A Waveland pedestrian accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help if you or your child suffered injuries. When a pedestrian is hit by a car, injuries are often serious or even deadly. Unfortunately, children and teens are at an increased risk of these injuries.
If you have questions about your legal options and rights after a pedestrian versus car accident in Waveland, you can speak with a team member from the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport for free. We will evaluate your crash and injuries and offer an assessment of your case. Call (228) 357-9621 now.
Steps to Developing a Strong Claim for Compensation
A Waveland pedestrian accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm provides a range of legal services for clients who suffered injuries in a pedestrian versus car collision. We understand how the civil statutes work and the evidence necessary to prove negligence. Our Gulfport office serves Waveland and other nearby areas. It is one of 15 offices serving all of Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Alabama. We are a contingency-fee personal injury law firm.
Our team works to build a case that supports your allegations that the motorist acted carelessly or recklessly, this caused your accident, and you suffered injuries as a result. This action requires us to collect evidence, document your range of accident-related damages, and put a fair settlement value on your case.
You can count on our legal team to:
- Investigate what caused your accident, who was involved, and why it happened
- Assign liability and prove this allegation with supporting evidence
- Canvass for and interview witnesses of the accident
- Identify and analyze physical evidence
- Obtain key documents, including the police report and your medical records
- Work with accident reconstruction specialists, medical doctors, and other experts
- Present the evidence to the insurer to prove the value of your case
For a free legal consultation with a Pedestrian Accident lawyer serving Waveland, call (228) 357-9621
Damages Available in a Waveland Pedestrian Accident Case
An insurance claim or civil action based on a pedestrian versus car accident in Waveland may be able to recover compensation for the damages suffered as a result of the accident. These damages include:
- Non-economic damages, the intangible losses suffered
- Financial losses, primarily lost income from time missed working
- Expenses, including current and future treatment and care costs
When we represent an accident victim, we demand the insurance company provide a fair and just settlement. Otherwise, we will take the case to trial and ask a judge or jury to decide based on the evidence we gathered. This action is often successful in securing a payout for our clients.
Per Mississippi Code Annotated §11-7-13, some family members can also seek wrongful death damages if their loved one died due to the injuries they sustained in a Waveland pedestrian accident. If your spouse, child, parent, or other immediate family member died after being hit by a car in Gulfport, Biloxi, or another nearby area, we might be able to help.
Drivers Responsible for Pedestrian Injuries Following an Accident
While there are some situations when a pedestrian is responsible for an accident involving a motorist in Waveland, Mississippi, the traffic laws tend to put most of the responsibility on drivers. Many pedestrians who were hurt in this type of accident can hold the driver accountable and seek compensation under the Mississippi Civil Code.
When a driver is legally liable for a pedestrian accident, the injured party or their family can take legal action by filing a suit against them in civil court. However, this is not the most common path to financial recovery. Instead, most are able to reach an out-of-court settlement agreement based on the value of their losses and expenses.
Mississippi law only gives accident victims up to three years to file initial paperwork to take legal action under Mississippi Code Annotated §15-1-49 in most cases. You will need to gather proof of the cause of your accident, calculate your damages, and try to negotiate an out-of-court settlement agreement before you decide if filing a lawsuit is necessary.
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You can speak with a team member about your pedestrian accident and injuries today at no cost. We can also discuss the injuries your child or teen suffered or the fatal injuries of a loved one if you suffered this type of loss due to a negligent driver. You can reach the Morris Bart law firm today by dialing (228) 357-9621. The team from our Gulfport office is waiting to hear from you now.
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