You may be able to recover monetary damages based on your truck accident. A big rig accident lawyer in New Orleans may be able to help. We know what it takes to hold a commercial truck driver and their employer liable for the expenses and losses incurred in a traffic accident.
At the Morris Bart law firm, an attorney will review your case for free and explain your options for seeking financial recovery. We will also answer your questions about the process for filing a claim, negotiating with the insurance company, and taking your case to court if necessary.
Holding the Trucking Company Accountable and Recovering Compensation
One of our big rig accident lawyers in New Orleans may be able to help you seek financial compensation based on the expenses and losses you incurred due to your accident. If we can show a careless or reckless truck driver caused your crash and injuries, we may be able to prove their employer is vicariously liable under La. Civ. Code Art. 2320.
This will allow us to base an insurance claim on the trucking company’s liability policy or sue the trucking company and their driver for monetary damages.
For a free legal consultation with a Big Rig Accident lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 613-4771
Compensation Represents the Damages the Victim Suffered
The size of the compensation we work to secure for our clients injured in a big rig collision depends directly on the damages they suffered due to the accident. Each case is different. We will need to investigate the accident and gather documentation of their expenses, losses, and likely future costs before we can seek a fair and just settlement.
Examples of common recoverable damages in a New Orleans truck accident case include:
Current Expenses and Losses
- Medical and treatment costs
- Rehabilitation and therapy expenses
- Lost wages and other income
- Vehicle repairs
- Other property damages
- Medical treatment
- Ongoing nursing support
- Long-term care
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Other non-economic losses
Proving a Big Rig Accident Case in New Orleans
Our big rig accident attorneys in New Orleans know how to investigate an accident, identify the liable parties, and take action to develop a claim. We use our experience with other big rig accidents to determine what is important to our client’s case.
For example, if a commercial truck driver fails to brake when approaching stopped traffic at a New Orleans East intersection, we may be able to build a case with evidence that includes:
- The police report of the accident
- The information gained from canvassing for witnesses
- Video of the crash, if available
- An accident reconstruction
- A survey of the accident scene
- Physical evidence, such as the wrecked vehicles
- Data from the truck’s computer and other proof from the trucking company
- Expert testimony
- Documentation of the victim’s injuries and related costs
Pursuing Damages for Wrongful Death in a Big Rig Collision
When a big rig accident victim dies due to their injuries, they cannot file a personal injury claim to seek compensation. Instead, their surviving immediate family members can act based on La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2. This statute allows the surviving family members to seek economic and non-economic damages based on the accident and their loved one’s death.
A wrongful death attorney can help you understand your case if you lost a loved one in a commercial vehicle accident. Our consultations are free for families of victims.
What if I Need to Sue the Trucking Company Liable for My Accident?
Our attorneys handle all aspects of our clients’ cases, including litigation when necessary. We have a team of trial lawyers who know what to expect and how to navigate the court system in Orleans Parish and other nearby jurisdictions.
We must be mindful of the deadlines that apply to suing the liable parties after an accident. Louisiana law usually allows only one year to begin the legal process of going to trial, per La. Civ. Code Art. 3492. The deadline is also one year for wrongful death cases.
There are exceptions that could shorten the time we have to sue the trucking company. We need to get started as soon as we can to ensure we meet all deadlines.
Morris Bart, LLC Represents Big Rig Collision Victims in New Orleans
The Morris Bart law office in New Orleans is one of 15 offices that represent truck accident victims in four states. Our contingency-fee personal injury law firm has helped injured accident victims seek and secure money damages for more than 40 years.
We are proud of the 6,500 cases we won for our clients in 2019. Recent settlements and verdicts from our New Orleans office include:
- $852,845 in a car accident with injuries that include neck and back pain and facial fractures
- $475,000 in a traffic collision that left the victim with herniations of their neck, back, and shoulder
- $430,000 in a bicycle collision that caused the rider to sustain a broken hip, fractured skull, and additional injuries to their eye, ear, and head
When we represent a big rig crash victim, we determine the approximate value of their case before filing a claim or suing the at-fault parties. This allows us to argue in support of a just payout that considers the losses they suffered because of the truck driver’s negligence.
Speak With Our Staff About Your Crash During Your Free Case Consultation
A big rig accident lawyer in New Orleans with our firm may be able to help you with your personal injury case. Our team is ready to help you recover from your big rig accident. At the Morris Bart law firm, we provide complimentary case reviews for truck accident victims.
We can determine if the big rig driver is responsible for your crash and discuss your options for taking legal action. You can learn more about your case by calling us or filling out our online contact form now. An attorney is available to speak with you today.
Questions?Call (504) 613-4771
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