If you were hurt in a Baton Rouge side-impact collision, we might be able to help. A Baton Rouge side-impact collisions lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to gather evidence and seek compensation on your behalf. You can learn more about your case by speaking to a team member serving Baton Rouge today.
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How Negligence Causes Side-Impact Collisions
Side-impact accidents often occur when someone runs a red light or stop sign, fails to yield in an intersection, or makes another mistake when the paths of two vehicles cross. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), almost 25 percent of traffic fatalities in the U.S. in 2018 occurred in side-impact accidents. Many more led to severe, lasting injuries and impairments.
Negligence can cause intersection accidents in many ways. Side-impact accidents, also called broadside collisions and T-bone accidents, can occur because a driver:
- Runs a red light
- Tries to beat a red light
- Turns without yielding to oncoming traffic
- Runs a stop sign or fails to yield at a yield sign
- Pulls out in front of oncoming traffic from a parking lot or driveway
- Speeds above posted speed limits
Side-impact accidents can also be caused by distracted, fatigued, or intoxicated drivers. These drivers may have a decreased awareness of oncoming traffic and road hazards.
A Baton Rouge side-impact collisions lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm will get to the bottom of what caused your accident. We will use evidence to document negligence and liability, as well as demonstrate your related expenses. We can develop a case to support your claim and take legal action on your behalf, if necessary.
To learn more about how we may be able to help you, contact the Morris Bart law firm in Baton Rouge today for your complimentary accident review.
For a free legal consultation with a Side-Impact Collisions lawyer serving Baton Rouge, call 800-537-8185
Developing a Case to Support Your Claim or Civil Lawsuit
Not only does the Morris Bart law firm provide complimentary accident evaluations for side-impact accident victims, but we also pursue these cases based on contingency fees. When we take on your personal injury case against the at-fault driver, we will not ask you to pay any upfront costs associated with your claim.
Our team can collect evidence of the other driver’s negligence and the causes of your accident and injuries. We can identify the evidence available, use it to build a case, and approach the accused driver’s insurance provider about a settlement. While the insurance provider may offer a fair settlement, it is possible that a just settlement cannot be reached through negotiations. In such a situation, we may be able to take your case to trial.
You can learn more about your case and how this process works by reaching out to the Morris Bart law firm today at
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Pursuing Compensation Based on Your Baton Rouge Side-Impact Collision
Whether we recover a settlement through negotiations with the at-fault driver’s insurance company, or if we get compensation for you through a personal injury lawsuit in East Baton Rouge Parish court, you might recover compensation that includes:
- Treatment and care for your accident injuries, both now and in the future
- Additional expenses related to your injuries and care
- Lost wages and reduced earning ability
- Property damages
- Additional economic damages related to the accident
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other non-economic losses
- Wrongful death damages for the family members of those who died
Time Limits on Taking Your Case to Court in East Baton Rouge Parish
While we can often negotiate settlements in side-impact traffic accidents without filing a lawsuit, it is sometimes necessary that we go to civil court to represent our clients. If the other driver’s insurance company or legal team accuses you of causing the accident or they refuse to offer a just payout, we may need to file the paperwork and begin a lawsuit.
Per Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492, car accident victims in Louisiana only have one year from their accident date to begin a lawsuit. We may be able to ensure you meet this deadline and do not lose the right to file a civil action in East Baton Rouge Parish. Reach out to us as soon as possible, so we can start working on your case.
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Talk to Morris Bart, LLC to Learn More About Your Rights and Options
If you suffered injuries or a loved one died in a side-impact collision in Baton Rouge, you might qualify to pursue compensation and hold the at-fault driver responsible for your injuries and losses. A Baton Rouge side-impact collisions lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis. You can discuss your possible case today with a team member from the Morris Bart law office serving East Baton Rouge Parish and other nearby locations. We offer free accident case reviews. Call
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