A Prairieville pedestrian accident attorney may pursue compensation on your behalf if you suffered injuries after being hit by a car while on foot. You may be able to get justice by holding the at-fault driver legally responsible and recovering money for your collision-related expenses and losses.
A car accident attorney from the Morris Bart law firm will provide a free consultation so you can learn more about your options for taking legal action. We want to discuss how our team can help you navigate your claim and get the money you need and deserve.
Damages Could Be Available Based on Your Ascension Parish Accident
We hold negligent drivers responsible for their bad behavior in civil cases by demanding they cover the costs victims incurred because of the collision and their injuries. This may include economic expenses, future costs, financial losses, and intangible damages.
When we build a case for a client, our efforts include cataloging their damages and putting a fair value on them. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to estimate future expenses with help from experts and tabulate non-economic costs using industry standards.
What Damages Are Available in a Pedestrian-Vehicle Crash?
The types of damages and their value vary based on the facts of the case. No two pedestrian accidents are the same, so no two claims we handle cover the same expenses and losses. However, some damages typically recovered in these claims include:
- Current and future medical bills and related expenses
- Lost wages and other income
- Future loss of income because of lasting injuries
- Property damages, if applicable
- Pain and suffering
- Other intangible losses
If your loved one died after a car hit them in Prairieville, we may be able to pursue wrongful death compensation for your family as allowed under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2.
For a free legal consultation with a Pedestrian Accident lawyer serving Prairieville, call 800-537-8185
Proving Negligence Is Required to Recover Compensation
Whether we settle an insurance claim outside of court and negotiate a fair agreement for our client or take the case to trial and ask the jury to award compensation, we must have a strong case to show:
- What caused the accident
- The identity of the at-fault driver
- If anyone else is liable in the case
- What our client lost as a result
We investigate these cases and work with experts who can help us prove them. We gather, analyze, and organize evidence into a solid argument to hold the liable party or parties accountable. When we have evidence that a driver acted carelessly or recklessly and hit our client, we can:
- Prepare documents and organize the claim
- Value the expenses and losses they suffered
- Demand a payout that is appropriate based on the evidence
- Negotiate with the at-fault driver’s insurer or legal counsel
This is how most traffic accident claims end. We reach an agreement with the insurer, and our client signs a document that they will not pursue additional compensation in exchange for the agreed-on settlement.
Taking Your Case to Court
Occasionally, we pursue a civil lawsuit against the at-fault driver or another liable party. This may occur if we cannot reach an appropriate agreement, the other party tries to blame our client, or we are running out of time.
We represent our clients throughout this process and in the courtroom, presenting evidence and arguing for a fair jury award based on the facts of the case.
We Handle Even Complex Louisiana Pedestrian Accident Cases
Some circumstances can make a pedestrian accident more challenging. However, this does not mean our attorneys cannot help. We can explain your options and our services during your initial consultation. However, some situations our lawyers are adept at navigating include:
- Truck accidents, which often include claims against the trucking company as allowed under La. Civ. Code Art. 2320
- Uber and Lyft rideshare collisions
- Municipal or parish bus crashes
- Taxicab collisions
- Other commercial vehicle accidents
- Hit-and-run crashes
- Uninsured driver accidents
You may only have up to one year to take legal action in your case in Louisiana, per La. Civ. Code Art. 3492. Missing this deadline, or failing to settle before it arrives, could prevent you from recovering fair compensation. There are exceptions, but some shorten the period even further.
An Attorney from Morris Bart, LLC Is Waiting to Hear from You
At the Morris Bart law office in Baton Rouge, we begin every claim with a free case assessment with the victim and/or their family. We want to ensure they understand:
- Their rights as accident victims
- What types of damages may be available based on their case
- Their options for recovering these damages
- How our team of attorneys can help
We also answer questions and explain how contingency fee payments work during this initial consultation. We do not charge our clients any money upfront. We do not ask for a retainer fee to get started on your case. Instead, our attorneys will receive a portion of your payout in the case. We will not get paid attorneys fees if we do not secure a financial recovery for you.
We handle Prairieville pedestrian accidents from our Baton Rouge office, one of 15 locations across the Gulf South. Our lawyers recovered compensation for 6,500 clients in 2019 and have helped many families in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. We have more than 40 years of experience with cases similar to yours and may be able to help you, too.
Speak With a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer from Morris Bart, LLC
You can discuss your case with a traffic accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm for free today. We provide complimentary assessments of pedestrian accident cases and want to ensure you know the options you have for holding the negligent driver accountable.
You can reach the Morris Bart law office in Baton Rouge by calling now.
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