If you suffered injuries in a traffic collision in Long Beach, Mississippi, you may be able to prove the at-fault driver liable and recover compensation for your expenses and losses. A Long Beach car accident attorney from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help.
Let a team member from our nearby Gulfport office review your case for free. We can assess what happened and review your options for taking legal action. We are a contingency fee law firm that can help you navigate the claims process or represent you in court if necessary.
When a Car Accident Warrants Damages
- Rear-end collisions
- Failure to yield accidents
- DUI and DWI accidents
- Side-impact accidents
- Frontal-impact collisions
- Rollover accidents
Our team also represents clients who were victims of other types of traffic accidents, including:
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Taxicab collisions
- Rideshare accidents
- Pedestrian crashes
When negligence or carelessness plays a role in a traffic accident, the Mississippi Civil Code allows a victim to pursue damages from the liable party. This is possible through an insurance claim and settlement negotiations or civil trial in a local court. Most cases never go to court, but it may be necessary to address a victims’ injuries and financial damages.
For a free legal consultation with a Car Accident lawyer serving Long Beach, call (800) 537-8185
Proving Negligence and Liability in Your Car Accident
Morris Bart’s car accident lawyers in Long Beach aim to develop a strong argument to support each client’s claim, proving negligence and liability. First, we work to show that the collision was the fault of the other motorist. It is vital to prove the at-fault driver acted negligently in these cases. This means they:
- Had a duty to act a certain way for others’ safety
- Failed to fulfill that duty
- Caused the accident and injury because of their actions
We must also show how the collision they caused led to our client’s financial and physical damages. When a party is negligent, and this causes injuries, that party is legally liable for the damages sustained. This allows us to organize our evidence and demand a fair settlement from that party’s insurer.
If the insurance company denies the claim or will not agree to a fair settlement, we may need to name the at-fault motorist as a defendant in a car accident lawsuit. This will most likely occur in a Harrison County civil court if the accident happened in Long Beach.
Damages in Your Long Beach Car Accident Case
There are several types of damages that may be recoverable following a traffic accident in Long Beach. Accident victims can generally seek compensation for a range of expenses and losses, as long as there is evidence to back them up. This could include current damages, such as:
- Medical care costs
- Lost pay
- Car repairs
- Other out-of-pocket expenses
Estimated future expenses and losses may also be recoverable, along with intangible damages—primarily pain and suffering. We can calculate these using expert testimony about the injuries and prognosis.
Wrongful Death from a Car Accident
When injuries are severe, the victim could pass away. Miss. Code Ann. § 11-7-13 allows qualifying survivors to recover damages based on the resulting economic and non-economic losses.
Those who can pursue a wrongful death case generally include a spouse and children, parents, or siblings if there are no other qualifying family members. The damages could include funeral and burial costs, lost household income, and intangible losses.
Time Limits on Filing a Civil Suit After a Crash in Mississippi
There are deadlines for taking these cases to court, if that becomes necessary. In general, we only have up to three years to begin a civil lawsuit per Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49. This timeline starts the day of the accident and expires on the third anniversary of the accident, in most cases.
Talk to a Team Member from Morris Bart, LTD for Free
A Long Beach car accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help if you suffered injuries in a collision near the Mississippi coast. Our Gulfport office provides complimentary case reviews and consultations for accident victims.
We aim to make legal representation accessible to traffic accident victims throughout these states, whether that entails settlement negotiations, filing a lawsuit, or both. To do this, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no upfront costs to representation. You do not pay attorney’s fees unless we win your case.
You can get started today by calling us or filling out our online form. We have team members available 24/7 to speak with you about your crash and injuries. Request a free consultation now.
Questions?Call (800) 537-8185
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