A Baton Rouge rollover accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can pursue compensation for accident victims hurt in a collision. If someone else caused your rollover accident, we might be able to take action to file a claim or civil suit on your behalf.
To learn if the Baton Rouge car accident lawyers from Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you, call us today at (225) 341-5694. We provide free consultations and evaluations of your legal options.
Rollover Accidents Can Lead to Serious, Lasting Injuries
There are generally two ways that rollover accidents can occur. Either one can happen because of another driver’s careless or reckless actions.
When a driver veers toward you, loses its load, or there is another problem, you may need to make a sudden maneuver to avoid an accident. This action can lead to a rollover of your vehicle, especially if you drive an SUV, truck, or van.
The other issue that leads to rollover accidents occurs when there is something the vehicle hits, “tripping” it into a roll. This rollover may occur when another vehicle collides with it, when it hits a guardrail or other object on the shoulder, or when it runs off the road.
In many rollover accidents, speed is a significant factor. Even when both vehicles are driving near the posted speed limit, fatal rollovers occur most often at speeds of 55 miles per hour and above. According to the SaferCar, 75% of all fatalities in rollover accidents occur with vehicles going 55 miles per hour or more at the time of impact. About 40% of all vehicles involved in fatal rollover accidents were over the posted speed limit at the time.
If another driver’s speed, careless driving, improper lane change, or other negligence caused your accident, you might be able to hold them responsible. Speak with a team member from the Morris Bart law firm for free today. Call (225) 341-5694 now.
For a free legal consultation with a Rollover Accident lawyer serving Baton Rouge, call (225) 341-5694
Building a Case for Compensation in Your Baton Rouge Accident
A Baton Rouge rollover accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you with your claim. We will gather the necessary evidence to hold the at-fault party responsible, including demonstrating their negligence and liability. We will take action to hold them accountable, preparing the paperwork, and building an argument to back up our demand for compensation. We can file your claim and seek a negotiated settlement that includes a fair financial recovery.
Shared Liability May Play a Role
In some cases, the attorney and insurance company representing the accused driver may make allegations that you caused the accident or at least share in the fault. If they have evidence to support this claim, it could reduce the payout you are eligible to receive per Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §2323.
Time Limits on Filing Legal Action in a Baton Rouge Rollover
If the insurance company representing the at-fault driver will not agree to a negotiated settlement that we believe provides a fair payout, we may opt to file a civil lawsuit. We have only one year to file the paperwork and officially begin this process under CC §3492. Missing this deadline will likely prevent you from recovering compensation in a legal action based on your accident.
Your lawyer will work to ensure that you meet any important deadlines relevant to your case.
Pursuing Compensation in a Baton Rouge Rollover Car Accident Case
When we work to recover compensation for our car accident clients, there are two ways this happens. In most cases, we seek a settlement by presenting our evidence to the insurer and the liable party and demanding a just payment. Alternatively, we may advise a client to take a case to court if we cannot recover a fair settlement through an insurance claim.
The evidence we will present and the forms of compensation we will seek are similar in both a lawsuit and an insurance settlement. In a lawsuit, we will also present documentation of your losses and expenses, seeking compensation to cover them. These losses could include:
- Current and future treatment for your injuries, as well as related expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Reduced ability to earn
- Property damages
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to your injuries and accident
- Pain and suffering losses
- Other intangible losses
We also accept wrongful death cases. If a family member died from their rollover accident injuries in Baton Rouge, we will review your case and may be able to pursue wrongful death damages.
Talk to a Team Member from Morris Bart, LLC About Your Claim
If you or your loved one suffered injuries in a rollover accident in East Baton Rouge Parish or nearby, you could learn more about your case by speaking with our team today. We provide free accident evaluations and consultations for accident victims and their families. A Baton Rouge rollover accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can represent you in your insurance claim or lawsuit.
Call us today at (225) 341-5694 to get started discussing your case with our team. We want to learn more about your accident, injuries, and prognosis.
The Morris Bart law firm has 15 locations in four states across the Gulf South. We can serve clients in any area of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, or Arkansas. Contact the office closest to you today to get started.
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