If you were a victim in a Baton Rouge moving van accident, it might be possible to build a case for compensation. You have the right to file a claim and seek justice if there is evidence to show the moving van driver’s negligence caused the accident. If we believe we can help, a Baton Rouge moving van lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm might be able to represent you throughout the claims process.
You can speak with a team member from our office in Baton Rouge today for free. We will review your accident case and determine your options for seeking compensation. Call us now at (225) 341-5694.
Moving Van Accidents and Vicarious Liability Claims
Some moving companies hire professional drivers to operate moving vans for customers. If this is true in your case, and the driver was working at the time of your accident, Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §2320 may apply. This statute provides a way for some accident victims to hold the commercial driver’s employer vicariously liable for their injuries. This is important because it changes the insurance policy under which we file your claim, and alters the defendant in your civil suit if we need to file one.
Any time a large commercial vehicle collides with a passenger car, the risk for severe injuries is there. Filing a claim based on a large corporate liability policy may make it possible to recover a larger payout because the maximum limits are likely higher than in most individual auto policies.
A member of our team can help you understand if vicarious liability may apply in your case and if a Baton Rouge moving van lawyer can help. Call (225) 341-5694 today for your complimentary case consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a Moving Van Accident lawyer serving Baton Rouge, call 800-537-8185
Our Team Helps Moving Van Accident Victims in Baton Rouge
When people move from one home to another, there are generally two ways they gain access to a moving van to haul their furniture and other large belongings. This includes:
- Hiring movers from a moving company.
- Renting a truck from a moving company and driving it themselves.
Each option has its pros and cons, both for the family moving and for others on the road with the moving truck. While renting a truck is generally cheaper, it also means there is likely an inexperienced driver behind the wheel who is unaccustomed to large vehicles.
No matter which situation best describes the circumstances that led to your East Baton Rouge Parish accident, you have an option for filing an insurance claim. Your attorney will be able to review the situation, assign liability, and identify the applicable insurance policy in order to move forward.
Building a Moving Van Collision Case
Your attorney will take the details of your collision and the available evidence to develop a strong argument, showing you were a victim of the driver’s negligence. They will then present their case to the insurance company, corporate legal team, or judge and jury. This will include evidence proving the value of your losses and other related damages.
At the Morris Bart law firm, our attorneys will take these steps based on contingency. Our clients never pay attorney’s fees out of pocket. Instead, our fee comes from the financial recovery we secure and only if we win the case. If we do not recover a payout for our clients, our attorneys do not get paid.
The Morris Bart law firm has 15 offices to serve accident victims in all areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, or Arkansas. Call (225) 341-5694 now to speak to a team member in our Baton Rouge office.
Pursuing Damages in a Baton Rouge Moving Van Accident Case
Most successful traffic accident cases settle out of court. With strong evidence to support a claim, it is often possible to convince the liable party that they should agree to a settlement that fairly compensates the victim based on their damages.
Under certain circumstances, though, it may be necessary to take a case to trial and present our argument in court to determine the outcome of the case. At the Morris Bart law firm, we will dedicate our time to litigating your case if necessary.
We pursue fair settlements for our clients using the documentation of their expenses and losses to bolster the demand for a just payout. We often recover compensation for the following:
- Treatment and care for accident injuries, including estimated future expenses
- Lost wages and diminished earning ability, if applicable
- Property damages, including to the vehicle involved
- Non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering
- Damages unique to wrongful death cases, when surviving family members qualify
Time Limits for Filing a Lawsuit in East Baton Rouge Parish
In the event we do need to take legal action against the party liable for your collision, we have a limited time to file the paperwork. We must start your personal injury civil suit within one year of your accident, per CC §3492. There are some exceptions to this rule, but most accident victims have only one year to prove negligence and liability and file their action.
Speak with a Team Member from Morris Bart, LLC About Your Accident Case
A Baton Rouge moving van lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help collision victims build a case and seek compensation for their injuries. We might be able to represent you in your insurance claim or civil lawsuit, depending on the facts of your case. Let our team review your accident and injuries to learn more.
You can get started today with a free consultation from one of our attorneys. Call (225) 341-5694 to talk about your accident with us in detail and learn more about your legal options.
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