Gulfport Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Representing Injured Riders in Gulfport, Mississippi
Managing a motorcycle accident claim means paying close attention to the injured rider’s expectations, carefully calculating damages that could reach six or seven figures, and going head-to-head with an insurance company. For such important tasks with such a crucial end goal – your complete financial recovery from your crash – you should only trust an experienced legal team. The people of Gulfport, Mississippi know the motorcycle accident attorneys of ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP are that exact team!
Our law firm stands out from others in Mississippi because we have:
- Handled more than 5,000 cases successfully
- Award-winning attorneys on staff
- Secured millions in compensation for our clients
- Personalized representation focused on you
Insurance companies know our name because we have handled and won so many cases throughout the years of our practice experience. They know as well as our clients do that we don’t give up when so much is depending on the outcome of a case.
Call our Gulfport motorcycle accident lawyers at (228) 364-1399 now.
Total Compensation for a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle accident claims often involve catastrophic injuries that have changed the lives of the injured riders. Brain injuries and spinal cord injuries are not uncommon among motorcycle accident survivors, for example. As a result, the value of the average motorcycle accident claim can be significant.
Damages that can factor into the value of your motorcycle accident claim are:
- Past and future medical treatments
- Lost wages
- Reduced future income potential
- Permanent disabilities
- Pain, suffering, and hardship
- Lessened enjoyment of life
- Motorcycle repair or replacement
- Legal costs
Paying the full value of a motorcycle accident is not something an insurance company will want to do. It would rather find ways to minimize the claim’s value or deny the claim altogether. This is not something to take personally, it is just how insurance companies can make a profit. You do not need to stand for it, though. Work with our attorneys, so you can fight insurance company tactics in pursuit of every penny of compensation you are owed.
Can You Sue If You Didn’t Have a Helmet On?
Mississippi law requires motorcyclists to wear an American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators-approved helmet whenever operating their vehicle. Not wearing a helmet while your motorcycle is in motion is not only dangerous, but it can also hurt your motorcycle accident claim. If evidence can be produced that you were not wearing a helmet when you crashed, then the total compensation you can recover could go down considerably.
The arguments of “assumption of risk” can be used by the defending insurer if you did not have a helmet on. The assumption of risk argument will say that you knew not wearing a helmet could worsen your injuries in a crash but decided not to wear one anyway, which increases your liability. Mississippi has pure comparative negligence rules, though, so you can still file a claim against the driver who hit you, even if you are partially liable for the extent of your injuries due to not wearing a motorcycle helmet while riding.
Statute of Limitations for Motorcycle Accident Claims
It is important to know that your time to take legal action after a motorcycle accident in Gulfport, MS is limited. Mississippi has a three-year statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits related to motorcycle accidents, meaning you typically have until the third anniversary of your collision to commence legal action against the responsible party. If you do not file a claim within this time period, you will essentially lose your right to sue and will be unable to recover compensation for your injuries. For this reason, it is critical that you retain legal representation early on to guard your interests and give your attorney enough time to prepare a strong case.
How to Begin Your Motorcycle Accident Claim
‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP make it simple for you to begin your motorcycle accident claim. All you need to do is call our attorneys in Gulfport at (228) 364-1399. Tell us what happened during a no-cost consultation, and we can tell you what needs to be done next to start pursuing compensation. When we are working on your case, all of the complicated legal details can be handled by us.
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