A New Orleans lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help after your T-bone crash. Accident victims hurt in collisions with tractor-trailer trucks can often hold the professional driver and their employer liable and recover compensation for their lost income, pain and suffering, and medical costs.
We will evaluate your rights for free today. We can explain how these cases work and how we may be able to help pursue compensation on your behalf.
How Can T-Bone Accident Victims Get Compensation to Pay Bills and Cover Losses?
A lawyer from our New Orleans office represents our victims of T-bone crashes through the claims process, helping them seek and often secure awards or settlements based on their accidents. The money damages you can recover are based on the expenses and losses we document as a part of our investigation into your collision and injuries.
Examples of damages we may be able to recover include:
- Current and future expenses, including medical care
- Lost income and reduced ability to earn in the future
- Property damages, such as vehicle repairs
- Pain and suffering damages
Do I have Rights to Legal Action if My Loved One Died in a T-Bone Accident?
Louisiana gives family members of those who died in a T-bone truck accident the right to take legal action under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2. Our team can evaluate whether you may have a case and review the steps you can take to recover damages based on your family’s losses.
For a free legal consultation with a T-Bone Crashes lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 613-4771
Morris Bart, LLC May be Able to Hold the Trucking Company Vicariously Liable
Under some specific circumstances, it may be possible to hold the trucking company vicariously liable for their driver’s careless or reckless acts. Under La. Civ. Code Art. 2320, employers are accountable for the bad behavior and negligence of their workers. If a driver causes an accident while running their route, this would likely fall under this statute.
At the Morris Bart law office serving Orleans Parish, our team may be able to take action on your behalf if you were hurt in a T-bone collision caused by a truck driver. This could include:
- Filing an insurance claim and providing supporting evidence
- Suing the truck driver and their employer in civil court
If we can show that the truck driver caused the side-impact crash, your injuries, and that vicarious liability applies, we can recover money damages for you. An attorney can do this by negotiating an insurance settlement or taking the case to trial and winning a court award.
In addition to our New Orleans location, the Morris Bart law firm has 16 offices serving all parts of Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi. For more than 40 years, our contingency-fee firm has helped truck accident victims win their cases.
In 2019, we recovered compensation for 6,500 clients. Settlements and verdicts included:
- $852,845 for neck, back, and facial injuries
- $650,000 for broken bones, including an arm, leg, back, hip, pelvis, and ribs
- $580,000 for a neck injury that called for cervical disc replacement
- $550,000 for a protruding and herniated disc requiring surgery
- $490,000 for neck and back injuries
To learn how we may be able to help with your t-bone accident case, let the Morris Bart law firm evaluate your case for free.
New Orleans T-Bone Crashes Lawyer Near Me (504) 613-4771
Proving Your T-Bone Truck Accident Case in New Orleans
T-bone accidents are sometimes called side-impact collisions because they occur when one vehicle crashes broadside into another. These are usually intersection collisions. They can happen when a trucker:
- Runs a stop sign or red light
- Fails to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic when pulling out or turning left
For example, imagine you are passing through an intersection in New Orleans East. A truck driver behind the wheel of a fuel tanker is turning left. You have a green light, so you continue straight. However, the tanker does not yield and causes a side-impact collision.
Based on this scenario, the Morris Bart law office in New Orleans may be able to collect evidence that includes:
- The police report of the collision
- Eyewitness statements
- Video of the crash from a local business or other sources
- A survey of the scene
- Evidence from the trucking company
- An accident reconstruction
- Expert testimony
This evidence will support the insurance claim or lawsuit, increasing the chances of recovering compensation in your case. We regularly represent victims of similar collisions and win payouts based on the losses and expenses they suffered in their accident.
Deadlines for Filing a Lawsuit in a New Orleans T-bone Crash
There is only a short time to act in these cases. In general, the statutes of limitations on injury accidents are one year under La. Civ. Code Art. 3492. There is also a one-year deadline on wrongful death actions.
However, there may be even less time under some circumstances. Contact us for your free case review as soon as you can. We can assess the deadline for suing the liable parties in your case during this free consultation.
Discuss Your Side-Impact Truck Accident with Our Team Now
Our team offers free case assessments and consultations to the people who suffered injuries in New Orleans East and other nearby areas. We can determine your rights and legal opportunities based on the facts of your T-bone accident and injuries.
You can reach the team from the Morris Bart law office in New Orleans for a free consultation by calling (504) 613-4771. Because we are a contingency fee firm, you will not pay for our services unless a settlement is won..
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