An Alexandria rear-end collisions attorney from the Morris Bart law firm could help you get justice if another driver caused your Rapides Parish crash. We can often recover compensation for our clients who suffered an injury in a rear-end accident.
The Morris Bart law office in Alexandria provides free consultations for injured accident victims. We’ll review the facts of the case and offer guidance based on the details of what happened and applicable Louisiana laws.
Your Crash Case Might Be Worth a Lot of Money
It is challenging to determine the worth of your insurance claim or lawsuit shortly after a crash. Your expenses and losses play a significant role in the value of your financial recovery. With evidence proving the driver behind you caused your crash, you can recover monetary damages to cover:
- Your ambulance transportation
- Medical examinations, diagnosis, and treatments
- Related care and support costs
- Future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Vehicle repair or replacement
- Pain and suffering
- Other intangible losses
When we represent clients in rear-end collisions in Alexandria, we document the economic damages they experience, estimate their future related costs, and put a value on their intangible damages. Then, we seek a settlement based on that total. We fight for fair and appropriate compensation for every client based on their unique injuries, expenses, and losses.
Wrongful Death Claims in Louisiana
La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2 outlines the family members who can recover compensation for their expenses and intangible losses after losing a loved one in a rear-end crash. We represent these families and could help you and your loved one receive awards for:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Lost income
- Loss of services
- Non-economic losses
For a free legal consultation with a Rear-End Collisions lawyer serving Alexandria, call 800-537-8185
Proving an Alexandria Rear End Accident
The rear driver is at fault in a rear-end collision in most cases. However, we must provide evidence that proves their negligence and liability in an accident. We’ll take these steps to do so:
- Interview witnesses
- Obtain the crash report from the police
- Request relevant medical records
- Survey the accident scene
- Accident reconstruction
- Work with experts
- Gather documentation of damages
In order to prove negligence, our team must show these required elements:
- The other driver had a duty to stop in time and prevent the rear-end collision
- They failed to do so
- Their actions led to the collision
- The collision caused our client’s financial, physical, and emotional harm
Shared Fault in a Louisiana Rear-End Collision
In rare cases, the victim may share fault in a rear-end crash. However, even if you are partially to blame for the accident, you can still sue under La. Civ. Code Art. 2323. This statute means you can still pursue and receive compensation no matter your role in causing the crash and your injuries.
While you can recover compensation if the jury assigns fault to you, this finding could affect your payout. We’ll attempt to mitigate the impact this finding has on your financial recovery if we represent you.
Must I Sue to Receive Compensation in My Crash Case?
You have two ways to recover a payout based on your car accident case in Louisiana:
- Filing an insurance claim
- Suing the at-fault driver
We do not need to sue and take a case to trial in most cases. Instead, we can settle with the at-fault driver’s auto insurance provider through a negotiated agreement.
We’ll prepare a claim for our client and demand a payout. Insurance companies typically try to pay as little as possible. We will go to bat and fight for the money our client deserves based on their losses.
Lawsuits Sometimes Become Necessary
Despite our best efforts, sometimes a lawsuit becomes necessary because:
- There are accusations of shared fault
- We disagree about the facts of the case
- They refuse to offer a fair settlement
- There is no time left to negotiate
We can usually wait up to one year to sue in Louisiana because of the statute of limitations set by La. Civ. Code Art. 3492. However, some cases have shorter deadlines, so you won’t want to delay getting started on your claim.
Morris Bart, LLC, Helps Alexandria Clients Recover Compensation for Their Injuries
For more than 40 years, the Morris Bart law firm has helped traffic accident victims hold negligent drivers liable for their actions. We believe victims should not pay medical bills and other costs for an accident they had no role in causing.
We work based on a contingency fee, meaning we don’t charge hourly rates or require a retainer. We only get paid if we recover compensation for our client. If we do not win, we don’t collect attorney’s fees.
Alexandria Is One of Our 15 Locations Across the Gulf South
We helped 6,500 clients recover compensation in 2019. These case results include:
- $852,845 for a New Orleans car accident victim who suffered neck and back injuries and facial fractures
- $475,000 for a Louisiana crash victim who sustained neck, back, and shoulder injuries
- $450,000 in an Alexandria collision where the victim required back surgery
Speak to an Attorney from Morris Bart, LLC, About Your Case
You can talk to a lawyer from the Morris Bart law office in Alexandria about your rear-end crash and injuries today. We provide complimentary consultations.
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