Lawyers at Liston/Lancaster PLLC represent victims of motorcycle accidents in personal injury and wrongful death actions. Our work is dedicated to helping Mississippi injury victims receive fair compensation from insurance companies and at fault parties.
Mississippi Motorcycle Laws
In Mississippi, negligent and reckless automobile drivers may be held liable for injuries and damages caused to motorcyclists in an accident. Damages may include compensation for disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, medical bills, replacement services, pain and suffering, and more. Mississippi follows the comparative negligence rule, which means an injured motorcyclist may still recover damages even if he or she was partially at fault in an accident, but the damage award will be reduced in proportion to his or her negligence.
Motorcyclists are required to wear helmets in Mississippi, and may be found at fault for not wearing a helmet. However, eye protection is not mandatory under the law, and motorcyclists cannot be faulted for not wearing a shield, goggles or other eye protection while riding. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, the statute of limitations for bringing a claim is generally three years from the date of the accident.
While the laws may seem straightforward, representing victims of motorcycle accidents in insurance claims and court proceedings requires experienced legal counsel. Our Jackson motorcycle accident lawyers fully understand Mississippi motorcycle laws and regulations and how they impact personal injury and wrongful death actions arising from motorcycle accidents.
Determining the Cause of Motorcycle Accidents
While cruising down the highway, most motorcyclists never think about being injured in an accident, but as soon as you go down, your whole life can change, and in the case of a serious crash, it could be months or even years before you recover from your injuries. Liston/Lancaster PLLC supports the right of motorcyclists to safely share the road with other drivers, and we will work tirelessly to see that you are compensated for all of your damages. This means conducting a thorough investigation of the circumstances that led to your accident. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
•Drivers turning into a motorcyclist's lane, violating his or her right-of-way
•Drivers' failure to yield to motorcyclists at highway on and off ramps
•Distracted driving, such as cell phone use and texting
•Defective helmets and other motorcycle equipment or components, such as tires or brakes
•Poor road conditions, such as potholes, debris and uneven pavement
Once we determine how your accident occurred, we can begin preparing your case. The sooner we start gathering evidence to support your claim, the better chance we have of achieving the result you need and deserve.
Contact a Knowledgeable Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Jackson,Winona or Grenada, MS
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident in Mississippi, please contact Liston/Lancaster PLLC for a free and informative consultation with an attorney from our firm. We are happy to evaluate your case and help you determine your best course of action.