If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident, you need a local truck accident attorney to protect your rights. If you’re in Marrero, contact Morris Bart.
How to Know When You Need a Marrero Truck Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you are likely suffering from major injuries, time off work, and loss of income. Meanwhile, you have additional bills, including the repair or replacement of your car and medical bills.
It is important to find a qualified, experienced local attorney familiar with Marrero courts, roadways, and Louisiana traffic laws. There are attorneys with Morris Bart Law who live in the area. They also have the experience needed to negotiate a settlement or take your case to trial.
For a free legal consultation with a Truck Accident lawyer serving Marrero, call 800-537-8185
Getting Started with a Marrero Truck Accident Attorney
In Louisiana, you have only one year in which to file a legal claim following a truck accident. The state’s statute of limitations is among the shortest in the country. As such, you need to meet with an attorney quickly.
Free Initial Consultation
Morris Bart attorneys offer a free consultation to review your case. If you are stuck in the hospital or laid up at home, one of our experienced truck accident lawyers can come to you. They will need any information you can provide from the accident including:
- The date, time, and location where it occurred
- Names and contact information of other drivers in the accident, including the truck driver and the company for which he works
- Your recollection of the accident
- Names and contact info of witnesses
- Copies of your medical records following the accident
- Copies of your insurance evaluation and estimates for repairs to your vehicle
With this, your Morris Bart attorney will be able to evaluate how to proceed with your case. If you agree with the assessment, we can move forward.
What does a Truck Accident Lawyer in Marrero Do?
A Morris Bart attorney will gather more evidence for your case, including getting copies of the police report and visiting the scene.
Once your case is developed and filed, your attorney is responsible for negotiating a settlement to achieve the highest level of compensation for the damages, injuries, and trauma you have experienced.
No-Fault or At-Fault: What Is the Difference?
Each state has its own set of laws regarding accidents and who bears the responsibility of paying the damages for those accidents. A dozen states recognize no-fault systems. As such, drivers must carry PIP (personal injury protection) coverage which pays when their vehicle is in an accident no matter who was at fault.
Most states, including Louisiana, recognize an at-fault system. In these states, the driver responsible for the accident, their insurance, and their employer may also be held accountable.
Proving Negligence and Fault
To win your case and receive compensation your lawyer will need to prove fault, often the result of negligence, by the driver. Forms of negligence can include:
- Failure to follow the regulations set by the Louisiana Department of Transportation regarding trucks, vehicles, and loads
- Distracted driving
- Failure to follow local traffic laws
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
The truck driver may not be the only one responsible. Their employer, the company that loaded the cargo, and the truck’s maintenance crew may have some shared responsibility.
How Much does a Truck Accident Attorney Cost?
During your initial free consultation, your Morris Bart lawyer will discuss with you the terms of payment for their services. Their pay is based upon the compensation we help you receive.
You will not pay your attorney anything before a settlement agreement or a court trial win. If for any reason, your lawyer is unable to win your case, you will owe them and Morris Bart nothing.
Compensation You Can Receive
A truck accident case is always complex. However, if you are innocent of any fault in the accident, you can expect to receive appropriate compensation for the economic damages you have incurred and for non-economic damages you have suffered because of the accident.
Economic damages are straightforward. They include the bills you have received from the accident and a lack of income. Examples are:
- Medical bills including doctors, tests, medications, and treatment
- Allotment for ongoing and future medical bills
- In-home care
- Repairs or replacement of your vehicle
- Loss of wage earnings
- Future loss of income
To place a numerical figure on your non-economic damages such as pain and suffering your lawyer will refer to past truck accident cases and expert advice. Non-economic damages may include:
- Emotional anguish and psychological impairment
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
- Wrongful death
Together these types of damages combined will equal the amount of compensation your attorney will look for in your case.
Choosing a Marrero Truck Accident Attorney Who Is Right for You
When you contact Morris Bart, our experienced attorneys will help you through every step of the legal process.
Contact us for help today. We will pair you with an appropriate truck accident attorney ready to fight for the compensation and justice you deserve.
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