Our New Orleans, LA, public transportation accident lawyers from the Morris Bart law firm represent victims hurt in Orleans Parish collisions. If you were injured in a crash caused by a New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA) driver or vehicle, we can help.
We provide complimentary consultations so accident victims can learn more about building a case against this agency and holding them accountable. These cases have different rules and shorter deadlines than many other types of traffic accident cases. Our team knows how to navigate the claims process and recover compensation for our clients.
Seeking Justice and Recovering Compensation After a NORTA Crash
You can hold NORTA responsible for your injuries and pursue compensation for your damages. In fact, because this agency has large insurance policies, negotiating a claim may be easier under some circumstances.
Our attorneys will build a solid argument to show what happened, who is liable, and how much your case is worth. We will demand a just payout following all applicable rules for holding a government agency responsible.
This may allow us to recover the money you need to compensate for your injuries, expenses, and psychological harm. Specific examples common in these crashes include:
- Medical bills and treatment costs
- Future expenses to address your accident injuries
- Lost income
- Diminished earning ability
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering losses
We Also Represent Families of Victims Who Passed Away
Some injuries are not survivable. If your loved one passes away in a NORTA collision, you may be able to file a wrongful death action under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2. This is generally available to surviving spouses, children, and/or parents.
Recoverable damages include:
- Expenses left to the family, including funeral and burial expenses
- Losses experienced because of the death, such as loss of income
- Intangible losses of the surviving family members
For a free legal consultation with a Public Transportation Accident lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 613-4771
Our New Orleans Attorneys Understand How to Build a Case Against NORTA
At the Morris Bart law firm, we fight to help accident victims recover the compensation they need and deserve. We are not afraid to go toe-to-toe with any corporation or government agency. We have 15 locations across the Gulf South, serving all areas of Louisiana, in addition to Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
We believe everyone should be able to hire a lawyer and have legal representation during this difficult time. We work based on contingency. We will not charge you for anything upfront. You will only pay attorney’s fees if we recover compensation for you.
Our New Orleans office is located:
Pan American Life Center
601 Poydras Street, 24th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70130
This office serves many nearby areas, including:
- Belle Chasse
- Saint Bernard
Building a Case Against NORTA or Another Public Transportation Agency
Like most public transportation providers, NORTA is a government agency. They provide several options for getting around Orleans Parish. They run fleets of:
- Vans for paratransit services
With so many options for riding, their vehicles are ubiquitous in and around the city. Accidents happen, and they occur in many ways. Our attorneys may be able to help you if you were hurt when:
- A streetcar, van, or bus struck your car
- You were on a streetcar or bus when an accident occurred
- You were a pedestrian hit by a bus, streetcar, or van
- You were in a paratransit van when an accident occurred
For example, imagine you were on a bus in New Orleans East when the driver failed to yield and hit another car. You fell from your seat and suffered a lower back injury that required surgical repair. We can help you build a case. To do this, we need to:
- Take action as quickly as possible because deadlines are short
- Prove fault by showing the driver acted negligently
- Determine the liable party or parties
- Identify your damages and value your claim
- Demand a just payout from NORTA and their insurer
- Negotiate a settlement or sue before the deadline arrives
Proving negligence in these cases occurs the same way it does in a typical traffic accident case. We investigate the crash, work with accident reconstruction specialists, and call in experts to determine what caused the accident and who is responsible.
However, liability will not lie with the individual driver alone. Instead, Louisiana has a statute that allows us to apply the legal doctrine of respondeat superior, La. Civ. Code Art. 2320. This means we will likely pursue our case against the driver’s employer, NORTA. We can also pursue claims against Jefferson Transit (JeT) and other public transportation agencies operating within our service area.
You May Have Less Time to Act If the Liable Party Is a Government Agency
When the responsible party is a government agency, you must follow specific procedures to recover compensation. This includes meeting strict deadlines. There is only a short window to file a notice of your claim and get started. Our team knows how this process works, but we cannot get started until we know about your accident and injuries.
While you only have up to a year to sue in any Louisiana traffic accident case per La. Civ. Code Art. 3492, you have even less time to act in a case against NORTA. Missing any deadlines in these cases could bar you from recovering compensation. We encourage all potential clients to contact us as soon as their injuries allow.
Reach Out to Our Team for Your Free Case Review Today
The Morris Bart law office in New Orleans will discuss your case with you for free today. These consultations are confidential, and there is no obligation to work with us. Our team wants to ensure you understand your legal rights and options based on what happened to you. We can also answer any questions you have about this type of case.
Call (504) 613-4771 now to get started with your complimentary consultation.
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