If you suffered injuries due to a drunk driver getting behind the wheel and causing a collision, you may have a civil case against them. With the right evidence, it is possible to file an insurance claim or lawsuit and pursue compensation. A Long Beach driving while intoxicated accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help.
If you were the victim of a Long Beach, Mississippi DWI collision, the team from the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport will discuss your case with you today for free. We provide complimentary case reviews to injury accident victims throughout our service area. Call (228) 357-9621 now to reach the Gulfport office about your collision case.
Building Your Driving While Intoxicated Accident Case
A Long Beach driving while intoxicated accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm understands how to use the laws outlined in the Mississippi Civil Code to hold at-fault drivers responsible for their carelessness. We help our clients navigate the claims or lawsuit process. This may include:
- A personal injury lawsuit
- A wrongful death action under Code Ann. §11-7-13
If you suffered injuries or lost a member of your family in a drunk driving accident, we may be able to help. This could include:
- Protecting your rights
- Managing all communication about your case
- Investigating your accident
- Building a case against the intoxicated driver
- Working with experts to support your case
After we build a case for one of our clients, we put a just price on their case and begin the process of pursuing financial recovery that compensates them for their related expenses and losses. We believe accident victims should not have to pay for their accident-related expenses—the negligent motorist should be responsible instead.
Take Action in Your Case ASAP
Act quickly because the statute of limitations on Mississippi traffic accidents only gives you a limited time to take your case to court. Per Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49, you likely have only three years before you need to file a civil suit or lose the right. Under some circumstances, you could have much less time.
Talk to a team member serving the Morris Bart law firm’s Gulfport office today. We can answer your questions and evaluate your case for free.
For a free legal consultation with a Driving While Intoxicated Accident lawyer serving Long Beach, call 800-537-8185
How We Seek a Financial Recovery for You Following Your Crash
Securing a payout following a Long Beach drunk driving collision usually relies on filing an insurance claim. This claim is based on the at-fault driver’s auto liability coverage. We present our client’s case and demand compensation from the insurer, then negotiate with them to hopefully reach a fair settlement.
It may be necessary to file a civil suit and take a case to trial if the insurance company does not cooperate in our attempt to settle the claim outside of court. While our client ultimately has the final say, we do not agree to lowball offers just to avoid going to trial. Our trial attorneys can build a solid argument and represent our clients in court, if necessary.
In addition to not reaching a settlement in time, filing the paperwork to start a civil suit may be necessary if the opposing side refuses to accept responsibility for the collision or believes you contributed to the crash.
Damages Recoverable in a Drunk Driving Collision
The damages we recover for our clients in a drunk driving case may vary based on the details of the case and our client’s losses. They always include current, future, and intangible damages when our client experienced all three of these damage types. Current and future medical costs for the treatment of accident injuries are available in these accidents, based on the client’s:
- Outstanding bills
- Medical records and other documents
- Expert testimony about prognosis and care needs
We use information from the client and their employer to determine lost wages and benefits. We also collect receipts and paperwork to show out-of-pocket expenses, vehicle repairs, and more.
Intangible noneconomic damages center on physical and mental pain and suffering, but they also include emotional distress and other losses. We know how to value these damages and seek compensation that includes them for our clients.
Talk to an Attorney About Your Drunk Driving Accident Today
If you were hurt in a drunk driving collision, you can learn more about your rights, options, and next steps by letting our team review the details of your collision for free today. We can determine the strength of your case and explain if our firm may be able to represent you. Speak with a lawyer from our Gulfport office now by calling (228) 357-9621.
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