Tractor-trailer trucks have a high center of gravity. When combined with speed or shifting cargo, this can cause them to tip and roll over more easily than other vehicles. If a truck rollover in Baton Rouge caused your injuries, a Baton Rouge rollover crashes lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help.
You can call the Morris Bart law firm in Baton Rouge today for a free case review with a team member. Dial (225) 341-5694 to get started right away.
How We Assign Liability in Tractor-Trailer Rollover Accidents
Assigning liability in a tractor-trailer rollover accident case is complex. First, we must identify the cause of the rollover and what happened. Then we identify who was responsible for that action. Finally, we must determine if the legal doctrine of respondeat superior applies.
Under Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §2320, vicarious liability may apply in tractor-trailer collisions thanks to respondeat superior. This doctrine makes it possible to hold the trucking company, distributor, or another corporation accountable in these accidents if their employee acted negligently while on the clock.
A Baton Rouge rollover crashes lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm knows how this works and can determine if it applies in your case. When our client qualifies to file a vicarious liability claim, we can file based on the trucking company’s corporate liability insurance policy.
If we cannot negotiate a fair settlement based on the insurance claim, we can name the trucking company as a defendant in a civil suit and take the case to trial.
Speak with a team member from the Morris Bart law firm. We have someone available now to review your accident case today for free.
For a free legal consultation with a Rollover Truck Crashes lawyer serving Baton Rouge, call 800-537-8185
Recoverable Damages in a Rollover Crash Case
The damages recoverable in a truck accident case in Baton Rouge will depend on the injuries and losses the victim suffered. When we represent victims in truck rollover crashes, we identify their expenses and other damages, gather evidence to support a claim of these losses, and demand a just payout. This could include:
Our clients may recover economic losses, including current and future treatment and hospitalization costs and all related expenses. They may also be eligible for lost income benefits that include their current and future lost wages. If they have permanent injuries and diminished earning ability, we may work with economists to determine the value of this loss.
We may also be able to help them recover compensation for car repairs and property damages.
Recoverable non-economic damages can include several types of intangible losses accident victims endure. This may include pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other non-economic losses.
Losses Suffered Because of a Family Member’s Death
Louisiana law allows some family members of fatal rollover accidents to pursue wrongful death damages based on their own related losses.
If the liable party and their insurer refuse a just settlement or there is another reason we may need to take your case to trial, note that there are time limits for taking legal action in East Rouge Parish.
Under CC §3492, accident victims generally only have up to one year from the date they suffered injuries to begin the lawsuit. This short period requires us to investigate the accident, gather evidence, develop a case, prepare paperwork, and file the initial documents before the one-year deadline arrives.
Talk to a Team Member from Morris Bart, LLC Today
The Morris Bart law firm reviews cases for free. Take the first step toward pursuing damages based on your East Baton Rouge Parish truck accident case. Let our team discuss your case via a complimentary accident assessment. Call the Morris Bart law office in Baton Rouge today at (225) 341-5694.
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