Our personal injury lawyers may be able to help if you suffered injuries in a Lafayette delivery van accident because of a careless driver. Louisiana’s civil statutes allow accident victims like you to pursue personal injury lawsuits when careless drivers cause collisions and injuries.
You can speak with an attorney from the Morris Bart law firm about your Lafayette, LA, commercial vehicle accident today. We have someone available now to evaluate your case at no cost to you. We can explain your rights and determine how our attorneys can help.
Morris Bart, LLC, Represents Delivery Van Accident Victims in Lafayette, LA
With more people shopping online and using grocery delivery services, delivery vans and trucks are commonplace in Lafayette, across the parish, and throughout southwest Louisiana. These drivers often are in a hurry, make frequent stops, and are not always focused on being careful.
If a delivery driver causes an accident, the victims may be able to hold them responsible. In addition, the van driver’s employer may be vicariously liable for the collision under La. Civ. Code Art. 2320.
Insurance Claims Against the Driver and the Company
Our team files insurance claims against these drivers and the companies they work for, including shipping companies, retailers like Amazon, grocery stores, and more. We are also willing to sue them if we cannot reach a just settlement for our clients.
The Morris Bart law firm works on contingency. Thanks to 15 offices in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas, we serve all the Gulf South. We have more than four decades of experience recovering cash awards and settlements for our clients in commercial vehicle accident cases.
Some examples of our clients’ results include:
- $490,000 for a back and neck injury following a collision
- $337,500 for traumatic brain injuries and a broken neck and vertebra
If a careless delivery van driver hurt you, you may have options for building a case against the driver and their employer. We are not afraid to take on corporations of any size.
Recovering Compensation Based on Your Delivery Van Accident Damages
When our Lafayette personal injury attorney represents delivery van accident victims like you, we will determine your case’s value and seek a cash settlement or award that fairly compensates your losses.
If we cannot reach a settlement for some reason, we will sue the driver and their employer, presenting evidence to the judge and jury and requesting a verdict and cash award.
We may be able to help you receive compensation for the damages you sustained due to the collision, which could include:
- Your medical bills
- The time you missed at your job
- A reduction in how much you can earn if you have lasting disabilities
- Property damages and repairs
- Pain and suffering you experienced
- Future expenses and losses as shown through expert testimony and other documentation
For the immediate surviving family of a fatal accident victim, wrongful death damages may also be available.
Delivery Van Accidents Occur in Many Ways
Delivery drivers must navigate their routes while also identifying addresses and ensuring the right package makes it to the correct house on time. This job adds up to many distractions behind the wheel in addition to frequent stops and rushing through the process to meet deadlines.
This could cause many careless mistakes, such as:
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Failing to yield before a turn
- Changing lanes without checking blind spots
- Not stopping soon enough at a traffic signal or sign
The vicarious liability rules that apply in delivery van collisions may also apply to any other type of commercial motor vehicle. The company may be accountable for the traffic accident if the driver who caused the crash:
- Was working when the crash occurred
- Is an employee of the company and not an independent contractor
The Morris Bart law firm can explain more about commercial vehicle accidents and how an attorney on your side during the legal process could help. Many complications can arise when pursuing compensation, and we have the knowledge and experience to handle them for you. Let us handle your claim, so you can get the rest and recovery you need.
Time Limits Require Accident Victims to Take Action Quickly
Many accident victims do not have to sue the driver and their employer to recover just compensation for their injuries. However, this may be necessary if we cannot reach a fair settlement with the insurance companies.
Under La Civ. Code Art. 3492 (personal injuries) and La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2 (wrongful death actions), these cases generally only have one year to file an insurance claim or begin the process of taking a case to trial.
Missing the statute of limitations deadline that applies in your case could mean you will not be able to pursue a trial verdict and recover compensation in this way. It could also seriously impact your ability to recover damages through an insurance claim, as well.
Speak to an Attorney About Your Delivery Van Collision Case
A Morris Bart law firm lawyer who handles Lafayette delivery van accidents may be able to help if you were hurt in one of these collisions. We provide accident victims with an assessment during a free consultation. We are also a contingency fee firm.
We will review the details of your accident, preliminarily assign liability, and discuss your right to pursue compensation based on what happened.
You can reach the Lafayette office of the Morris Bart law firm now. Dial (337) 446-4571. An attorney is available to answer your call and assess your options right away.
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