Commercial Truck Accidents and Tough Insurers

Commercial Truck Accidents and Tough Insurers

  Commercial Truck Accidents and Your Personal Injury For obvious reasons, commercial truck accidents can be very dangerous.  Not only can these heavy vehicles can cause extensive damage to your vehicle and injury to your person, but also commercial vehicle insurers can be very aggressive with even minor claims. Don’t be mistaken, insurance companies are …

Louisiana Swears In First Black Supreme Court Chief Justice

Louisiana Swears In First Black Supreme Court Chief Justice

Bernette Johnson Sworn In As First Black Supreme Court Chief Justice Louisiana recently swore in the first black chief justice for the Louisiana Supreme Court.  Chief Justice Bernette Johnson was sworn in on Friday, February 1, 2013 by her daughter Rachael D. Johnson. Bernette Johnson served as a district trial judge for ten years, before …

Morris Bart Helps Women Injured by Mirena Intrauterine Devices

Morris Bart Helps Women Injured by Mirena Intrauterine Devices

New Orleans-based Morris Bart, LLC Attorneys At Law have added more attorneys to their law firm to help Mirena injury claimants. Morris Bart is currently expanding its attorney team to address Mirena IUD injury cases in the greater New Orleans and Gulf South areas.  Morris Bart’s team of attorneys has the necessary experience to ensure …

Getting the Most From Your Personal Injury Attorney

Getting the Most From Your Personal Injury Attorney

  Establishing A Relationship With Your Personal Injury Attorney The relationship you have with your personal injury attorney is one of the most important aspects of your case. It is important to not only communicate, but to do so honestly. We are here to help you so the more information we have, the better. Communicate …

Office Spotlight: Lafayette, LA

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Morris Bart Proud To Serve Lafayette Area Morris Bart’s Lafayette personal injury law office has served Lafayette and surrounding Acadiana since mid-2006. Originally off Pinhook Road in the south end of the city, it is now located in a larger office at 4021 Ambassador Caffery Parkway. Serviced by public transportation, and easy to find off …

How to Avoid Injury in a Motorcycle Accident

How to Avoid Injury in a Motorcycle Accident

  Motorcycle safety and your personal injury case As a personal injury attorney, the worst kinds of injuries that I generally see often result from motorcycle accidents.  A motorcycle does not offer any significant protection against a passenger car, pick-up truck, or larger truck.  These motorcycle accident injuries usually manifest themselves immediately, sometimes with multiple …

BP Oil Spill Disaster Claim Deadline and Updates

BP Oil Spill Disaster Claim Deadline and Updates

Recent and upcoming BP oil spill case deadlines Recently, we have had several deadlines in the BP oil spill injury cases with which to comply.  First, the January 18, 2013 deadline for Oil Pollution Act presentment demands (also known as OPA claims) has been met for all those who were eligible.  This deadline was for …

Discretionary Function and Accidents with Mississippi Government Employees

Discretionary Function and Accidents with Mississippi Government Employees

  Personal injuries involving Mississippi government employees The Mississippi Tort Claims Act grants governmental entities special privileges when an employee’s negligence causes harm to others. Miss. Code Ann. § 11-46-9 (Rev. 2002). One such law provides that governmental entities in Mississippi shall not be responsible for the harms that an entity causes if the conduct …

Mardi Gras: The Deadliest Holiday in Louisiana

Mardi Gras: The Deadliest Holiday in Louisiana

Staying safe during Mardi Gras in New Orleans New Orleans is known for its laissez-faire, Big Easy style. Especially during Mardi Gras, locals and tourists alike take advantage of the season of celebration to have a great time and forget their everyday stresses. But beware: too many drivers leaving their worries behind during Mardi Gras …

Reminder: Hurricane Isaac Insurance Claim Deadline in Late January

Reminder: Hurricane Isaac Insurance Claim Deadline in Late January

Morris Bart, LLC Hurricane Isaac Insurance Claim Area of Practice Helps Affected Clients After Additional Claim Extension FEMA has granted an additional extension for submitting claims for Hurricane Isaac flood damages.  Louisiana property owners with federal flood insurance policies whose structures were damaged by Hurricane Isaac flood waters now have an additional 60 days to complete …

Should You Ever Not Call the Police Following a Car Accident?

Document the truth and protect yourself Unfortunately, all at-fault drivers are not honest. There is the chance that the at-fault driver will lie to their insurance company about how the accident was caused. As an example, let’s say the at-fault driver failed to stop at a stop sign before proceeding through an intersection. This failure to …

Punitive Damages for Drunk Drivers in Louisiana

Punitive Damages for Drunk Drivers in Louisiana

Drunk driving punitive damages in Louisiana Unlike the other 49 states, which have a legal system based on English common law, Louisiana law stems from French and Spanish codes.  In keeping with that tradition, Louisiana does not allow punitive damages unless specifically provided by statute. The reason behind this dim view towards punitive damages is that …

Uninsured Motorist Coverage: Don’t Hesitate to File Your Claim

Uninsured Motorist Coverage: Don’t Hesitate to File Your Claim

What is UM or UMBI coverage? During the course of your representation your attorney may ask whether you have UM or UBMI coverage on your personal auto policy. UM coverage stands for uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, and UMBI stands for uninsured motorist bodily injury coverage. These coverages are not required on your auto insurance policy, but …

Loss of Use, Total Loss, and Diminished Value Claims

Loss of Use, Total Loss, and Diminished Value Claims

What does the insurance company have to pay? An insurance company’s obligation to pay a claim for damage to someone’s vehicle or property arises out of the insurance policy. On a typical claim, the insurance company will pay on behalf of their driver those amounts that the driver is responsible for. This includes loss of …

Safety Tips for Senior Drivers

Safety Tips for Senior Drivers

Senior driver safety Over the next 20 years, the number of drivers 70 and up is predicted to triple as the Baby Boomer generation ages.  Many elderly drivers match their driving habits to their declining capabilities.  For example, reaction times become longer or the ability to see at night weakens. Be proactive to stay safe …

Car Insurance Company Myths

Car Insurance Company Myths

Myth #1: An insurance company will automatically pay you money just because you were in a car accident. There is no requirement that an insurance company pay you any amount of money just based on the fact that you were involved in a car accident.  If a person is not injured in the accident or …

Emergency Rule 26 and Hurricane Isaac Claims

Emergency Rule 26 and Hurricane Isaac Claims

What is Emergency Rule 26? In helping one of my clients and fellow Laplace resident, I discovered Emergency Rule 26.  Emergency Rule 26 is an initiative put forward by Louisiana Insurance Commissioner, Jim Donelon. It gives policyholders impacted by Hurricane Isaac greater protection and more flexibility in regards to continued coverage. Emergency Rule 26 is …

No Property Damage Does Not Mean No Injury

No Property Damage Does Not Mean No Injury

Nothing is impossible when it comes to your personal injury I am often told by insurance adjusters that it is impossible for my client to be injured when the car they occupied sustained no damage in the accident.  Insurance companies like to think that when there is no damage there is no claim, but they …

Four Simple Rules to Avoid a Car Accident Injury

Never assume that other drivers will comply with traffic signals Aside from honest negligence or simple failure to pay attention, many drivers are often in a rush to reach their destination and consciously try to avoid delays by rolling through stops, running yellow lights (often at breakneck speeds!), and willfully ignoring traffic controls.  Many very …

About Our Firm

Welcome to Morris Bart, LLC Attorneys at Law, where serious experience, professionalism and personal attention get serious results. We are more than just a personal injury law firm; we’re a group that values the people around us. While our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to getting results in every case entrusted to us, we understand that winning cases shouldn’t be our only …