If you sustained injuries in a New Orleans truck accident, or anywhere in the Orleans Parish or New Orleans East, and a negligent truck driver caused the accident, then you may be able to pursue damages based on the facts of your case. A New Orleans truck accident lawyer from Morris Bart, LLC can review your case for free and might be able to seek financial recovery on your behalf.
Reach out to our truck accident team today by calling (504) 613-4771. We offer free, no-obligation initial consultations for accident victims. We can explain the strength of your case and help you understand the actions we may be able to take to pursue compensation on your behalf.
Truck Accidents in New Orleans
Our New Orleans office serves the Orleans Parish, New Orleans East, and all the surrounding parishes and suburbs. We can help you with a truck accident case no matter where in the greater New Orleans area your accident and injuries occurred. Our truck accident attorneys know how to get to the bottom of a truck accident case and the types of evidence necessary to prove these cases.
Truck accidents can cause severe damage to property and other vehicles. Unfortunately, most truck accidents involve other motorists. In one large study, The Large Truck Crash Causation Study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 73 percent of the accidents reviewed involved a large truck colliding with at least one other vehicle. The top ten causes for these accidents included:
- Brake issues
- Problems with traffic flow, such as a traffic jam or another accident
- Prescription drug use that alters driving ability
- Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
- Being unfamiliar with the roadway
- Defects or other concerns about the roadway
- A required stop, such as a red light, crosswalk, stop sign, or another stop
- Over-the-counter drug use that may alter driving ability
- Inadequate surveillance, such as not checking blind spots
- Fatigue, including failure to rest when required
At Morris Bart, LLC, we know the most common ways truck drivers cause traffic accidents. When we review the facts of your case, we may be able to identify how the driver acted negligently and who might be liable for your injuries. Call us today at (504) 613-4771 to discuss your case with a member of our team.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accident lawyer serving New Orleans, call 800-537-8185
Pursuing Compensation in a New Orleans Truck Accident Case
Truck accident cases are somewhat complicated because of the vicarious liability in this type of accident. Vicarious liability is possible because of the legal doctrine of respondeat superior as outlined in the Louisiana Civil Code Article 2320. Under this article, the trucking company, employer, or another responsible party may be vicariously liable for a driver’s negligence.
What this means in relation to your case is that we will likely file an insurance claim to seek damages based on the trucking company’s liability insurance policy instead of an individual driver’s policy. Our team can take on this process for you, taking on the trucking company’s insurance company to pursue damages based on their large corporate policy.
As a part of this process, we will:
- Identify the vicariously liable party or parties
- Secure evidence to prove your claim
- Calculate a fair settlement estimate for your case
- Represent you to the insurance company
- File a personal injury lawsuit if necessary
Call the New Orleans office of Morris Bart, LLC at 1-800-537-8185 to learn more about how we can help you seek and possibly secure compensation in your truck accident cases.
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Recoverable Damages Following a New Orleans Truck Accident
If you sustained injuries in a New Orleans, Orleans Parish, or New Orleans East truck accident case, we may be able to file a liability insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit, which could result in the recovery of damages that 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 your loved one passed away as a result of the truck accident
- And possibly more
Reach Out as Soon as Possible After Your New Orleans Truck Accident Injuries
Louisiana Civil Code Article 3492 sets the statute of limitations for most New Orleans truck accidents at one year. This deadline means you must take legal action before the first anniversary of the accident to recover compensation for your damages.
It is important that we learn as much about your case as possible as soon as possible. Truck accidents often leave a lot of evidence in the hands of the trucking company, and any piece of this evidence could make a difference in your case. We need to preserve this evidence quickly after your accident. This evidence could include:
- Information from the truck’s data recorders
- Dashcam video of the accident
- The driver’s rest logs
- Post-accident drug and alcohol testing results
- The driver’s employment records
- And other possible evidence
The sooner we take action to protect this evidence, the better chance we have of it remaining intact and available to us. We can use it to support your claim against the trucking company and to prove the truck driver acted negligently.
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Talk to a New Orleans Truck Accident Lawyer Today
If you suffered injuries in a truck accident in New Orleans, New Orleans East, or anywhere in the Orleans Parish, a truck accident lawyer from Morris Bart, LLC wants to discuss your case with you. You may be eligible to file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit and recover a payout for your accident-related expenses and losses. Let an attorney from our New Orleans office evaluate your case today.
In addition to our New Orleans office, we have over 15 fully staffed offices in the Gulf South. We serve truck accident victims in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
Call us now at (504) 613-4771 to learn more about how we can help you with your New Orleans truck accident case. We will review the facts of your case with you for free today.