If you were hurt in a Gulfport, Mississippi accident caused by an angry, intimidating, or aggressive driver, you may have been the victim of a road rage accident.
Whether the driving behaviors that caused your accident can be characterized as reckless driving, aggressive driving, or road rage, a Gulfport road rage accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you hold the at-fault driver responsible. We may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical bills, missed paychecks, pain and suffering, and more.
For a free, no-obligation consultation on your case with a member of the Morris Bart law firm team, call us today at (228) 357-9621.
Road Rage and Aggressive Driving in Mississippi
Road rage is typically considered a form of aggressive driving. It may involve an intentional and direct threat of harm, either with the vehicle or another weapon. Road rage can also involve angry outbursts, insults, and gestures.
Road rage may also be characterized as aggressive driving. The Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that aggressive driving can include behaviors such as:
- Speeding or racing
- Fast, illegal lane changes or cutting other drivers off
- Sudden speed changes
- Using the shoulder of the road
- Other violations of traffic law
Many of these behaviors are already illegal under Mississippi traffic law. If a driver with road rage caused your accident, the Morris Bart law firm may be able to build a case to hold them liable for your damages. Even if the responsible driver did not face criminal charges for their reckless or violent actions, we may be able to hold them liable for your injuries based on evidence that their negligent driving caused the accident.
To learn more about building a case against the road rage driver who caused your Gulfport accident, call the Morris Bart law firm by dialing (228) 357-9621. A representative of our firm is standing by to offer you a free consultation on your case.
For a free legal consultation with a Road Rage Accident lawyer serving Gulfport, call 800-537-8185
Take Action Against the Motorist Who Caused Your Accident
If we believe we can build a strong case against the driver who caused your accident, a Gulfport road rage accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can take on your case on a contingency-fee-basis. This may allow us to:
- Communicate with all parties on your behalf
- Obtain the accident report and other documents
- Interview eyewitnesses of the road rage accident
- Identify and analyze other evidence
- Seek video of the incident or accident
- Hire experts, including accident reconstruction specialists, to support your case
- Analyze your relevant medical records
- Negotiate with the responsible party’s insurance company for a settlement offer
- Take your case to trial, if necessary
During this time, the Morris Bart law firm can keep you updated on your case and answer your questions so that you can focus on your recovery.
Time Limits on Filing a Lawsuit to Hold the Road Rage Driver Accountable
Mississippi Code § 15-1-49 sets a general deadline of three years on personal injury lawsuits. In order to take your case to trial, we must file the paperwork and begin the process before this time limit expires. If we miss the deadline, the court may dismiss your lawsuit. This could make it difficult or impossible to recover a fair settlement or court award.
Three years seems like a long time, but you may be surprised to see how quickly it passes. There are many steps we may need to take before we can file a lawsuit on your behalf, so we recommend calling us as soon as you can after your accident. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can get started on your case.
Pursuing Damages in a Road Rage Accident Case
A Gulfport road rage accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can take steps to determine the value of your accident-related expenses and losses. These are known as compensatory losses because you are being compensated for the damages you endured. While they can vary from case to case, they may cover:
- Your current and future medical care and related costs
- Your current and future lost wages
- Reduced earning ability if you cannot go back to work
- Property damages, including to your vehicle
- Pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other intangible losses
In cases when road rage is the apparent cause of the accident, a judge may make punitive damages available, although this is rare.
A member of our team can discuss what specific damages may be available in your road rage accident case when you call for your free consultation.
Talk to a Member of Our Gulfport Team Today
The Morris Bart law firm believes that negligent drivers should face legal consequences for their actions. A Gulfport road rage accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm will fight for justice in your case when we represent you. Because we take cases on a contingency-fee-basis, you do not pay us attorney fees unless and until you recover compensation in a settlement offer or court award.
The Morris Bart law firm has an office in Gulfport that serves the Mississippi Gulf Coast region. If you suffered injuries in a road rage accident or incident in this area, our team from this office can help.
Call (228) 357-9621 today and let a member of our team review your road rage accident case at no cost to you.
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