If a drowsy truck driver caused your East Baton Rouge Parish traffic accident, Louisiana law will likely allow you to hold their employer responsible through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. A Baton Rouge truck accident caused by fatigue lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help. We know how to prove truck accident cases and gather evidence to support our client’s financial recovery.
You can speak with a team member from the Morris Bart law firm today for free. We have someone available now to discuss your accident and injuries during your complimentary accident assessment. Call (225) 341-5694 to get started.
Fatigued Driving Is Dangerous—and Common
Fatigued driving, driving drowsy, and falling asleep behind the wheel occur frequently. The most common cause is because the driver did not get enough sleep. Still, there are also other causes, including medications, drugs or alcohol, undiagnosed or untreated sleep disorders, shift work, or other issues.
Being tired can affect a person’s body in many ways, and several of them also affect their ability to drive safely. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this includes:
- Being tired reduces your attention span and makes it hard to pay attention to driving.
- Fatigue slows reaction time, making it harder to stop quickly or maneuver skillfully to avoid an accident.
- It is more difficult to make good decisions when you are drowsy, including decisions to safely change lanes or making turns before approaching traffic arrives.
There is also evidence that points to fatigued driving occurring a lot more frequently than the official statistics indicate. A study from the American Automobile Association (AAA) Foundation for Traffic Safety shows drowsy driving contributes to:
- 6 percent of property damage accidents requiring a tow truck
- 7 percent of accidents requiring medical care
- 13 percent of collisions where at least one person was hospitalized for injuries
- 21 percent of fatal accidents
If you believe a truck driver’s fatigue played a role in causing your Baton Rouge accident, the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help. Let a team member review the facts of your collision case today. We provide free evaluations and consultations for accident victims.
For a free legal consultation with a Fatigue Truck Accident lawyer serving Baton Rouge, call 800-537-8185
Proving a Baton Rouge Truck Accident Case
A Baton Rouge truck accident caused by fatigue lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm represents traffic accident victims on a contingency basis. We know the steps and evidence necessary to build a fatigued driver accident case.
Proving a driver was drowsy, fatigued, or fell asleep may be difficult in some circumstances. Luckily, this is not always necessary. Having evidence or an admission to support this could bolster your claim, but we will also need to demonstrate the result of their fatigued driving. This specifically includes the negligent act that caused the accident and your injuries.
For example, if a fatigued driver failed to stop and hit you from behind at a stop sign, we must have evidence to show their actions. If we have proof they were drowsy or asleep, this will add to the strength of the case. However, we have a case against the trucking company without evidence showing the driver was fatigued.
To learn more about our services and receive a free case review, call the Morris Bart law office in Baton Rouge today. We represent victims of drowsy driver accidents in East Baton Rouge Parish and other nearby areas. You can reach our team now at (225) 341-5694.
In all, we have 15 offices to serve truck accident victims across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
Recoverable Losses in a Baton Rouge Fatigued Driving Accident Case
Our team may be able to secure compensation for you through an auto liability insurance claim, a claim based on the trucking company’s corporate liability policy, or a civil lawsuit and trial. We will value your recoverable accident damages and negotiate for a fair settlement based on this value. If the insurer agrees, this is the conclusion of your case. If not, or if there are other circumstances that make it necessary, we may need to take your case to trial.
The recoverable damages that comprise the value of your case include:
- Current and future treatment and medical care
- Any other expenses related to your injuries
- Current and future lost income and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Vehicle repairs and other property damages
- Pain and suffering losses
- Other non-economic damages
- Wrongful death damages
There Is a Strict Time Limit for Filing a Truck Accident Lawsuit
In most cases, we have only one year following an East Baton Rouge Parish traffic accident to file a lawsuit on behalf of our clients. Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492 sets a one-year time limit that applies to the vast majority of personal injury cases in the state.
If we do not submit the paperwork to initialize legal action in civil court by this deadline, it may make it difficult or impossible to secure a just payout for our client. Contact us as soon as you can after your accident so we can explain the timeline that applies in your case.
Speak to a Team Member About Your Baton Rouge Fatigued Driver Collision
A Baton Rouge truck accident caused by fatigue lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to offer help. We represent clients who suffered injuries in East Baton Rouge Parish collisions. We can often help our clients prove negligence and liability, demonstrate the value of their losses, and secure a settlement for them.
You can discuss your accident, injuries, and other details today with a team member from the Morris Bart law office in Baton Rouge. We provide accident evaluations and consultations at no cost to you. The Morris Bart law firm is a contingency fee firm, as well.
Call (225) 341-5694 to get started with your free initial consultation with a team member right away.
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