Serving Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast
Motorcycle accident victims face a combination of challenges that other types of accident victims do not face. Injuries are often severe or catastrophic, and you may not even remember the accident. The most difficult challenge is overcoming the prejudice against bikers that can affect every aspect of your case from the police report, to witness statements, to how the jury perceives you.
Our Biloxi motorcycle accident attorneys represent motorcycle accident victims throughout Mississippi and are here to fight for justice for you. We are experienced, aggressive and have a track record of success in these cases. Please call us today at 228-374-5151 or toll free 1-855-558-2977.
Preparing Your Motorcycle Accident Case
Although most cases settle out of court, we prepare each case for trial. We start with a thorough investigation of your accident. When proving negligence on the part of the driver who caused your injuries, we need to present a solid case that will get passed the misconception that motorcycle accident victims are automatically to blame for their injuries as risk takers, and turn that prejudice on its head to show that the real negligence is the carelessness of drivers and their disregard for motorcyclists’ right of way.
We will present a compelling picture of how your injuries have affected you and your family and how they will continue to do so in the years to come.
Misinformed friends and family may have told you that you have no right to compensation because you were not wearing a helmet, and the insurance company would be thrilled if you believed that, but it is a myth.
Mississippi’s helmet law requires all riders to wear a helmet, but you are still allowed to recover compensation for your injuries if you were not wearing one when your accident occurred. Mississippi follows the doctrine of pure comparative fault, which allows injury victims to receive compensation, even if they were partly to blame for their injuries. Compensation is reduced by your portion of blame.
If you suffered head and brain injuries, your compensation for those injuries may be reduced as a result of your failure to wear a helmet. Compensation for injuries that cannot be minimized by helmet use, such as a back injury, is not affected.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle 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 right away to schedule your free initial consultation and learn more about potential compensation for your injuries.