If you suffered injuries in a car accident caused by a passenger vehicle, you are likely going through a very challenging time. You may be unsure where to turn for legal assistance or unaware of the protections offered under state law.
The Morris Bart law firm can give clarity to a foggy situation. Our Kenner, LA, passenger vehicle accident attorneys can review the details of your case, assign liability, and pursue the cost of your collision-related expenses. Our personal injury lawyers can help you recover your medical bills, lost wages, and more at no upfront or out-of-pocket cost.
Recoverable Damages in a Passenger Vehicle Accident
At the Morris Bart law firm, we understand the implications a passenger vehicle accident can have on one’s life. For example, you could face time away from work while you recover from your injuries and medical expenses pile up. You could also be grieving the loss of a loved one who did not survive the collision.
Either way, our Kenner passenger vehicle accident lawyer can sit with you and review your available legal options. You do not have to go through this challenging time alone. If you were directly involved in a collision, we can help you seek personal injury compensation for:
- Medical bills, including your current expenses and the cost of necessary future treatment
- Lost wages, if you missed work due to your injuries
- Reduced earning capacity, if your injuries prevent you from working in your current profession or field
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional trauma
Additionally, if you are a qualifying representative as defined under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.1, our attorneys can help you pursue wrongful death compensation on behalf of a deceased loved one. Damages may include:
- Medical care
- Funeral, burial, and memorial expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience on behalf of the decedent
Only certain people can file a wrongful death lawsuit. We can determine who can file one on behalf of your loved one.
For a free legal consultation with a Passenger Vehicle Accident lawyer serving Kenner, call 800-537-8185
Our Lawyers Can Prove Another Party Is Liable for Your Passenger Vehicle Accident
For your case to be successful, our lawyers must establish:
- The liable party assumed a duty of care by choosing to drive.
- The liable party violated this obligation by acting recklessly or carelessly.
- Their actions resulted in your car accident.
- You suffered financial losses as a result of the liable party’s negligence.
La. Civ. Code Art. 3492 gives claimants one year to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party. The clock starts ticking from the date of the collision or your loved one’s passing. If you do not take legal action within this period, you may jeopardize your ability to take your case to court. Our team can:
- Prepare and file your insurance claims or lawsuit before the deadlines expire
- Collect case evidence
- Identify and calculate your damages
- Communicate with insurance agents and opposing attorneys
- Negotiate to secure the most advantageous settlement available
- Fight for compensation in civil court if necessary
Our Kenner Passenger Vehicle Accident Attorney Can Build Your Case
The success of your case rests on establishing negligence. Therefore, our legal team will work tirelessly to prove that the other party employed actions that resulted in your injuries and threatened your quality of life. To do this, our Kenner passenger vehicle accident lawyer will need to collect and review various pieces of evidence in your case.
Examples of these items include:
While we are not medical professionals, we do have the ability to consult with field experts. We can review your medical records with a doctor or healthcare provider who can provide insight into the severity of your injuries.
Some forms of evidence that pertain to your physical condition include:
- The results of imaging scans
- The results of lab tests
- Your vital signs following the crash
- Administered medications and treatments
- Your diagnosis
- Your prognosis
While recovering from the accident, you may worry about how you will afford your medical bills. If your case is successful, the other party may be financially responsible for these expenses – not you or your loved ones.
The Police Report
La. R.S. § 398 requires you to file a police report following a collision if property damage exceeds $500 or anyone suffered injuries or death. The information in the police report could be convenient when establishing fault for the accident.
These reports sometimes feature important information and data taken immediately following the collision. This document will likely include the other party’s contact information, license plate number, vehicle type, insurance policy number, and names and contact information of any eyewitnesses. It may also include the responding officer’s opinion regarding the cause of the crash.
Documentation of the Accident Scene
Sometimes the at-fault party will try to deflect liability onto something (or someone) else or deny involvement altogether. Photos and videos can tie the negligent party to the accident scene. If you have such evidence, you should share it with your legal team.
We can also work to track down available surveillance or dashcam footage or videos bystanders made of the crash. We can also gather physical evidence from the accident site, such as tire marks or broken glass. If necessary, we can hire and work with crash reconstruction experts.
Call Morris Bart, LLC for a Free Case Review After a Passenger Vehicle Accident
Working with our Kenner passenger vehicle accident attorney can mean a world of difference. While you spend time with your family and recover from the emotional and physical aftermath of your accident, our attorneys can get to work on your behalf. We strive to provide effective legal representation to claimants who have suffered injuries due to another party’s negligence.
You have protections and rights under Louisiana law that allow you to pursue an insurance claim or lawsuit following a collision. We believe you should not have to pay out of pocket for any of the damages associated with the accident. Contact us today to learn more about our services with a free consultation.
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