If you were hurt in an Ascension Parish, Louisiana crash, you may be able to hold the at-fault driver legally responsible. A Prairieville car accident attorney from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you prepare, file, and settle an insurance claim or sue the liable party.
We provide free consultations and case reviews for victims of traffic accidents and other personal injury incidents in the suburbs of Baton Rouge and other areas of Louisiana. You can learn more about your options for seeking compensation from our attorneys today for free.
Recovering Compensation and Getting Justice Based on Your Prairieville Crash
Louisiana law allows crash victims to recover compensation for the financial costs and losses they experienced because of another party’s negligence. They can also get money damages for their injuries and emotional damages. This is how we pursue justice for our clients. We prove their damages, value them, and demand a fair settlement based on that value.
While settling is the most common way we recover damages for our clients, we may choose to sue the liable party or parties and go to trial in some cases.
The recoverable damages in a car accident claim in Prairieville could include:
- Medical bills
- Future care costs and related expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damages and other car repairs
- Pain and suffering losses
- Other non-economic losses
We also represent families seeking compensation based on their loved one’s wrongful death under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2.
For a free legal consultation with a Car Accident lawyer serving Prairieville, call (225) 341-5694
Morris Bart, LLC Fights to Recover Money Damages for Prairieville Crash Victims
For more than four decades, the Morris Bart law office has worked for crash victims in Louisiana and throughout the Gulf South. We fight to prove the case for every client we represent and recover fair compensation on their behalf. Our case results include:
- $852,845 for a New Orleans crash victim with neck and back pain and facial fractures
- $580,000 for a Hattiesburg, MS car accident victim who required cervical disc replacement
- $550,000 for a client who suffered a protruding and herniated disc in their spine in a Shreveport, LA hit-and-run collision
- $490,000 for a victim of a Hattiesburg, MS, truck accident who lives with a neck and back injury
- $475,000 for a New Orleans accident victim who suffered neck, back, and shoulder injuries
- $450,000 in an Alexandria, LA car accident claim where the client required lower back surgery
We do not charge clients any upfront fees. We only ask for attorney’s fees as a contingency fee—paid from the money we recover in the case. If we do not secure a payout for our client, we do not ask for these fees.
Proving a Prairieville, Louisiana Car Accident Case
Most Louisiana car collision claims are based on negligence. One driver acts negligently, and this causes the accident and the resulting financial, physical, and emotional damages. Negligence occurs when a driver or another party acts carelessly or recklessly, and it causes harm. There are four elements of negligence:
We gather evidence, work with accident reconstruction teams, and take other steps to prove fault, negligence, and liability. This is necessary to recover compensation.
Shared Fault May Play a Role
Under La. Civ. Code Art. 2323, anyone involved in an accident can sue other involved parties. Even if you are found to be partially at fault for the accident, you may still be able to receive compensation.
For example, imagine a driver failed to yield when turning left at a green light and hit you as you traveled through the intersection. The court rules the other driver is primarily liable for the crash. However, you were speeding at the time. If the court decides your actions contributed 20 percent to the accident, you can only recover 80 percent of the damages awarded in your case.
This provides a handy defense for liable parties and their insurers. They may accuse you of shared fault, saying you contributed to your accident or injuries. In this case, your lawyer can work to reduce your percentage of fault as much as possible.
Other Parties May Be Liable
In some cases, assigning fault may be more difficult because there are multiple potentially liable parties. For example, under La. Civ. Code Art. 2320, employers are responsible for the actions of their workers. This includes truck drivers. So, if a truck driver causes a crash, the trucking company may be legally accountable.
We also handle cases involving buses, taxicabs, Uber and Lyft rideshare drivers, and more. Any of these situations could involve multiple liable parties.
We Can Build a Car Accident Claim
When we represent a crash victim in the greater Baton Rouge area, we investigate what happened and develop a strong argument to recover compensation. We fight for our clients’ best interests throughout this process. They count on us to keep them up to date, answer their questions, and recover compensation on their behalf, and we take this job seriously.
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Time Limits Apply to Filing Suit in a Prairieville Car Accident Case
You should consider your legal options for compensation as soon as possible after your accident. Not only will evidence begin to disappear as each day passes, but there is also a deadline for suing that applies in these cases.
Under La. Civ. Code Art. 3492, Louisiana law allows you only one year from the date of the crash to begin a lawsuit. There may be less time under some circumstances, such as when the at-fault party is a parish worker or government agency.
We offer free case reviews for victims. You can even call us on the same day as your crash. We can meet with you while you are still undergoing treatment or recovering from your injuries and will go to work on your case immediately.
Talk to an Attorney from Morris Bart, LLC for Free Today About Your Claim
At the Morris Bart law office in Baton Rouge, we handle cases in Prairieville and other nearby locations. The areas we serve cover all of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. We provide free consultations for crash victims.
You can speak to an attorney at our Baton Rouge office for free today. Call (225) 341-5694 now to get started.
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