Victims of Mandeville garbage truck accidents may have a legal right to pursue and recover damages based on their accident-related expenses and losses. Our personal injury attorneys can review your case for free and help you understand your options for holding the liable party accountable and recovering the compensation you deserve. This compensation could include damages to cover your medical care, lost wages, and more. Call the office of Morris Bart, LLC today at (504) 613-4771. Our team offers complimentary initial consultations for accident victims. If we believe you have a compelling case to prove that the garbage truck driver’s negligence caused your accident, we will likely offer to handle your case on a contingency basis.
Understanding Liability in a Mandeville Garbage Truck Accident Case
Under the legal doctrine of respondeat superior, codified in Louisiana law CC Article 2320, the garbage truck driver may not be the only liable party in your accident case. This law allows us to pursue a case against the company that employs the driver, holding them vicariously liable for the driver’s negligence. This can make garbage truck accident cases somewhat more complex than other car accident cases, but it also generally allows us to pursue damages on your behalf based on a larger corporate insurance policy. Possible liable parties following a Mandeville garbage truck accident include:
- The city of Mandeville
- A private company which provides garbage pick-up or recycling for areas not served by the city of Mandeville
- Companies who manage waste and disposal for businesses
The Mandeville garbage truck accident attorneys from Morris Bart, LLC know how to build a case and pursue damages from a municipality, other government agency, business, or individual. We are not afraid to face any accountable party and fight to hold them vicariously liable for your injuries and financial damages. Call (504) 613-4771 today for your free case evaluation with a member of our garbage truck accident team serving Mandeville and other locations in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.
For a free legal consultation with a Garbage Truck Accident lawyer serving Mandeville, call 800-537-8185
Building a Compelling Case for Pursuing Damages After a Garbage Truck Accident in Mandeville, LA
If we can prove a garbage truck driver or a problem with the truck itself caused your Mandeville accident and injuries, you could be entitled to recover compensation for the damages you sustained as a result. Proving negligence in this type of case requires evidence of four things:
- The driver had certain rules to follow to prevent accidents.
- The driver failed to follow those rules, violating a law or otherwise acting carelessly or recklessly and putting others in danger.
- This failure resulted in a traffic accident and your injuries.
- You sustained physical injuries and financial losses as a result of the accident.
We can go to work to collect evidence that supports your claim and proves negligence and liability. Depending on the liable party, we will take the appropriate steps to pursue damages, using the evidence we secured to bolster our claim. We can often negotiate a settlement with the insurance company representing the liable party without having to file a personal injury lawsuit in these cases. Even if we do file a civil suit, an out-of-court settlement is often possible. However, we will take your case to trial if it is necessary to recover the payout you deserve based on the facts of your case. You can discuss your case with a Mandeville garbage truck accident lawyer from Morris Bart, LLC today by calling (504) 613-4771. Our initial consultations are always free, and we may be able to handle your case on a contingency basis.
Recoverable Damages in a Mandeville Garbage Truck Accident Case
You and your family should not be left struggling to pay for your medical care and other expenses following a Mandeville traffic accident that you did not cause. We understand the financial stresses that can occur as a result of this type of accident and these injuries, and we want to help you recover compensation to ease this stress. When we negotiate an insurance settlement agreement or secure a court award on behalf of one of our clients, the recoverable damages may include:
- Current and future medical treatment
- Ongoing related care
- Current and future lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
- Wrongful death damages, if a member of your immediate family passed away following a Mandeville accident
- And possibly more
It is important that you notify us of your case as quickly as possible. We recommend calling as soon as your injuries stabilize, and you are able. Under Louisiana Civil Code Article 3492, we generally have one year from the date of an accident to determine if we need to file a civil suit and take legal action. However, there may be additional deadlines if a municipality is a liable party in your case. We need to get started on your case right away. Reach out to us now for your complimentary case review and consultation with a member of our team serving Mandeville.
Talk to a Mandeville Garbage Truck Accident Attorney
If you were the victim of a garbage truck accident in Mandeville, LA, you may be able to file an insurance claim or lawsuit to recover damages based on your accident-related expenses and losses. This could help pay for your medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Call (504) 613-4771 now for your free case review with a member of our Mandeville personal injury team. We will explain your rights and may be able to handle your case at no out-of-pocket cost to you. Morris Bart, LLC has more than 15 staffed offices across the Gulf South. We can help accident victims in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas pursue payouts based on the facts of their cases.
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