If a drunk driver caused your Waveland crash and injuries, you may be able to hold them accountable and recover a payout for your damages. A Waveland driving while intoxicated accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help. Let our team examine the details of your accident case today for free.
Call the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport about your Waveland, Mississippi, accident today. We will evaluate your options and may be able to help you seek compensation for your expenses and losses. Call (228) 357-9621 now to get started with your free case consultation.
Intoxicated Drivers Cause Injury and Fatality Accidents in Mississippi
According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), intoxicated driving accidents led to 18% of all traffic fatalities in the state during 2016. Many of those who sustain injuries in these crashes are occupants of other vehicles and did nothing to cause their accidents and injuries.
While driving while intoxicated is illegal in Mississippi, the tough criminal penalties do not stop all drunk drivers. There are still many people willing to get behind the wheel after drinking or using drugs. When these motorists cause an accident, the Mississippi Civil Code allows the victims of that crash to build a civil case against the intoxicated driver. This may allow them to recover compensation through an insurance claim or personal injury civil suit.
You may be able to get help with your case from the Morris Bart law firm. Our team can take a look at your case and explain your options. Contact us today, and let us review your case.
For a free legal consultation with a Driving While Intoxicated Car Accident lawyer serving Waveland, call 800-537-8185
How Morris Bart, LTD Can Help You Strengthen Your Case
A Waveland driving while intoxicated accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you if you were a victim of a drunk driver in Hancock County. When we represent an accident victim, we take the necessary steps to prove their case and hold the at-fault driver responsible when possible. We are a contingency fee law firm.
Our work for our clients is not limited to preparing paperwork. We represent their best interests and handle every part of their case from beginning to end. This includes:
- Investigating the accident, including obtaining the police report, interviewing witnesses, and securing other evidence to support their claim
- Identifying the at-fault party and gathering evidence to assign liability
- Working with a team of experts who can help us understand our client’s injuries, future needs, and prognosis
- Identify and document other damages our client suffered as a result of the accident
- File their claim, manage all communication, and prepare for trial if this becomes necessary
Our clients often receive a fair and just settlement based on the at-fault driver’s auto liability insurance policy. We negotiate with the insurer to achieve a settlement that compensates our clients for their damages.
To learn more about how we may be able to help you, call the Morris Bart law firm at (228) 357-9621. Our Gulfport office is one of 15 locations serving Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
Pursuing Damages for Our Clients Following a Drunk Driving Accident
A Waveland car accident attorney from the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport is often able to reach an out-of-court settlement for our clients without needing to take the case to trial. This is possible by filing a liability insurance claim with the drunk driver’s insurer and presenting evidence to show fault, liability, and the value of their damages.
Recoverable damages in a car accident case vary but generally include expenses related to the victim’s injuries and treatment, financial losses from missing work, and intangible losses related to physical suffering and emotional pain. We help our clients identify and document their damages, as well as calculating an estimated fair settlement value for each case.
Under Miss. Code Ann. §11-7-13, our team can also build wrongful death cases for families who lost a loved one due to a drunk driver. Contact our Gulfport office if you have questions or are ready to get started with this process.
Your Time Limit for Legal Action in a Hancock County Civil Court
If the insurance company refuses a fair settlement offer, our team may need to prepare our client’s case for trial. We may be able to secure a court award by presenting the case we built to the judge and jury and requesting compensation to cover our client’s damages.
To take this type of legal action in a civil court in Hancock County or another Mississippi civil court, we must meet the applicable deadlines. In most cases, time to take action expires three years from the accident date under Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49.
Even if we do not need to take a case to trial, we need to get to work on our investigation quickly. Call us to get started with your consultation as soon as your injuries allow.
Talk to a Morris Bart, LTD Attorney for Free Today
The Morris Bart team reviews cases for free, and we may be able to represent you and seek a payout on your behalf. Contact us today and discuss your case with us for a preliminary assessment. Speak with an attorney from our Gulfport office today at (228) 357-9621 for free. Reach out to us to learn more about your case.
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