If a driver of a construction truck caused your Baton Rouge traffic accident, you might qualify to hold the liable party accountable and pursue compensation based on your actual financial and intangible losses. A Baton Rouge construction truck lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you with your case.
To get started today, reach out to the Morris Bart law firm in Baton Rouge to discuss your case with a team member for free. We offer complimentary consultations and case assessments for commercial vehicle accident victims, including construction truck accident victims.
Call (225) 341-5694 now to learn more about your legal options.
Construction Sites Rely on Trucks
Construction projects in East Baton Rouge Parish have trucks coming and going for any number of reasons. Work trucks and vans bring workers and supplies, dump trucks haul off dirt and garbage, flatbeds carry equipment and materials, and heavy equipment haulers deliver excavators and other machinery.
Any of these trucks’ drivers could cause an accident on the way to the site or after leaving, colliding with a passenger car, and injuring the driver and occupants of that vehicle. Since most of these construction trucks are larger and heavier than smaller passenger cars, the injuries suffered could be significant.
If you were hurt in an accident caused by a construction truck driver, construction supervisor, or worker in a company truck in East Baton Rouge Parish, a personal injury lawyer can explain more about who may be responsible for your accident and how they can help.
For a free legal consultation with a Construction Truck Accident lawyer serving Baton Rouge, call 800-537-8185
Liability in a Baton Rouge Construction Truck Accident Claim
A Baton Rouge construction truck lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you hold the liable party responsible for your accident injuries. We know how commercial vehicle accidents work and how to identify the liable party that might be responsible for covering your accident losses.
Under Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §2320, drivers working for a construction company or a related business are not the only liable parties in most of these cases. Their employers may also be vicariously liable, which is generally true when:
- The driver is an employee of the construction company, and
- The driver was working for their employer at the time of the accident.
Vicarious liability means the company is also responsible for the losses you suffered as a result of the accident. You may file your claim based on the construction company’s liability insurance policy instead of a smaller policy held by an individual driver. This claim may allow us to pursue a just award for our clients that could compensate them for their injuries and losses.
You can get a complimentary consultation for free from our Baton Rouge team by calling the Morris Bart law firm today at (225) 341-5694. We will review the details of your accident and determine if vicarious liability may apply.
The Morris Bart law firm has 15 offices to serve accident victims. Our service area includes all of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
Seeking Compensation Following a Construction Truck Accident Case
When our team seeks a settlement for our clients, we may be able to reach an out-of-court settlement by filing an insurance claim and negotiating a fair agreement. This settlement is the most common positive outcome in these cases. Occasionally, though, we need to file a civil lawsuit and take the case to trial. This action requires us to navigate the legal process in East Baton Rouge Parish or another applicable jurisdiction.
An insurance claim or civil trial gives us the opportunity to present the evidence we gathered and demonstrate our client’s losses, seeking financial recovery on their behalf. This financial recovery could include losses such as:
- Medical care needs, including future needs
- Lost wages, including future lost wages
- Diminished earning ability
- Property damage, including vehicle repairs
- Pain and suffering losses
- Other non-economic losses
- Wrongful death losses when the victim passed away from their injuries
Statute of Limitations on Louisiana Civil Court Accident Cases
Louisiana has a statute of limitations on how long accident victims have to file a civil suit in East Baton Rouge Parish and other courts within the state. According to CC §3492, you only have one year to begin the legal process by filing the initial paperwork in the case. This time begins the day of your accident and generally ends on the first anniversary of the collision.
The court will likely bar you from holding the liable party accountable in court if you miss this deadline. It takes time to build and prepare a construction accident case. Contact us to discuss your case as soon as your injuries allow so we do not run out of time with your case.
Speak to a Team Member from Our Firm About Your Collision
A Baton Rouge construction truck lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you build a case against the construction company or another liable party. We are a contingency fee firm. You can learn more about our services, and we can help you during a free accident consultation today.
We know how to identify the liable party or parties after a construction truck accident, including whether the construction company is vicariously liable for your injuries. Let us get started by contacting us today and discussing your injuries and accident with a member of our team.
To get your free case consultation with an attorney or to get started today, call us at (225) 341-5694.
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