A Hattiesburg, MS 18-wheeler truck accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm is here to help if you suffered injuries in a collision with a commercial vehicle. We represent victims of truck accidents and will do everything we can to secure justice on your behalf. With our help, you may be able to recover compensation for your physical, financial, and emotional harm.
By trusting us as their Hattiesburg personal injury law firm, many truck accident victims have received settlements or court awards that compensated them for their medical care, lost wages, car repairs, and more. We provide free consultations so you can learn more about your legal rights today.
Getting Justice for the Damages You Incurred in a Truck Accident
If you were hurt in a Hattiesburg crash caused by a careless or negligent commercial truck driver, we may be able to recover compensation on your behalf. After many years of experience, we know how to navigate the claims process and pursue damages for our clients.
By filing an insurance claim and demanding a fair payout, we can often recover compensation that includes:
- Current and future medical treatment
- Care-related expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Future lost wages if you have diminished earning ability
- Property damages, including your vehicle
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Disability and disfigurement
- Other intangible losses
Wrongful Death Damages After a Fatal Truck Accident in Hattiesburg
Our truck accident lawyers understand and use Miss. Code Ann. § 11-7-13 to recover compensation for clients who lost a loved one due to their injuries. If your child, parent, or spouse died in a Hattiesburg truck collision, you may be able to recover compensation and get justice for your lost family member.
Recoverable damages in wrongful death claims may include:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Lost income and benefits
- Loss of services
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of parental guidance
- Other economic and non-economic damages suffered by surviving family members
For a free legal consultation with a 18-Wheeler Accident lawyer serving Hattiesburg, call (601) 602-8431
Morris Bart, LTD Represents Truck Accident Victims in Hattiesburg
The Morris Bart law firm has 15 locations across the Gulf South, including Hattiesburg. We currently serve truck accident victims in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Arkansas. We are a contingency-based firm, which means that our clients pay nothing upfront and no attorney’s fees if we do not win their case. We provide free consultations and can meet you at the hospital, your home, or our office.
You can find our Hattiesburg location at:
6 Plaza Dr
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
We pride ourselves on recovering fair compensation for our clients, with more than 6,500 negotiated settlements or court awards in 2019 alone. In Hattiesburg, we recently won:
- $580,000 for a car accident victim who required surgery for a cervical disc replacement
- $490,000 for a truck accident victim who suffered neck and back injuries in the crash
Our truck accident lawyers handle every aspect of your case
When our team manages your claim, you can count on us to provide many important services. We will handle all aspects of your legal case, so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal.
Our clients count on us to:
- Protect their rights
- Communicate with insurers on their behalf
- Gather evidence and build support for their claim
- Identify the liable parties
- Value their case fairly
- File the claim, demand fair compensation, and negotiate with the insurer
If necessary, we will sue the liable parties and present your case at trial. We will not back down or hesitate to take a case to court if we believe it is necessary.
Proving a Hattiesburg, Mississippi Truck Accident Case
Our team knows the common causes of truck collisions and how to prove them. We thoroughly investigate every truck accident case we handle, gathering support for the claim, documenting what happened, and proving who is at fault.
Proving negligence is necessary because the state of Mississippi has a fault-based car accident system. Negligence consists of four key elements:
- The driver had a duty to do (or not do) a specific action
- They failed to uphold that duty
- This failure caused a collision
- Our client was harmed as a result
For example, imagine a truck driver who wants to change lanes. They have an obligation to check the adjacent lane, use their turn signal, and double-check for any blind spots. If they fail to do any of these, they could collide with a car in the next lane and be found liable.
The truck driver may not be the only liable party
When the negligent party is a commercial vehicle driver working at the time of the crash, they may not be the only liable party. Under MS Code § 75-89-15, truck accident victims in Mississippi may also be able to hold the driver’s employer accountable, as long as the driver was working and within their job duties when the crash occurred.
Under this statute, our truck accident lawyers usually pursue a claim or lawsuit against the trucking company or another corporation. These parties often have large liability policies that will often cover our client’s losses, even if they suffered serious injuries.
How Long do I Have Before I Need to Sue in my Hattiesburg Collision Case?
In general, truck accident victims usually have three years from the crash date to sue under Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49. However, exceptions may shorten this deadline considerably. If we are getting close to a deadline with no agreement in sight, we may suggest suing in your case.
If this occurs, our team will prepare the necessary paperwork and file it in a Forrest or Lamar County civil court, depending on the appropriate jurisdiction. This action alone could encourage the insurance company to increase its settlement offer. They may also offer more money as they realize the strength of the case against their policyholder.
Most lawsuits never go to trial, but our trial attorneys will be there to represent you if necessary.
The Morris Bart, LTD Team Is Ready to Discuss Your Case Today
Contact the Morris Bart law office in Hattiesburg now for a free case review. We will assess the merits of your case, explain your legal options, and discuss the next steps for getting the compensation you deserve. Call (601) 602-8431 today to speak with a member of our team.
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