If you sustained injuries in a Metairie, Louisiana, truck accident caused by a careless or reckless truck driver, you may have the right to pursue a case and recover compensation. You could secure a payout to help with your medical care costs, lost wages, and more. Let a Metairie truck accident lawyer from Morris Bart, LLC review your case today.
Our team offers complimentary consultations and case reviews. We will explain your options based on the facts of your case and may take on your case based on contingency. Call us today at (504) 613-4771 to learn more. We will never charge you anything out of pocket. We only get paid if we secure a payout in your case.
Metairie Truck Accident Injuries and Liability
If you were the victim of a truck accident in Metairie or elsewhere in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, our attorneys want to talk to you about your case. If we can identify evidence to support your claim, we can secure a payout on your behalf.
Tractor-trailer trucks are significantly larger than most other traffic on the highway today. For this reason, the occupants of passenger cars and other vehicles involved in accidents with 18-wheelers often suffer serious injuries. These injuries can be life-altering. They may include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Burns and scarring
- Soft tissue injuries
- Amputation or loss of use of a limb
- Internal injuries
- Fatal injuries
- Other serious injuries
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an accident caused by a truck driver, you may have a legal right to pursue compensation and hold the trucking company or another liable party responsible for your economic and non-economic losses.
To learn more about your options and the strength of your case, call Morris Bart, LLC today at (504) 613-4771. Our initial consultations about Metairie truck accidents are always free.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accident lawyer serving Metairie, call 800-537-8185
Pursuing Financial Recovery in a Metairie Truck Accident Case
Under Louisiana law (Louisiana Civil Code Article 2320), a legal doctrine, known as respondeat superior often applies in truck accident cases. This doctrine makes these cases more complex, but it also allows us to build a case showing the truck driver acted negligently but hold their employer liable. This liability means we can pursue a payout based on the trucking company’s liability insurance policy.
Pursuing damages from the trucking company or another large corporation can be especially important if you suffered serious injuries that could quickly surpass the maximum limits of a smaller policy.
Our team will collect evidence and work to prove:
- The truck driver acted negligently and caused the accident.
- The truck driver’s employer is legally liable for your damages.
- You sustained certain economic and non-economic losses as a result of the accident.
Once we have evidence to support your claim and a compelling case to prove liability, we will approach the insurance company and demand a fair payout. We can often negotiate an insurance settlement agreement with the trucking company’s insurer at this point. If they refuse to negotiate in good faith, we can file a civil suit and take your case to trial.
Reach out to Morris Bart, LLC today. We will evaluate your case and guide you through the steps necessary to seek and possibly secure a payout. Call (504) 613-4771 now to get started.
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Damages Available in a Metairie Truck Accident Settlement
We can often negotiate an out-of-court settlement in truck accident cases, although sometimes legal action becomes necessary. No matter how we secure the payout in your case, the compensation we recover on your behalf will be based on the evidence we provide that documents your actual accident-related losses. Some of the evidence we will use to prove your losses may include:
- Your relevant medical records
- Medical bills
- Receipts for out-of-pocket expenses
- Estimates for car repairs or the replacement value
- Medical expert witness testimony
- Other documentation of your related expenses and losses
By collecting this evidence and using it to prove the value of your case, we may be able to recover damages that include:
- Current and future medical treatment and care
- Current and future lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages, including repair of your vehicle
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
If your loved one passed away in a Metairie truck accident, you may also be eligible for wrongful death damages. Our team can help you understand this process and determine if you qualify during your initial case consultation.
Statute of Limitations on Metairie Truck Accident Cases
Louisiana Civil Code Article 3492 sets the statute of limitations for taking legal action following most Metairie truck accident cases at one year. The clock begins ticking the day your injuries occur, and your legal rights expire on the first anniversary of your accident.
While we do not always need to file a lawsuit to win this type of case, we need to ensure your right to take your case to court remains intact. This leverage is useful when we meet with the insurance company to negotiate a settlement. The trucking company will not likely want to go to court in this case and will agree to a just settlement figure to avoid it.
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Talk to a Metairie Truck Accident Attorney About Your Accident Case Today
At Morris Bart, LLC, a Metairie truck accident lawyer from our team can discuss your truck accident case with you today for free. We can determine the strength of your case and if you should pursue a payout based on the facts of your case. We may be able to secure an out-of-court settlement for you after a Metairie truck accident.
In addition, we have offices across the Gulf South serving clients in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
Call us at (504) 613-4771 today to discuss your case with a member of our team for free. We may be able to go to work for you immediately.