If a careless driver hit you while you were walking along a road, crossing the street, in a parking lot, or in another situation, you may be able to hold that driver accountable. Mississippi personal injury laws allow you to seek compensation from negligent parties who cause you to suffer injuries and financial losses.
A Long Beach pedestrian accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help you throughout the legal process. To learn more, call us today at (228) 357-9621. A Morris Bart attorney will evaluate your pedestrian accident case for free.
Morris Bart, LTD Represents Injured Pedestrians in Long Beach
If you were hit by a negligent driver and suffered injuries in the collision, a Long Beach pedestrian accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help. We develop cases for injured pedestrians we represent, including conducting investigations and gathering evidence to support their claims.
We file claims and navigate the entire claims process for our clients, seeking an appropriate and just payout based on their case. If necessary, our trial lawyers can present a strong argument at trial and represent the client’s best interests to a judge or jury.
The Deadline to Sue in Mississippi
In general, there is a three-year statute of limitations on filing a personal injury lawsuit in Mississippi under Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49. If you miss this deadline, you may lose the right to recover compensation via a lawsuit.
There are exceptions to this rule, and they could alter the deadline in your case. For example, cases involving injuries to young children may have an extended period for filing. If the driver who hit you was working for a government agency at the time, you might have significantly less time to take action.
Our team can help you identify what specific deadlines pertain to your case when you call for your free initial consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a Pedestrian Accident lawyer serving Long Beach, call 800-537-8185
How Drivers May Be Liable for Pedestrian Accidents
The driver who hits a pedestrian is often legally liable in a pedestrian accident case. This liability is because traffic laws work to protect pedestrians, such as giving them the right of way in crosswalks and requiring drivers to stop completely at a red light before turning right.
When a motorist violates a traffic law, this may be the key to building a negligence case against them. For example, imagine that a motorist did not stop completely at a red light before turning right. They were in a hurry and whipped through their turn, colliding with a pedestrian crossing the road.
To show negligence and liability, the pedestrian would need to prove:
- The driver had a legal obligation to come to a stop and allow the pedestrian to cross the road.
- The driver did not follow this traffic law.
- Their failure to follow the law led directly to the pedestrian’s injuries.
- The pedestrian required medical care and experienced other financial effects of the collision.
Seeking Recoverable Damages in Your Long Beach Pedestrian Accident Claim
Mississippi law allows you to take legal action against a negligent driver who caused your accident and injuries. You can file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party and take the case to trial in the appropriate jurisdiction. However, this is often not necessary.
Insurance companies generally do not want to go to court. It is expensive and time-consuming for them. They are often motivated to agree to a settlement with accident victims who have strong evidence to support their claim.
Why Should You Hire a Lawyer?
A Long Beach pedestrian accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help you hold the driver who hit you accountable. While you focus on your recovery, let us handle the legal work in your case.
Throughout the representation process, you can expect us to:
- Answer your questions and give you legal advice
- Speak with insurance representatives on your behalf
- Manage all paperwork and filing deadlines
- Let you know about any decisions you have to make
- Keep you updated on the progress of your case
Calculating Your Damages
The most common way that personal injury cases come to a successful ending is in an agreement between the claimant and the responsible party’s insurance company. We will work hard to resolve your cases during settlement negotiations. However, we will not advise you to agree to a settlement offer that we believe is far below the fair compensation value based on the facts of your case.
Instead, we will calculate the fair and just value of your damages. These damages may include:
- Physical pain and suffering, mental distress, and other non-economic damages
- Current and future treatment and care expenses
- Lost income and related losses
- Related costs
Get Your Free Case Evaluation from an Attorney at Our Firm Today
We have an attorney available to review your case for free and determine your possible legal options now. Call (228) 357-9621 to get started today. The Morris Bart law firm is a contingency-fee firm with 15 offices throughout Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Arkansas.
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