A Gulfport accident caused by texting behind the wheel lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you pursue a case against the negligent driver who caused your accident. You may be able to recover a financial payout through an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit.
While you concentrate on your recovery, the Morris Bart law firm can pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Let a member of our team review the merits of your case today. You can reach our Gulfport-area team for a free, no-obligation consultation on your case by calling (228) 357-9621.
The Morris Bart law firm may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments necessary.
Distracted Driving Is a Significant Cause of Car Accidents in the U.S.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) calls the number of accidents linked to distracted driving “sobering.” They report that distracted driving played a role in an estimated 400,000 car crash injuries in 2018.
A major cause of distracted driving accidents is texting while driving. Reading or typing a text message requires drivers to use their hands, eyes, and mind—taking all of them away from the primary task of focusing on the road.
When a driver makes a choice to read or answer a text while driving, it puts their life in danger, as well as the lives of their passengers and others on the road. There is simply no excuse. Texting and driving is illegal in Mississippi under Miss. Code § 63-33-1. Unfortunately, this does not stop every driver from engaging in this dangerous behavior.
For a free legal consultation with a Texting Behind the Wheel Accident lawyer serving Gulfport, call 800-537-8185
Injuries and Treatment After a Car Accident
There are a variety of injuries that car accident victims can sustain. They include:
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Lacerations, burns, and scrapes
- Airbag impact injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- And more
We recommend seeing a doctor as soon as possible after an accident, even for injuries you may think will get better on their own. A doctor can fully diagnose your injuries and begin treating them. A prompt doctor’s visit can also create a link in your medical record between the accident and your injuries that may be used as evidence later on in your case.
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Texting and Driving Can Be Difficult to Prove
It may be difficult to prove the other driver was texting when the accident occurred, especially if the police did not note that distracted driving played a role in their report, and no eyewitnesses noted seeing a cell phone in the driver’s hand. Fortunately, it is not always necessary to prove texting behind the wheel to hold the driver accountable and recover a payout for your damages.
When it comes to personal injury matters, you typically must prove that the responsible party’s negligence caused your injuries. In many cases, negligence can be established with evidence that the at-fault driver violated a traffic law such as running a red light, failing to yield the right of way, or crossing over the centerline.
Such violations may be enough to establish liability, even without additional proof that the driver was texting at the time.
When you work with a Gulfport texting behind the wheel lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm, we can conduct an investigation to learn exactly what caused your accident. We can collect evidence and work with accident reconstruction experts to prove what caused your accident and hold the driver accountable.
If you believe that another driver’s negligence caused your accident, call the Morris Bart law firm serving Gulfport today by calling (228) 357-9621. A member of our team will be happy to discuss your case and your legal options in a free, no-obligation consultation.
Pursuing Damages in a Texting Behind the Wheel Accident Case
A Gulfport texting behind the wheel lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can identify the damages you sustained as a result of your accident when we represent you. We can gather proof of these damages to put a value on your case.
The damages you may be able to recover in a car accident case include:
- Current and future medical care and necessary treatment
- Current and future lost pay for time away from your job
- Reduced earning ability for those who cannot go back to work
- Property damages, including replacement of your totaled car
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic damages
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Time Limits on Filing Personal Injury Lawsuit in Mississippi
In general, Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49 gives victims three years from the day of the accident to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in Mississippi. If you wait and allow this statute of limitations to expire, it could prevent you from recovering compensation via a lawsuit.
To discuss what specific deadlines pertain to your case, call the Morris Bart law firm today.
Talk to a Member of Our Gulfport Team About Your Case
A Gulfport texting behind the wheel lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you seek and recover a payout from the driver who caused your traffic accident and injuries while texting behind the wheel.
Allow us to handle all communications, deadlines, and paperwork in your case while you focus on your recovering and getting your life back together.
Call us today at (228) 357-9621 for a free consultation on your case with a member of our Gulfport team.
We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis. In this type of arrangement, you do not pay as attorney’s fees unless and until you recover compensation in a settlement offer or court award.
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