Gulfport Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
Helping the Injured Across Mississippi
Drunk driving accidents are one of the most preventable types of accidents in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly one third of all fatal accidents in the United States involve at least one driver who is driving under the influence of alcohol(1). In 2016, 18% of traffic deaths in Mississippi were attributed to drunk driving(2).
When a drunk driver causes a crash, the results can be devastating. Victims of drunk driving accidents can suffer permanent injuries and face extremely high medical bills. In the worst cases, victims of drunk driving accidents can be killed.
If you were injured or if a loved one was killed in a drunk driving accident, you should not have to worry about how you will pay for the resulting damages. Our team at Gulf South Law Firm is ready to help. We know how to build strong cases, and we know how to fight for the compensation that you deserve.
Call (228) 231-3989 today to speak with a Gulf South Law Firm attorney about your legal options.
What Is Considered "Drunk Driving" in Mississippi?
In Mississippi, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher. However, drivers with lower BACs can still be considered "under the influence" of alcohol and can still be charged with DUI.
What Are the Costs of a Drunk Driving Accident?
The costs of a drunk driving accident can be devastating. In addition to the costs of medical treatment, you may have to deal with other damages. The expenses can add up quickly, and you may not be able to afford them on your own.
The following are some of the costs associated with a drunk driving accident:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
When you hire an attorney from Gulf South Law Firm to represent you, you will not have to worry about paying any legal fees. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we only get paid if we win. If we do not win, you will not owe us anything.
How Can an Attorney Help After a Drunk Driving Accident?
An attorney can provide invaluable assistance after a drunk driving accident in several ways:
Legal Expertise: Attorneys have a deep understanding of the laws and regulations surrounding drunk driving accidents. They can navigate the legal complexities of your case, ensuring that you have a strong legal strategy.
Investigation: Attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation into the accident. This includes gathering evidence such as police reports, witness statements, surveillance footage, and expert opinions to establish liability and build a compelling case.
Determining Liability: Identifying all liable parties is essential. In addition to the drunk driver, other parties such as bars, restaurants, or hosts who overserved alcohol may share liability. Attorneys can assess the circumstances to identify all responsible parties.
Negotiation: Attorneys can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to secure fair compensation. They have the negotiation skills to maximize your settlement, ensuring that you receive compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Lawsuit Filing: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiations, attorneys can file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf. They will handle all legal procedures, paperwork, and court appearances.
Evidence Preservation: Attorneys can ensure that crucial evidence is preserved, preventing it from being destroyed or lost, which is particularly important in cases of drunk driving accidents.
Representation in Court: If your case goes to trial, attorneys will represent you in court, presenting your case to the judge and jury, cross-examining witnesses, and arguing on your behalf.
Understanding Legal Deadlines: Attorneys are well-versed in legal deadlines and statutes of limitations. They will ensure that your case is filed within the required time frame to avoid losing your right to seek compensation.
Expert Witnesses: Attorneys have access to a network of expert witnesses, including accident reconstruction experts, medical professionals, and economists who can provide testimony to support your case.
Emotional Support: Dealing with the aftermath of a drunk driving accident can be emotionally challenging. Attorneys can provide support and guidance throughout the legal process, helping you understand your rights and options.
Advocating for Maximum Compensation: Attorneys are committed to securing the best possible outcome for your case. They will work to ensure you receive compensation that reflects the full extent of your injuries and losses.
Closure: Attorneys can help you achieve closure by holding the responsible parties accountable for their actions and ensuring justice is served.
In cases involving drunk driving accidents, the stakes are high, and the legal process can be complex. Having an experienced attorney by your side can make a significant difference in your ability to recover compensation for your injuries and losses, and to seek justice for the harm caused by the drunk driver.
Why Choose Gulf South Law Firm?
When you hire our team at Gulf South Law Firm, you can rest easy knowing that we will do everything possible to fight for the compensation you deserve. We know how to build strong cases and how to fight for what you need. Our team is ready to help you fight for the compensation you need to recover and rebuild your life.
Call (228) 231-3989 today to speak with a Gulf South Law Firm attorney about your case.
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