If you were involved in a truck accident where the driver failed to yield, they could owe you compensation. A Baton Rouge accident lawyer can help you build a case for recovering damages. Call us today at (225) 341-5694 for a free consultation about your case.
When Should You Hire a Lawyer to Represent You?
If the truck driver in your accident was negligent or reckless, you could pursue compensation for your injuries and property damage by filing a claim with the other driver’s insurance company. If you do not get a satisfactory settlement from the insurance company, you could take your case to court.
The Morris Bart law office can put a Baton Rouge failure to yield accident lawyer on your side and assist you with the legal aspects of your case. To win your compensation, you will need to prove that the other driver is at fault. You can find ways to prove that they acted negligently, which is a task we may be able to help with. The work we can do includes:
- Interviewing eyewitnesses
- Finding evidence, like video camera footage
- Speaking with the truck driver and their representatives
- Handling insurance company communication
- Reviewing photos from the accident scene
Our team can help guide you through the process. The legal world can be daunting, but we know the law. You do not need to do this alone. An accident of any kind can be jarring, painful, and difficult. Pursuing legal action to recover the damages you face should not add to your stress.
For a free legal consultation with a Failure to Yield Accident lawyer serving Baton Rouge, call 800-537-8185
Why You Should Seek Compensation to Cover Your Damages
You may be wondering what losses a lawsuit may recover. You can seek most losses you have incurred because of the accident. These losses include:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
This list includes just some of the losses that you could include in the lawsuit. You have one year from the time of the accident to file a lawsuit in Louisiana, according to Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492. It is important that you not miss this deadline. Failing to file within a year could eliminate your options for recovering damages.
There are sometimes exceptions to the statute of limitations. A lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can work with you on the details of your accident and tell you how the law applies. Call the firm today at (225) 341-5694 to learn more.
Wrongful Death Claims
If you had a loved one pass away because of injuries suffered in a truck accident, you could still recover damages. Family members of a victim, such as their spouse, children, parents, or siblings, can recover the damages associated with their treatment before they died.
According to CC §2315.1, if your family member was hospitalized, went through surgery, or otherwise suffered losses because of the accident, you could recover those losses. You can file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover these damages from the truck driver or their employer if the truck driver was at fault.
You are allowed one year from the time of the victim’s death to file a lawsuit, so do not delay.
How to Prove the Other Driver’s Negligence Lead to Your Accident
A lawsuit is one option to recover the losses from your accident if you cannot get sufficient compensation with an insurance claim. You can pursue damages for medical bills, lost wages, and property damage if the truck driver was negligent. You will need to prove negligence on the part of the truck driver.
It is also possible that the truck driver’s employer is the one at fault. Depending on the employment arrangement, the employer may be the one who will take on the financial responsibility for the accident. We can help you with this type of lawsuit, as well.
No one can prepare for the emotional impact of a truck accident. The Morris Bart law firm knows how difficult this situation can be, which is why we work on a contingency-fee-basis. You can also get a free consultation about your case from our team.
Call Our Baton Rouge Office Today to Speak with a Skilled Lawyer on Our Team
The Morris Bart law office wants to help you and your family, and we are ready to guide you through your case. If you live outside the Baton Rouge area, we have 15 offices throughout Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas to help you. Call us today at (225) 341-5694.
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