Our Marrero drunk driving (DUI) accident attorney may be able to help you pursue and secure a financial recovery if an intoxicated driver hurt you in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Compensation recovered may include money for medical bills, lost income, vehicle repairs, and more. You can get justice by holding the drunk driver legally responsible.
A car accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law office in New Orleans provides free case assessments for victims hurt in a crash caused by an intoxicated driver. We will evaluate your options based on the facts of your case and explain our services and how representation by one of our attorneys could help.
Getting Compensation for the Damages You Suffered in Your Marrero Crash
Louisiana law provides an opportunity for accident victims to get justice and cover their financial losses through an insurance claim or injury lawsuit. These options are based on the details of what happened to cause their collision and who caused it. When a Marrero motorist gets behind the wheel drunk, their intoxication causes them to make careless or reckless mistakes, and crashes are common.
Our clients count on the Morris Bart law firm lawyers to develop a case, demand a payout from the at-fault driver’s insurer, or sue and ask the jury to award the necessary compensation. The damages available in these cases could include:
- Medical treatment costs, current and future
- Vehicle repairs or replacement of a totaled car
- Missed pay from time away from work
- Reduced earning capacity
- Other related expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other non-economic losses
- Wrongful death damages, if your loved one died from accident injuries
For a free legal consultation with a Drunk Driving Accident lawyer serving Marrero, call (504) 613-4771
Morris Bart, LLC Has Decades of Experience With Louisiana Collision Cases
For more than four decades, the Morris Bart law firm has fought to protect the rights of injury victims. We build cases and demand fair and just compensation for our clients based on their accidents and injuries. Some cases we commonly handle include:
- Car crashes
- Truck accidents
- Commercial vehicle collisions
- Bus wrecks
- Uber and Lyft crashes
- Taxicab collisions
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle collisions
In 2019, our team won compensation for more than 6,500 clients. This includes a $650,000 payout for a drunk driving crash victim. A look at our case results will show that this client suffered multiple injuries and fractures, as well as two punctured lungs. We worked for this client based on contingency fees, just as we do all our personal injury clients. We do not charge upfront or hourly fees.
The Morris Bart law firm has 15 locations and serves all of Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi. We represent car accident victims in Marrero from our New Orleans office. This is located at:
Pan American Life Center
601 Poydras Street, 24th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70130
Building a Case Against the Driver Who Caused Your Marrero Accident
Louisiana has criminal laws against drunk driving. Under La. Rev. Stat. § 14:98, police can arrest a driver for “operating while intoxicated” (OWI) when they have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or are otherwise impaired because of their drinking.
This is what most people think about when they consider a drunk driving accident case. However, this is only half the story. While a drunk driver may face OWI charges and consequences if convicted, there is another case against them as well. This is the civil case filed by the victims of the accident they caused—your insurance claim or lawsuit.
We handle these civil cases for our clients, proving the drunk driver caused the crash and your injuries and documenting the value of your damages. This requires us to show they acted negligently. It is essential to note that we do not have to prove they were drunk necessarily. We can win these cases regardless of the outcome of their criminal case, too. Proving negligence requires showing:
- The driver had a duty to do something or not do something
- They failed to uphold this duty
- Their failure caused a collision
- You suffered damages because of the crash
In the case of a drunk driver, this could look like this:
- The driver had a duty to maintain their lane on the Westbank Expressway
- They failed to maintain their lane, weaving into the adjacent lane
- Their drifting into the neighboring lane caused them to collide with your vehicle
- You have financial, physical, and emotional damages as a result
Do All Louisiana Car Accident Cases Require a Lawsuit?
No, all traffic accident cases do not require you to sue the liable party. In fact, many do not call for a lawsuit, and few go to trial. We can often negotiate a settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurer and reach an agreement that compensates our clients appropriately based on the facts of their case.
However, some cases have circumstances that make our team believe it might be a good idea to sue and take the case in front of a judge and jury. Our knowledge of Louisiana personal injury law and experience with similar cases may indicate a good reason to sue in your case. We can explain why we feel this way and offer advice about your next steps. The choice is up to you, though.
If a Marrero drunk driving (DUI) accident attorney does sue on your behalf, they must act quickly. The statute of limitations in Louisiana is only one year under La. Civ. Code Art. § 3492. This means most victims must sue within 365 days of their accident and injuries to take their case to court and recover compensation. Exceptions do exist, though.
Talk to an Attorney from Morris Bart, LLC About Your Case Today
The Morris Bart law office in New Orleans provides free consultations for OWI accident victims in Marrero and other nearby areas. We will meet with you to discuss what steps you can take to hold the drunk driver accountable and get justice through compensation. We may be able to help you with no upfront costs and work based on a contingency fee.
Call (504) 613-4771 now to connect with our team and get your free case review from a lawyer.
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