Auto Accident

What Steps You Should Take Immediately After a Car Accident.

If you are in any kind of car accident, there are a number of steps that you should take immediately to protect yourself at the scene and your interests if you later file a personal injury claim. Here are just 4 things you should do immediately at the scene of a car accident. Stop and Stay. The first thing you need to do is to stop. It is against the law to leave the scene of an accident. Even if it’s just a minor fender-bender, you are still required to stop your vehicle. If you don’t stop, but keep going,...

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Why You Should See a Doctor after Even a Minor Car Accident.

You’ve just had a fender bender. It’s not a bad crash; but you did hit your head on the steering wheel and you’re shaken up a bit. You call the police, exchange information with the other driver, and report it to your insurance company.  When the police come, you refuse to go to the hospital because you figure it was just a minor accident. It’s no big deal. Or so you think. Even Minor Car Crashes Can Cause Serious Injuries. Regardless of how minor you believe a car accident is, it is important that you either go to the hospital to be...

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Two Good Reasons Why You Should Hire Counsel if You Have a Brain Injury.

You don’t need an attorney for every legal dispute or difficulty you may have, but there are some cases where having competent counsel is not only prudent, but an absolute must, A lawsuit involving serious brain injury is one of them. Here are 2 reasons why if your lawsuit centers around a catastrophic brain injury, you should hire counsel. Brain injury cases involve complex legal and medical issues. Handling a brain injury case on your own without experienced legal counsel is really not a good idea. These kinds of cases have complex legal issues, procedures, and evidence requirements that a lay person...

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How a Police Report Can Help Your Car Accident Case.

Car accidents are not just upsetting. When a car accident first happens, most of the time the people involved are in shock. Depending on injuries and the circumstances of the crash, that shock can be slight, or it can be serious. That’s why the best thing you can do is prepare yourself ahead of time so that if you are ever involved in a car accident, you will know what to do. What to Do? What to Do? In the aftermath of a car accident, your first priority your well-being and that of your passengers. If you or one of your passengers is injured,...

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How Long Do You Have to File A Personal Injury (Car Collision) Lawsuit in Louisiana?

When a car accident happens, you need to act quickly—especially if anyone is injured. The police must be called, information exchanged, and all medical attention sought for anyone who is injured. Most people are pretty good at acting quickly after a car crash. But what they don’t always act quickly on is protecting their legal rights. You Don’t Have Forever To File a Lawsuit. A basic concept in law is that a person must act within a certain time period to protect his legal rights. In other words, the law mandates that if you are going to file a lawsuit, you do it...

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If You Are in a Car Accident in Louisiana, Here’s What You Need to Know.

The cause of most car accidents is carelessness on the part of one of the drivers involved. Sometimes both drivers are at fault to different degrees. When it comes to deciding how a person’s “fault” for an accident affects their personal injury recovery, every state handles the issue differently. That is why, if you live in Louisiana, you should consult with experienced Louisiana personal injury counsel. Fault and Liability. Car accidents lead to medical bills, car repair bills and time off of work. When people file insurance claims or personal injury lawsuits, the object is to have the other driver (the one who...

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Hey! That’s Personal! Maintaining Privacy in Litigation

We all value our privacy. And in our modern world, it has become increasingly important to protect yourself from identify thieves and the like. But when you are involved in a litigation, you are required to disclose a lot of personal information, whether you like it or not. So does filing a lawsuit mean you lose your right to privacy completely? No. Your rights can still be protected. Discovery In litigation, we have procedures called “discovery.”  Discovery, in the context of a lawsuit allows both sides to find out (“discover”) facts and information about the opposing party’s case (i.e., plaintiff’s case-in- chief and the...

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