If you were hurt in an Iberia Parish car accident, you have a right to recover compensation from the at-fault driver. Our personal injury law firm may be able to file your insurance claim or civil suit and represent you in this process.
A New Iberia car accident attorney from the Morris Bart law firm will review your case with you for free today. Our complimentary consultations allow you to learn more about your case and how we may be able to pursue damages on your behalf.
Types of Recoverable Damages Available for Injured Victims of Car Accidents
Car accident expenses and losses add up quickly, costing victims thousands of dollars for a collision they played no role in causing. The only way to get justice in this type of case is to hold the at-fault driver or another liable party financially responsible.
Recovering compensation will not undo your pain and lasting injuries, but you can pay your bills, get the treatment you need, and heal without worrying about your family’s financial stability. The damages you may be able to recover in a car accident case include:
- Medical expenses for injury treatment, current, and future
- Ongoing care costs
- Missed wages and other income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Vehicle repairs
- Pain and suffering
- Other intangible losses
- Wrongful death damages under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2
Our car accident lawyers represent victims in Iberia Parish and other areas of Louisiana. We may be able to prepare and file your liability insurance claim based on the other driver’s policy or sue them to pursue a payout. We will present evidence to support your claim and demand fair compensation on your behalf.
For a free legal consultation with a Car Accident lawyer serving New Iberia, call (337) 446-4571
Morris Bart, LLC Has a History of Winning Cases for Car Accident Victims
Our attorneys have more than 40 years of experience fighting for personal injury victims. We prove negligence and liability and recover cash settlements for our clients. When you trust our law firm with your car accident claim, we will:
- Protect your rights
- Investigate your crash
- Gather evidence to support your claim
- Identify the liable parties
- Prove what caused your crash
- Value your case
- Prepare and file your claim
- Communicate and negotiate with the insurer
- Ensure you meet all necessary deadlines
- Sue if necessary
In 2019, our attorneys recovered settlements and awards for more than 6,500 clients across our 15 law offices. We serve all parts of four states: Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
For injury traffic accidents in New Iberia, our lawyers from our Lafayette office manage these cases. This location is:
400 E Kaliste Saloom Rd., Suite 1300
Lafayette, LA 70508
Our car accident attorneys provide free consultations over the phone, or we will come to you in the hospital, your home, or elsewhere in Iberia Parish. We are also a contingency fee law firm. Therefore, we will not ask you to pay any upfront fees.
Establishing Negligence and Liability in a Car Accident Case
Like all personal injury cases, traffic accident claims rely on proving that the at-fault party acted negligently. This means they were careless or reckless, with little regard for their duty to prevent accidents and injuries.
In a car accident, there is usually a violation of a traffic law that leads to the crash. This law is the duty they had and breaching that duty causes the collision and victims’ injuries. These are the four elements of negligence:
- Breach of duty
When we handle a claim and investigate an accident, we must have the evidence to prove these four elements. This allows us to identify the liable party or parties and file a claim against them. The evidence in these cases may include:
- Witness statements
- The report filed by responding officers
- Accident reconstruction
- The damage to the vehicles
- Video of the crash
- Your medical records
- Documentation of your damages
It is essential to know that you may be able to recover damages even if you cannot prove the driver was drunk, fatigued, distracted, drugged, or taking other significant risks at the time of the accident. While proof of any of these actions could strengthen your car accident case, we only need to prove negligence to recover fair compensation based on your damages. Our lawyers know how to develop these claims and navigate the process.
Understanding the Claims Process After a Motor Vehicle Accident in New Iberia
We can usually recover the compensation our clients deserve through an insurance settlement. We present a strong case and demand just compensation. The insurance company negotiates with us, and we reach an agreement for money damages. Our client signs a contract stating they will not take further action in the case, and we receive a check for them.
Occasionally, the insurer will not work with us as we hoped they would. They refuse a fair settlement, blame our client for the crash, argue basic facts of the case, or delay negotiations until we are running out of time. When this occurs, we may need to prepare and file a lawsuit.
There are deadlines for suing under Louisiana law. If we miss a deadline, our client could lose the right to take their case to trial. In general, these deadlines include:
- One year for injuries under La. Civ. Code Art. 3492
- One year for wrongful death under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2
Exceptions to these rules also exist and could jeopardize your rights if you wait too long to act. We can ensure you meet all applicable deadlines as long as we know about your case in time to do so.
Contact a Car Accident Lawyer in New Iberia to Get Help Today
You can speak with a lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm for free today. One of our car accident attorneys will explain your rights and legal options for seeking compensation based on the details of your crash. Our case results show we know how to navigate the claims process and secure cash recoveries for our clients.
You can speak to a lawyer at our Lafayette office today for free by calling (337) 446-4571.
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