Gulfport Car Accidents
Car Accident Attorneys Serving the Gulfport Area
Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi, with a rich history along the Gulf of Mexico. During the summer months and holidays, people from all over the Southeast flock to the Gulfport area for vacation. Many reach the area via U.S. Interstates 10, 55, 59, and 65, in addition to U.S. Routes 11, 49, and 98. With increased traffic comes increased possibilities for automobile accidents. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or damages as a result of a car accident caused by someone else, contact the Gulfport car accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz to see if you have a viable claim under Mississippi law. Our experienced attorneys are sensitive to the fact that no two cases are the same and that each client deserves individual and personal attention.
What Causes Car Accidents?
In Gulfport, car accidents can happen anytime and anywhere, even to the most cautious and experienced of drivers. Generally, car accidents stem from one driver breaking the rules of the road. With the invention of cell phones, texting and driving, which is a form of distracted driving, is now one of the top causes of car accidents in Gulfport and throughout the nation. Other common causes of car accidents include:
- Drunk driving
- Running stop signs and red lights
- Improper turns
- Failing to maintain a safe lookout
- Tire blowouts or other design defects
Gulfport, Mississippi is home to many busy streets. Some of the most dangerous intersections in the city are:
- Creosote Road and U.S. 49
- U.S. 49 and Community Road
- East Pass Road and Courthouse Road
In order to show the other party was at fault, or liable, for your accident, you must typically prove that the defendant driver was negligent. Negligence is defined under Mississippi law as the failure to conform to reasonable behavior under the circumstances. Sometimes, a defendant will argue that the plaintiff was partially or equally at fault for the accident. This legal concept, known as comparative negligence, may impact a plaintiff’s ability to recover for damages suffered, such as bodily injuries, physical pain, and loss of income.
Mississippi is a pure comparative fault jurisdiction, which means that a plaintiff’s right to recover damages may be reduced by his or her own liability, but a plaintiff may not be barred from recovering altogether. For example, if a plaintiff was deemed 25% at fault, he or she could still recover 75% of the total damages awarded by a judge or jury. On behalf of Gulfport residents, our car accident attorneys can take steps to minimize allegations of comparative fault made by the other driver by carefully investigating and preparing your case.
How Our Gulfport Accident Lawyers Can Help You
At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we take pride in doing what it takes to help our clients and their loved ones. As a full service personal injury law firm, our Mississippi attorneys can handle your case from start to finish. We can work hard to fight for you to recover full compensation for your injuries or damages suffered. Common examples of damages suffered at the hands of a negligent driver include the costs of medical care, hospital visits (such as Memorial Hospital at Gulfport and Garden Park Medical Center), and prescription drugs prescribed by your doctor. Other examples include lost wages from missing work, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. To fight for your right to recover your losses, we may consult with experts who can review relevant evidence and document the extent of your losses.
It is difficult to recover fair compensation without properly investigating the accident. We will work to gather relevant evidence and devise a strategy for recovery. Relevant evidence may include the official crash report created by the Gulfport Police Department, pictures and videos taken at the scene, witness statements, and consultations with expert witnesses and accident reconstructionists. With over 30 years of experience handling a wide range of personal injury cases for injured Mississippians, we know how to build a case from start to finish.
Our Law Firm Is Available 24/7 for a Free Consultation
With just one call to one of our passionate Gulfport car accident lawyers, you can take an important first step in recovering for your injuries and damages suffered. We are a full service personal injury law firm that represents people hurt throughout Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky. If you were injured in Gulfport or Harrison County, call us today at 800-529-4004 or complete our online form. We assist those in the greater Gulfport area, including Biloxi, Lyman, Cuevas, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, and Long Beach. In addition to car accident injuries, we serve victims of truck accidents, bus crashes, and pedestrian accidents. Contact us today, and let us show you the “NST Way.”