If you were a victim in a Moss Point, Mississippi, traffic accident caused by a drunk driver, you may be able to seek compensation. You can hold the intoxicated motorist responsible for your collision and recover a settlement or jury award to pay for your related damages.
The Morris Bart law firm will review your case and determine your options for taking action. You can learn more during a free consultation with a staff member from our office in nearby Pascagoula today. We’re here to help you navigate the claims and lawsuit processes.
Securing Recovery for Our Clients in Drunk Driving Accident Cases
To recover monetary damages for you after a drunk driver caused your injury accident, we need to prove the other driver acted carelessly and recklessly. We need to show that:
- They violated a traffic law
- They caused the collision by doing so
- They are liable for your injuries resulting from the crash
- You suffered losses because of the injuries
The reckless behavior could be drunk driving, but it could also be running a red light at an intersection or failing to obey another traffic law.
Once we have evidence to show the at-fault driver caused the accident and your injuries, we will approach that driver’s insurance carrier and demand they compensate you appropriately.
Reaching an agreement for a case settlement at this point requires negotiating with the insurer and proving the case’s value.
Some Clients Must Sue the Intoxicated Driver
While civil cases are not necessary in every circumstance, litigation is sometimes the only way to secure the financial recovery you need. When this happens, we take the case to trial and seek a verdict and cash award based on the facts of your case.
A Moss Point driving while intoxicated accident attorney from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help if you need to go before a judge or jury in your Moss Point case against an intoxicated driver. We also handle the insurance claims process for you.
When to Start With Your Case
While you may have up to three years to sue the intoxicated driver under Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49, there are steps you will want to take before doing so. This includes:
- Investigating the accident
- Assigning liability
- Developing a case
- Valuing and filing an insurance claim
- Attempting an out-of-court settlement
We recommend getting started as soon as you recognize you were hurt or as quickly as your injuries allow.
Recoverable Damages in a Car Collision Case
It may be possible for you to recover cash for your damages, including:
- Outstanding bills, car repairs, and other expenses
- Lost income and additional losses
- Future losses related to the accident and injuries
- Pain and suffering
These cases may also support the recovery of wrongful death damages per Miss. Code Ann. § 11-7-13. You may also be entitled to receive punitive damages if the drunk driver acted with malice or gross negligence.
For a free legal consultation with a Driving While Intoxicated Accident lawyer serving Moss Point, call (800) 537-8185
Morris Bart, LTD, Fights to Protect Moss Point DWI Car Accident Victims
At the Morris Bart law office of Pascagoula, we believe it is important to hold intoxicated drivers responsible for their behavior. Our recent DWI accident cases include a $650,000 cash payout for a client who suffered numerous injuries, including fractured ribs, punctured lungs, and breaks in their right arm, back, right leg, hip, and pelvis.
As a contingency fee firm, we fight for your best interests and win cases by presenting the strongest argument to show the at-fault motorist carelessly caused you to suffer. We have 16 offices in four states ready to serve you.
You can explore your legal options further during a complimentary case consultation with one of our Moss Point driving while intoxicated accident attorneys.
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We Can Help You Pursue a Civil Case for Compensation
Driving while intoxicated is a criminal offense, and this is the type of case people are generally more familiar with. While criminal charges go a long way in holding the driver responsible, they do not help you recover the money you lost or pay your accident-related bills.
When a driving while intoxicated accident lawyer in Moss Point builds a case against a drunk driver, it is instead based on the Mississippi Civil Code. We can explain more about the burden of proof in a civil case and how we may be able to apply state law and prove negligence and liability in your accident during a free case review.
Discuss Your Moss Point Collision Case With Us for Free
If you were a victim of a drunk driver in Moss Point, the team from the Morris Bart law office in Pascagoula is here to help you better understand your case and how to navigate the legal process.
We provide free consultations for victims of drunk drivers in Jackson County, Mississippi. Call or fill out our online contact form now to speak with a team member in Pascagoula during your free case evaluation.
Questions?Call (800) 537-8185
to find a Morris Bart office near you.