If you suffered injuries when a driver crashed a truck into your vehicle at a Lafayette intersection, you might be able to recover compensation for your accident-related injuries.
A lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm who has dealt with these types of cases can help with your insurance claim and settlement negotiations or represent you in a civil trial.
Seeking Financial Recovery After an Intersection Truck Accident in Lafayette
Depending on the facts of your case, you may be able to recover compensation to pay for your medical expenses and cover your other accident-related losses.
Our team investigates our client’s collision cases, determining what happened and assigning liability. We can collect evidence to show that the truck driver was responsible for your crash. We can also collect evidence to show the costs you incurred because of the accident. These costs can include both economic and non-economic damages.
The evidence we will gather to prove liability and the value of your damages may include:
- Medical bills
- Car repair estimates
- Medical records
- Expert testimony
The Liable Party in a Truck Accident Case
When a lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm represents a client who has been in this type of commercial vehicle collision, we generally pursue compensation from the truck driver and/or their employer. These cases often involve a trucking company or large corporation with its own distribution fleet.
Under Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §2320, that an employer may be vicariously liable for the actions of their workers in some situations. If the truck driver that caused your accident was working when the collision occurred, we might build your case against their employer. Otherwise, your case might go against the truck driver. Some cases may go against both the driver and their employer.
We can file an insurance claim with the appropriate party or parties’ liability insurer and seek a fair and just settlement agreement based on your damages. If this is not successful, we can litigate the case instead.
Damages You May Be Able to Recover
The payout from a settlement or court award could include:
- Accident-related expenses, including medical care
- Lost wages caused by your injuries
- Intangible damages, including pain and suffering
The Morris Bart law firm also represents families in wrongful death actions following Lafayette intersection accidents.
For a free legal consultation with a Accident in Intersection lawyer serving Lafayette, call (337) 446-4571
Morris Bart, LLC has a Successful Track Record of Securing Compensation for Our Clients
At the Morris Bart law firm, we know what we have to do to secure a payout for our clients, including:
- How to gather evidence to support their claim
- How to demand an appropriate settlement
- How to negotiate for an agreement that compensates our clients fairly
With 15 locations across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas, our team helps recover damages for thousands of clients each year. In 2019, more than 6,500 accident victims recovered insurance settlements or court awards thanks to our attorneys. We are a contingency fee firm.
We Can Handle Your Lawsuit Before Time Runs Out
While we may be able to reach an out-of-court agreement with the insurer in many cases, our lawyers are capable of representing clients and presenting a strong argument at trial, as well. If needed, we will not hesitate to file a civil suit against the truck driver and their employer.
If we need to litigate a case, Louisiana generally gives us only one year from the accident date to file a personal injury lawsuit under CC §3492. In a wrongful death action, CC §2315.2 usually gives us one year from the date of death to sue.
These are tight deadlines, and there may be exceptions that make them even shorter in some cases.
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The Morris Bart law firm helps accident victims seek a financial recovery based on the damages they suffered and the facts of their collisions. We may be able to help you, too.
You can speak with a representative of our law firm today about your case. Call our Lafayette office now at (337) 446-4571 to get started.
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