One of our tractor-trailer accident lawyers from New Orleans may be able to help you after your truck collision case. We may be able to build a compensation claim.
You can learn more about your New Orleans, LA, truck accident case by speaking with a staff member from the Morris Bart law firm today. We provide free consultations for victims of commercial vehicle collisions.
Our Truck Accident Attorneys May Be Able to Seek Compensation for You
The tractor-trailer accident lawyers from our New Orleans office represent truck accident victims, seeking a payout for them based on their losses. The types of damages and the claims’ values vary widely since they are based on each case’s unique facts.
While we cannot tell you how much your case might be worth until your initial consultation, we can help you identify the types of damages that could be recoverable. This includes:
- Medical care costs, including future care needs
- Lost wages and other income
- Reduced ability to earn a living
- Property damages
- Intangible losses, including pain and suffering damages
Can My Family Pursue Wrongful Death Damages?
If your immediate family member died from their truck accident injuries, La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2 may allow you to pursue additional damages. This is possible for family members, such as spouses, children, and parents of the deceased.
Our team can determine your rights and the types of recovery available through a wrongful death case during your free evaluation.
For a free legal consultation with a Tractor-Trailer Accident lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 613-4771
Morris Bart, LLC, Has the Experience and Resources Accident Victims Need
For more than 40 years, the Morris Bart law firm has represented big rig accident victims who suffered injuries because of a careless or reckless trucker. We use our experience, network of experts, knowledge of these cases, and other resources to support every claim we handle.
We Get Results for Our Personal Injury Clients
We navigate the claims process for truck accident victims, allowing our clients to focus on their healing and physical recovery instead of insurance claims and lawsuits. We won cases for 6,500 injury victims in 2019.
Recent results for our clients include:
- $650,000 in a drunk driving traffic collision with multiple fractures and punctured lungs
- $580,000 in a motor vehicle crash that required the client to have a cervical disc replacement
- $490,000 in a truck collision with neck and back injuries
- $337,500 for a truck accident that caused traumatic brain injuries, a fractured neck, and other injuries
At the Morris Bart law office in New Orleans, we may be able to help you with your case, as well. We are a contingency fee firm. Our team operates 15 locations in four states: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
Who Is Liable for My New Orleans Tractor-Trailer Collision?
When we file a liability insurance claim or a civil suit in a semi-truck crash, the commercial truck driver may not be the only party we name. In most of these cases, La. Civ. Code Art. 2320 also allows us to name the driver’s employer as a defendant. This statute deems employers “answerable for the damage” their workers cause on the job.
For example, if a truck driver ran a red light in New Orleans East and collided with a car, the occupants of the passenger vehicle may have a case against:
- The careless driver
- The trucking company
This is possible because a truck driver behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer is most likely working and performing job duties, such as moving cargo or returning to their hub after a delivery.
During your consultation with the Morris Bart law office, we can discuss whether this type of vicarious liability is likely in your case. We identify the liable parties for our clients and gather the evidence to show they are legally accountable for the collision. We will then help you exercise your legal rights to secure compensation.
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When do I Need to Act to Protect my Rights After a Truck Crash in New Orleans?
You must act as soon as possible to protect your rights after a New Orleans tractor-trailer collision. The insurance companies, trucking companies, and others may try to use your own words against you to reduce the value of your claim.
The best thing you can do to learn more about your case, your rights, and the next steps you should take is to reach out to our team.
Statutes of Limitations on New Orleans Personal Injury Accidents
In addition to protecting your rights, there are also other reasons you need to take action quickly. Louisiana generally gives accident victims up to a year to sue the liable parties in Orleans Parish or another jurisdiction.
This is codified in the Louisiana Code under:
- La. Civ. Code Art. 3492 for personal injuries
- La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2for wrongful deaths
Some circumstances, however, greatly reduce the time you have to begin the legal process. Missing a deadline could also endanger your right to hold the driver and trucking company responsible.
Connect with a New Orleans Truck Accident Team Member Now for Free
One of our tractor-trailer accident lawyers from the New Orleans office may be able to help you seek a financial recovery in your truck collision case. You can speak with a staff member about your crash, injuries, rights, and options for seeking compensation to learn more.
Reach out to the Morris Bart law office in New Orleans today by calling (504) 613-4771. We are ready to get started with your complimentary consultation right away.
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