If you are facing recovery from injuries sustained in a Lake Charles truck accident, or if you are wondering what the next steps are after losing a loved one in such an accident, help is available.
The Lake Charles legal team at Morris Bart, LLC can answer your questions about your rights and possible next steps. You may be entitled to a settlement or ruling that compensates you for your losses.
For a free consultation, call us today at (501) 588-3304. Our firm represents clients on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning no up-front costs are due, and we only take payment if you receive a settlement or ruling in your favor.
Identifying the Responsible Parties
Having a legal advisor by your side can help you identify the responsible parties in your Lake Charles truck accident case. Generally, the party who committed the negligent act that caused your injuries will be liable. In some cases, multiple parties could share fault.
The responsible parties in a truck accident case could be:
- The driver of the truck involved in your accident
- The individual or company that hired the driver who caused your accident
- A truck mechanic or truck part manufacturer, if some sort of malfunction caused the accident or contributed to your injuries
- The government, if unsafe road conditions, inadequate signage, or a government-operated truck played a role in your accident
The truck accident lawyers at Morris Bart, LLC can help you identify which party or parties may be responsible for your losses. We are not afraid to take on any party that may have caused you harm. To discuss your case with a representative of our firm, call us today at (501) 588-3304.
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Proving Liability in a Truck Accident Case
Proving that the defendants in your case are liable for your injuries will be central to obtaining the compensation that you need. Your lawyer will attempt to do this by:
- Showing the court that the defendant owed you or your loved one a duty of care (e.g., by obeying traffic laws on a public road)
- Proving that the defendant violated this duty of care by acting negligently (e.g., by running a stop sign)
- Establishing a link between the breach of duty of care and your injuries (e.g., a collision between the truck and the vehicle)
- Calculating the damage of your injuries and presenting your case for them to the court (e.g., medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering)
Successfully completing these four steps is the recipe for obtaining the compensation to which you may be entitled.
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Gathering Evidence in Your Case
Typically, the defendant in a truck accident case must present evidence for each of the steps listed above. When you are represented by Morris Bart, LLC we will invest our resources into gathering evidence that defends you. This may include:
- Speaking with witnesses and collecting witness statements
- Collecting photos, videos, and police records from the scene of the accident
- Requesting evidence from the trucking company, such as dashcam footage, driver safety record, driver licensing, and more
- Hiring accident reconstruction experts
- Speaking with your doctor to get a full picture of your injuries and to obtain documentation of your injuries for use at trial
- Hiring medical experts to determine the future costs of your treatment
These are just a few of the ways a lawyer can help you, and allowing a lawyer to handle this gathering of evidence can allow you to concentrate fully on your recovery. In addition to these tasks, your Morris Bart, LLC lawyer will keep you updated on the case, handle all legal paperwork and deadlines, and manage all communication and negotiations with the truck carrier insurance company and the liable parties.
If an insurance company is not willing to give you a fair and reasonable settlement based on the evidence we provide, Morris Bart, LLC can take your case to court.
For a free consultation on your case, call us today at (501) 588-3304.
Possible Compensation from a Truck Accident Lawsuit
Every truck accident is unique, and the compensation you may be able to recover in your claim will depend on many factors. In general, damages in a truck accident case may include:
- Cost of all medical treatment
- Transportation to the hospital and doctor’s appointments
- The cost of rehabilitation, which may be necessary for both physical and psychological trauma
- Income that you lost as a result of the accident, as the recovery period after serious vehicle accidents can be lengthy
- Any long-term reduction in your earning power
- Pain and suffering resulting from the accident
If you are bringing a wrongful death claim against the driver of a truck, then additional compensation may cover:
- The cost of your loved one’s funeral and related expenses
- The loss of your loved one’s future income
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
To speak with a legal team member about what damages may be available in your case, contact Morris Bart, LLC today at (501) 588-3304.
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The statute of limitations for both wrongful death and personal injury claims in Louisiana is generally one year from the date of the accident. In some cases, there may be exceptions to this one-year time limit.
To discuss the statute of limitations in your case, contact Morris Bart, LLC today at (501) 588-3304. Consultation calls are free.
Allow Morris Bart, LLC to represent your Lake Charles truck accident case. Our firm operates on a contingency-fee-basis, which means you pay us nothing unless we win your case.
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