If you suffered injuries in a car, truck, or another type of motor vehicle accident in New Orleans an accident reconstruction may play a key role in proving your case. The evidence uncovered reconstructing the collision may support your claim and allow you to hold the at-fault party liable and recover damages.
While not all car accidents require accident reconstructions, they are often a great tool to allow victims to build a stronger argument for liability and compensation.
You may be able to get help from a New Orleans reconstruction lawyer from the Morris Bart law office. We may be able to determine if your case requires accident reconstruction and call in the resources necessary to prove your case. To find out more, call us at (504) 613-4771 to discuss your accident with a member of our team.
Accident Reconstruction Can Confirm a Surprising Number of Causal Factors
Accident reconstruction experts are generally engineers or other highly-trained specialists who can take a methodical, scientific approach to rebuild an accident to decipher what happened, how, and why. At the Morris Bart law firm, we have access to these experts who may be able to reconstruct your accident and help us prove your case. We will not hesitate to call on this resource if we believe it is necessary.
These experts will take the proven facts of your case, such as the damage to each vehicle, where the cars came to a stop, and the weather conditions at the time of the accident, and use them to work backward to determine additional facts. This data may include:
- The speed of each vehicle
- Where the vehicles first collided
- Visibility at the time of the accident
- Theories about driver behavior, including distractions, falling asleep, or driving under the influence
- Other factors that may have played a role in the accident
With accident reconstruction evidence, we may be able to help you prove difficult parts of your case. For example, it may allow us to:
- Mitigate comparative fault, which could reduce your payout under Civil Code §2323
- Prove texting while driving, illegal under Revised Statute 32 §300.5
- Support allegations of reckless driving, illegal under Revised Statute 14 §99
To learn more about how our New Orleans personal injury attorneys may be able to help you seek compensation and the role accident reconstruction may play in your case, reach out to the Morris Bart law office in New Orleans today. We also handle cases all across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
For a free legal consultation with a Reconstruction Accident lawyer serving New Orleans, call 800-537-8185
Morris Bart, LLC Knows What It Takes to Prove a Car Accident Case
At the Morris Bart law firm, we know the most common types of evidence used to support traffic accident cases, including car accidents, truck accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, and more. In some cases, this may include accident reconstruction, as well as taking additional steps such as:
- Obtaining and analyzing police reports
- Interviewing witnesses
- Gathering and looking at physical evidence
- Providing proof of your injuries, including medical records
- Documenting your expenses and losses
- Collecting other evidence unique to your case
If we believe your case is strong enough to stand up in court, we will likely offer to represent you at no out-of-pocket attorney’s fees to your family. This is known as handling a case based on a contingency fee. Your New Orleans reconstruction lawyer from the Morris Bart law office only gets paid if and when we successfully secure a settlement or verdict for you.
Call the Morris Bart law firm now at (504) 613-4771 to speak with a member of our New Orleans team about your car accident case.
Time Limits on Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit in Louisiana
In some cases, we may be able to use accident reconstruction and other resources to convince the insurance company representing the at-fault driver that you deserve a payout. When this occurs, we may be able to recover a fair out-of-court settlement and not need to file a lawsuit.
However, this does not always happen. Sometimes the insurance company refuses to accept responsibility or will not offer a fair settlement agreement based on the value of your accident-related losses. When this occurs, we may need to take your case to trial.
Under Civil Code §3492, Louisiana generally only gives you one year to file a lawsuit following a car accident or other personal injuries. Because of this short time period, and the time it takes for accident reconstruction and other tasks, call our New Orleans accident lawyers as soon as possible after your accident.
Pursuing Damages Following a New Orleans Car Accident Case
As a part of representing car accident victims, our New Orleans team will work to uncover and document as many accident-related expenses and losses as we can. If you incurred an expense related to your accident, we will work to prove it and seek to recoup those costs. Some examples of recoverable damages may include:
- Current and future medical care
- Current and future missed pay
- Property damages
- Related out-of-pocket expenditures
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
- Wrongful death damages
Talk to a Member of Our Team About Your Accident Today
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a car accident in New Orleans or a nearby parish, a New Orleans reconstruction lawyer from the Morris Bart law office may be able to help you document losses, prove negligence and liability, and recover a payout for your injuries and losses. We have the resources necessary to build a car accident personal injury case, when possible, including conducting accident reconstructions and taking other steps to document what happened and why.
To learn if we may be able to build a strong case and seek financial recovery in your case, call the Morris Bart law firm now at (504) 613-4771. A member of our team is ready to review your case for free.
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