If you sustained injuries in a car accident caused by a driver traveling too fast for conditions, Louisiana law may give you the right to file an insurance claim or lawsuit to pursue damages. Morris Bart, LLC, can review the facts of your case if you suffered injuries in Algiers or elsewhere in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Learn more about your rights and legal options during a free consultation today. Call (504) 613-4771 now to discuss your car accident involving a driver traveling too fast for conditions with a member of our team. We may be able to collect evidence to prove your claim and recover compensation for your documented damages. We handle these cases on a contingency basis, so you owe no out-of-pocket expenses up front. We only collect attorney’s fees if we recover a payout for you.
Traveling Too Fast for Conditions as a Cause of Traffic Accidents
In some conditions, even driving the speed limit is too fast. Drivers have to use caution at all times, slowing down to ensure they can safely navigate the roadway and maintain control of their vehicle. According to the Large Truck Crash Causation Study, almost a quarter of all large-truck crashes investigated during the study occurred because the driver of the commercial vehicle was traveling too fast for conditions. It is not only truck drivers who make this mistake, though; drivers of passenger cars can also make these mistakes. Some situations when drivers may travel too fast for conditions include when:
- Their vehicle is weighed down, such as in a loaded tractor-trailer
- Debris exists on the road, such as after a storm
- Rain, fog, or other precipitation limits visibility
- Curves or intersections cause difficult driving conditions
Traveling too fast for conditions can also occur in conjunction with other types of negligence. For example, traveling too fast and following too closely can cause a rear-end accident; traveling too fast and not carefully looking for pedestrians in a crosswalk can cause a pedestrian accident. If you sustained injuries in an accident when the other driver was traveling too fast for the weather, road, or other conditions, you may be able to recover compensation for your accident-related expenses and losses. Let a member of the car accident team at Morris Bart, LLC, review your case for free today. Call (504) 613-4771 now to get started.
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Morris Bart, LLC, Can Gather Evidence to Support Your Claim
If our attorneys believe you have a compelling case against the driver who caused your accident, we may offer to help you pursue damages in your case. The Louisiana Department of Insurance notes that the state does require all drivers to carry at least 15/30/25 auto liability coverage. Given this, we can often pursue a settlement by filing an insurance claim based on the at-fault driver’s auto liability insurance policy and negotiating with the insurer. This requires us to navigate a specific process:
- Managing communication with the insurance company to protect your rights
- Gathering evidence needed to support your claim
- Sending a demand letter that outlines your case and documents your losses
- Negotiating with the insurer to try to reach a settlement agreement
We can often reach a fair agreement for our clients during this process, although we will fight to protect your right to file a lawsuit if it becomes necessary. We will represent you in court and present your case to the judge if we believe that is the best option to pursue the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (504) 613-4771 to learn more about how we can help you with your Algiers car accident case.
Recoverable Damages in an Algiers Traveling Too Fast for Conditions Accident Case
Our team of attorneys understands how much an Orleans Parish car accident can cost its victims. We also know that your economic losses are only half the story. You also deserve compensation for your frustration, physical pain, and emotional suffering. We can pursue a payout that covers your documented expenses as well as these losses. The potentially recoverable damages in traveling too fast for conditions accident in Algiers, Louisiana, include:
- Current and future medical treatment costs
- Current and future lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity in the event you cannot return to the same job
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Property damages, such as your smartphone or other damaged items
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
If an immediate family member passed away due to the accident, we may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim in addition to your personal injury lawsuit.
There Are Time Limits on Filing an Algiers Car Accident Lawsuit
There is a strict limit on how long you can wait to file a lawsuit after an Algiers car accident. Under Louisiana Civil Code Article 3492, car accident victims in the state generally only have one year to take legal action and file suit. If you miss this deadline, you will likely lose the right to take your case to court.
Talk to an Algiers Traveling Too Fast for Conditions Attorney
If you were the victim of an Algiers, Louisiana, accident caused by a driver traveling too fast for conditions, a lawyer from Morris Bart, LLC can evaluate your case today. We may be able to help you build a case against the negligent driver and seek financial recovery on your behalf. Call the office of Morris Bart, LLC, today at (504) 613-4771 for a complimentary consultation.
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