A Prairieville drunk driving (DUI) accident attorney is here to help if you suffered injuries because of a drunk driver in Ascension Parish. Our team develops solid claims in an effort to prove the case against the at-fault driver and hold them legally responsible for their negligent actions behind the wheel. You may be able to recover compensation for the financial, physical, and emotional damages you endured.
A car accident attorney from the Morris Bart law firm will review your options for pursuing a financial recovery with you today at no cost. We believe it is essential for crash victims—especially those hurt by drunk and reckless drivers—to know their rights and how they can get justice through an insurance claim or the civil courts.
Securing a Financial Recovery Based on Your Prairieville Car Crash Claim
It may be possible to recover money for your accident-related costs and losses. Depending on the facts of your case, you may have several options to pursue this compensation. This often requires:
- Proving your case against the at-fault driver
- Filing an insurance claim based on their liability policy
- Negotiating a settlement
- Suing them in an Ascension Parish civil court and asking the jury to award just compensation, if necessary
Our team can manage every step of this process, including putting an appropriate settlement value on your case and demanding a fair payout from the insurance company. Your recoverable damages could include:
Economic Damages in Your Car Accident Claim
The economic damages incurred include your bills and financial losses. Examples are medical bills, lost wages, and car repairs. The expenses related to your case can vary widely depending on the severity of your injuries and other factors.
Future Expenses and Losses Related to Your Accident
When injuries are severe, you may have additional medical needs, ongoing care, or other future care-related expenses. This could also affect your ability to return to your previous job, causing future lost wages, as well. We may need to work with a doctor, economist, or other experts to help us value these damages.
Non-Economic Damages Stemming from Your Prairieville Collision
We also pursue non-economic damages for our clients. These are the intangible losses you suffer because of a car accident. They may include the pain and suffering caused by your physical injuries, mental anguish, diminished quality of life, and more.
Wrongful Death in a Drunk Driving Crash in Louisiana
If your loved one passed away from their drunk driving accident injuries, you may have a valid wrongful death case against the at-fault driver. Under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2, the loved ones of an accident victim who died from their injuries may be able to recover compensation for several expenses and losses, including emotional suffering.
For a free legal consultation with a Drunk Driving Accident lawyer serving Prairieville, call (800) 537-8185
How a Morris Bart, LLC Lawyer Can Help a Prairieville Car Accident Victim
The Morris Bart law firm has worked for car accident victims for over 40 years, including those hurt by impaired or intoxicated drivers. Our first office was in Louisiana, but the areas we serve now include all of four states: Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
In 2019, we won cases for more than 6,500 clients. Our Baton Rouge office serves Prairieville and greater Ascension Parish.
If you work with our team, we will:
- Represent your best interests and protect your rights
- Manage communication with other involved parties
- Answer questions and keep you up to date about the case
- Build your case and value your claim
- Prepare and file all necessary legal documents
- Represent you at trial, if necessary
In addition to large settlements and court awards in other recent car accident claims, our case results show a $650,000 payout for a client hit by a drunk driver. This client suffered multiple broken bones, including their right arm, right leg, back, hip, pelvis, and several fractured ribs. They were also treated for punctured lungs.
We Work on a Contingency-Fee Basis
The Morris Bart law office in Baton Rouge manages these cases using a contingency fee. We ask our clients for no money upfront. Instead, we use our own resources to pay the upfront costs and only charge our clients after the case is over. Our attorney’s fees come from the money we secure for the client. If you do not get a payout, your lawyer does not get paid.
This allows us to assist many families that could not otherwise afford legal representation.
Prairieville Drunk Drivers Could Face Two Trials
Two separate legal proceedings may occur against a drunk driver. They include:
- The criminal case where they face charges following their drunk driving arrest
- The civil case filed by the victim or victims of the accident they caused
As personal injury attorneys, it is the second case that concerns us. While the criminal case may provide some evidence to bolster our insurance claim or lawsuit, the two are unrelated. In fact, it is possible to win a financial recovery in a DUI accident case even if the driver never faced criminal charges or the charges were dropped.
Proving Fault in a Civil Case
To recover compensation for our clients hurt in these accidents, we must gather evidence to prove:
- They acted in a careless, reckless, inappropriate, or illegal way behind the wheel
- This caused the crash
- You suffered damages as a result
We can often establish the cause of the crash and that the at-fault driver was responsible without having blood alcohol content testing results or other proof that might be necessary in a criminal case. We can use our evidence to convince the insurer to pay an appropriate sum or support our lawsuit at trial.
Louisiana generally only gives victims one year to sue per La. Civ. Code Art. 3492, so it is crucial to get started right away. The time limit may be even shorter in some circumstances.
Get a Free Case Assessment from a Morris Bart, LLC Attorney
The Morris Bart law office in Baton Rouge has a lawyer available now to discuss your claim and the next steps to get the money damages you need and deserve. We can evaluate your legal options for free today. Call (225) 341-5694 to speak with an attorney.
Questions?Call (800) 537-8185
to find a Morris Bart office near you.