Our team of attorneys from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help if you suffered injuries in a truck accident. Our 18-wheeler truck accident lawyers serving Monroe, LA, represent crash victims in seeking justice through an insurance settlement or court award.
Our Monroe personal injury law firm provides complimentary, no-obligation case consultations. Victims of commercial vehicle collisions can learn more about their rights, legal options, and our services during this free conversation with our team.
Victims Can Recover Money Damages to Compensate for Expenses and Losses
When our firm pursues a payout for a client in a truck collision case, that money should cover their accident-related costs and losses. We firmly believe that victims who suffered physical, psychological, and financial harm should not have to foot their own bills for damages they did not cause.
We file insurance claims and personal injury lawsuits against truckers, trucking companies, and other liable parties to recover damages such as:
- Medical bills to date
- Future medical treatment and care for their injuries
- Lost wages
- Future lost income if they cannot return to their previous job
- Car repairs
- Other related expenses
- Pain and suffering and other intangible losses
Truck Accidents and Wrongful Death in Monroe, LA
Our lawyers also pursue wrongful death damages for clients as allowed under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2. This statute allows immediate family members who lost a loved one in a fatal crash to hold the liable parties responsible.
The recoverable damages, usually paid to the surviving spouse, children, or parents, include:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of household income
- Many intangible damages the family suffers
For a free legal consultation with a 18-Wheeler Accident lawyer serving Monroe, call (318) 884-0904
Our Team Represents Truck Accident Victims in Monroe and Across the Gulf South
At the Morris Bart law firm, our lawyers represent commercial vehicle accident victims from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. Our lawyers work based on contingency, never asking for any upfront fees—we only take payment if we recover a settlement or other compensation.
Our Monroe office serves Ouachita Parish and other nearby areas. It is located at:
1900 N 18th St #301
Monroe, LA 71201, United States
In 2019, our lawyers won more than 6,500 cases. We recovered settlements or court awards for these injury victims, holding those responsible for their accidents legally accountable. Our team may be able to do the same in your case. If you hire us, our legal team will:
- Manage all communication about the claim to protect your rights
- Investigate the crash for evidence of what happened and who caused it
- Identify the liable parties and review their insurance coverage
- Value the case and determine fair compensation
- File your claim and demand a just payout
- Negotiate with the insurance company
- Sue and take the case before a judge and jury, if needed
Who Is Legally Responsible for a Monroe Truck Crash and Damages?
Our team regularly handles truck collision cases. We know the common causes, the evidence typically available, and how to develop a strong argument for compensation. Some of the factors we commonly see in these collisions include:
- Distracted drivers
- Drowsy or fatigued drivers
- Violations of hours of service laws
- Intoxicated driving
- Aggressive or reckless driving
- Careless mistakes behind the wheel
- Inexperience or lack of training
- Cargo concerns
Proving Negligence in a Truck Accident Case
Every traffic accident claim hinges on negligence. Our team must prove how the truck driver caused the crash and that they were at fault before we can recover compensation for our client. Negligence occurs when:
- The driver must take a specific action.
- They fail to do so.
- This failure causes a collision.
- Our client suffered harm as a result.
For example, all motorists have a duty to obey traffic signals. If a truck driver failed to yield before turning left on green, it could cause an underride truck crash. If this causes our client to suffer injuries, we can build a case based on negligence.
Parties Other than the Truck Driver Could Be Liable
When a driver acts negligently and causes an accident, we say they are “at fault” in the collision. However, fault and legal responsibility are not the same in these accidents. Truck crash liability generally falls primarily on the driver’s employer.
Louisiana has a statute, La. Civ. Code Art. 2320, which upholds the legal doctrine of respondeat superior. This doctrine states that the employer is responsible for the actions of their employee when that worker is:
- On the clock
- Acting within their job description
A truck driver behind the wheel of their rig generally falls into this category, which means we could also file an insurance claim based on the trucking company’s corporate liability policy. This policy typically has much higher limits than any individual driver would carry. We file our client’s claim against the company and sue if their insurer will not agree to a fair settlement.
Suing to Recover Compensation in a Monroe Truck Crash
Most commercial vehicle accident cases settle without ever going to court. Our attorneys generally negotiate a fair settlement with the insurer before we need to sue or begin the process of preparing for trial. However, under some circumstances, a lawsuit may be necessary. Examples include when:
- The insurer blames our client for the crash or contributing to the crash.
- They deny some of our client’s injuries or damages.
- We are approaching the deadline for suing, which is generally a year from the crash date under Civ. Code Art. 3492.
If we believe we may need to sue in your case, our team will discuss this with you at the appropriate time. We will represent your best interests through this process and seek justice in court for you.
Morris Bart, LLC Provides Free Consultations in Monroe, LA
At the Morris Bart law office in Monroe, our team will discuss your case with you for free. We may be able to help you seek compensation for the damages you suffered in a truck crash. Call (318) 884-0904 now to learn more.
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