Mississippi Automobile Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured in a Mississippi automobile accident, you need dedicated Biloxi auto accident attorneys on your side. The insurance companies are notorious for delaying, underpaying, and flat-out denying legitimate claims. Reeves & Mestayer, PLLC, has the experience to stand up to the insurance companies and fight for you. Please, do not wait until time runs out to pursue your claim. Call us today to find out how we can help.
Driver negligence is involved in the majority of automobile accidents in Mississippi. Negligence occurs when a driver fails to use the same basic level of care that the average person would in the same situation in order to avoid harming others. A negligent driver can be held financially responsible for your injuries, even though they did not intentionally cause your accident.
Examples of driver negligence that often leads to serious accidents include:
- Distracted driving, including texting
- Speeding or driving too fast for the conditions
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failure to yield
- Unsafe passing
- Failure to signal
A defective vehicle can be the cause of an accident, or a defect can cause injuries to be worse in the event of an accident. If a vehicle defect caused your accident or injuries you may be able to recover compensation through a product liability lawsuit against one or more of the following:
- Auto manufacturer
- Used car dealer
- Repair shop
- Auto shipper
If your accident or the death of a loved one was caused by a drunk driver, punitive damages may be available, in addition to compensatory damages. Punitive damages are meant to punish the wrongdoer rather than to compensate the victim, so they are not available in most cases of negligence.
Under certain circumstances you may be able to seek compensation from the bar, restaurant, or other type of business that served alcohol to the drunk driver who caused your injuries. Mississippi dram shop laws protect establishments that serve alcohol legally, but hold establishments liable if they serve a minor or and adult who is visibly intoxicated.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident in Biloxi, or anywhere in Mississippi, Reeves & Mestayer, PLLC is here to help. Please, call us today at 228-374-5151 or toll free 1-855-558-2977 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation and learn more about what we can do for you.