Defects or other problems with a tow hitch can put the driver of that vehicle as well as the occupants of other vehicles nearby in significant danger. Tow hitch failures often result in the trailer or other vehicle separating from the hauling truck or vehicle, leading to an accident. If you were the victim of this type of accident in LaPlace, one of our attorneys may be able to help you understand your rights. At Morris Bart, LLC, our car accident lawyers can review your tow hitch defects case today. We may be able to seek and secure damages on your behalf—call (504) 613-4771 for your complimentary consultation with one of our tow hitch defect attorneys serving LaPlace, LA.
LaPlace, LA, Tow Hitch Defects and Failures Can Cause Serious Accidents
Tow hitch accidents can occur for many reasons, including hitch defects. Defects may include:
- Unreasonably Dangerous in Design: Defective design of the hitch
- Unreasonably Dangerous in Construction or Composition: Manufacturing defect of the trailer or hitch
- Inadequate Warning: Missing warning or instructions that made it difficult to use the hitch correctly
In addition, there are other causes of tow hitch failures that could have caused your accident. These failures could include:
- Failure to frequently inspect and adequately maintain the trailer and hitch
- Overweight or improperly loaded cargo
- Issues with the safety chains
- A failure of the locking mechanism
- Defective or improperly attached brakes
Tow hitch failures can affect any size or weight vehicle that is towing a trailer or other vehicle. While many may think about a neighbor or friend towing their fishing boat, it could also be a semi-truck, flatbed wrecker, moving truck, work van, or another large commercial vehicle. If you trust a LaPlace tow hitch defects lawyer from Morris Bart, LLC to investigate your case and look into why a hitch failed in your accident, we will identify the potential reasons—from defects to improper installation to lack of driver training—and use this information to help us identify the liable party or parties in your case. This could include:
- The trucking company
- The manufacturer of the hitch
- Another parts manufacturer
- Another party
Call (504) 613-4771 today to talk to a LaPlace tow hitch accident attorney about how we can help you pursue damages in your case. Our initial case reviews are always free for accident victims.
For a free legal consultation with a Tow Hitch Defects Accident lawyer serving LaPlace, call 800-537-8185
Seeking Compensation in a LaPlace Tow Hitch Accident Case
To recover compensation in any type of motor vehicle accident case, we need to take several steps that include:
- Identifying the cause of the accident
- Identifying the liable party or parties
- Securing evidence to support your claim and prove your damages
The key in these cases is to identify any and all potentially at-fault parties. In some cases, several parties may share responsibility. Only once we know who is potentially liable for your accident can we know which insurance policy or policies to base your claim on. After navigating the initial steps to build a strong argument in your case, a LaPlace tow hitch defects lawyer will present the evidence to the insurance company representing the liable party or parties and demand a payout. We can negotiate a fair settlement, when possible, or take the case to trial if the insurance company refuses to negotiate. To learn more about how an attorney from Morris Bart, LLC can help with your case, call (504) 613-4771 now for your free consultation.
Recoverable Damages in a LaPlace Tow Hitch Defects Accident Case
If we can identify the cause of your accident, discover the liable party or parties, and gather evidence to support your claim, we will pursue a payout on your behalf. The damages that may be available to you through an insurance claim settlement or court award if you sustained injuries and damages in a LaPlace tow hitch accident could 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
- And possibly more
We may be able to pursue wrongful death damages on your behalf with a LaPlace tow hitch defects lawyer if your loved one passed away as a result of their accident injuries. We can explain this process and the potentially available damages during your free consultation.
Statute of Limitations in Tow Hitch Defects Cases in LaPlace
Louisiana Civil Code Article 3492 sets a one-year statute of limitations in most negligence injury cases. In addition, a one-year limit applies to defective product cases under the Louisiana Products Liability Act. While we can often reach a settlement out of court in these cases, we cannot count on that. We need to ensure we protect your right to take legal action until we are certain the insurance company will negotiate in good faith and offer a just payout based on your accident-related expenses and losses. Because we need to take action on your case and gather evidence to support your claim before settlement talks can begin, we recommend calling us as soon as your injuries are stable.
Talk to a LaPlace Tow Hitch Defects Attorney About Your Case
If you suffered accident injuries and believe a tow hitch defect or other tow hitch failure may be to blame, a LaPlace tow hitch accident lawyer from Morris Bart, LLC can review your case for free. We may be able to seek and secure the compensation you need to cover your accident-related damages. We handle all traffic accident cases on a contingency fee basis. We do not collect our fees unless we recover a settlement or award in your case. Call (504) 613-4771 today to learn more about your rights, how these cases work, and whether you have a strong enough case to possibly hold the liable party accountable for your accident and related losses. We will evaluate your case for free as a part of your complimentary consultation with a member of our team serving LaPlace.
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