When a truck driver violates traffic laws, federal law, or other regulations and it causes an accident, victims of that accident may have a case for compensation against the trucking company or another liable party. If this happened to you and you suffered injuries and financial losses, a member of the Morris Bart law firm team can help you understand your case during a free consultation.
Call the Morris Bart law firm today at (504) 613-4771 for a free evaluation of your Metairie truck accident case. If we believe there is enough evidence to pursue a case against the trucking company, we will take on your case based on contingency. You will owe us nothing until we recover a payout on your behalf.
Commercial Vehicle and Truck Accidents and Common Causes
Tractor-trailer trucks and other commercial vehicles are generally much larger and heavier than the passenger vehicles on Metairie roads. When they hit a car or other vehicle, the occupants inside often suffer significantly worse injuries than the occupants of the commercial vehicle.
Some trucks and other vehicles that may be involved in a commercial vehicle accident include:
- 18-wheeler trucks
- Box trucks
- Buses and coaches
- Construction vehicles
- Delivery trucks
- Dump trucks
- Garbage trucks
- Landscaping trucks
- Work vans
Because of their large size and weight, any mistake made behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer or other large truck may seem amplified. They can cause much more destruction than a smaller vehicle.
You may have a case against the trucking company or another liable party if the truck driver broke a traffic law, violated a federal statute, or otherwise acted carelessly or recklessly and caused your Metairie accident. Some causes of truck accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving or drugged driving
- Failure to yield to oncoming traffic
- Fatigued driving or falling asleep while driving
- Improper lane changes
- Improperly loaded trailers or shifting loads
- Parts failures or maintenance issues
- Reckless driving
- Violations of federal hours of service laws
- Other negligent acts
At the Morris Bart law firm, our attorneys serving Metairie know how to prove truck accident cases and will collect evidence to prove your case if we believe it is possible to do so. Let us review your Metairie truck accident case for free today. Call us now at (504) 613-4771 to get started.
For a free legal consultation with a Truck Accident lawyer serving Metairie, call 800-537-8185
Let Morris Bart, LLC Pursue a Payout in Your Metairie Truck Accident Case
If a Metairie truck accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can identify and collect evidence to support your claim that a truck driver caused your accident, Louisiana Civil Code Article 2320 may make it easier to recover your losses and expenses.
Under this article of civil code, truck accident victims in Louisiana can hold the commercial vehicle driver’s employer vicariously liable in the accident. This allows us to pursue a payout based on the company’s liability policy instead of a smaller automobile liability policy.
Our team will take the steps necessary to gather the available evidence and build a case to support your insurance claim. The evidence we may be able to uncover and use in your Metairie truck accident claim includes:
- The accident report filed by police
- Eyewitness statements about what they saw
- Photos or videos of the accident and scene
- A survey of the accident scene
- Data from the truck’s onboard computer
- Dashcam video from the truck, if available
- The driver’s rest logs
- Maintenance records and related information about the truck and trailer
- Post-accident drug and alcohol testing results
- Any other evidence obtained from the trucking company
- Accident reconstruction specialists
- Expert witness testimony
- Your relevant medical records
- Paperwork and other documentation of your damages
Louisiana’s liberative prescription generally only gives you one year to file a lawsuit following any type of traffic accident. We encourage you to act quickly and contact a Metairie truck accident lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. We can often complete our investigation and recover a payout through negotiations with the insurance carrier without going to trial. However, this process takes time.
If you wait too long to contact our team, you could lose the right to take legal action against the trucking company.
Call the Morris Bart law firm now at (504) 613-4771 to speak to a member of our team serving Metairie about your case for free.
Pursuing Damages in a Metairie Truck Accident Claim or Suit
At the Morris Bart law firm, we want to help our clients recover fair payouts based on the Metairie truck accident injuries and losses they endured. We will demand a fair payout from the trucking company and their insurer or take them to court and present a strong case for a court award. The recoverable damages in a Metairie commercial vehicle accident case include:
- Medical treatment and all related costs, both to date and in the future
- Current and future lost wages and diminished earning ability
- Property damages, including to your car
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other noneconomic damages
The Morris Bart law firm may be able to build a wrongful death case for your family if a loved one passed away in a Metairie truck accident. Surviving family members may be eligible to recover damages related to the accident. Speak to a member of our team today to learn more.
Talk to a Member of our Truck Accident Team Serving Metairie
If you or a loved one suffered truck accident injuries in Metairie, Jefferson Parish, or the greater New Orleans metropolitan area, the Morris Bart law firm is here to help. We have 15 offices across the Gulf South where our staff will review your case for free and help you understand your rights.
Financial recovery based on the facts of your Metairie, Louisiana, truck accident may be within reach. You can discuss your options with a member of our legal team today at no cost to you.
Call the Morris Bart law firm now at (504) 613-4771 to get started with your case today.
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