If you suffered injuries in an accident caused by an uninsured motorcyclist or you are a motorcyclist who was injured in an accident caused by an uninsured driver, you may be eligible for financial recovery.
A Lafayette uninsured motorcycle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help you understand your legal options and seek compensation for your damages. Our law firm takes motorcycle accident cases on a contingency fee. Contingency means that you only pay legal fees if we get a recovery for you.
You Could Still Recover Compensation if the Other Driver was Uninsured
If you were injured in an accident caused by a driver who did not have auto insurance or was underinsured, you might still be entitled to compensation. You may be able to collect compensation through a claim with your own insurer or a personal injury lawsuit.
The Morris Bart law firm can help you explore the legal avenues through which you may be entitled to reimbursement and then take steps to bring a strong case. You could be compensated for damages such as lost salary, medical expenses, and more.
Your legal options if you were hurt by an uninsured motorist
Typically, an at-fault motorist’s auto insurance company is responsible for reimbursing individuals injured in an auto accident. However, if the at-fault driver is uninsured or does not have enough insurance to cover the injured person’s losses, the injured person may need to explore other options.
According to the Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI), liability coverage is mandated by law. Unfortunately, some drivers drive without the required insurance or carry too little insurance. If an uninsured motorist caused your accident, you might be able to seek compensation through:
- Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage with your own insurance company
- A third-party case against the at-fault driver’s insurance company if they are underinsured
- A personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver
- A personal injury lawsuit against another liable party such as a negligent auto parts manufacturer or a municipality
For a free legal consultation with a Uninsured Motorcycle Accident lawyer serving Lafayette, call (337) 446-4571
Damages You Can File for in a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Louisiana
In Louisiana, someone injured by another party’s negligent actions is entitled to financial recovery if the injuries led to damages.
Damages are the losses that you experienced because of your uninsured motorist accident. These losses may be direct financial losses as well as intangible harm caused by the accident.
You could be reimbursed for the expense of repairing or replacing damaged property.
Lost Earnings from Missed Work
Motorcycle accidents often lead to injuries that take a good deal of time to recover from. You may have suffered:
- Brain injuries
- Spine injuries
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
Your injuries may have required you to miss work. If so, you could be eligible for compensation for your lost wages.
Lost Income-Earning Capacity
Your injuries may have led to permanent disabilities or physical impairment that require you to stop working or take a different job. If your injuries reduced your ability to earn money, you could qualify for compensation for the diminishment of your earning capacity.
The medical expenses you incurred due to your injuries may be recoverable. You could get compensation for:
- Emergency medical treatment
- Ongoing medical care
- Rehabilitative treatment
- Ambulance fees
- Other medical expenses caused by the accident
You could be eligible for compensation for non-economic damages caused by your injuries. You could receive financial compensation for your:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
Bringing an Action for Wrongful Death
If your loved one passed away in a motorcycle accident involving an uninsured driver, we can help you bring legal action on their behalf. Louisiana Civil Code (CC).§2315.2 gives individuals the right to bring an action on a deceased family member’s behalf when they were killed through someone else’s fault.
Damages in a wrongful death lawsuit may include:
- Lost income and benefits the deceased person would have earned
- Medical and funeral costs
- Lost inheritance
- Loss of the relationship with the deceased person
- Pain and suffering
Our Lafayette Uninsured Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Handle Negotiations for You to Help You Get the Most Damages Possible
Motorcycle accidents involving an uninsured driver are often especially complicated. A Lafayette uninsured motorcycle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can provide dependable advice and legal representation.
Our team knows the unique issues present in uninsured or underinsured motorist cases. We can investigate your case and help you choose a course of action that is most likely to result in a favorable outcome. The Morris Bart law firm may be able to help by:
- Evaluating your legal options with you
- Gathering eyewitness statements
- Securing evidence like video footage of the accident, police reports, medical records, and forensic evidence from the crash site
- Cooperating with other professionals like accident reconstruction experts
- Speaking to the insurance companies for you
- Handling settlement negotiations
- Fighting for a settlement that adequately covers your losses
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf
- Representing you during trial
- Keeping you fully informed as to your case changes
You Have a Limited Window in Which to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit
We can only file personal injury lawsuits for a motorcycle accident before the appropriate statute of limitations ends. The personal injury statute of limitations established by CC §3492 is one year. Wrongful death lawsuits also have a one-year statute of limitations. There may even be exceptions that can shorten this deadline.
Call the Attorneys at Morris Bart, LLC Today for a Free Case Assessment
If you or a loved one were hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by an uninsured motorist, contact the Morris Bart law firm. Our personal injury attorneys serving Lafayette can investigate your situation and help you find ways to seek compensation. We have 15 locations and a track record of obtaining high-value settlements and awards for our clients.
Call (337) 446-4571 for a free case evaluation.
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