If you were the victim of a Mandeville, Louisiana, truck accident, you may be able to recover compensation to help pay for your accident-related damages. You should not have to pay out of pocket for the expenses and losses you endured in an accident you did not cause. A member of our legal team may be able to help you hold the trucking company or another liable party accountable for your financial recovery. Call the office of Morris Bart, LLC today at (504) 613-4771 to talk to a personal injury attorney about your Mandeville truck accident. We offer free case reviews and may be able to handle your case on a contingency basis.
Understanding Your Rights After a Truck Accident in Mandeville
Commercial truck accident victims in Mandeville, or elsewhere in St. Tammany Parish, are legally entitled to seek compensation following an accident caused by another motorist. Louisiana has a fault-based car accident system that gives victims of any type of motor vehicle accident the right to file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. This right can be especially important for truck accident victims who suffer serious injuries. According to the National Institutes of Health, motor vehicle accidents are a top cause of both traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury in the United States. In addition, truck accidents can cause many other types of serious injuries that require hospitalization, rehabilitation, and even ongoing care. The costs related to treatment and care of these injuries can quickly exceed a family’s ability to pay, especially when there are other related expenses and losses.
Protect Your Rights by Acting Quickly After Your Accident
Recovering compensation to pay for medical care costs, ongoing care, lost wages, and other losses is key in helping your family remain on firm financial footing following a truck accident. For this reason, it is important that we do not miss the deadline for filing a civil suit against those liable for your truck accident. Under Louisiana Civil Code Article 3492, truck accident victims generally only have one year from the date of their accident and injuries to file a lawsuit. If we miss the deadline in your case, the court will likely prevent us from moving forward with your case. To avoid this, call a Mandeville truck accident lawyer at Morris Bart, LLC at (504) 613-4771 as soon as your injuries and treatment allow. We may not need to take your case to court, but we need to protect your right to do so just in case.
For a free legal consultation with a Truck Accident lawyer serving Mandeville, call 800-537-8185
Seeking Damages Based on Your Mandeville Truck Accident
Seeking and recovering damages in a commercial truck accident case is somewhat more complex than in a traditional car accident case because of a concept known as respondeat superior. Under Civil Code Article 2320, victims of commercial truck accidents can often hold the truck driver’s employer vicariously liable for their financial recovery. This vicarious liability means we may be able to file your insurance claim based on the corporate liability policy instead of an individual’s auto liability policy. We can determine if this applies in your case and identify the liable parties for you. We will handle all communication with the insurance company, and take action to secure evidence that may include:
- The police report
- Eyewitness statements
- Photos or videos of the accident and scene
- Data from the truck’s onboard computer
- Rest logs filed by the truck driver
- Post-accident drug and alcohol test results
- Other evidence held by the trucking company
- Accident reconstructions
- Expert witness testimony
- Documentation of your damages
Once we have evidence to support your claim and believe we have built a compelling case for a fair settlement, we will file your claim and seek an out-of-court agreement with the insurance company. If necessary, we will not hesitate to take your case to trial. To learn more about how the truck accident team from Morris Bart, LLC can help you with your Mandeville case, call (504) 613-4771 now. Our initial consultations are always free for personal injury accident victims, including victims of car accidents in and around the metropolitan New Orleans area.
Recoverable Damages Following a Mandeville Truck Accident
The possible value of your Mandeville truck accident case depends on a number of factors. We will not have a clear understanding of what a fair settlement might look like in your case until the time comes to file a claim and negotiate an agreement with the insurance company. Because every accident is different, there is no such thing as a “typical” or “average” truck accident case. Settlements or court awards in truck accident cases often include compensation for many expenses and losses the victim endured as a result of the accident and their injuries. These losses could include:
- Current and future medical treatment
- Current, ongoing, and future care costs
- Current and future lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
- Wrongful death damages, if a member of your immediate family passed away as the result of the injuries suffered in a Mandeville truck accident
- And possibly more
Talk to a Mandeville Truck Accident Attorney for Free Today
If you suffered injuries in a Mandeville tractor-trailer accident caused by a negligent truck driver, you have the right to pursue compensation to cover many of your related expenses. You may be able to seek financial recovery and hold the trucker’s employer liable for the damages you endured. Our team may be able to help. Call (504) 613-4771 today to discuss your case with a Mandeville truck accident lawyer for free. We will review your case, explain your rights, and may offer to seek damages on your behalf at no out-of-pocket cost to you and your family.
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