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Understanding Premises Liability in Elevator and Escalator Accidents

Premise Liability |September 05th, 2023

The tallest building in Louisiana – the Hancock Whitney Centre in downtown New Orleans – measures an impressive 697 feet and encompasses 51 floors. Elevators and escalators allow us to get around skyscrapers with ease, but also present a risk greater than a fear of heights. Elevator and ..

The Opioid Crisis and its Impact on Personal Injury Claims

Personal Injury |August 21st, 2023

Opioid abuse is a significant problem in Louisiana. According to the Louisiana Department of Health, in the year 2014, Louisiana experienced 478 fatal drug overdoses due to opiod abuse,  translating to a rate of 17 deaths per 100,000 individuals. Other statistics about opioid use in Louisiana furth..

Sports Injuries and Legal Liability: Who Can Be Held Responsible?

Personal Injury |August 14th, 2023

There are over 600 amateur sports clubs and leagues in Louisiana, with baseball and softball, football and soccer topping the list of most popular sports for Louisianans to play in their spare time. Although joining a local sports club can be great for physical fitness and making new friends, sports..

Suing the Government for Personal Injury: Understanding Sovereign Immunity

Personal Injury |August 04th, 2023

“Cancer Alley” is the unfortunate nickname given to the 85-mile corridor surrounding the Denka synthetic rubber plant in St. John the Baptist parish. The plant manufactures neoprene – the material in wetsuits – which results in the presence of toxic gasses released into the atmospher..

Blueprints for Safety: Identifying and Mitigating Construction Site Dangers

Personal Injury |July 25th, 2023

The construction industry in Louisiana inherently carries risks due to the nature of the work performed. In fact, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in 2019 29 construction employees suffered from fatal injuries, making it one of the most dangerous occupations in the state. Construction work..

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Essential Protection for Louisiana Drivers

Car Accident |July 16th, 2023

Considering an estimated 11.7% of Louisiana drivers do not have car insurance, understanding Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage, often referred to as UM/UIM, is an important first step in safeguarding one’s driving experience. Louisiana motorists are required at minimum to purchase liabi..

Negligent Security and Premises Liability: Protecting Your Rights in Louisiana

Premise Liability |July 06th, 2023

Negligent security and premises liability are two key concepts in personal injury law. Negligent security refers to a situation where a property owner doesn’t provide adequate safety measures, leading to harm or injury to others. This could involve insufficient lighting, lack of security perso..

The Hidden Dangers of Construction Sites: Common Injuries and Legal Remedies

Personal Injury |June 27th, 2023

In Lafayette, a pair of construction workers had a close call in May, 2022 at the ongoing construction site of the new Ochsner Lafayette General Hospital when their equipment malfunctioned. Alton Trahan, a spokesperson for the Lafayette Fire Department, explained that the main harness they were conn..

Top 5 Causes of Car Accidents in New Orleans and How to Avoid Them

Car Accident |June 14th, 2023

According to a recent report, fatal car accidents are on the rise in New Orleans.  Roadway fatalities saw a significant increase of 32%, and crash-related injuries rose by 24% from 2020 to 2021. Accidents causing the death of pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicle occupants have surged considerably in ..

The Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on Personal Injury Law: What to Expect in the Future

Personal Injury |June 05th, 2023

Louisiana lawmakers have been future-focused in allowing different types of autonomous vehicles on state roads – including self-driving delivery vehicles, and testing of driverless semi-trailer trucks. The exciting reality of autonomous vehicles taking the place of human drivers on long, repet..

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