If you sustained injuries in an accident involving a garbage truck in Kenner, LA, you may be able to seek and recover damages based on your accident-related expenses and losses. This recovery may include your medical care costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. A Kenner garbage truck accident attorney from Morris Bart, LLC can review your case for free. Call (504) 613-4771 today to discuss your accident and possible legal action with an attorney who knows how to navigate this type of case. We may be able to help you pursue compensation depending on the facts of your case. Our initial consultations are always free, and we handle these cases on a contingency basis.
Identifying the Liable Party in a Kenner Garbage Truck Accident
Even when the police report and other evidence points to the garbage truck driver being the at-fault motorist in a Kenner accident, determining who is liable and what steps you need to take to recover compensation is not always easy. Under Louisiana Civil Code Article 2320, a legal doctrine known as respondeat superior is almost always in play in these cases. This doctrine makes the agency or company that employs the garbage truck driver a potentially liable party in the case. They are often the primary liable party, and we pursue damages based on their insurance policy. In a Kenner garbage truck case, possible liable parties could include:
- A private company who provides garbage or recycling pick-up
- Companies who manage waste and disposal for businesses
- A government agency, either from a community in Jefferson Parish or another location
We will review the facts of your case and what happened to cause your accident in order to identify the liable party. To get started on your Kenner garbage truck accident case today, reach out to an attorney with Morris Bart, LLC by calling (504) 613-4771.
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Pursuing Damages After a Kenner Garbage Truck Accident
Once we identify the liable party or parties in your garbage truck, recycling truck, or other waste truck accident, we will take steps to prepare a compelling case and seek damages on your behalf. The process we have to navigate may differ somewhat based on the facts of your case. However:
- Our team will manage all communication about your case.
- We will answer your questions and address your concerns promptly.
- We will protect your right to pursue a payout.
- We will secure evidence to support your claim.
- We will document your expenses and losses related to the accident and your injuries.
When possible, we will file an insurance claim on your behalf and use the evidence we collected to bolster our negotiations for a fair settlement offer. This course of action is the most common way we can recover damages for our clients following a traffic accident. In some cases, however, the insurance company refuses to negotiate in good faith. When this occurs, it is often necessary to take the case to trial and seek a court award. To learn more about how an attorney from Morris Bart, LLC can help you pursue compensation in your Kenner garbage truck accident case, and for your free case evaluation and consultation, call us today at (504) 613-4771. In addition to our New Orleans office, we also have offices throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
Damages Recoverable in a Garbage Truck Accident Case
If we can reach an out-of-court settlement or secure a court award on your behalf, you may be able to recover a range of damages based on your documented expenses and losses. As a part of building your case, we will collect documentation of your economic and non-economic losses related to your accident and injuries. These are the damages we seek through an insurance claim or civil suit. They can include:
- Current and future medical treatment and related care
- Current and future lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
- Wrongful death damages, if a qualifying member of your family passed away from their accident injuries
- And possibly more
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Statute of Limitations and Other Deadlines in a Garbage Truck Accident in Kenner
Louisiana Civil Code Article 3492 gives us until the first anniversary of your Kenner garbage truck accident to take legal action against the liable party or parties. If we do not file a personal injury lawsuit in civil court within a year of the accident, you will generally lose the right to file one later. We do not always need to take legal action in these cases. We can often reach an insurance settlement agreement before we need to file a lawsuit. However, having the right to file a lawsuit serves as key leverage to convince the insurance company to work with us on a settlement. It is also imperative to consider that there may be extremely short deadlines in cases where the liable party is a government agency. These cases may proceed somewhat differently, with different deadlines we may need to meet. Reach out to us quickly following your accident.
Talk to a Kenner Garbage Truck Accident Attorney
If you suffered injuries in a Kenner traffic accident involving a garbage truck, an attorney from Morris Bart, LLC can help you understand your rights and options for pursuing damages. We can help prove the garbage truck driver caused your accident and seek damages from their employer or another liable party. Call (504) 613-4771 today to get started with a free review of your case. A member of our team is ready to discuss your case and explain your options now. We may be able to seek and secure a settlement for you with no up-front fees required. We only get paid when we recover a payout for you.
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