If you suffered injuries in a New Orleans garbage truck accident, you may be able to file an insurance claim or take legal action to recover financial damages. If you can prove the garbage truck driver caused your accident, you may be able to seek compensation to pay for your medical care, lost wages, vehicle repairs, and other losses.
A personal injury attorney from the New Orleans office of the Morris Bart law firm can review the strength of your case today for free. With experience in many types of unusual accidents, including those involving garbage trucks, we know how to identify the cause of your accident and determine who is liable. We may be able to take legal action when necessary to recover the compensation you deserve.
Call (504) 613-4771 now to get started.
We Help Victims Injured in a Garbage Truck Accident Pursue Compensation
Under Louisiana Civil Code Article 2320, the agency or company that employs a garbage truck driver is often vicariously liable for the accidents they cause and the damages suffered by the victims of these accidents. Our garbage truck accident attorneys understand when the rule of respondeat superior applies under Louisiana law and how we can use this to help our clients recover the personal injury compensation they deserve.
We take on these cases on a contingency basis—you pay us nothing out of pocket, and we only get paid if you do.
Navigating the Insurance Claims Process
First, we will go to work building a compelling case on your behalf. This case includes securing the necessary evidence to support your injury claim and using it to prove you qualify for a fair settlement from the insurance company.
We protect your rights and handle all aspects of this process for you, leaving you free to focus on healing from your accident injuries. If the insurance company is willing to negotiate with us, we can often settle this type of claim without taking the case to court. If necessary, though, we will file a personal injury lawsuit and ask the judge to award you the damages you deserve.
To learn more about how we can help you, call a New Orleans garbage truck accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law office today at (504) 613-4771.
For a free legal consultation with a Garbage Truck Accident lawyer serving New Orleans, call 800-537-8185
Damages Recoverable Following an Accident with a Trash Truck
If you were the victim of a New Orleans or Orleans Parish garbage truck accident, we may be able to recover compensation for the damages you suffered as a result of the accident. No matter if you receive damages from an insurance settlement or personal injury lawsuit, they may include:
- Current and future medical treatment
- Ongoing care costs
- Current and future lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
- Wrongful death damages (if you lost an immediate family member as a result of the accident)
- And possibly more
Understanding Liability After a Trash Truck Accident in New Orleans
At the Morris Bart law firm, our New Orleans car accident attorneys handle garbage, recycling, and sanitation truck accidents in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, and all other parishes and suburbs in the New Orleans metro area. With accidents of this nature, we are experienced in helping victims prove:
- Who caused your accident?
- Who is liable for your accident?
- The estimated value of your losses.
When we evaluate a garbage truck accident in New Orleans and prove our client was the victim, we generally find one of the following parties is liable:
- The City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation
- A private company who provides garbage pick-up or recycling
- A company who manages waste and disposal for businesses
- Another agency whose driver was passing through New Orleans
Because a government agency provides garbage and recycling collection in New Orleans, these cases may hinge on holding the city of New Orleans liable. Our injury lawyers understand how to navigate this complex process, meeting all applicable deadlines, and pursuing the payout you deserve.
We are not afraid to file a claim against any government agency or business. Call (504) 613-4771 to speak to a New Orleans garbage truck accident lawyer to learn more about how we may be able to help you seek compensation and hold the liable party accountable.
You may be entitled to damages to cover a wide range of economic and non-economic losses you suffered as a result of your accident.
Deadlines Are Pending in Your Personal Injury Case
Under Louisiana Civil Code Article 3492, motor vehicle accident victims generally have one year from the date of their accident to file a personal injury lawsuit and take legal action to hold the liable party accountable in court. However, the deadline can vary when the potentially liable party is a government agency like the City of New Orleans or another municipality.
The steps we need to take to pursue a settlement with a city government may require us to submit a notice or meet additional deadlines that come before the statute of limitations runs out.
Meeting these deadlines is imperative if we want to recover the compensation you deserve. We recommend reaching out to us as quickly as your injuries allow following an accident. This allows us to determine the deadlines we need to meet and build a compelling case on your behalf if time allows.
Talk to a New Orleans Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you were the victim of a New Orleans garbage truck accident, a personal injury lawyer from the New Orleans office of Morris Bart will review the facts of your case today for free. We may be able to pursue and secure compensation on your behalf based on the accident-related expenses and losses you experienced.
In addition to our New Orleans office, our firm staffs 15 offices in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. We help accident victims pursue the damages they deserve throughout the Gulf South.
Call (504) 613-4771 today to get started with a free case review and consultation.
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