If you or your child suffered injuries in a bus accident in Pascagoula, Mississippi, a lawyer with the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help. We provide representation for bus accident victims. You may be able to recover compensation for your injuries, expenses, and losses.
Our bus accident lawyers in Pascagoula provide complimentary case reviews and consultations. You can discuss your accident, injuries, and legal options with a member of our staff today at no cost to your family. We are a contingency fee firm.
Recoverable Damages from a Bus Crash
With the right documentation, you may be able to recover almost all the expenses and losses your family incurred due to your bus accident and injuries. When our team files an insurance claim or takes a bus accident case to trial, we present evidence to prove:
- Negligence occurred on the part of the at-fault party
- Liability to show all parties accused are legally responsible
- The value of the harm our client suffered
This evidence often allows us to negotiate insurance settlements that appropriately compensate our clients or convince a judge and jury of the case’s value. Recoverable damages common in traffic accidents include:
- Treatment and medical care through the current date
- Future related care and support needs
- Lost income and diminished ability to earn in the future
- Property damages
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident or injuries
- Pain and suffering damages
Each case is unique, so you may not experience all these damages. Alternatively, you may suffer additional recoverable damages that are not on this list. Our lawyer can determine all the damages you suffered in your accident upon reviewing your case.
For a free legal consultation with a Bus Accident lawyer serving Pascagoula, call (228) 207-5266
What Can I Do if My Family Member Died from Their Injuries?
If your family member suffered fatal injuries in a Pascagoula bus accident, one of our lawyers may be able to help you seek damages through a wrongful death action, per Miss. Code Ann. § 11-7-13. Under this statute, some family members can take legal action to seek compensation for additional damages. Eligible family members include:
- Siblings, if there are no other surviving members of the immediate family
The damages potentially recoverable in a wrongful death case in Mississippi include:
- Expenses the family incurred because of the accident
- Financial losses suffered by the family, such as loss of future income
- Intangible damages sustained by the surviving family
How Long do I Have to Take Legal Action in a Pascagoula Bus Collision Case?
You should connect with our law office as soon as your injuries allow. There are advantages to getting started early, including the ability to uncover additional evidence in some cases.
You may have up to three years to begin your personal injury lawsuit under Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49. This deadline also generally applies to wrongful death actions.
You cannot count on the deadline in your case being three years, however. Exceptions exist and may be fairly common in bus accident cases. These exceptions could affect your case if:
- Your child was hurt in the accident
- A government agency or municipality operates the bus, such as a local transit agency or school district
An exception could extend how long you have to act or dramatically reduce the time you have before the first deadline arrives in your case. Speak with tour Pascagoula bus accident attorneys as soon as possible to learn more about the applicable deadlines for your case.
Our Pascagoula Bus Accident Lawyers Can Build a Case Against All Liable Parties
At the Morris Bart law office, our bus accident lawyers in Pascagoula can help victims of many types of bus collisions. Victims could include:
- Passengers on the bus during the collision
- Drivers operating their car when hit by a bus
- Pedestrians or cyclists hit while crossing the road
We know how to develop a bus accident case, including identifying all potentially liable parties. A legal doctrine called respondeat superior generally allows us to hold the bus driver’s employer vicariously liable in these cases.
This factor raises additional complexities, however. If a government agency is vicariously liable for our client’s injuries, the process for holding them accountable and securing compensation is different. We may have additional steps to take, and deadlines may arrive sooner than anticipated.
However, our team knows how to navigate these steps and build a case against the transit authority, school district, city, or another liable party. Some bus operators we may be able to hold responsible following a Pascagoula accident include:
- Coast Transit Authority (CTA), which operates routes in nearby counties
- Greyhound or other similar companies
- Pascagoula-Gautier School District
- Private schools
- Tour companies
- Private owners
A Bus Accident Attorney from Morris Bart, LTD, May Be Able to Help You
A bus accident lawyer in Pascagoula from the Morris Bart law office represents injured bus accident victims. We work to protect their right to pursue compensation and keep their best interests in mind throughout their case.
Not all personal injury cases require a trial. But if necessary, our trial lawyers can take victims’ cases in front of a judge and jury and present an argument for a verdict and court award.
Pascagoula is just one of our law firm’s 15 offices. We serve traffic accident victims in four states:
We have spent more than 40 years securing financial recoveries for our clients. We won 6,500 cases for injured accident victims in 2019.
Talk to Us About Your Pascagoula Bus Crash and Injuries for Free
You can call the Morris Bart law firm today about your case. Your conversation with an attorney will include a complimentary assessment of your legal options and the strength of your case.
You can get started now. Call us by phone or fill out our online contact form to connect with our bus accident team serving Pascagoula, Mississippi.
Questions?Call (228) 207-5266
to find a Morris Bart office near you.