Personal Injury

At the Scene of a Car Crash, Don’t Do This.

You may have seen lots of articles that tell you what you should do if you are involved in a car crash. But what about what you should not do? Other than leaving the scene, here’s the one thing you should never do if you are involved in a car accident… Make A Deal With The Other Driver.   The one thing you should never do if you are in a car accident—no matter how minor the accident may be—is to make a deal with the other driver—on anything. Do not agree not to report the accident to the police. Do not agree not...

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What You Can Do To Prepare for Your Personal Injury Lawsuit.

When it comes to personal injury cases, it’s never easy trying to deal with the pain and emotional upheaval that the carelessness of another person causes. Innocent victims and their families have to face the unexpected financial, emotional and physical burdens that another’s negligence causes. On top of that, they may have to face the rigors of litigation. While never a path people want to go down, sometimes litigation is the only way innocent victims can get the compensation they deserve. It should come as no surprise that litigation is stressful. When you are also dealing with the physical, mental and emotional...

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4 Things You Can Do to Ride Safely and Avoid Motorcycle Accidents.

Riding a motorcycle in the city, on the highway or even down a country road can be fun, but risky. Motorcycle accidents are not uncommon, and when they occur, the injuries to a rider can be catastrophic—even if you are wearing leathers and a helmet. According to the Louisiana Crash Data Reports, 8.67% of all fatal driving accidents occurring in the state in 2017 involved motorcycles. The statistics show that riding a motorcycle in Louisiana increases your chances of being involved in a fatal accident. So if you are going to ride in the Pelican State, it makes sense for you to...

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3 Things You Should Always Tell Your Personal Injury Attorney.

If you have never worked with an attorney before, you may not understand how close and how personal the attorney-client relationship can be. You work with your attorney like a team. Your attorney is your advocate, counselor and advisor. It is your job to make sure that your attorney has all the information he/she needs to represent you zealously. Sometimes, that means telling your attorney things about yourself or the facts of your case that can make you feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. These can be things about you and your life that you probably would rather your attorney did not know. Rest...

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Can You Recover for Your Grief in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

If another person’s negligence, recklessness or intentional conduct caused the death of someone you love, and you are a qualifying survivor under Louisiana’s wrongful death statute, you might be able to file a wrongful death claim. A “wrongful death” claim allows certain qualified individuals to recover compensation from the individual or entity responsible for the death of their loved one, for the losses they sustained as a result of that individual’s death. This means that you can generally recover for “economic” damages suffered such as: burial and funeral expenses, hospital bills, lost wages and benefits, or bills for damaged property. It also means...

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Motorcycle Defects Can Lead to Accidents.

In 2018, Harley-Davidson recalled a number of its motorcycles. It was Harley-Davidson’s fifth recall in five years.  While many motorcycle accidents occur because of biker or passenger car driver error, we shouldn’t discount the fact that sometimes the cause of an accident is mechanical error. Compared to occupants of a passenger vehicle, motorcycle riders are already at a higher risk of injury if an accident occurs. When a person is riding a defective motorcycle, those risks skyrocket. Defective Conditions Lead to Liability. Just like any mechanical product, motorcycles are susceptible to defects. Defects can occur at any stage in the manufacturing process, including...

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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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Some General Information About Traumatic Brain Injuries.

Any number of accidents— whether car accidents, falls, sporting accidents, crashes with a big rig, or oil rig explosions, or more— can leave an individual with a traumatic brain injury (“TBI”). TBIs can have long-lasting and devastating effects on a person’s life and on those around him. Because TBIs are so serious, it is important to know a little bit about them. Severity of Traumatic Brain Injuries. Like any injury, the severity of a TBI can range from everything from a bump on the head to serious brain damage. Not surprisingly, then, the symptoms of a TBIs have a wide variance as well. However,...

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Spinal Cord Injuries: What Are They?

Some reports say that every year about 17,500 people in the United States sustain a spinal cord injury. That means there are 48 new spinal cord injuries every day! Most of the injuries are the result of car crashes, truck accidents, violence, falls, and sports-related accidents. But what, exactly, is a spinal cord injury? How is it that a person can “break their neck” but not have a spinal cord injury? Let’s take a look. Your Spinal Cord. Your spinal cord plays an essential and central role in everything you do. The spinal cord is the major bundle of nerves that carries nerve impulses to...

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3 Common Risks of Riding a Motorcycle Leading to Accidents.

Every year there are approximately 2,000 motorcycle accidents in Louisiana. In many of these, the bikers are fatally injured. Riding a motorcycle isn’t the same as driving a car. So its not surprising to find that the causes of motorcycle accidents, the injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents, and how liability is determined in these accidents are very different from those of car accidents. Risks of Riding a Motorcycle. Motorcycles are much smaller and lighter than cars. The rider is exposed and the bike itself is vulnerable to road conditions. These characteristics, along with others, make motorcycle riding riskier than riding in a car....

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