If a motorist hit you while you were walking, Mississippi law allows you to hold that motorist responsible for your injuries, expenses, and other damages. A Pass Christian, Mississippi pedestrian accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to represent you. We offer free evaluations where we can discuss your civil case and help you understand your rights.
Morris Bart is a contingency-fee firm serving victims of accidents across the Gulf South. Call (228) 357-9621 now for your complimentary consultation.
An Attorney Can Help You Develop a Case to Prove Negligence and Liability After a Pedestrian Accident
A Pass Christian accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to build a case following an injury accident. We investigate these accident cases, seeking a full understanding of what happened, why, and who caused it. We may work with accident reconstruction experts, survey teams, medical experts, and others who can help us determine the facts of a case and document it.
In many pedestrian accident cases, the driver may bear the responsibility. Traffic laws generally require motorists to protect pedestrians and others who do not have the same protections a vehicle provides. This includes yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks, leaving ample space when passing a pedestrian on the road, and more.
We gather evidence that we believe supports our clients’ claims. We then present this evidence to the insurance company representing the at-fault driver, seeking a settlement. We may take their policyholder to court to request what we believe are appropriate damages if a settlement cannot be reached.
For a free legal consultation with a Pedestrian Accident lawyer serving Pass Christian, call 800-537-8185
Damages in a Pass Christian Pedestrian Accident
Determining the value of damages in a pedestrian accident case can be one of the most challenging parts of seeking compensation. Unless you know how much your case is worth, you may not know when a settlement is just. Before you enter into negotiations or accept a settlement from the insurance company, it is important to understand the estimated sum of your current and future expenses and losses, as well as the value of your intangible damages.
You can get help with this valuation process from a Morris Bart law firm attorney who regularly represents pedestrian accident victims.
We Can Help You Make Your Case Before Its Expiration Date Is Up
Our team seeks to collect documents and other proof of expenses — such as medical bills, receipts, and estimates. We also document losses such as missed paychecks if a client had to take off work during recovery. To understand future economic losses, medical experts, economists, or other expert witnesses may need to testify.
We can use the value of the client’s economic losses and other factors to value their intangible damages, such as pain and suffering. Only after we total current economic damages, likely future financial expenses, and non-economic damages will we know the fair value of our client’s case and what we believe is a just settlement.
We are often able to use these totals to negotiate an out-of-court settlement with the insurance company. However, there may be time limits on beginning a civil suit based on a Pass Christian collision, if this becomes necessary. We generally have only three years to file the initial paperwork to begin a suit under Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49.
Speak to an Attorney in Our Gulfport Office Today
A Pass Christian pedestrian accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to represent you if you, your child, or another family member suffered injuries in this type of accident. At our firm, we provide free consultations to help victims learn about their legal rights and determine their legal options based on the facts of their individual cases. To speak with a team member from our Gulfport office for free, call (228) 357-9621 today.
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