If you were the victim of a motorcycle collision caused by a careless driver, you might be able to hold that motorist responsible for your injuries and damages, and a Long Beach motorcycle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help.
The Morris Bart law firm team offers free consultations for traffic accident victims. Call our office at (800) 537-8185 today to discuss your Long Beach, Mississippi, motorcycle crash with a team member at no cost to you.
Our law firm works on a contingency-fee-basis, so we charge you nothing upfront unless and until you are awarded compensation.
Morris Bart, LTD Represents Victims of Long Beach Motorcycle Accidents
A Long Beach motorcycle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm knows what they must prove to hold the at-fault driver responsible for our clients’ injuries. We understand the civil statutes and case law that apply to these cases and how to identify the evidence needed to support the claim for our client.
We work with accident reconstruction specialists and other experts to understand exactly what happened in the accident. Their input also helps us uncover evidence to prove negligence and liability. Once we can assign fault for the accident, we identify the liability insurance policies available and begin to prepare a claim.
We need to support your claim with solid evidence to show:
- The at-fault driver acted negligently and is liable.
- You suffered injuries in the accident.
- You sustained financial and non-economic losses.
The Morris Bart law office has 15 locations. We represent traffic accident victims in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. We may be able to help if you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle collision.
You can speak with the team at the Morris Bart law firm about your crash and legal rights. We will assess your case and options for you for free. Call us today at (800) 537-8185.
For a free legal consultation with a Motorcycle Accident lawyer serving Long Beach, call (800) 537-8185
Wrongful Death Following a Long Beach Motorcycle Collision
Motorcyclists are more likely to die due to their accident injuries than the occupants of cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) calculates the death rate at about 28 times higher for motorcyclists than those in passenger cars when you look at vehicle miles traveled.
When this occurs following a Long Beach collision, the motorcyclist’s surviving family members may be able to pursue a wrongful death case under Miss. Code Ann. §11-7-13.
The Morris Bart law firm team may be able to help your family through this claims process.
Pursuing Damages in a Mississippi Motorcycle Collision
When we file an insurance claim or civil suit for a client injured in a motorcycle accident, we demand a payout that fairly and appropriately compensates them. This payout may include financial recovery for their injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses, motorcycle repairs, future losses, and more.
We calculate the value of our clients’ claims based on their damages. We do this before entering the claims process to know how much the case is worth and what a fair settlement will look like.
In a wrongful death action, the surviving family members are eligible to recover not only the economic losses they sustained because of their loved one’s accident and death but their non-economic losses, too. These damages could include their emotional distress and the loss of companionship, love, or parental guidance, depending on their relationship with the decedent.
It may be possible for the estate to recover damages, as well. These damages include outstanding medical bills, final expenses, funeral and burial costs, and more.
Note that all the damages listed here are not the only ones you can pursue. You might be qualified to recover others that you may not know about. Contact us today to evaluate your case for free.
The Deadlines that Apply to Your Motorcycle Accident Case
You cannot wait too long to take action in your motorcycle collision case. The evidence will fade or disappear over time, and there are strict deadlines for filing a lawsuit. You need to get started as soon as you can. Contact us as soon as your injuries are stable, if possible.
Under Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49, there is generally only a three-year period when you can begin the personal injury lawsuit legal process. This period ends on the third anniversary of the crash in most cases. Missing this deadline will affect your case, and you may not be able to file a lawsuit based on your accident later.
In that case, the liable party will no longer be compelled to reimburse you for your damages, leaving you to pay for them on your own. Keep in mind, however, that there are instances in which the deadline can be paused, or tolled. An example of this happening could be when a minor is involved in the accident.
A team member can help you find out which deadlines might apply to your case.
Talk to Our Team Today About Your Collision and Injuries
Reach out to us today at (800) 537-8185 to let us review your case at no charge. We need to learn more about your accident, injuries, and the liable party before we can determine your options for seeking justice.
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