If you suffered injuries in a New Orleans collision caused by a negligent motorcycle rider, you may be able to hold them responsible for your injuries and other accident damages. At the Morris Bart law office in New Orleans, LA, our legal team will review your case for free.
A lawyer from our New Orleans team may be able to help you with your negligent rider accident case. You can learn more about your rights and how you can seek compensation for your damages during a free consultation.
The Damages You May Recover After a New Orleans Motorcycle Accident
With proof that the motorcyclist’s negligence caused your collision, you will be able to file a claim for compensation to cover your expenses and losses. Your insurance claim based on the rider’s policy could pay out damages that include:
- Financial losses
- Accident-related expenses
- Estimated future costs
- Non-economic damages
- Wrongful death damages for surviving family members
Examples of specific losses that may be recovered with documentation could include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages and other income
- Repair or replacement of your wrecked car
- Pain and suffering damages
You May Recover Damages if Your Loved One Died from Their Injuries
Under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2, Louisiana law allows some family members to seek damages after a fatal motorcycle accident. These cases provide an opportunity to recover expenses, including funeral and burial costs, as well as intangible losses experienced by the surviving family members.
For a free legal consultation with a Negligent Rider Accident lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 613-4771
Morris Bart, LLC, Helps Victims Recover Compensation
Our New Orleans team of lawyers can represent the victims of motorcycle accidents regardless of whether they were riding a motorcycle or driving a car at the time of the collision. Once New Orleans motorcycle accident attorneys uncover evidence that a careless or negligent rider caused the crash, we will file an insurance claim or sue them to seek damages on our client’s behalf.
In 2019, we won 6,500 cases for accident victims, including both insurance settlements and court awards. Some successful recoveries in Louisiana include:
- $852,845 in a New Orleans car accident resulting in neck, back, and facial injuries
- $650,000 in a Monroe, LA, drunk driving case that resulted in numerous broken bones and punctured lungs
- $550,000 in a Shreveport, LA, hit and run crash that resulted in the victim suffering a protruding and herniated spinal disk
Helping Clients for Over 40 Years
The Morris Bart law office in Orleans Parish may be able to help you after your motorcycle accident injuries. For more than 40 years, our contingency fee firm has worked with clients who suffered damages in traffic accidents.
Today, our team operates 15 offices and handles motorcycle collisions in four states:
Holding a Motorcycle Rider Responsible for Your New Orleans Crash
If the motorcycle rider acted negligently and caused your accident, you can file a case against them, but there are four things we must show to prove negligence occurred:
- The rider should have behaved responsibly based on traffic laws and safety
- They did not do so, failing to uphold their duty as a safe driver
- Their failure caused the collision, including your injuries
- You have related expenses and losses from the collision
Personal Injury Lawsuits Hinge on Negligence
We must show that negligence occurred to win compensation for our clients in any type of collision case.
For example, imagine you were driving in New Orleans East when a motorcycle failed to stop at a traffic light. The motorcycle collided with you as you passed through the intersection. To win your case, you will need to prove:
- The motorcyclist had a red light
- They ran that red light
- You suffered injuries from the crash, as well as financial losses
With this evidence, the New Orleans personal injury attorneys at Morris Bart law may be able to file a claim and negotiate an agreement for a fair and just settlement with the insurer representing the at-fault motorcycle rider.
If the insurer will not cooperate or if there is another issue with the claim, filing a lawsuit may be necessary to get justice in your case.
When to Consider Contacting Our Firm About Your Case
You should consider contacting our team about your New Orleans motorcycle accident case as soon as you can after an accident. We like to get started on cases quickly because it increases the chances of uncovering evidence to support our client’s claim. This evidence could include many things that disappear quickly after a crash, such as:
- Eyewitness statements
- Surveillance video of the collision
- Evidence from the accident scene
Deadlines for Filing a Lawsuit in Louisiana
There are also deadlines for filing the initial paperwork to sue the motorcycle rider in this type of case. This deadline is generally one year, although the date the clock starts ticking differs depending based on the suit you file:
- The accident date under CC Art. 3492 for an injury case
- The date of your loved one’s death per CC Art. 2315.2 for wrongful death actions
In some cases, you may not have a full year to wait before the deadline arrives. There are exceptions to the deadline, known as the statute of limitations, in some cases. Missing the deadline could mean losing the right to sue the motorcyclist.
Act today to learn more about your case and your options for seeking compensation.
Discuss your New Orleans Motorcycle Accident Case with a Team Member Now
You can speak to a staff member from our New Orleans office today for free. We can assess your legal options based on the details of your accident and explain what you can do to seek compensation. Let the Morris Bart law firm evaluate your motorcycle accident case. Call (504) 613-4771 today.
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