When another driver hits you from the back, you can usually hold them responsible for your medical bills, car repairs, lost wages, and other damages. A Monroe rear-end collisions attorney from the Morris Bart law firm can review your case for free and help you understand your options.
When one driver causes another to suffer injuries in a Monroe, Louisiana crash, the victim has the right to file a claim with the insurer or a lawsuit to pursue financial recovery. Our Monroe rear-end collisions attorney can handle this process for you while you focus on treating your injuries.
Common Types of Recoverable Damages Available for rear-end Collision Victims
The damages available for recovery following a collision differ based on the injuries, expenses, and losses the victim suffered and the details of what happened. When we manage a claim, we document the damages and pursue compensation to cover them. We believe our clients should not have to pay for injuries they did not cause. The driver who rear-ended you should pay instead.
Some of the most common expenses we recover for our clients include:
- Medical treatment and all related expenses
- Future or ongoing care costs
- Lost income and reduced earning capacity
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost a loved one in a collision, you may be at a loss for how to get justice. You may also struggle financially if your loved one contributed to your household. Even emotional losses can take a heavy toll on surviving family members and the financial stability of the household. If you’re suffering consequences like these, we can help you fight for financial recovery that will enable you to properly mourn your loss.
Our attorneys also pursue wrongful death damages for families whose loved ones died in an accident. La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2 outlines who can file these claims, how they work, and the damages recoverable. We generally file a claim or lawsuit to seek:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Loss of services
- Funeral and burial costs
- Intangible damages suffered by family members
We will discuss these damages and how our attorneys can secure them on your behalf during a free consultation. We are here for your family after the loss of a loved one.
For a free legal consultation with a Rear-End Collisions lawyer serving Monroe, call (318) 884-0904
Our Law Firm Represents Clients in Monroe on a Contingency Fee Basis
The Morris Bart law office in Monroe is one of 15 locations we operate across the Gulf South. In 2019 alone, we represented clients in 6,500 winning settlements or verdicts. These case results included a $650,000 recovery for a Monroe motorist hit by a drunk driver. Our client suffered a broken arm, leg, back, ribs, hip, and pelvis. They also sustained punctured lungs.
Our client testimonials show our dedication to each case. They include:
- “I really appreciate the service and the way you treat your clients. I love the service. I would recommend Morris Bart to anyone!” –David O.
- “Everything was wonderful. I smile every time I see the commercial on TV.” –David C.
- “I would like to take the time to thank my lawyer for representing me and being patient with me.” –Twana J.
- “Everything was perfect, and my attorney was very helpful.” –Ashley D.
We represent our clients based on a contingency fee. This means we do not charge a retainer or other upfront fees, and we do not have an hourly fee. We get paid through a percentage of the settlement or the award from the jury. If we do not reach an agreement or win a verdict, our attorneys will not receive any fees from the client.
We can explain this and other details of our services during a free consultation. You can speak with a rear-end accident lawyer for free today.
Actions We Will Take to Build Your rear-end Collision Case
Rear-end collisions are generally the rear driver’s fault, but we must still provide strong evidence to support the claim we filed for our client. We must investigate, analyze, and prove what happened before we can move forward with the insurance claim and negotiate for an appropriate settlement. These steps could include:
- Obtaining documents, including police reports and medical records
- Identifying and interviewing witnesses
- Working with accident reconstruction professionals
- Enlisting the help of experts as needed
- Collecting and analyzing physical evidence
- Surveying the accident scene
- Gathering documentation of damages, e.g. car repair estimates, medical bills, receipts for out-of-pocket expenses
With the evidence we uncover through this process, we can often prove negligence and show that the driver who rear-ended our client is the only one responsible for the crash. Louisiana law also allows us to recover damages for our clients if they contributed to the accident, but this would decrease the potentially recoverable damages in the case.
We fight for a fair and just payout in every rear-end accident case we manage, ensuring our clients do not have to pay for their treatment, lost wages, and car repairs out of pocket. Getting the compensation they deserve to cover their damages is vital to a full recovery, financially and emotionally. Our handling of their case also allows them to focus on their physical healing.
Louisiana Law Limits Your Time to Take Legal Action Against the At-Fault Driver
Our lawyers can usually settle rear-end crashes without going to trial. As a result, these cases rarely go before a jury, although it occurs. In most cases, accident victims receive compensation through a negotiated settlement agreement. The money comes from the at-fault driver’s auto insurance policy.
When a lawsuit is necessary, it is generally because the insurer will not agree to a fair settlement or because we are running out of time to begin the legal process. Under La. Civ. Code Art. 3492, Louisiana law only gives most accident victims one year from the date of the accident to sue. However, some have less time. We evaluate the timeline of each case during the initial consultation.
Speak with a Rear-End Accident Lawyer for Free Today
If you were injured in a rear-end collision, you don’t have to foot the bill on your own. Our attorneys can build a case on your behalf, so you can pursue compensation that will help you move forward with life after the accident.
The Morris Bart law office in Monroe provides free consultations for accident victims. We will review your case and describe your options based on what happened to you. We are here to help. Let us assess your rights for free today. Call to speak to a Monroe rear-end collisions attorney today.
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