Construction trucks are massive vehicles that have enormous tires, components, and sometimes heavy cargo. From cranes to bulldozers, cement mixers, dump trucks, front loaders, excavators, and several others, these vehicles can cause severe damage to smaller cars.
If you’ve been in a collision and the truck driver caused your crash and injuries, you may have a claim against the at-fault driver and their employer. A New Orleans construction truck accident attorney from the Morris Bart law office may be able to help you navigate the claims process after your collision.
Recovering Compensation Following a Construction Truck Accident
A construction truck accident lawyer in New Orleans from our team may be able to help you seek financial compensation based on the expenses and losses you experienced. This recovery may be possible through the insurance claims process or suing the parties responsible for the crash.
The compensation recoverable could include documented damages, such as:
- Medical treatment through the current date
- Future care needs and related costs
- Wage losses and other missed income and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Car repair or replacement
- Other property damages
- Additional costs related to the accident and injuries
- Pain and suffering losses
- Mental anguish
- Other intangible damages
- Wrongful death damages for families whose loved ones died from their injuries
It is important to note that the recoverable damages in these cases depend on the accident victim’s specific expenses and losses. Depending on the details of your collision, injuries, and damages, you may be able to seek compensation for only some of these losses or additional expenses not listed.
For a free legal consultation with a Construction Truck Accident lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 613-4771
Types of Construction Truck Accident Cases We Take
Let our team review the facts of what happened and discuss your legal options with you. There are many types of trucks that play a role in construction projects, both on and offsite. A careless act that causes an accident with any of these trucks could support a claim or lawsuit.
Construction vehicles are also more likely to injure the victims of their accidents, as they are often larger, heavier, and more dangerous. This could include:
- Contractor and subcontractor work trucks
- Delivery trucks for lumber and equipment
- Heavy equipment haulers
- Dump trucks
- Rolloff trucks
- Concrete trucks
Under La. Civ. Code Art. 2320, Louisiana law lets victims of commercial vehicle accidents hold the driver’s employer vicariously liable. For example, you may be able to hold a lumber yard accountable if their delivery driver ran a red light at an intersection and collided with your car.
During your free consultation, our construction truck accident attorneys in New Orleans can preliminarily identify the liable parties in your accident case.
Take Action to Learn More About Your Legal Options Based on Your Case
We encourage you to reach out to our team as soon as your injuries stabilize and you are able to discuss your legal case. The statutes of limitations in truck accident cases are generally one year. This includes both personal injury suits under La. Civ. Code Art. 3492 and wrongful death claims per La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2.
Some exceptions greatly reduce the time you have to act, though. This is one reason we encourage you to call our attorneys as soon as possible for your free consultation.
Morris Bart, LLC Seeks Compensation for Construction Truck Accident Victims
At the Morris Bart law firm, we help truck accident victims take action against negligent drivers and their employers. For more than 40 years, we have represented injured clients in Orleans Parish and nearby areas. Today, we have 15 offices and serve all areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
We are a contingency-fee personal injury law firm. This means our clients never pay us up front and only pay attorney’s fees when we win. We also know what it takes to hold the liable parties accountable and recover compensation in this type of case based on Louisiana’s negligence and vicarious liability laws.
Recent Results in Louisiana Traffic Accident Cases
Our team won 6,500 cases for our clients in 2019. Many of these clients suffered injuries in traffic accidents caused by careless and reckless drivers. Some recent settlements and verdicts our New Orleans car accident attorneys secured in Louisiana traffic accident cases include:
- $852,845 in a New Orleans car accident that caused facial fractures and neck and back pain
- $650,000 in a Monroe drunk driving collision where the victim suffered punctured lungs and numerous fractures, including their right arm, right leg, back, hip, pelvis, and ribs
- $550,000 in a hit and run case from Shreveport that led to the victim undergoing surgery for a protruding and herniated disc in their spine
- $475,000 for a New Orleans car accident that caused neck, back, and shoulder injuries
- $450,000 for an Alexandria traffic accident that required our client to undergo lower back surgery
- $430,000 in a New Orleans bicycle versus car collision that caused the rider to suffer a skull fracture, broken hip, and head, eye, and ear injuries
These awards are based on the unique facts of each case. Every case is different, and there is no way to guarantee a successful outcome with any claim or put a value on an accident before looking at the victim’s losses.
Our law firm was able to secure a financial recovery for each of these victims through the same process that we use to pursue damages for every client we represent.
Call Our New Orleans Construction Truck Accident Attorneys Today
A New Orleans construction truck accident attorney from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you with your construction truck accident claim. We can help you to understand your legal rights and the next steps for pursuing compensation based on your injuries and damages.
Call us or fill out our online contact form now to speak with a staff member from our office about your New Orleans personal injury case. We want to learn as much as possible about your collision and injuries so that we can assess your options and answer your legal questions. Our initial consultations are always free and confidential.
Questions?Call (504) 613-4771
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