If a moving van driver caused your New Orleans accident, you may be able to secure financial recovery based on your injuries and damages. A moving van accident lawyer from our New Orleans location may be able to represent you and handle this process on your behalf.
To learn more about how we can help, connect with the attorneys at the Morris Bart law firm today for a free case consultation. We will review the facts of your case and address any questions you have about your rights, the claims or lawsuit process, or our services.
Recoverable Expenses and Losses After a Moving Van Collision in New Orleans
The monetary damages you may be able to recover in your moving van accident case depend on the expenses and losses you experienced because of the crash. This could include almost any financial costs, estimated future expenses, and non-economic damages.
Examples of damages that may be recoverable in a New Orleans truck accident case include:
- Medical bills to date
- Future treatment and care
- Ongoing and long-term care and support
- Wage losses and related damages
- Diminished capacity to earn
- Vehicle repairs and other property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Reduced quality of life
- Other intangible damages
For a free legal consultation with a Moving Van Accident lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 613-4771
Pursuing Compensation Based on a Loved One’s Traffic Accident Death
If a loved one died because of the injuries they suffered in an accident caused by a commercial vehicle driver or another motorist, it may be possible to recover damages beyond those available in most personal injury claims.
Under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2, it may be possible for certain family members to pursue a wrongful death action after a fatal moving van crash. This includes:
- Surviving spouses
The damages in a wrongful death case include funeral and burial expenses, loss of services, and intangible losses suffered by their survivors.
Proving Your New Orleans Moving Van Accident Case
Identifying the liable party after an accident caused by a moving van driver is not always clear-cut. There are several different ways that a driver may end up behind the wheel of one of these large trucks. Primarily, they are either:
- A moving company employee
- A commercial truck driver working for another corporation; or
- An individual operating a rented cargo van or truck
In all these cases, our moving van accident lawyers in New Orleans may be able to identify a vicariously liable party in addition to the driver of the truck. This can be important, especially if the driver does not have adequate insurance.
Identifying Evidence to Support Your Moving Van Accident Claim
Imagine your collision occurred when a moving van driver failed to yield while turning left at a New Orleans East intersection. The driver claims they had a green arrow, and you ran the traffic light.
The evidence in this case might be similar to what we need to prove most truck accident cases. For example:
- The police report of the incident
- Statements from witnesses
- Dashcam or surveillance video of the accident
- Accident reconstruction
- Drug and alcohol testing
- Data from the truck’s computer
- Relevant medical records
- Proof of damages
Take Action Before Time Runs Out and You Lose Your Rights
We encourage you to reach out to our law office in New Orleans as soon as your injuries let you. In many cases, you have only one year to sue the liable parties in a traffic accident case per La. Civ. Code Art. 3492. The same short deadline applies to most wrongful death cases.
Some circumstances could reduce how long you can wait to act to only a few weeks or months. Contacting us as soon as possible protects your right to take legal action.
Morris Bart, LLC Builds Cases Against Moving Van Drivers and Their Employers
A New Orleans truck accident lawyer may be able to help accident victims build a case against both the moving van operator who caused the accident and that driver’s employer. This is possible under La. Civ. Code Art. 2320, which holds the company responsible for a worker’s negligence when it occurs on the job.
Our contingency-fee firm files insurance claims and civil lawsuits in Orleans Parish and other jurisdictions for our clients. For 40 years, we have fought for the best possible outcome for those we represent in collision cases.
Today, our firm operates 15 offices across four states to serve victims of accidents all across the gulf south. This includes our headquarters office located in New Orleans. In all, our firm won 6,500 settlements and verdicts for clients in 2019. Some of the noteworthy recoveries from our New Orleans office include:
- $852,845 for neck and back injuries and facial fractures in a traffic accident
- $475,000 for neck, back, and shoulder injuries and herniations in a car collision
- $430,000 for head, eye, and ear injuries, a broken hip, and a skull fracture in a bicycle crash
While these awards are significant because they illustrate our ability to pursue—and secure—justice for our clients, the value of these cases could be very different from the compensation you seek. Every case is different and our attorneys will use the facts specific to your case to determine the damages that we will pursue.
To learn more about the insurance claims process, identifying recoverable damages, or other aspects of your accident case, call the Morris Bart law firm today for your free consultation.
Connect With Our Team About Your Free Case Consultation Today
A New Orleans accident attorney from our team may be able to help you with your moving van collision case. We regularly represent victims of truck accidents in Orleans Parish and other nearby areas. We also provide free case assessments so you can learn more.
You can speak with a team member from the Morris Bart law firm now for free. Our complimentary case reviews offer a time for us to discuss your collision, injuries, and rights, as well as address any questions you have about our services.
Call us or fill out our online contact form now to get started with your free consultation.
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