If another motorist caused a motorcycle accident in Pascagoula, Mississippi, you may be able to hold them accountable and recover a payout based on the state’s fault-based traffic accident laws. A Pascagoula motorcycle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to assist you in navigating this process, proving your claim, and pursuing compensation you may be entitled to.
You can speak to a member of the Morris Bart law office team from our Pascagoula office for free by calling (228) 207-5266.
Pascagoula Motorcycle Accidents Often Lead to Injury or Death
If a motorist makes a careless or reckless mistake behind the wheel and collides with a motorcycle, it is generally not the driver of the passenger vehicle who suffers the most severe injuries. Because motorcyclists lack the protections offered by a car’s frame, safety belts, crunch zones, airbags, and other safety features, they tend to be more at-risk in an accident.
It is rare that a motorcyclist walks away from an accident unharmed. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a 2017 study, over 5,000 motorcycle drivers died in accidents that year.
Some motorcycle accident injuries may be life-altering, and the motorcyclist may require ongoing treatment, extended rehabilitation, or lifelong care. The costs of these types of treatment and support are difficult to bear for many families.
The most common motorcycle accident injuries may include:
- Neck, back, and spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries
- Internal injuries
- Joint injuries
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Loss of limb or loss of use of a limb
- Burns and scarring
- Other types of significant injuries
If you were the victim of a Pascagoula motorcycle accident, you might benefit from contacting the Morris Bart law office team at (228) 207-5266 for a free case review.
For a free legal consultation with a Motorcycle Accident lawyer serving Pascagoula, call 800-537-8185
Morris Bart, LTD May Help Pascagoula Motorcycle Accident Victims Seek a Payout
A Pascagoula motorcycle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may offer to handle your motorcycle accident claim at no upfront cost to your family. If we take on your case, you will owe our attorneys nothing out of pocket. Instead, we may take our fees from your settlement or court award, only getting paid if we recover financial compensation for you.
When a member of our team reviews your case, we may be able to discuss what happened and the role others played in your accident. If we believe there is evidence to support your claim that another person’s careless or reckless actions caused your accident, we may be able to handle your case.
A driver who acts carelessly or recklessly and causes injuries to others is negligent. To prove negligence, we may have to show:
- That the driver was supposed to follow certain rules that would prevent such accidents.
- That the driver failed to follow the applicable rules.
- That their failure to follow the rules led to the accident.
- That the accident caused you to sustain physical injuries and financial losses.
If we can gather and present evidence to prove all four of these factors, we may be able to hold the at-fault driver or a vicariously liable party responsible. We may file an insurance claim, demand a fairer payout, and enter into settlement negotiations. When necessary, our lawyers may also take legal action on your behalf.
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You Only Have a Limited Time to File a Pascagoula Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49 sets the deadline for most Pascagoula motorcycle accident victims to file a lawsuit. In general, you have up to three years from the day of your Pascagoula motorcycle accident to take legal action and potentially hold the at-fault driver liable. Waiting to take action may risk your ability to be compensated after this deadline is missed.
However, some cases have different deadlines based on specific facts of the case. You may want to reach out to the Morris Bart law firm for a free case review as soon as possible to learn what deadlines apply to your accident.
Recoverable Damages in a Pascagoula Motorcycle Accident Case
If your case has merit, a Pascagoula motorcycle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law office may be able to seek a payout you could be entitled to, either through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. The possible recoverable damages in your case may depend on the damages you sustained as a result of the accident, your injuries, and your treatment.
Your recoverable damages may include both expenses and losses up to this point, and those you are likely to incur in the future. Our team may be able to bring in experts to document your possible future expenses based on your injuries, prognosis, and other factors.
Some common damages you may be entitled to in a motorcycle accident case include:
- Medical care and all related expenses, such as ambulance transportation and rehabilitation.
- Ongoing care costs for long-term or permanent injuries.
- Expenses related to medical or adaptive equipment.
- Missed paychecks from time away from work.
- Diminished earning capacity if you cannot return to your career.
- Replacement of your motorcycle and other property damages.
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic damages.
Wrongful death damages may be available if you lost a spouse, parent, child, sibling, or other loved one in a Pascagoula motorcycle accident. Our team may be able to help you or a personal representative handling your loved one’s estate take legal action and pursue a payout. You may want to contact the Morris Bart law firm’s Pascagoula office to learn more.
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Talk to a Member of Our Pascagoula Motorcycle Accident Team
At the Morris Bart law firm, a Pascagoula motorcycle accident lawyer may be able to help victims of motorcycle accidents pursue and recover compensation they may be entitled to, which can help them pay for medical care, cover time away from work, and more. In addition to our Pascagoula office, we have more than 15 other offices across Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Call (228) 207-5266 today to discuss your case with a member of the Pascagoula motorcycle accident team from the Morris Bart law firm for free.
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