If you’ve sustained injuries in a Jefferson Parish motorcycle accident, you can hold the at-fault driver legally responsible. A Terrytown motorcycle accident attorney from the Morris Bart law firm handles these claims for crash victims.
You can speak with an attorney from our personal injury law firm about your case for free today. We provide complimentary assessments after an accident. We can help you understand your rights and the possible compensation available to you.
Recovering Damages Based on Your Terrytown Motorcycle Crash
When motorcyclists suffer injuries in a Westbank collision, they can hold the at-fault driver responsible for their related expenses and losses. They will often do this through an insurance claim against the driver’s auto liability coverage. However, if an insurance claim does not secure a fair payout, a lawsuit may be necessary.
To determine how much money is appropriate based on their injuries and losses, all parties involved will investigate what happened and document the damages experienced. Common examples of recoverable damages in a crash include:
- Medical expenses, both current and future
- Lost income and benefits
- Diminished earning ability
- Property damages, such as replacement of a totaled motorcycle
- Miscellaneous costs
- Pain and suffering
- Other intangible losses
What Damages Can Family Members Recover Following a Fatal Crash?
Motorcyclists are at extreme risk of catastrophic injury or death following a serious accident. Under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2, Louisiana law allows specific immediate family members to recover damages based on their loved one’s wrongful death in a Terrytown motorcycle crash. Damages recoverable in a wrongful death case may include:
- Medical bills for assessment and treatment of injuries or attempts to revive the victim
- Funeral and burial or cremation costs
- Lost income previously provided by the victim
- Loss of services performed by the decedent
- Loss of companionship and other intangible losses suffered by surviving family members
For a free legal consultation with a Motorcycle Accident lawyer serving Terrytown, call (504) 613-4771
Building a Terrytown Motorcycle Accident Claim
To recover fair and just compensation based on a Terrytown motorcycle crash, you must develop a strong and convincing case against the at-fault driver and support your claim with evidence. We can conduct a thorough investigation to establish:
- What happened
- Who caused the crash
- What losses the victim incurred
During this investigation, our attorneys identify and analyze a wide range of evidence we can use to support our demand for fair compensation:
- The crash report filed by law enforcement
- Witness interviews and statements
- Accident reconstruction
- Property damage
- Survey of the crash scene
- Video of the accident
- Photos from the scene
- Relevant medical records
- Expert testimony
- Documentation of expenses and losses
Proving Negligence Is Critical to Your Claim’s Success
The goal of this investigation is to document that negligence occurred. Negligence is the basis for almost all personal injury claims and occurs when one party acts carelessly or recklessly. The four elements of negligence we must prove are:
- The at-fault party had a duty to act in a certain way
- They breached this duty, failing to act appropriately
- This breach caused the collision
- Our client suffered harm, whether physical, financial, or emotional
Once we have evidence that proves negligence occurred, we can identify the liable party whose actions led to the collision. Then, we file a claim against their insurance policy and demand a just payout for our client.
Do I Have to Sue to Recover Compensation After a Motorcycle Crash?
In most Jefferson Parish motorcycle crashes, financial recovery does not require you to sue the liable party and go to trial. Instead, you receive monetary relief through a negotiated insurance claim and settlement. However, some circumstances could require a lawsuit:
- The at-fault party disputes liability or facts of the case
- The insurer denies the claim or some damages
- The insurer will not agree to a fair settlement
- The statute of limitations is about to run out and an agreement is not pending
In Louisiana, running out of time and being forced into preparing and starting civil action is common. Under La. Civ. Code Art. 3492, you only have up to one year to begin most lawsuits. Some claims allow for even less time. Missing this deadline would mean losing your right to pursue damages.
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Morris Bart, LLC, Has a Track Record of Helping Motorcycle Crash Victims
The Morris Bart law firm has more than four decades of experience helping traffic accident victims get justice and recovering compensation by holding the at-fault driver accountable. In 2019, we recovered money for more than 6,500 clients.
We have 15 locations across the Gulf South, serving all parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. Our New Orleans office is the closest location to Terrytown and the rest of Jefferson Parish.
However, our contingency fee personal injury firm conveniently meets clients in their homes, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and other locations. If you’re unable to travel to one of our offices due to your injuries following the accident, you don’t have to worry because we’ll come to you.
In addition, we do not charge any upfront fees. We provide complimentary consultations and do not ask for a retainer if you decide to let us handle your case. We only get paid after the case is closed and has been compensated. You will not owe us anything if you do not receive compensation.
Speak to a Morris Bart, LLC, Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today for Free
The Morris Bart law office in New Orleans will review your Terrytown motorcycle collision and explain your options for compensation today. Call (504) 613-4771 now to discuss your accident with one of our lawyers.
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