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Understanding Wrongful Death Claims.

Coming to grips with the death of a loved one is never easy. When that person died as the result of the carelessness or intentional misconduct of another, the impact on those left behind can be devastating. Wrongful Death Claims In General. A wrongful death can be the result of someone else’s negligent or reckless conduct (for example, medical malpractice; workplace accidents; explosions; toxic torts) or can even be caused intentionally (e.g., bar fights; shootings, etc.). When an individual’s death is caused by the wrongdoing of another person or even an entity, like a corporation, the law allows the surviving family members...

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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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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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Rollin’…Rollin’ on the River…And You Get Injured. Now What?

It has been said that Louisiana leads the United States in maritime employment. Indeed, the Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain and the entire Mississippi River Delta are some of the most heavily trafficked waterways in the entire country. Louisiana’s waterways are filled with vessels of all kinds. Everything from barges and oil tankers to fishing boats and personal watercraft, to riverboat casinos. All this activity means that boat and vessel accidents are not uncommon. Added to that, by its nature working on or around boats is dangerous work. So, what happens when a riverboat (or “vessel”) worker is injured? Well, just as working on a...

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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 “Money Damages” Mean in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

In criminal cases, the defendant often spends time in jail to pay for his crimes. In civil law cases, the defendant must compensate the injured party by paying for the damage he has caused. In other words, in a civil case, the defendant pays the injured party  money damages. Money Damages. Money damages can be recovered in personal injury cases (i.e. negligence) like car accidents, truck accidents, or slip and fall cases, for example. Their purpose is to compensate the injured party for the damages he/she has suffered so as “put the plaintiff in as good a position” (not better) as he/she...

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