If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a Covington, LA, car accident and another motorist was at fault, you may be able to receive compensation. A Covington car accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can represent you throughout the claims process if you qualify, taking steps on your behalf while you focus on your treatment and healing.
If you are unsure of what your legal options are, speak to a representative from the Morris Bart law firm today for a free consultation of your case. If our team believes your case has merit, we can represent you based on contingency. We only take out attorney fees after we recover a payout for your family.
Call (504) 613-4771 today to get started.
Car Accidents and Negligence in Covington, LA
Most car accidents that occur in Covington or elsewhere in St. Tammany Parish occur as a result of a driver’s carelessness. When reckless behavior behind the wheel causes an accident and injuries, it is considered negligence.
At the Morris Bart law firm, we represent victims of negligent drivers in many types of car accident cases. These may involve:
- Commercial vehicles.
- Elderly or teen drivers.
- Fatigued drivers.
- Uninsured/underinsured motorists.
- Reckless or aggressive driving.
- Uber/Lyft rideshares.
Under Louisiana law, injured motorists or passengers can file a claim based on the at-fault driver’s liability insurance policy. This is a part of the minimum state-required insurance, according to the Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI). Filing a claim may allow you to pursue compensation and avoid court, unless we are unable to negotiate a fair settlement with the driver’s insurer. Should you be unable to acquire fair compensation in a settlement, an experienced Car Accident Attorney from Morris Bart can help you protect your rights in court.
Holding an at-fault driver accountable requires us to prove that they acted negligently. This involves proving that:
- The driver had a duty to follow the road rules to prevent an accident.
- The driver failed to follow the rules or drive in a safe and careful way, leading to a collision.
- Our client suffered physical, emotional, and financial damages as a result of the collision.
If we believe we can prove these four elements of negligence in your case, we will offer to pursue compensation on your behalf. To learn more and get started right away, call the Morris Bart law office at (504) 613-4771.
For a free legal consultation with a Car Accident lawyer serving Covington, call 800-537-8185
Building a Compelling Case for a Car Accident Settlement
A Covington car accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm knows the types of evidence needed to prove car accident cases and secure fair settlement agreements. Our team will collect the evidence necessary to support your claim and present it to the insurer, or to the court if that becomes necessary.
Building a car accident case requires our team to identify, collect, and analyze evidence that may include the following:
- The traffic accident report filed by responding law enforcement officers
- Eyewitness statements
- Photos or videos of the scene
- Documented damage to the vehicles involved
- Records of your injuries and losses
- Expert witness testimony, regarding accident reconstruction or the lasting effects of your injuries
Representatives from the Morris Bart law firm can approach the insurance company with the evidence we collected and demand just compensation. This may lead to negotiations, which we can also navigate on your behalf. In rarer cases, we may need to go to trial to secure compensation in a car accident case.
Deadlines in a Covington Car Accident Case
Per Louisiana Civil Code § 3492, car accident victims in Covington and other areas of the state have only one year to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. Missing this deadline could mean losing the right to hold the driver legally responsible and recover compensation. For this reason, it is important that you act quickly to avoid running out of time.
Proving and Securing Your Accident-Related Damages
Proving a fair settlement value in your Covington car accident case is a key part of securing compensation. The evidence we use to prove our clients’ losses generally includes:
- Any medical records documenting the injuries and treatment.
- Bills, receipts, and paperwork to show expenses.
- Additional medical evidence to document injuries and prognosis.
- Medical experts, economists, and other expert witnesses.
Compensation can include current and future losses, both economic and intangible. Some common recoverable damages in a car accident case include:
- Related medical treatment and care.
- Lost income and benefits.
- Diminished earning capacity.
- Repair of the vehicle and other property damages.
- Pain and suffering damages.
Talk to a Member of Our Car Accident Team Serving Covington
A Covington car accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to seek compensation for you or a family member after a car accident in St. Tammany Parish. To help you understand your next steps, our team offers free reviews of car accident cases. You can get started today by calling (504) 613-4771.
If we agree to represent you, you can count on us to file a claim to seek a settlement with the insurance company. We can also take your case to court and fight for a court award when necessary. We handle both of these processes based on contingency, meaning you do not pay unless we recover a payout for you.
With 15 offices across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas we are ready to help you with your case. Contact us today for your free, no-obligation case consultation.
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