If your teen suffered injuries in a car accident, a Gulfport teen driving accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you recover compensation to cover the medical bills, additional care costs, and more. Whether your teen was hit by a careless driver, suffered injuries riding with another teenager, or was in another type of accident, we may be able to help you build a case.
Call (228) 357-9621 today for a free review of your case with a member of our Gulfport car accident team. We can discuss the details of your teen’s accident and injuries, and what you hope to gain by taking action. We may be able to help you hold the at-fault driver accountable, recover an insurance settlement, or take other steps to resolve your case and recover compensation.
Teens Are at an Increased Risk of Injury and Death from Car Accidents
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car accidents are the top cause of death for teens, especially those between the ages of 16 and 19. Even when you consider miles driven, teens between 16 and 19 are almost three times more likely to pass away as a result of a car accident than drivers and passengers aged 20 years or above.
In addition, many teens suffer injuries in car accidents. It is easy for them to become distracted enough to take their eyes off the road, especially when driving other teens. Inexperience likely plays a role in many of these accidents, as well.
Under the Mississippi Civil Code, victims can hold the at-fault motorist responsible for their injuries in this type of accident. This involves building a case and filing a claim with their auto liability insurance carrier to cover your related losses.
Call the Morris Bart law office at (228) 357-9621 to learn more about your options based on the facts of your case. We offer free case reviews.
For a free legal consultation with a Teen Driving Accident lawyer serving Gulfport, call 800-537-8185
Let Morris Bart, LTD Build a Case for Compensation
If we believe there is enough evidence to support a claim or lawsuit, a Gulfport teen driving accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can go to work on your teen’s case today. We may be able to prove what caused the accident, who was at fault, and the value of the damages your teen and your family endured.
With strong evidence to show negligence and liability, we may be able to demand a fair settlement agreement based on the documentation we present. If they refuse to agree or negotiate, our trial attorneys can file a personal injury lawsuit and present your case to a Harrison County civil court.
The team from the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport works on personal injury and car accident cases based on contingency. This means you will not pay us anything upfront before we get to work on your teen’s case. You will not owe anything unless we recoup damages for you or your family.
Recovering Damages in a Teen Driving Claim or Lawsuit in Gulfport
Our team may be able to recover a range of damages following your teen’s injuries in a Gulfport car accident. This could include compensation for both current and future care, ongoing damages based on expert witness testimony, and other losses.
We can produce a list of your family’s expenses and your teen’s damages to demand a fair payout from the insurance company based on that list. While every case is different, the recoverable damages may include:
- Medical treatment and related expenses.
- Losses related to missing school or other activities.
- Lost wages and reduced ability to earn a living later.
- Property damages.
- Pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other non-economic damages.
If your teenager passed away because of the injuries they suffered in a car accident, you may be able to recover wrongful death damages. These damages include burial and funeral costs, as well as the losses your family continues to experience because of your child’s absence. We handle wrongful death cases from our Gulfport office and can review your case for free today.
Time Limits on Taking Legal Action to Recover Compensation in a Teen Driving Accident
Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49, limits us to only three years following your child’s accident to take legal action. There may be exceptions for certain injuries and in certain situations if the victim was under age 18.
Still, it is often beneficial to work quickly. Contact us as soon as possible, and we will review the accident and your teen’s injuries for free. The sooner you get in contact, the sooner we can go to work on your case for compensation.
Talk to a Member of Our Gulfport Teen Driving Accident Team
At the Morris Bart law firm, we help families understand their car accident cases and pursue the payout they deserve based on the facts of the case and the value of their related losses. If your teen suffered injuries while in a car with their friends or others, we may be able to help your family.
A Gulfport teen driving accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can represent your teen and your family to the insurance company, a Harrison County court, or to others involved in the accident case. Call (228) 357-9621 for your free case review and let us explain your options.
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