If a driver was speeding and caused your Gulfport, Mississippi car accident, you may be able to build a case and hold them responsible for your injuries, medical care, missed paychecks, and other damages. You have a right to file an insurance claim or civil suit to seek compensation. A Gulfport speeding accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law office may be able to help.
At the Morris Bart law office, our team offers free case reviews for car accident victims. If you believe another driver’s careless actions caused your collision, a member of our team will speak with you about your legal options today. Call (228) 357-9621 to get started.
Speeding Significantly Increases the Consequences of an Accident
In general, there are two ways that speeding occurs:
Exceeding Posted Speed Limits
Exceeding posted speed limits is a common practice on the road, particularly on highways. Most drivers break speed limit laws regularly, ignoring the potential consequences. Unfortunately, this puts that driver, their passengers, and others sharing the road at risk. Speed limits are in place and set at a certain level for a reason. When drivers violate these speed limits, it could increase the risk of an accident.
Driving Too Fast for Conditions
It is possible to drive within the posted speed limits but still be going too fast to maintain safety. This occurs when the driving conditions warrant slowing down. Driving at or under the speed limit while dealing with rain, wet roads, road work, poor road conditions, heavy traffic, or low-light conditions at night could be just as dangerous as exceeding the posted speed limit.
The Risks of Speeding
Speeding increases both the risk of an accident and the risk of serious injuries from an accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), some of the risks related to speeding include:
- A significant increase in the chances of losing control of the car.
- Decreased time to react.
- Increased stopping distance.
- Reduced effectiveness of seatbelts, airbags, and other safety equipment.
- Larger economic losses and expenses related to injuries, property damages, and other damages.
Under the Mississippi Civil Code, a Gulfport speeding accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to pursue compensation for accident victims. The state’s personal injury laws allow victims to hold the negligent driver financially responsible for injuries and losses they sustained as a result of the collision.
If we believe you have a Harrison County civil case based on your Gulfport collision, we can collect evidence to support your car accident claim. We will navigate the claims process and the legal system on your behalf so you can focus on your injuries and reclaim your life. We represent our clients based on a contingency fee, meaning we get paid a percentage of the settlement we recover on your behalf.
To learn more, contact the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport by calling (228) 357-9621. A member of our traffic accident team will discuss your case with you for free today.
For a free legal consultation with a Speeding Accident lawyer serving Gulfport, call 800-537-8185
There Are Time Limits on Filing a Gulfport Civil Action
Per Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49, you likely only have three years after your collision to file a lawsuit if that becomes necessary. We can often reach a settlement without filing a lawsuit, but having the option available may help us negotiate a settlement that compensates you adequately. The insurance company may not be as forthcoming with a just settlement agreement.
If you were the victim of a speeding driver who caused your accident and injuries, reach out to us today. At the Morris Bart law firm, we understand how frustrating it can be to suffer injuries and then have to pay for medical care, and car repairs. We may be able to seek compensation to cover these expenses and as well as for your pain and suffering.
Pursuing Recoverable Damages After a Gulfport Speeding Accident
At the Morris Bart law firm, we believe in holding negligent drivers accountable for their actions. This requires us to build a case proving negligence and liability, and also document the damages you experienced as a result. This could include losses and expenses, such as:
- Current and future medical care costs.
- Current and future lost income.
- Diminished earning capacity.
- Property damages, including to your car.
- Out-of-pocket expenses.
Mississippi’s personal injury laws also allow accident victims to pursue compensation for their intangible losses, often called non-economic damages. The most well-known of these non-economic damages are the pain and suffering losses. This includes the physical pain and emotional distress you endured as a result of the accident and your injuries.
The team from the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport knows how to calculate your non-economic losses and will include these damages in our demand for a fair settlement agreement.
When necessary, our team will also seek wrongful death damages for families who qualify. If you are the spouse, parent, or child of an accident victim who passed away from their injuries or related complications, you have our condolences. You may qualify to file a wrongful death action to hold the negligent driver legally liable.
Talk to a Member of Our Gulfport Accident Caused by Speeding Team Today
A Gulfport speeding accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you secure compensation for your medical bills, car repairs, and physical pain and emotional suffering. Allow a member of our team to review your case for free today.
You can discuss your accident and potential legal case with a member of our law office today at no cost to you. Dial (228) 357-9621 to get started.
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