
Having this codified in Mississippi law makes it easier for us to prove liability in a left-turn accident case because all car accident cases heard under the state’s personal injury laws depend on proving negligence. The building blocks of a negligence claim include:
- Proving the driver had a certain duty to do something, such as yield the right of way under this code
- Showing the driver failed to do that thing, breaking the aforementioned code
- Linking the driver’s bad behavior with the collision that occurred
- Proving the victims suffered financial and physical damages
Being able to prove all of these factors in your case will be important for determining your right to compensation. We represent thousands of clients every year across the gulf coast in accidents just like this. all based on a contingent attorney fee. This means we only receive payment if and when we win your case.
For a free legal consultation with a Left-Turn Accident lawyer serving Gulfport, call 800-537-8185
The Morris Bart, LTD Team Fights for a Fair Payout for Our Clients
A car accident lawyer in Gulfport, MS from the Morris Bart law firm is ready to go to work on your case today. We can gather evidence that could prove fault, liability, or the value of your losses. Common evidence in similar accident cases includes:
- The police report filed on the accident scene
- Damage to the vehicles
- Statements from witnesses
- Video or photographic evidence
- Accident reconstruction
- Expert witness testimony
- Documentation of medical bills, lost income, and other losses
We represent our clients from start to finish, managing all communication, and handling all claims and negotiations. If we need to file a lawsuit and go to a Harrison County court, you may need to appear. However, we will be by your side and there to provide support and guidance every step of the way.
You can reach the Morris Bart law firm today by calling (228) 357-9621. A member of our team will evaluate your case for free and determine if we can seek damages on your behalf.
Time Limits Apply to File a Lawsuit in Mississippi
In general, most car accident cases settle during insurance company negotiations and will never need to go to court. However, it is imperative that we protect the victim’s right to file a personal injury lawsuit in the event that it becomes necessary. Knowing that we could take their policyholder to court provides motivation for the insurance carrier to offer a fair agreement at the negotiation table.
Under MS Code § 15-1-49, you likely have up to three years to file a lawsuit in a Harrison County court in regards to your Gulfport accident. We want to try to build a strong case and reach an out-of-court settlement as quickly as possible for you, so we encourage you to call us quickly following the stabilization of your injuries.
Pursuing Damages in a Gulfport Left-Turn Accident
It is generally a good idea not to accept an initial low-ball offer from the insurance company. We will not hesitate to pursue a personal injury lawsuit if that is what is necessary to possibly secure a fair financial recovery in your case. We believe victims should be compensated justly for their damages, including all current and likely future damages, economic and non-economic losses. Common recoverable damages in a left-turn accident case include:
- Medical care and other related expenses
- Lost wages, other income, and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages, including to your vehicle
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
Left-turn accidents are often side-impact collisions, known as T-bone accidents. Because of the nature of these accidents and the possibility of one car hitting another in the door directly beside the passenger, side-impact collisions can be extremely dangerous. If your loved one sustained catastrophic injuries and died because of the accident, you may qualify to pursue wrongful death damages, as well.
Talk to a Member of Our Gulfport Team About Your Car Accident Today
A Gulfport left-turn accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to recover compensation on your behalf in an insurance claim or civil suit. Let a member of our team evaluate the merits of your case and determine if we can represent you on a contingent-fee basis.
You can reach our Gulfport law office now at (228) 357-9621. Someone is standing by to take your call and get started with your complimentary consultation. We may be able to begin our investigation into your accident today.
The Morris Bart law firm operates 15 offices throughout the Gulf South, including locations in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Contact us today for your free consultation.
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