If you were hurt in a passenger vehicle accident in Baton Rouge, you may be facing medical bills, an ongoing recovery process, and time missed at work. Fortunately, if another party is responsible for your accident, you may be able to recover damages for your losses in a personal injury lawsuit. A Baton Rouge passenger vehicle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you pursue compensation in settlement negotiations or on trial. Call us today at (225) 341-5694 for a free, no-obligation consultation on your case with a member of our team.
We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments necessary.
The Facts about Vehicle Accidents in Louisiana
The Louisiana State University Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation (CART) provides information about traffic collisions throughout the state. According to their data, in 2019 there were:
- 1,501 injury crashes for every 100,000 licensed drivers
- Over 22 fatal crashes for every 100,000 licensed drivers
Many of these crashes involved passenger vehicles. You could be involved in a passenger vehicle accident if you were struck by a car, van, truck, or SUV. If you were hit by any of these vehicles, you may be able to build a claim to get compensation for your losses.
For a free legal consultation with a Passenger Vehicle Accident lawyer serving Baton Rouge, call 800-537-8185
Examples of Passenger Vehicle Accidents
There are many different types of passenger vehicle collisions. All of these accidents should be taken seriously. You may be able to recover compensation with our Baton Rouge car accident lawyer if you were injured in any of the following types of accidents:
Rear-end accidents occur when one vehicle strikes the back of another vehicle. These accidents often take place at red lights or stop signs. They may also be more common if there is heavy congestion on the road. Whiplash is a common result of a rear-end accident.
Sometimes, drivers cross the center line and strike another vehicle head-on. These accidents are often very severe because both vehicles could be moving at a high rate of speed. Head-on collisions may result in serious injuries and major damage to your vehicle.
You may also be involved in a side-impact collision. Many people call these collisions T-bone accidents. They occur when one vehicle runs into the side of another. These collisions often happen in intersections.
Regardless of the type of accident you experienced, if you believe that another party’s negligence caused your injuries, call the Morris Bart law firm at (225) 341-5694. A member of our Baton Rouge personal injury attorney team is standing by to discuss your legal options in a free consultation on your case.
Injuries Associated with Passenger Vehicle Accidents
Passenger vehicles offer drivers and passengers a limited amount of protection in an accident. However, even airbags and other protective features may not be enough to prevent you from sustaining serious injuries in a motor vehicle collision. You may end up needing medical treatment for:
- Head and brain injuries
- Neck, back, and spine injuries
- Bone, tendon, and muscle injuries
- Internal injuries
- And more
After an accident, it is important that you seek medical treatment for any injuries you sustained. You may need immediate treatment to ensure that your condition does not grow worse. Additionally, getting medical treatment may allow a healthcare professional to create a record of your care.
Sometimes, after a passenger vehicle accident, the other driver may try to claim that you were not actually hurt in the collision. If you have official documentation of your diagnosis and treatment, it may make it easier to dispute these claims.
Establishing Fault for a Passenger Vehicle Accident
In order to secure compensation for your medical expenses, vehicle repair costs, and more, you may need to prove that someone else caused your passenger vehicle accident.
When you work with a Baton Rouge passenger vehicle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm on your case, we may be able to investigate the scene, go over police reports, and speak with witnesses who saw the collision.
We may be able to show that the other driver was breaking a traffic law at the time of your accident or was otherwise negligent and at-fault for your injuries. For example, another driver could be liable for your collision if they were driving too fast for conditions or if they ran a red light.
If necessary, our firm can hire accident reconstruction and medical experts to testify in your defense.
After building your case, a Baton Rouge passenger vehicle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can file a claim against the responsible party’s insurance company. We are prepared to negotiate for your settlement offer if they contest it.
If the insurance company still refuses to make you a fair settlement offer after negotiations, the Morris Bart law firm can take your case to trial.
Call Morris Bart, LLC Today
The Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you if you were in a passenger vehicle accident in Baton Rouge. You can get answers on your case today when you call (225) 341-5694 to discuss your accident with a member of our team in a free consultation.
Keep in mind that, under Louisiana Civil Code Article 3492, a one-year statute of limitations, or legal time limit, may pertain to your ability to file a personal injury lawsuit in Louisiana.
A Baton Rouge passenger vehicle accident lawyer from our firm may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis. In this type of arrangement, you do not pay us attorney’s fees unless and until you recover compensation in a settlement offer or court awards.
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