A Baton Rouge dump truck lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm might be able to help you develop a claim and seek compensation for your accident injuries. If you were hurt in a Baton Rouge accident caused by a dump truck driver, we may be able to help you file a claim against the driver or their employer.
Let a team member from the Morris Bart law firm review the facts of your traffic accident for free today. You can discuss the details of your accident case and how you may be able to move forward. Call (225) 341-5694 now to get started.
Dump Truck Accidents and Vicarious Liability in Baton Rouge
While some dump trucks may be independently owned, and the owner may also be the operator, this is not always the case. In most situations, the dump truck driver is employed by a company that likely owns the dump truck.
The employer of a dump truck driver who causes an accident may be vicariously liable for that accident. This means our team may be able to file a claim based on the company’s liability insurance policy or bring a lawsuit directly against the company.
We could pursue a case against a company on behalf of our client when:
- A driver caused the traffic accident while driving a commercial vehicle, including a dump truck; and
- The driver was acting on behalf of their employer when the accident occurred.
If you suffered injuries because of an accident in East Baton Rouge Parish caused by a dump truck driver, the Morris Bart law firm team can discuss your legal options with you today. A Baton Rouge dump truck lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm represents injured victims of these accidents based on contingency. You would not need to pay anything out of pocket for our services when you work with us. Any attorney’s fees would only come from compensation we are able to secure on your behalf and only if we are successful.
For a free legal consultation with a Dump Truck Accident lawyer serving Baton Rouge, call 800-537-8185
Dump Truck Accident Losses and Expenses
Dump trucks are much larger and heavier than passenger cars, so those inside the smaller vehicles could be at a higher risk of severe injuries in this type of accident. This could include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and other life-altering injuries. Some people require lifelong care and support following this type of accident. Others cannot return to work, and some have chronic pain for decades.
All of these injuries can require extensive treatment, rehabilitation, and resources to heal and to help adapt to any limitations or lasting symptoms afterward.
As a part of building your case, your attorney will document your injuries, care costs, prognosis, and ongoing care expenses. This will allow our team to seek a fair settlement in your case, whether through an insurance liability claim or a personal injury lawsuit.
At the Morris Bart law firm, our team can build and manage a case for our clients. To learn if we can help you, call (225) 341-5694 for a free case evaluation.
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Seeking Compensation in a Baton Rouge Dump Truck Accident Case
Seeking compensation following a dump truck accident generally centers around preparing and filing an insurance claim and gathering evidence to support it. There are some cases where we will need to file a personal injury lawsuit in the appropriate jurisdiction. However, the work we put in to prepare for an insurance claim also uncovers and organizes the evidence necessary to present in court.
The forms of losses we seek to recover through an insurance claim or in court are much the same, and they are based on your actual tangible and intangible losses. Some of the most common recoverable losses in a commercial vehicle accident case include:
- Current and future treatment and care for accident injuries
- Expenses related to your medical treatment
- Current and future lost income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Car repairs and other property damages
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other intangible losses
- Wrongful death damages after the death of your loved one
Louisiana Law Sets Time Limits on Filing a Claim
If the circumstances in your case support taking your case to court in an East Baton Rouge Parish civil court, Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492 only gives you one year. You could lose the right to file a lawsuit if you do not file the initial paperwork and start the suit by the first anniversary of the accident.
Contact the Morris Bart law firm as soon as possible to give your lawyer sufficient time to develop an argument and take action. By contacting us early, we can work to ensure you do not miss any important deadlines for your case and do not jeopardize your potential financial recovery. Our lawyer will represent your best interests throughout this process, including presenting your case in court.
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Speak with a Team Member from Morris Bart, LLC in Baton Rouge
A Baton Rouge dump truck lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm knows how commercial vehicle accident cases work under Louisiana law, including how to hold the driver’s employer vicariously liable. We may be able to go to work investigating your accident case immediately.
You can discuss your accident, injuries, and prognosis with a team member from the Morris Bart law firm in Baton Rouge today by calling (225) 341-5694. Our consultations are free, and we can answer your questions and help you understand your rights.
In addition to Baton Rouge, our team represents accident victims across the Gulf South. We have 16 offices and serve all areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
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