The Morris Bart law office in New Orleans may be able to help you hold the liable parties responsible and recover compensation for your truck accident. A New Orleans, LA, 18-wheeler truck accident lawyer from our firm knows how to develop a case, file a claim, and secure fair compensation for our clients.
If you suffered injuries in a crash, working with our truck accident attorney may allow you to seek and secure justice in your case. We protect our clients’ rights and pursue financial recovery for them based on the harm they suffered.
Proving Your Truck Accident-Related Expenses, Losses, and Other Damages
Before filing a claim or lawsuit for you, we must understand how much your case is worth. We need to gather evidence to prove your damages and put a settlement value on your case. The common evidence used to do this includes:
- Medical bills and related documents
- Car repair estimates and bills
- Receipts for related expenses
- Medical records
- Proof of employment, pay and missed work
- Expert testimony
We use this evidence to prove our client’s current and future expenses and losses. We also put a value on the non-economic damages they suffered. Our lawyers have the knowledge and experience to know how insurers and courts handle these intangible losses and to value them accordingly.
When we recover damages for truck accident victims, these damages can include:
- Expenses, such as medical care and car repairs
- Losses, including missed wages
- Non-economic damages, primarily pain and suffering
We Also Represent Clients in New Orleans Wrongful Death Actions
If your family member suffered a fatal injury in their New Orleans truck crash, we can represent you and seek justice for your family under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2. Our attorneys help families whose loved ones died in these crashes. We believe your family should not have to struggle with the painful emotional losses in addition to missed wages, medical bills, funeral and burial costs, and other financial damages.
For a free legal consultation with a 18-Wheeler Accident lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 613-4771
How We Help Injured Victims of Truck Accidents in New Orleans
The Morris Bart law office in New Orleans represents personal injury victims hurt by someone else’s bad behavior. In 2019 alone, we recovered settlements and awards for more than 6,500 accident victims across the Gulf South.
Our New Orleans office is located at:
Pan American Life Center 601 Poydras Street, 24th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
We are a contingency fee firm, meaning we only charge attorney’s fees if we win your case. We handle every aspect of your claim with no upfront fees. You can trust our law firm to:
- Handle all communication with the insurers
- Build your case by investigating and gathering evidence
- Determine the liable parties
- Calculate fair compensation
- File your claim and manage negotiations with the insurance company
- Present your case at trial, if needed
Our attorneys are seasoned trial lawyers who can sue and take a case to trial if necessary. We will not back down if we have evidence to show our client deserves fair compensation. We sue trucking companies, large corporations, and other liable parties in these cases without hesitation.
How do You Prove Who Is Liable for My 18 Wheeler Truck Accident?
When we investigate truck accidents, we prove what caused the crash and who is at fault. We work with our own investigators, accident reconstruction specialists, and other experts. We also take steps to preserve and analyze the evidence the trucking company has in its possession, which is often substantial.
Once we have a strong argument to show the truck driver caused the crash, we can identify any other liable parties and file the claim. Some common causes of truck accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Reckless or aggressive driving
- Lack of experience or training
- Carelessly violating traffic laws
In almost all 18-wheeler crash cases we handle, the at-fault driver’s employer is also liable. This is because of La. Civ. Code Art. 2320. This statute makes a legal doctrine known as respondeat superior the law in Louisiana. We can hold the trucking company vicariously liable for the harm our client suffered as long as the driver:
- Was responsible for the crash
- Was working when the accident occurred
- Was acting within the course and scope of their job
For example, imagine you were driving on I-10 through New Orleans East. A truck merged into your lane without signaling. As a result, they collided with your vehicle, and you suffered personal injuries. When we file an insurance claim on your behalf, we will seek to hold the trucker and their employer liable. In most cases, we file a New Orleans car accident claim based on the corporate liability policy held by the trucking company.
Louisiana Law Limits Your Time to Take Legal Action Against the At-Fault Party
Occasionally, we need to sue the trucking company or another liable party to pursue damages for our client. We prepare the paperwork and submit it to an Orleans Parish civil court or another appropriate jurisdiction.
We only have up to one year to sue in Louisiana under La. Civ. Code Art. 3492. However, we need to start much sooner because some evidence disappears in the first days or weeks following a crash. In addition, the trucking company will have the truck’s computer, the driver’s logs, records, and other evidence we need to protect quickly following an accident.
Contact Our Office to Learn How We Can Help with Your 18 Wheeler Accident Claim
At the Morris Bart law office in New Orleans, a truck accident attorney can speak with you today for free. We provide complimentary consultations and case assessments to truck accident victims in New Orleans, as well as other parts of our service area. In addition, we will explain your rights and discuss your legal options for seeking compensation.
Call (504) 613-4771 to get started with your no-obligation consultation today.
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