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 lawyer serving Baton Rouge today.
You can reach the Morris Bart law firm now by calling (225) 341-5694. Our accident consultations are free, and we will review the details of your accident and its cause during your consultation. Our attorneys represent clients, developing a strong argument, and filing their claims. We are a contingency fee law firm.
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), more than 23 percent of traffic fatalities in the U.S. in 2019 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. Even a mental distraction can lead to careless behavior behind the wheel. The driver’s mind is elsewhere, and they fail to see a vehicle despite “checking” for oncoming traffic.
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. We have more than 40 years of experience handling cases like yours and won compensation for over 6,500 clients in 2019.
For a free legal consultation with a Side-Impact Collisions lawyer serving Baton Rouge, call (225) 341-5694
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 (225) 341-5694. Our team will offer guidance and information based on the specific details of your accident.
Trust Our Baton Rouge Attorneys with Your Side-Impact Crash Claim
The car accident attorneys at our Baton Rouge location may be able to take steps to protect your rights and compensate you for your expenses and losses. We know how to best navigate the process required to develop a claim and represent our clients’ best interests.
If we work with you on your case, you can count on your attorney and our staff to:
- Manage all conversations with the insurers and other representatives of the liable party
- Answer your questions quickly and accurately when you contact us
- Explain your options and the possible outcomes every step of the way
- Build the claim and gather support for it
- Document your damages and value them accurately
- Fight for a fair payout based on the facts of your case
- Represent you throughout this process
We understand how a side-impact collision can affect many aspects of your life. Some injuries—including traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries—that occur frequently in T-bone accidents can have lasting effects. Even whiplash can lead to chronic pain and disability. Getting money for medical bills, lost income, and other damages is your top priority, so it is our priority, too.
We want to help accident victims heal from their injuries and get back to normal, at least as much as possible if they have severe injuries. We may be able to help you get the money you need and deserve based on your crash case.
Our Baton Rouge office serves East Baton Rouge Parish and surrounding areas. This office is located at:
Morris Bart, LLC
5555 Hilton Avenue #555
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
You do not have to visit our office to speak with an attorney from our team. We can meet with you as soon as your injuries are stable, and you are ready to discuss your legal options. We can talk on the phone, use video conferencing, or meet with you at the hospital or your home.
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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 an 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.
We also need to take action if the deadline is getting close. Louisiana has one of the shortest time limits for filing a personal injury lawsuit in the nation, and some circumstances can shorten that timeline even further. Failing to initiate a civil suit before time runs out could jeopardize your ability to recover a fair payout.
Per Louisiana Civil Code Art.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.
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 lawyer from the Morris Bart law office serving East Baton Rouge Parish and other nearby locations. We offer free accident case reviews. Call (225) 341-5694 to get started right away.
There are 15 Morris Bart law offices across the southeastern states to serve side-impact accident victims. Call now to speak with an attorney nearest you in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, or Mississippi.
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