If you suffered injuries in a collision due to a tow truck driver’s negligence, a Baton Rouge tow truck lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help. We can work to prove negligence and liability and seek a payout based on your accident-related damages.
You can speak with a team member from the Morris Bart law firm today for free. We are a contingency fee firm, meaning you will not pay any upfront attorney fees for our services. We can assess your accident case and explain your options during your complimentary consultation. Call (225) 341-5694 to get started.
Towing Companies May Be Responsible for Tow Truck Collisions
While some individuals own tow trucks, most are under the ownership of towing companies or other corporations. If the tow truck driver who caused your traffic accident was working for a company at the time of the collision, the laws that apply could complicate liability. It may be possible to hold the driver’s employer vicariously liable under the Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §2320.
If so, we could help you file the claim based on the company’s corporate liability insurance policy instead of the driver’s auto policy. These corporate policies generally have higher maximum payouts, so it may be easier to recover damages for severe or permanent injuries or ongoing care.
If you were a victim of a tow truck collision in Baton Rouge, you may be able to get help from the Morris Bart law office. Let our team evaluate your accident and determine the strength of your case.
If your accident occurred elsewhere in Louisiana—or Mississippi, Alabama, or Arkansas—we may still be able to represent you. We have 15 offices to serve clients across the Gulf South.
For a free legal consultation with a Tow Truck Accident lawyer serving Baton Rouge, call 800-537-8185
Tow Truck Accidents Lead to Serious Injuries and Damages
Tow trucks are significantly larger and heavier than passenger cars and may cause extensive damage to any smaller vehicle they impact. It is not uncommon for victims of commercial vehicle collisions such as tow truck accidents to experience severe or permanent injuries. Many require extensive therapy, time away from work, and rehabilitation. Some may require ongoing care and support for years to come.
A Baton Rouge tow truck lawyer with the Morris Bart law firm pursues compensation for victims by taking steps to build a case and hold the liable parties accountable. This process includes the following tasks:
- Managing communication about the case
- Assigning liability
- Identifying and protecting evidence as necessary
- Gathering and analyzing evidence to develop a strong claim
- Enlisting the help of experts, when needed
- Documenting the estimated value of the case
- Filing a claim and seeking a settlement based on the fair value of the client’s losses
You can learn more about how the Morris Bart law firm helps clients navigate the legal process and seek financial recovery—and get answers to your questions—by speaking with a team member today. Call (225) 341-5694 today to discuss your injuries, prognosis, accident, and other details.
Recovering Your Expenses and Losses After a Tow Truck Accident
Many Baton Rouge traffic accident cases settle without going to court. We file an insurance claim for our client, present our evidence, and demand a fair settlement. We use the documentation of our client’s losses to show the tow truck company and the insurer that our demand is fair.
This often leads to settlement negotiations, during which the insurance company or legal team representing the towing company may try to reduce the settlement. At the same time, we fight for a just payout based on our client’s damages. If we cannot reach a fair settlement via this process, we may file a personal injury lawsuit and seek damages for our client in court.
Recoverable Damages in Your Tow Truck Collision Case
The compensation you may recover in a Baton Rouge personal injury case depends on the severity of your injuries and the losses you suffered. The following are common recoverable losses:
- Expenses for current and future medical care
- Current and future lost income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Damaged property
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Other non-economic damages
Wrongful Death Cases in Baton Rouge
The Morris Bart law office in Baton Rouge may be able to help if your loved one passed away due to their injuries after a tow truck accident. It is possible to recover wrongful death damages if you are an immediate family member who suffered losses due to your loved one’s death. We review these cases for free.
Time Limits on Seeking Relief in a Louisiana Civil Court
If we cannot reach an out-of-court settlement in a tow truck accident case, we may need to file a civil action on behalf of our client. Under CC §3492, we generally only have one year to file the paperwork and begin an injury lawsuit.
Failing to file a civil suit before the deadline could mean losing the right to take the case before a judge. For this reason, knowing this time limit is imperative in a tow truck accident case.
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Speak with a Team Member from Morris Bart, LLC About Your Accident
A Baton Rouge tow truck lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you seek compensation for your accident-related damages. If possible, we will build a case against the tow truck driver or towing company. Our team handles these cases based on contingency.
Allow us to assess your case for free as a part of your initial consultation with our team. We have someone standing by who can discuss your Baton Rouge accident, your injuries, and other facts of your case. Call us today at (225) 341-5694 to get started.
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