If you suffered injuries and required treatment due to a traffic accident in Waveland, you might qualify to hold the driver who caused the collision responsible. It may be possible to recover compensation for your medical treatment, time away from work, and other losses. A Waveland car accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to assist you.
You can learn more about what you can do to seek a fair and just settlement for your damages by speaking to a representative from the Morris Bart law office. Call (228) 357-9621 to reach our team. Our Gulfport office serves Waveland and other nearby communities.
How to Hold the At-Fault Driver Responsible for Your Crash
Recovering compensation following a Waveland, Mississippi motor vehicle accident requires building a case against the motorist who caused the accident. When another person’s negligence causes you to suffer injuries, the Mississippi Civil Code allows you to pursue an insurance claim based on their liability insurance or file a personal injury civil suit against them.
To hold a motorist responsible for your Waveland accident, you will need evidence to support your allegation that their careless or reckless actions led to your accident, injuries, and financial losses. This evidence could include the police report from the collision, eyewitness testimony, and traffic camera footage. The team from the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport may be able to help you build a case based on your Waveland collision.
For a free legal consultation with a Car Accident lawyer serving Waveland, call 800-537-8185
Why Hire a Lawyer from the Morris Bart, LTD Law Firm?
When a Waveland car accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm represents an injured party, we work to develop a case, navigate the claims process, and secure a payout to cover our client’s losses. We use the laws set out in the Mississippi Civil Code to help our clients seek and possibly recover a settlement or award that compensates them for their damages.
We have two options for pursuing damages for our clients following a collision. Many cases settle through an insurance claim, which often involves negotiations with the insurer representing the at-fault driver. Negotiations are generally faster and cheaper than a lawsuit if we can reach a fair settlement based on the client’s losses.
Sometimes, we need to take a case to trial. A trial requires filing a civil lawsuit based on the victim’s personal injuries that occurred in the accident.
Navigating a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Mississippi
We must meet all deadlines and timelines in your case. We generally have up to three years to begin a civil lawsuit under Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49. After that, you lose the right to take the case to court.
Our firm prefers not to wait to get started on a client’s case. The steps we may need to take before time runs out include:
- Gathering evidence
- Putting a fair and just settlement value on your damages
- Drafting a settlement agreement
- Filing your claim and demanding a fair payout
- Negotiating with the insurer
- Preparing a lawsuit and filing the paperwork, if necessary
This process is time-consuming, and evidence may disappear if we do not get to work quickly. Contact our team soon after your accident, even if you are still undergoing treatment and are not yet confident about your prognosis. We can review your case based on the information available and, if necessary, we will work with experts to learn more about your future medical needs and long-term predictions about your recovery.
Seeking Compensation for Damages Suffered in a Car Accident Case
Some of the damages recoverable following a Waveland traffic collision may include:
Medical Care Costs
Medical treatment for your injuries is likely one of the first expenses you think about following a collision. Your insurance settlement or court payout may cover both your current and future treatment and related bills. This compensation includes all expenses from your ambulance ride and hospital treatment to rehabilitation and physical therapy.
You may also be able to recover your other related losses and expenses. These losses include income lost because you cannot work, diminished earning capacity in the future, and out-of-pocket expenses.
One of the largest categories of damages in many car accident cases is the victim’s non-economic losses. Our team can put a financial value on these intangible losses, including pain and suffering. You may also be able to recover money for your emotional anguish and reduced quality of life because of long-term or permanent injuries.
Wrongful Death Damages
We also represent clients in wrongful death claims. Based on Miss. Code Ann. §11-7-13, we can seek a payout for wrongful death for the widow, child or children, father and mother, sister or brother of the deceased. In addition to medical treatment and other direct expenses, funeral and burial expenses and intangible damages may be available.
Talk to Our Attorneys Today
Our team will assess your collision case at no cost to you, helping you understand your options. Call the Morris Bart law firm today at (228) 357-9621 to discuss your accident and injuries with a lawyer from our Gulfport office.
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