If a truck driver caused an accident in Pascagoula, Mississippi, you may be able to pursue compensation to cover your medical care, missed paychecks, pain and suffering, car repairs, and more. At the Morris Bart law firm, our Pascagoula truck accident lawyers may be able to help accident victims understand their case, gather evidence, and pursue financial recovery when possible.
Reach out to a Pascagoula truck accident lawyer with the Morris Bart law firm, by calling (228) 207-5266. A member of the team may be able to discuss your case and review your options. If we believe your Pascagoula truck accident case will support an insurance settlement or court award, we may also be able to offer to handle it on a contingency-fee-basis.
We May Be Able to Hold the Trucking Company Liable for Your Pascagoula Accident Injuries
Truck accident cases and cases involving other commercial vehicles are significantly different from other traffic accidents because of the party who may be liable. Under Mississippi case law, if a truck driver causes a Pascagoula motor vehicle accident, we may be able to hold their employer legally accountable. This may include filing a liability claim based on their corporate insurance policy or taking them to court.
If the liable party is a trucking company or other large corporation that carries a business liability policy, it may be possible to recover compensation beyond the limits of a policy an individual driver would carry based on the legal concept of respondeat superior.
You can contact a Pascagoula truck accident lawyer with the Morris Bart law firm at (228) 207-5266 to possibly learn more about how respondeat superior may affect your Pascagoula truck accident case.
For a free legal consultation with a Truck Accident lawyer serving Pascagoula, call 800-537-8185
Let Morris Bart, LTD, Possibly Pursue Compensation in Your Pascagoula Truck Accident Case
The Morris Bart law office offers free initial case consultations. These meetings may center on a discussion of your accident and injuries to allow us to determine if you may be able to build a compelling case to hold a trucking company or other party responsible for your truck accident.
If you decide to hire us to start working on your case, we can send a spoliation letter to the trucking company or other corporation if we determine them to be a liable party. This letter can demand that the company preserve all evidence related to the accident or risk legal action and court sanctions. This is important because these companies generally possess a lot of evidence after this type of accident.
The evidence they may process could include:
- The driver’s rest logs
- Data from a computer on board the truck
- Dashcam video of the accident
- Drug and alcohol testing results
- Any previous disciplinary action against the driver
- Maintenance reports for the truck and trailer
- Information about the load and how the load was packed
- Physical evidence, including the damaged truck and trailer
When used in conjunction with other evidence, eyewitness statements, and possible expert witness testimony, we may be able to build a strong case to prove the truck driver caused your accident, and that the trucking company is therefore liable.
Then, one of our Pascagoula truck accident lawyers may collect proof of your losses. This can allow us to support our demand for a fairer settlement. If the trucking company refuses to agree to a fair settlement, a personal injury lawsuit may also be necessary.
Recoverable damages in a Pascagoula truck accident case may include:
- Current and future medical treatment care and any related costs
- Current and future missed paychecks, lost benefits, and reduced earning capacity
- Property damages, including the repairs to your vehicle
- Pain and suffering damages
- Mental anguish
- Other non-economic damages
- Wrongful death damages
To learn more about how the Pascagoula truck accident legal team from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you with your case, call us for a free case review. We handle truck accident cases on a contingency-fee-basis for victims.
Time Limits on Filing a Pascagoula Truck Accident Lawsuit
Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49 generally offers accident victims three years to exercise their rights and file legal cases against the trucking companies and other parties that may be liable. However, this time limit does not apply in all cases, and there are several reasons why this limit may be shorter or longer.
To protect your right to hold the at-fault party liable in your case, you should understand the deadlines that may apply. If you miss a deadline in a Pascagoula truck accident case, you may lose the right to file a lawsuit against the liable party or parties.
Reach out to the Pascagoula truck accident lawyers of the Morris Bart law firm as soon as your truck accident injuries are stable, and we can review your case for free. As a part of your consultation with a member of our Pascagoula truck accident team, we may also examine the time limits you need to follow for the best chance at financial recovery.
Talk to a Member of Our Pascagoula Truck Accident Team Today
If you were a victim of a truck accident in Pascagoula, an attorney from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you gather evidence to support an insurance claim or lawsuit, and also take steps to potentially hold the trucking company responsible for your injuries, losses, and other damages. We can go to work on your Pascagoula accident and injury case as soon as you desire if the facts of your case support recovering a payout you may be entitled to.
In addition to our office in Pascagoula, the Morris Bart law firm has additional offices in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
In Pascagoula, you can call (228) 207-5266 for a free case evaluation.
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