A New Orleans lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you pursue compensation based on your semi-truck accident. You can focus on healing from your injuries while we manage all of the legal work in your insurance claim or lawsuit.
We Can Help You Develop a Comprehensive Claim in Your Truck Accident Case
A semi-truck accident lawyer from our New Orleans office may be able to help you hold the liable parties accountable in your collision case. This may involve:
- Filing a claim based on the responsible party’s liability insurance policy; or
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit against them.
Most cases never go to trial, but this may be necessary under some circumstances.
The Damages You May Be Able to Recover
We pursue damages for our clients that include:
- Current and future costs of medical treatment
- Lost wages and reduced earning capability
- Property damage (e.g., car repairs or replacement)
- Other out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
Wrongful death damages may also be available for families who lost a loved one to their truck accident injuries. The New Orleans wrongful death attorneys at Morris Bart law firm represents victims’ families in these complex cases.
For a free legal consultation with a Semi-Truck Accident lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 613-4771
At Morris Bart, LLC, We Successfully Pursue Compensation for Our Clients
The goal of the attorneys from the Morris Bart law firm is to recover compensation for our clients after they suffer injuries in a negligence accident. For more than 40 years, our New Orleans personal injury lawyers have sought damages for victims of traffic crashes, truck collisions, and other types of accidents. We protect their rights and file claims and lawsuits on their behalf.
Our Case Results
We are proud of the 6,500+ cases we won for accident victims in 2019. In past truck accident cases, we recovered:
- $337,500 for a tractor-trailer truck accident that caused traumatic brain injuries, a broken neck, and a vertebra injury
- $490,000 for a client who required treatment for neck and back injuries
Our Service Areas
The Morris Bart law office in New Orleans Parish is one of 15 locations we operate in the Gulf South. Our service area covers four states:
We are a contingency fee firm.
How do You Prove Fault in a Semi-Truck Accident Case?
When our semi-truck accident lawyers seek compensation for our clients, we need to present a strong case with evidence to show:
- The value of their losses
For example, if we handle a semi-truck collision in New Orleans East, we investigate the accident and show:
- The driver violated a traffic law or other regulation
- This caused the collision and our client’s injuries
- Our client incurred expenses and losses
Evidence We Can Use
The evidence we often use to prove semi-truck accident cases includes:
- The police report
- Eyewitness statements
- Documentation of damage to the vehicles
- Medical records
- A survey of the accident scene
- Video of the crash, if available
- Accident reconstruction expert testimony
- Medical expert testimony
We may also collect evidence from the truck owner or trucking company, including:
- Truck computer data
- The driver’s employment record
- Rest logs
- Dashcam video
You May Have a Case Against Both the Truck Driver and the Trucking Company
Under Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §2320, employers in Louisiana could be liable for accidents caused by their employees. If a truck driver caused your accident while working, that means your case may go against the trucking or shipping company.
A lawyer from our firm can help you determine what party or parties may be liable for your damages. We can file multiple insurance claims and lawsuits on your behalf if necessary.
When a Personal Injury Case Goes to Trial
Most semi-truck accident victims do not have to take their case to trial. We can often negotiate a fair insurance settlement in these cases instead.
Sometimes we need to bring a case to trial, though. This may be necessary when:
- The insurer will not accept the responsibility of their policyholder
- The insurance company refuses a fair and just settlement
- You run out of time as the deadline approaches
The Deadline to Sue in Louisiana
In general, Louisiana gives accident victims one year to file a lawsuit. The filing deadline for personal injury lawsuits is one year from the accident date, per CC §3492. The filing deadline for wrongful death lawsuits is one year from the day of the victim’s death per CC §2315.2.
However, there may be exceptions that shorten these general deadlines and reduce the amount of time accident victims have to take legal action. For this reason, we suggest that you let us know about your case as soon as you are able to contact us. There may be other benefits of getting started early, including the possibility of building a strong case.
Talk to a New Orleans Attorney About Your Legal Rights Today
During your free case review with the Morris Bart law firm team, we can explain your legal options in clear, understandable terms and answer any concerns you may have. Call (504) 613-4771 now to speak with a staff member in our New Orleans office. The sooner you contact our firm, the sooner we can start working for you.
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