If you were hurt in a limousine collision in Bossier or Caddo Parish, the Morris Bart Shreveport accident team can help. We can strengthen your case against the limousine driver and/or the company s/he works for.
We can provide you with a free case review to explain your rights and offer advice on how to proceed in your case. We can also represent you in a car insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Call (318) 553-5470 now to get started.
Time Limits for Pursuing a Civil Action Following a Collision
Per Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492, personal injury accident victims—including motor vehicle accident victims—only have up to one year to file a lawsuit. Missing this deadline could result in losing the right to take your case to court.
Since there is a tight deadline for pursuing legal action in a limousine accident case, we encourage you to reach out to us as soon as you can after your accident.
For a free legal consultation with a Limousine Accident lawyer serving Shreveport, call 800-537-8185
How Limousine Accident Liability Works in Shreveport
According to the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC), when limousines operate in Caddo Parish, Bossier Parish, or elsewhere in Louisiana, they must follow strict insurance requirements. These rules require the limo company to have a liability policy that will payout when:
- A paying rider suffers injuries in an accident, or
- Occupants of other vehicles suffer injuries in a collision caused by the limo driver
This insurance must provide additional coverage above what is required of individual motorists. If you suffer injuries in either of the above circumstances, we can file a claim on your behalf.
Vicarious Liability in a Louisiana Limo Accident Case
While you can hold the individual driver responsible in a limousine accident, the larger liability policy belongs to the limousine company. This is typically where we are able to seek better recovery for our clients.
Holding the limousine company accountable in your accident is possible because the driver’s employer is vicariously liable for what the driver does while on the clock. Talk to us today to learn if you should hold the limo company accountable in your case. Just call (318) 553-5470 to learn more.
We Will Build the Strongest Case Possible for You with No Upfront Cost
Morris Bart represents clients on contingency. What this means is that we do not require our clients to pay upfront for our services. Instead, we cover the necessary resources and steps to build your case and recoup what we’ve spent when you win.
This means we will do all of the following for you without your having to pay us a cent upfront:
- Investigate the accident
- Assign liability
- File your insurance claim
- Negotiate with the insurer
- Prepare paperwork for court appearances
- Represent you in court
We only receive attorney fees when you win either via an out-of-court settlement or taking the case to trial. You never need to pay our team anything out of your pocket upfront. To learn more, contact the Morris Bart law firm at (318) 553-5470.
Recoverable Damages in a Shreveport Limousine Accident
As far as recoverable damages go, we can seek economic, non-economic, and wrongful death damages in your case, depending on the circumstances.
In some cases, the court may also award punitive damages, which are meant to punish the other party for their negligent conduct and to dissuade them from repeating this behavior in the future.
Economic damages are the expenses and direct losses you incurred as a result of the accident. These can include:
- Medical treatment, care, and related expenses
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Lost income and related benefits
- Diminished earning ability
- Property damages to your vehicle and other items
In serious injury cases, it is not uncommon for victims to require ongoing care or future medical treatments. If your treatment is expected to extend beyond the date of settlement, we can pursue future medical costs and lost wages on your behalf.
Non-economic damages are the losses you suffered that don’t have a clear monetary value. Here, we both use our experience and compare your case to similar cases that have settled previously to assign a value to your losses. These losses may be one or more times greater than your economic losses and include:
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
Wrongful Death Damages
If a family member suffered fatal injuries in a Shreveport limousine accident, you may be able to recover wrongful death damages, especially if the deceased was your spouse, parent, or child. We’ll discuss any and all damages you can claim in your case during your free consultation.
Speak with a Member of Our Shreveport Accident Team Today for Free
An accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can seek monetary recovery on your behalf to help make you whole again after a collision involving a limousine. We offer a free case review to assess the best possible settlement for what happened. Speak with a member of our Shreveport team by calling (318) 553-5470 today.
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