Accidents that involve garbage or recycling trucks and passenger vehicles often leave the drivers and other occupants of those smaller vehicles with serious injuries. If you were the victim of a garbage truck accident in Luling, Louisiana, you may be able to pursue damages based on the facts of your case. Let an attorney from Morris Bart, LLC review your case for free today. Our Luling garbage truck accident legal team can help you learn more about your right to take legal action against the at-fault party. Call (504) 613-4771 today for your free consultation and case evaluation. We can handle your claim or lawsuit on a contingency basis. You pay nothing out of your pocket to pursue damages in your case.
Pursuing Damages After a Luling Garbage Truck Accident
Our attorneys know how to protect our client’s rights and pursue the payout they deserve based on the facts of their case following a garbage truck accident in Luling or elsewhere in Saint Charles Parish. If we can show the driver of the garbage or recycling truck was responsible for causing your accident, we can pursue compensation by filing an insurance claim or civil lawsuit on your behalf. The primary liable party in this type of accident is not generally the driver of the truck. Instead, it is their employer under Louisiana Civil Code Article 2320, which allows us to identify the liable party and file a claim based on a corporate insurance policy in many cases. The primary liable party could be:
- The private company who handles Saint Charles Parish garbage collection for the parish government
- A private company who provides garbage pick-up or recycling in the area
- A company who manages waste and disposal for businesses
- Another agency whose driver was passing through the parish
If the accident occurred because of an issue with the current vendor who provides services for the parish under an agreement with the parish government, our Luling garbage truck accident lawyers will review the agreement and determine if the parish may be legally responsible in any way. The involvement of the parish could alter the applicable deadlines or change the steps we need to take when pursuing a payout on your behalf. You can trust an attorney from Morris Bart, LLC, to help you determine who should be held accountable in your Luling garbage truck accident and take the steps necessary to do so. Call us today at (504) 613-4771 for a free review of your case with a member of our team.
For a free legal consultation with a Garbage Truck Accident lawyer serving Luling, call 800-537-8185
Let Morris Bart, LLC, Handle Your Luling Garbage Truck Accident Case
At Morris Bart, LLC, we help accident victims seek the compensation they need to help with medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related losses. We can take on the legal aspects of your case so that you can focus on healing from your injuries. Under Louisiana Civil Code Article 2320, we can often hold the employers of negligent truck drivers vicariously liable for the injuries suffered by the victims of these accidents. This liability requires us to collect evidence to prove:
- The driver broke traffic rules or otherwise acted negligently.
- The driver’s negligence caused the accident.
- The driver was an employee of the company at the time of the accident.
- The driver was at-work for the company at the time of the accident.
- You sustained injuries and financial damages as a result of the accident.
Our team will investigate your accident, securing evidence to support your claim. Once we believe we have a strong case, we will file a claim or pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the company that operated the truck. In many cases, we can negotiate a settlement without having to take these cases to trial, but we will go to court if necessary based on the facts of your case. Call us today at (504) 613-4771 to learn more. Our Luling garbage truck accident lawyers can answer your questions about our services and help you understand your legal options during your free case review.
Damages Possibly Available in a Luling Garbage Truck Accident Case
When we prove that you suffered injuries and losses in your accident, we will go a step further and collect proof of these damages. The evidence in this type of case could include expert testimony, your relevant medical records, medical bills, estimates on car repairs, receipts for related expenses, and more. We will use this evidence to support our demand for a just payout. Recoverable damages could include:
- Current and future medical treatment
- Related care costs
- Current and future lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
- Wrongful death damages, if your family member passed away in a Luling garbage truck accident
Louisiana Has a One-Year Statute of Limitations on Car Accident Cases
Louisiana Civil Code Article 3492 enacts a one-year statute of limitations on most car accident cases, including most garbage truck accident cases. This deadline does not give us much time to act, and in some cases, there may be earlier deadlines. We recommend calling us as soon as possible following your Luling accident caused by a garbage truck driver. We will not know how quickly we need to get to work on your accident until we review the facts and identify the liable party.
Talk to a Garbage Truck Accident Attorney
If you sustained injuries in a garbage truck accident in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, or Arkansas, an attorney from Morris Bart, LLC, may be able to help. We have garbage truck accident lawyers working in more than 15 fully staffed offices across the Gulf South. You can reach a member of our team about your Luling garbage truck accident case by calling (504) 613-4771 today. We offer free case evaluations to victims of accidents in Saint Charles Parish.
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