While riding a motorcycle can be an enjoyable way to spend a day, motorcycle riders are at an increased risk of being in a car accident. If you or a loved one was involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages.
An Ocean Springs motorcycle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help you file a personal injury claim and seek damages. Call our office at (228) 357-9621 today to receive your free consultation and learn more.
We Can Help You File a Claim Against a City or Other Government Entity
Motorcycle accidents may also occur because of a city, county, or state’s failure to adequately maintain the road. If your motorcycle accident was caused by improper road maintenance or defective traffic signals, you may bring a claim against a government entity.
Claims against the government are subject to special rules and must be filed within 90 days of the injury or death.
For a free legal consultation with a Motorcycle Accident lawyer serving Ocean Springs, call 800-537-8185
We Can Help You File a Claim if a Defective Motorcycle Part Caused Your Accident
Thousands of motorcycles and motorcycle parts are recalled every year in the United States. Often, a vehicle is recalled because a defect can cause a safety hazard. If a defective motorcycle part caused your accident, a product liability claim against the designer or manufacturer may help you recover damages.
Types of Damages You Can Sue for in a Motorcycle Crash Case
The term “damages” refers to the losses a motorcycle accident victim experiences. The damages you suffered may be both financial and non-financial in nature. You may be able to recover financial compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim.
The medical costs incurred in a motorcycle accident can be enough to bankrupt a person. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, including past and future expenses related to:
- Hospital care
- Doctor and specialist appointments
- Diagnostic testing
- Laboratory testing
- Medical equipment
- Out-of-pocket medical expenses
- Rehabilitative treatment including occupational and physical therapy
- Mental health treatment such as counseling
If your injuries were serious, you probably had to take time off from work. You may be entitled to compensation for missed work as well as future time off while you continue to recover.
Diminished Earning Capacity
Severe injuries may leave a motorcycle accident victim disabled for the rest of their life. If your motorcycle crash has impaired your ability to work, you may also recover compensation for your reduced earning capacity.
Many motorcycle enthusiasts pour a great deal of time, effort, and resources into their motorcycle. If your motorcycle was damaged in the accident, you may receive reimbursement for the cost of repairing or replacing your motorcycle. You may also be compensated for other personal property that was damaged in the crash.
Pain and Suffering
You may receive compensation for your non-economic damages, including your pain and suffering, mental anguish, and diminished quality of life.
Wrongful Death Damages
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 5,000 motorcyclists suffered fatalities in 2018 alone. If your loved one died in a fatal motorcycle accident, the team at the Morris Bart law office understands that money could never make up for your loss. However, compensation through a wrongful death claim may help lessen the financial burden created by the unexpected death.
Through a wrongful death claim, you may receive compensation for:
- Your loved one’s medical bills
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Property damage
- Loss of your loved one’s companionship
- Loss of your loved one’s income and work benefits
- Pain and suffering
Deadlines for Filing an Injury or Wrongful Death Claim in Mississippi
You should note that there are important time constraints on personal injury claims and wrongful death claims in Mississippi. The statute of limitations for both is typically three years, based on Mississippi Code Ann. §15-1-49. However, there are exceptions to these laws.
For example, if you are bringing the claim against the government, your case will be subject to additional deadlines. An Ocean Springs motorcycle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help you ensure that your claim is filed within the statute of limitations and that all other paperwork is completed and submitted before the applicable deadlines.
Call our office at (228) 357-9621 and start your free case evaluation today.
We Can Get the Evidence You Need to Bolster Your Claim
If you were the victim of a motorcycle crash, you need time to rest and recover. Let the Morris Bart law office handle your case so that you can focus on getting better. We can provide legal guidance and advice throughout the duration of your case.
Our team can help you identify who is liable for your accident, obtain evidence to support your claim, calculate your damages, negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf, and fight to get you the compensation you need. If a settlement is not reachable during negations, we can represent you at trial. We are committed to protecting your rights and strongly advocating for your best interests.
Call Morris Bart, LTD for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one was harmed in a motorcycle accident, an Ocean Springs motorcycle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may help. Contact us to learn about filing a claim for damages in a free case evaluation today. We are available 24/7 at (228) 357-9621.
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