If you were hurt in a pedestrian versus car collision in Iberia Parish, a lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm is here to help. Our New Iberia pedestrian accident attorney will review your case for free today. We may be able to help you get justice, hold the at-fault driver responsible, and recover compensation for you.
We will discuss your accident and injuries during your free consultation so our lawyer can assess your rights and options. We also answer your questions about your case and explain how our services can help. There is no obligation, and everything we discuss is strictly confidential.
Recovering a Cash Settlement Based on Your Pedestrian Accident Injuries
If you can show that a careless or reckless driver caused your Iberia Parish pedestrian accident injuries, you can likely recover compensation. Our legal team knows how to develop pedestrian accident claims and present evidence to support them. We may be able to file an insurance claim or sue the at-fault driver to secure financial recovery based on your damages.
The recoverable damages and value of these claims vary greatly. Each case is unique, and the value will depend on the victim’s costs and losses incurred. Some examples of commonly recovered damages include:
- Medical care costs, including future treatment and support
- Lost wages and other income
- Reduced capacity to work and earn
- Property damages
- Miscellaneous expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic losses
We also represent clients in wrongful death cases. If your immediate family member died in a pedestrian accident in New Iberia, you might be able to recover damages under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2.
For a free legal consultation with a Pedestrian Accident lawyer serving New Iberia, call (337) 446-4571
Steps Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Will Take to Help You
For over 40 years, the Morris Bart law firm has represented those hurt in Louisiana traffic accidents, including pedestrians hit by cars. We understand how stressful and traumatic these collisions are and how alone many victims feel. Having someone on your side who can manage your insurance claim while you heal can help.
When we take on a pedestrian versus motor vehicle accident case, our attorneys:
- Investigate what happened and gather available evidence
- Identify the liable parties
- Value the case
- Demand a fair and just settlement
- Communicate with the insurer and negotiate an agreement
If we do not settle for a fair value out of court, we can sue the at-fault driver and prepare the case for trial. This often leads to a higher settlement offer, and we can still avoid court. However, our pedestrian accident lawyers will represent you and present your case to the judge and jury if necessary.
Our recent case results include more than 6,500 successful outcomes for our clients in 2019. Examples include:
- $852,845 in a traffic accident case
- $650,000 for a drunk driving crash
- $640,000 in a workers’ compensation case
- $550,000 in a hit and run accident claim
- $490,000 for a truck accident
- $430,000 settlement in a bicycle accident
Our lawyers handle cases using a contingency fee, meaning we do not charge a retainer or other upfront expenses. Instead, we recover our attorney’s fees from the settlement or award we recover. There are no attorney’s fees if we do not secure a financial recovery.
Our Lafayette office serves New Iberia. This office is located on E. Kaliste Saloom Road in Lafayette. Our injury lawyers can also meet you in New Iberia Parish or nearby areas if needed.
Demonstrating Negligence Occurred in Your Pedestrian Accident Claim
Louisiana allows the victims of a crash to hold the at-fault driver or other liable parties responsible. In pedestrian accident cases, the motorist who hit them is almost always at fault. The law puts special obligations on drivers who share the roads and move through intersections and crosswalks where pedestrians may be.
Personal injury claims and lawsuits depend on negligence. Proving negligence requires us to show four elements:
- Breach of duty
When a driver has additional duties to keep pedestrians safe, that means they are more likely than the pedestrian to breach that duty and cause a collision. Still, we must provide evidence to prove what happened, who is liable, and what damages occurred as a result.
Imagine a driver did not check for pedestrians in the crosswalk before turning right on red. They collided with someone on foot. That person sustained severe injuries. The evidence in this case might include:
- The police report filed by law enforcement
- Witness testimony
- Video from a nearby business
- Accident reconstruction
- The damage to the vehicle
- Expert witnesses
- The victim’s medical records
- Bills and other documentation of their damages
With this evidence, our pedestrian accident attorneys could show:
- The driver had a duty to stop before turning right on red, checking for traffic and pedestrians
- The driver did not stop or stopped but failed to see the pedestrian in the crosswalk
- The driver’s failure caused them to collide with the pedestrian
- Our client suffered physical, emotional, and financial harm
This evidence could support a fair and just settlement with the insurance company representing the driver. If the insurer refused or we were running out of time, we might need to sue the driver. In Louisiana, La. Civ. Code Art. 3492 gives us only one year to file the initial paperwork in a lawsuit in most cases. Exceptions could reduce this to less time.
Victims of Pedestrian Accidents Can Receive a Complimentary Case Consultation
The Morris Bart law firm in Lafayette provides complimentary consultations for accident victims and their families. If you were hurt or if your loved one suffered catastrophic or fatal injuries, we want to discuss your legal options with you. You might have a right to pursue fair and just compensation. We may be able to hold the at-fault driver accountable for you.
Speak with a lawyer from our Lafayette office today by calling (337) 446-4571.
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