If a tow truck driver caused your New Orleans, LA crash and injuries, you may be able to hold them accountable. Recovering compensation through an insurance claim or lawsuit may be possible.
The team from the New Orleans office of the Morris Bart law firm provides complimentary consultations to victims of truck accidents, including tow truck collisions. You can learn more about your rights and the steps that could allow you to secure money damages.
Morris Bart, LLC Helps Tow Truck Accident Victims Build a Case for Compensation
Our car accident lawyers have spent more than 40 years helping accident victims gather evidence and seek compensation for their injuries. We have 15 offices across Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, and Mississippi, allowing us to serve all areas of the Gulf South.
Our contingency-fee law firm has the experience and resources necessary to secure financial recoveries for our clients, whether that requires us to navigate the insurance claims process or represent them at trial. We recovered compensation for 6,500 clients in 2019, and would like the opportunity to do the same for you.
Recent results for clients of our New Orleans office include:
- $852,845 in a car accident case that left the victim with facial fractures and neck and back pain
- $475,000 for a car accident victim who sustained neck, back, and shoulder injuries
- $430,000 for a bicycle rider hit by a car who suffered a fractured hip and skull, as well as head, eye, and ear injuries
If you were hurt when a tow truck driver’s careless or reckless actions caused a crash,
the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you, too. You can find out more about how we help victims of traffic accidents during your free initial consultation. We are here for you, and our team wants to discuss your situation with you today.
For a free legal consultation with a Tow Truck Accident lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 613-4771
How Can I Recover Damages After a New Orleans Tow Truck Crash?
There are usually two ways to secure compensation following a traffic accident in New Orleans:
- An insurance claim and negotiated settlement agreement
- Suing the at-fault parties and presenting a solid argument for a verdict at trial
Most cases settle out of court, meaning it is often unnecessary to go to trial or even file a lawsuit. This may not be true in your case, however.
As part of the evidence presented to support a claim or civil suit, our attorneys uncover and document our clients’ expenses and losses due to their collision and injuries. This varies from case to case, but could include:
- Medical bills
- Receipts for related expenses
- Estimates for car repairs
- Medical bills
- Expert testimony about future care needs
- Paperwork documenting income losses
- Any documentation of pain and suffering
The compensation recoverable in tow truck accident cases includes economic and noneconomic damages, as well as current and future expenses.
Wrongful Death Claims Based on Tow Truck Accidents in New Orleans
Louisiana allows surviving family members of tow truck accident victims who passed away to pursue additional damages under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2. Our team represents families in wrongful death actions in New Orleans. Let us evaluate your case for free by reaching out to speak with us today.
Liability in Tow Truck Accidents in New Orleans
If a tow truck operator caused your crash, that driver may not be the only liable party in your case. There may be another party we can hold accountable and name in any insurance claim or civil suit we file.
Under La. Civ. Code Art. 2320, employers are responsible for their workers’ actions while they are on the job. This means that when we accept a New Orleans East tow truck accident case, we pursue both the driver and the tow company.
This requires us to identify and present evidence to prove the driver:
- Acted negligently and caused your accident
- Is an employee of the tow truck company
- Was working at the time of the crash
This may be important in your case, especially if you have serious injuries. Companies usually have larger liability policies than one which an individual tow truck driver would carry.
At the Morris Bart law office, our New Orleans personal injury lawyers are used to going toe-to-toe with insurance companies and corporate lawyers. We know how to:
- Identify all liable parties
- Gather support for our clients’ claims
- Develop strong cases
- Take legal action on their behalf
You can learn more about how our resources and experience may benefit your case and how we may be able to help you. We want to discuss your crash during a free review of your legal case.
What Are the Deadlines for Filing a Lawsuit Based on My Case?
You will need to make a decision about whether you need to sue the tow company and driver in your case relatively quickly. We recommend reaching out to our truck accident team as soon as you can. We can review your case and explain the deadline that applies.
In most cases, there is a one-year statute of limitations. This includes:
- Personal injury cases per Civ. Code Art. 3492
- Wrongful death cases under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2
There are some cases when an accelerated timeline applies. Under these circumstances, you may only have a few months to act.
Speak with a Member of Our Staff About Your Tow Truck Crash and Legal Case
The Morris Bart law firm works with victims of commercial vehicle accidents in Orleans Parish and surrounding areas. We also provide complimentary, confidential collision assessments for potential clients.
Connect with our team for your free case review today. All you need to do is call (504) 613-4771, and we will take care of the rest.
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