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Evidence and Trucking Accidents. Why It’s So Important.

Just a few years ago (in 2015), Louisiana reportedly had 5,460 trucking companies in the state. It is said that over 78% of the local communities in Louisiana rely on trucks to transport their goods. Given that many trucks on the roads and the difficult conditions truckers face (long hours, lack of sleep) it shouldn’t come as a surprise that statistics show that commercial trucks are involved in 8% of all fatal crashes each year in Louisiana. Since commercial trucking companies face enormous costs if held liable for personal injuries or deaths caused by a trucking accident, after an accident, the...

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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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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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What a Damages Cap Means for Your Lawsuit.

People who are injured by the negligence of someone else often end up with more than just a physical injury. They frequently end up with a mountain of medical bills, property damages, lost wages and even emotional damage. Personal injury lawsuits are sometimes necessary in order to recover money to compensate the injured person for these unexpected and sometimes catastrophic, damages. Damages in Lawsuits. When it comes to lawsuits, there are generally 2 kinds of money damages: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages are out-of-pocket expenses like medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, etc. Non-economic damages refer to more intangible damages, like mental...

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Premises Liability Explained.

Injuries can occur in any number of ways. One common way people get injured—at work, at a friend’s home, at the store, while walking down the sidewalk—is by tripping and falling. In law, “premises liability” is the legal theory that makes property owners responsible for accidents and injuries that occur on their premises. The law requires all property owners to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition so that people entering on the property will not get hurt. Sounds simple enough. But its not. Not only can the injuries sustained by the victim in a trip and fall (or “slip and fall”) case...

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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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What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Is there any recourse for you if your loved one dies because of the negligence of someone else, say, in a car accident, trucking accident or due to a botched operation? Yes. What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? When someone dies as the result of the negligence or intentional actions of another, the surviving members of the victim’s family can bring a civil lawsuit for “wrongful death” against the person legally liable for causing the person’s death. Which of the surviving members of the victim’s family can actually bring the wrongful death lawsuit, (i.e., who can be the “representative”) varies from state to...

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