If another driver broke a traffic law or otherwise acted negligently and caused your Saint Bernard Parish car accident, you may have the right to pursue a payout to cover your accident-related expenses and losses. You should not have to pay for this accident out of pocket. Louisiana’s fault-based auto insurance laws allow you to hold the at-fault motorist accountable. A Saint Bernard Parish car accident lawyer from Morris Bart, LLC will review your case for free today. We may be able to seek and secure compensation on your behalf by filing an insurance claim or taking your case to trial. Call us now at (504) 613-4771 to get started. We handle these cases on a contingency basis.
Saint Bernard Parish Car Accidents
Our team knows how to handle any type of auto accident case, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- DUI and DWI accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Uninsured/underinsured motorist accidents
- Elderly driver accidents
- And more
According to the LSU Highway Safety Research Group, 78 percent of car accident fatalities in the state in 2017 occurred because of one of four factors:
- Drunk driving or driving while intoxicated
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Failure to wear a seatbelt
Many injury accidents had the same or related causes. We know how to collect evidence to support your claim in any of these accidents or accidents with more unusual causes. We will fight for the compensation you deserve based on the facts of your case. You may even be able to recover damages if you were partially at-fault for your own injuries. According to Louisiana Civil Code article 2323, Louisiana allows car accident victims to recover a payout as long as they were not 100 percent at fault in the accident. However, their recovery is reduced based on their level of fault. This system is known as pure comparative fault.
We Have Offices Across the Gulf South
At Morris Bart, LLC, we have 98 lawyers in 15 offices across the Gulf South who can help car accident victims navigate the insurance claims process and seek compensation. We serve accident victims in all major suburbs and parishes, including Saint Bernard Parish. We have offices elsewhere in Louisiana, as well as in Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. Call (504) 613-4771 today to talk to a car accident attorney in our office nearest you.
For a free legal consultation with a Car Accident lawyer serving Saint Bernard Parish, call 800-537-8185
We May Be Able To Seek Damages in Your Saint Bernard Parish Car Accident Case
A Saint Bernard Parish car accident lawyer from our team may be able to help you navigate the insurance claims process and recover compensation for the losses you experienced as a result of your Saint Bernard Parish traffic accident. We will collect evidence to support your claim and demand a fair payout. Evidence in a car accident case should prove:
- The other driver acted carelessly, recklessly, or otherwise negligently.
- The other driver’s negligence caused your accident.
- You sustained injuries, economic damages, and non-economic losses as a result of the accident.
- We have strong documentation to show an estimated value of your accident-related expenses and losses.
The case we build should be enough to negotiate a fair settlement with the at-fault driver’s auto liability insurance provider. This case should allow us to recover the damages you deserve without taking your case to court. However, if the insurance company refuses to negotiate fairly, we will protect your right to file a lawsuit to pursue compensation. To learn more, discuss your case with a Morris Bart, LLC car accident attorney serving Saint Bernard Parish today. You can reach a member of our team by calling (504) 613-4771.
Damages Recoverable in a Saint Bernard Parish Car Accident Insurance Claim or Lawsuit
When we seek damages on behalf of our clients in a car accident case, we use the evidence and documentation of their losses to calculate an estimated value of their damages. We then use this estimate to determine a just settlement. This estimate ensures we do not settle for less than our client deserves, leaving them to pay accident-related expenses out of pocket. Some of the expenses and losses we may be able to recover through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit include:
- Current and future medical treatment and related care
- Current and future lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
- Wrongful death damages, if a member of your family passed away in a Saint Bernard Parish car accident
- And possibly more if you qualify
There Are Strict Deadlines for Taking Legal Action in a Saint Bernard Parish Car Accident Case
While we can often try to recover damages for our clients without taking a case to trial, it is important that we ensure our clients maintain their right to take legal action in case it becomes necessary. This stance requires us to get to work on a case quickly following the accident. Reach out to our team as soon as your injuries stabilize or as soon as you are able, so we can get started building your case. Under Louisiana Civil Code Article 3492, car accident victims only have one year from the date of an accident to file a personal injury lawsuit in civil court. If they fail to file a lawsuit by the time this deadline arrives, they will lose the right to do so.
Talk to a Saint Bernard Parish Car Accident Attorney
If you suffered injuries in a Saint Bernard Parish car accident, a personal injury attorney from Morris Bart, LLC may be able to help you pursue compensation to cover your medical care, lost wages, repairs to your vehicle, and more. We handle these cases based on contingency; you will pay nothing until we recover a settlement or award on your behalf. Call (504) 613-4771 now to get started with your free case review.
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