A Gulfport passenger vehicle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you hold the at-fault driver or another liable party responsible after you suffered injuries in a Mississippi traffic accident.
You may be eligible to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the driver whose negligence caused your accident. This could allow you to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more.
Let us review your Gulfport traffic accident case today. Call (228) 357-9621 to speak with a member of the Morris Bart law firm team. We offer free consultations to victims of accidents in Gulfport and may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis with no advanced payment necessary.
Understanding Passenger Vehicle Accident Cases
There are generally two types of vehicles on the roads in and around Gulfport, Mississippi:
- Commercial vehicles
- Passenger vehicles
While there is some gray area, in general, commercial vehicles are owned by corporations or operated for a profit. They often move goods from one place to another, making deliveries of heavy items or providing services. They include work trucks, semi-trailers, buses, 18-wheelers, delivery trucks, and more.
Passenger vehicles, on the other hand, move people from one place to another, generally without charging a fee. The car you drive to work every day is a passenger vehicle. This category can include cars, pickups trucks, sports utility vehicles, and vans.
In general, accidents that involve two passenger cars only have two parties involved:
- The victim and their insurance company
- The at-fault driver and their insurance company
Even though there may not be a corporation involved, passenger vehicle accidents can be challenging, especially complex accidents or cases where the responsible party disputes their liability. Having a lawyer on your side who understands Mississippi traffic and liability laws may benefit you in multiple ways. This could include:
- Answering your questions and providing legal advice
- Managing all communication on your behalf
- Thoroughly investigating your case and documenting your losses
- Giving you space from the legal proceedings to concentrate on your recovery
A Gulfport passenger vehicle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to provide you with these services and more when we represent you.
Reach out to the Morris Bart law firm today by calling (228) 357-9621. A member of our team is standing by to discuss your case and your legal options in a free, no-obligation consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a Passenger Vehicle Accident lawyer serving Gulfport, call 800-537-8185
Liability in a Passenger Vehicle Accident
In order to establish the other party’s liability, you typically must produce evidence that their negligent actions caused your accident.
In many cases, the negligent action that establishes liability is a violation of a traffic law, such as:
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Not stopping at a red light or stop sign
- Illegal turn
- Driving without lights at night
- And more
There may be accidents where another liable party is involved. A mechanical failure in a vehicle that causes an accident could make a negligent mechanic or parts manufacturer liable. A road hazard that causes an accident could make a negligent municipality liable.
A Gulfport passenger vehicle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to investigate your case and identify the liable party in your accident when we represent you.
A Member of Our Team May Be Able to Gather Evidence in Your Case
If we believe you have a case against the passenger vehicle driver who caused your Gulfport accident, a Gulfport passenger vehicle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can collect evidence and utilize the necessary resources to prove this. This could include working closely with accident reconstruction specialists, medical experts, and others.
Once it is ready, we can present your case to the responsible party’s insurance company in settlement negotiations. If they are unwilling to make you a fair offer, we can take your case to trial.
To learn more about these services, call the Morris Bart law firm today.
Seeking Damages in a Passenger Vehicle Accident Case
If a Gulfport passenger vehicle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can prove negligence and liability in your case, we may be able to recover compensation for the injuries and other harm you suffered as a result of the collision. This could include:
- Medical care costs: including both current and future medical needs, medications, devices, support, and related expenses stemming from your accident injuries.
- Lost wages: this may include paychecks lost because of the time you missed at work, and possibly compensation for a reduced earning capacity if your lasting impairments prevent you from going back to your old job.
- Property damages: this may include repair of damages to your vehicle or replacement of a totaled vehicle, as well as other personal property damaged in the accident.
- Non-economic damages: pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, and more may be recoverable non-economic damages in your case.
Keep in mind that there is a general deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit under Mississippi law, set at three years under Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49. You could lose the right to take legal action and recover a payout in court if we miss this deadline.
Call Morris Bart, LTD Today
If you have been injured in a Gulfport accident, help is available. A Gulfport passenger vehicle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to handle all aspects of your case when we represent you.
Call (228) 357-9621 now to speak with a member of our team. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to Gulfport accident victims.
The Morris Bart law firm represents clients on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning we do not collect attorney’s fee unless and until you recover compensation in a settlement offer or court awards.
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