If a driver of a semi-truck or another commercial vehicle caused your Baton Rouge collision and injuries, you might have a case against the trucking company or another party. The Morris Bart law firm accepts cases like these, so a Baton Rouge semi-truck lawyer from our team might be able to help you. You can learn if your case supports an insurance claim or lawsuit during a free consultation with a member of our team.
Call the Morris Bart law office in Baton Rouge today at (225) 341-5694. A team member is available to discuss your accident and your legal options.
Assigning Liability in a Baton Rouge Semi-Truck Accident Case
Under Louisiana law, when a driver causes an accident, they are generally responsible for that collision and the damages the victims suffered. This includes both passengers in their own vehicles and those in other vehicles. However, when the motorist is a professional driver working for a company at the time of the accident, different liability rules apply.
Under Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §2320, you may qualify to pursue a case against the trucking company or other corporation that employs the driver from your accident. A Baton Rouge semi-truck lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can determine if this statute applies to your situation.
Building a case to hold the trucking company vicariously liable in these accidents may make it easier to recover compensation for your injuries, losses, and intangible damages. This is because it involves filing your insurance claim with the company’s corporate liability policy, which is generally larger than an individual policy would be, with much higher maximum payout amounts.
For a free legal consultation with a Semi-Truck Accident lawyer serving Baton Rouge, call 800-537-8185
Injuries from a Semi-Truck Collision
Holding the owner of a commercial vehicle or the driver’s employer liable is especially important if you suffered permanent injuries or will require long-term recovery and therapy. Due to the size of semi-trucks, these accidents frequently cause injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Burns and disfigurement
- Loss of use of body functions
- Internal injuries
- Broken bones
Our firm has 15 offices and a team of car accident attorneys who handle commercial vehicle cases regularly. We understand how important financial recovery is to victims and their families. Our team may be able to seek a payout on your behalf and provide you with representation based on contingency. That means we will not collect our fees unless you receive compensation.
You can learn more about our services by speaking with a team member from the Morris Bart law office in Baton Rouge. We will answer your questions and assess your options based on the details of your case. Call (225) 341-5694 today.
Pursuing Damages in Your Baton Rouge Semi-Truck Collision Case
When our team handles a semi-truck accident case, we take several steps on behalf of our clients. These steps include the following:
- Investigating the accident
- Assigning liability
- Sending a spoliation letter to protect evidence in the liable party’s possession
- Gathering available evidence
- Managing all communication about the case
- Working with experts, including accident reconstruction specialists and others
- Putting a fair settlement value on your case
With strong evidence to support your claim, we can turn to the insurance company representing the liable party and demand they provide a just payout based on your damages. If they refuse, or if there is another reason why we should take legal action, we will not hesitate to take the case to trial in civil court.
Types of Damages Available After a Semi-Truck Accident
The goal of an insurance claim or civil trial is the same. We want to prove negligence, liability, and the value of your case in an attempt to secure a fair payout. Whether through a settlement or court award, you could recover compensation for the following types of damages:
- Your current and future medical care related to your accident injuries
- Ongoing support and therapy
- Current and future missed income and reduced earning capacity
- Car repair or replacement and other property damages
- Pain and suffering losses
- Other intangible losses
The Morris Bart law firm also pursues wrongful death damages for qualifying families. These damages are available to some immediate family members following the death of their loved one in a Louisiana traffic accident.
We can review your case today. Speak with a team member in our Baton Rouge office by calling (225) 341-5694. We are standing by to help you now.
When to Hire a Baton Rouge Semi-Truck Lawyer for Your Case
CC §3492 sets a strict deadline for filing most traffic accident lawsuits, including those in Baton Rouge civil courts. The deadline is generally one year from the day the accident occurred.
Missing this deadline could jeopardize your ability to recover fair compensation, so contact our team as soon as possible after your accident. This gives us time to gather and protect the evidence available to support your claim.
Speak with a Team Member from Morris Bart, LLC
A Baton Rouge semi-truck lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to accept your case and represent you through the claims process. Our trial attorneys also take commercial vehicle collision cases to court and seek to hold corporations vicariously liable for our clients’ damages when we are unable to negotiate a reasonable settlement.
To learn if your case may support legal action, discuss your accident and injuries with a member of our Baton Rouge team today for free. Call the Morris Bart law office serving Baton Rouge by dialing (225) 341-5694 and learn more about your legal options today.
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