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Gulf Coast Car Accident Attorneys

By Your Side Since 1999

Have you suffered a serious injury where another party was negligent in a car accident? If so, Davis & Davis, PLLC is ready to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Our Gulf Coast car accident attorneys are aggressive advocates for individuals who have been hurt by the negligent actions of others. Though car accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries in the United States, that doesn’t mean you deserve to suffer and pay the price for someone else’s mistakes. We can be by your side to help you file a personal injury claim and recover the damages you’ve accrued as a result of your injuries. When you work with us, we can begin investigating your accident immediately to collect evidence, interview witnesses, and more to strengthen your claim.

Contact our team online or call us at (228) 231-9717 for a free consultation. Too injured to travel? We can come to you whether you’re at home or in the hospital.

Don’t Wait to File Your Car Accident Claim

According to Mississippi Code section 15-1-49, an injury victim has three years from the date of their car accident to file a personal injury claim or they will most likely lose their right to do so. It is important to talk to an attorney about the details of your case as soon as possible even if you believe you have plenty of time to file a claim, as the statute of limitations does have exceptions that can shorten the amount of time you have to file. Get help today! Our firm offers free initial consultations, so you have nothing to lose.

Liability Laws After a Car Accident

Mississippi is a “fault state” when it comes to car accident cases. This means that the party responsible for an accident pays damages, through an insurance carrier. More often than not, however, an accident is caused by more than one party. Sometimes, even the injured party is found partly responsible for an accident. In these cases, Mississippi follows a “pure comparative fault” rule. This means that an injured party can file a claim regardless of how responsible they are for an accident.

In a pure comparative fault claim the percentage of responsibility a defendant is found to bear will also be deducted from their overall compensation awarded to them. For example, if you are found to be 15% at fault for the accident that caused your injuries your total compensation awarded to you by the court will also be reduced by 15%. Car accident law in Mississippi can be confusing and complex. Our team of attorneys are here to guide you through your claim while fighting for the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.

Our Motor Vehicle Accident Services

Over the last 20 years, our law firm has helped countless clients who have been injured in a variety of motor vehicle accidents. While some MVA accident cases are clear-cut, others are more complicated in terms of determining liability.

Our skilled attorneys handle personal injury and wrongful death claims including:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • 18-Wheeler accidents
  • Pedestrian/bicycle accidents

Beyond handling MVA claims, we also represent injured individuals in:

Accidents involving cars can produce injuries that range from minor to more serious depending on the nature of the accident and what kind of vehicles are involved. Accidents involving trucks and buses tend to be more devastating due to the size and weight of the vehicles.

Injuries can include cuts and abrasions, sprains and fractures, brain and head trauma, broken bones, burns, spinal cord and neck injuries, whiplash, internal bleeding, and more.

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Common Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents can occur anywhere, including on surface streets, highways, and even in parking lots and driveways. They can also happen for a variety of reasons, though there are several common factors that account for most accidents.

Common causes of car accidents we’ve seen include:

  • Distracted driving: Cell phones, CD/DVD players, GPS, satellite radio – with the exponential increase in the number of things that take our attention off the road, it’s no wonder distracted driving accidents are becoming so common. Distracted driving includes any driving that isn’t focused on the road or your surroundings – texting or talking on the phone are common distractions that can prevent drivers from seeing road hazards or stopped or slowed traffic.
  • Intoxicated driving: Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol puts yourself and the drivers, passengers, and pedestrians around you at risk. Drunk drivers are known to have slower response times and can be distracted, causing them to run red lights, drift into the lanes beside them, and fail to acknowledge right of way laws.
  • Reckless driving: Any driving that breaks safety laws or measures is considered reckless driving. From failing to signal or check blind spots before merging lanes to speeding, reckless driving can cause unnecessary collisions that result in serious injuries and fatalities.

Hold guilty parties responsible for their actions so they don’t harm others. Call our Gulf Coast car accident attorneys for fierce advocacy at (228) 231-9717.

How We Can Help You Recover

Even a low-speed car crash can result in devastating injuries and extremely expensive repairs. Whether your accident was a minor fender-bender or major smash-up, if you were not at fault, you are going to want – and probably need – the fair amount of money you deserve.

Let us win for you the money you deserve for:

  • Medical expenses, including ambulance rides, hospital stays, surgeries, prescription medications, physical therapy, and any special equipment needed
  • Loss of earnings and future earning capacity
  • Pain, suffering, and/or death
  • Cost of temporary/alternate transportation and repairs
  • Funeral and burial expenses

We have successfully handled hundreds of MVA cases, and know how to win the largest possible recovery awards.