In the Gulfport area, mopeds are a popular method of transportation for residents and tourists alike. If you were injured while riding a moped, you may be eligible for a settlement.
If your accident was caused by another person, we can help you understand your legal rights. Contact Morris Bart, LLC to learn how a moped accident attorney in Gulfport can help you.
How do You Know If You Have a Moped Accident Legal Case?
You may be able to sue if another party acted negligently, and their negligence caused your moped accident. Drivers may be held responsible for an accident if they did any of the following:
- Drove while distracted (cell phone or texting)
- Operated a motor vehicle while drunk or under the influence of drugs
- Switched lanes without first checking their blind spots
- Didn’t obey traffic laws or signals
- Drove too fast for road or weather conditions
In some situations, negligence is crystal clear. And in others, it requires some investigation. As a personal injury law firm, part of our job is to establish who is responsible for your injuries. The only way to know if you have a legal case is to speak with a lawyer.
For a free legal consultation with a Moped Accident lawyer serving Gulfport, call (228) 357-9621
What If You Were Injured While Driving a Gulfport Rental Moped?
There are numerous moped rental companies along the coast. If another driver was responsible for the crash, you have the legal right to pursue compensation for your injuries, regardless of who owns the moped.
The moped rental company may pursue their own case for property damage to their moped. This, however, does not impede your right to file a personal injury claim.
What If You Were Injured While on Vacation in Gulfport, but Live in Another State?
Gulfport is a popular tourist destination, especially in the winter, because of our year-round warm weather. Typically, the state where the moped accident occurred is where a legal claim needs to be filed. However, there may be some exceptions.
If you were injured in Gulfport, the best place to start is by speaking with a local attorney. We offer a free consultation to all prospective clients. It costs you nothing but a few minutes of your time to find out if we can help you.
Time Limits for Moped Accident Lawsuits in Mississippi
State law does limit how long you have to file a personal injury claim. According to Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49, under most circumstances, you have three years after an accident to take legal action. If you try to pursue compensation after that time, there’s a good chance the courts will throw out your case.
Three years can seem like a long time, but there is no reason to wait. The longer you put off speaking with an attorney, the longer you delay any possible settlement.
In addition, all evidence fades over time. The sooner we can get started on your claim, the better.
Do You Have to Go to Court for a Moped Accident Lawsuit?
We know that just the thought of having to go to court is intimidating. When a claim is first filed, it’s difficult to predict if it could end in a trial or will be resolved through mediation. The good news is, many personal injury lawsuits are settled out of court.
As the injured party, you make the ultimate decision to go to court. As your legal counsel, we empower you, represent you, and advise you of your rights. Your personal injury case won’t go to court unless you want it to.
Our attorneys are skilled negotiators. We know how the insurance companies think and operate. In many cases, we can obtain a fair settlement without stepping into a courtroom.
How Much Is the Average Moped Accident Settlement?
One of the most common questions our law firm gets asked is, what is the average settlement for a personal injury. Generally speaking, the more severe an injury is, the higher the payout. However, it is impossible to compare similar injuries between two people.
When you read about average personal injury settlements, keep in mind that payouts can range from a few thousand to several million dollars. The payouts that are several million dollars will skew what the average settlement amount is.
A fair settlement is one that compensates you for your medical bills, lost wages, and emotional distress.
After an accident, it doesn’t take long for the medical bills to pile up. A small moped is no match for cars and trucks. Often, moped riders face serious and complex injuries.
Your settlement should cover all current and future accident-related medical costs. That includes the ER visit, ambulance ride, diagnostic tests, surgeries, therapy and rehabilitation, and medication.
Your injuries may keep you out of work for a while. You and your family shouldn’t have to worry about keeping a roof over your head and food on the table.
In addition to physical injuries, many people experience emotional distress after an accident. You may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.
What Questions Should You Ask a Moped Accident Attorney?
When you have a free consultation with a Gulfport moped accident lawyer, consider asking the following questions:
- How long has your law firm been in business?
- What percentage of your practice is devoted to personal injury cases like moped accidents?
- How do you stay in touch with your clients?
- What are some of your past case results for injuries like mine?
There is no shortage of personal injury law firms, but not all are created equal.
How Much does a Moped Accident Lawyer in Gulfport Cost?
At Morris Bart, LLC, our personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. That means it costs you nothing for us to get started on your claim.
One of the reasons we offer free consultations is to give prospective clients a chance to ask questions. During this meeting, we can discuss the specifics of your case, including attorney fees.
Get Legal Help from a Gulfport Moped Accident Attorney Today
Learn how Morris Bart, LLC can help you pursue a personal injury settlement. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.
Questions?Call (228) 357-9621
to find a Morris Bart office near you.