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The Legal Ramifications of Distracted Driving: Texting, Eating, and More

Car Accident |May 26th, 2023

From 2016-2020, distracted driving, whether inside or outside the vehicle, led to the death of 193 individuals in Louisiana. In the year 2020 alone, another 23,010 people sustained injuries. When people hear ‘distracted driving,’ they often think of texting. However, distracted driving i..

Understanding the Different Types of Damages in Personal Injury Cases: Economic, Non-Economic, and Punitive

Personal Injury |May 14th, 2023

In a personal injury case, “damages” refer to the compensation a person may be entitled to due to another party’s negligence or intentional misconduct. The core concept revolves around making the injured party “whole” again. The idea is not to provide a windfall to the ..

Premises Liability in Louisiana: A Comprehensive Guide to Injuries on Private and Public Property

Personal Injury |May 03rd, 2023

No one wants a routine trip to the convenience store to end up at the hospital, but that’s exactly what happened to a shopper in 2016. The customer slipped on some melted ice that had not been cleaned up by employees, fell on her back, and sustained serious injuries. The customer sued the store’..

Proving Fault in New Orleans Bicycle Accidents: Key Factors to Consider

Bicycle Accidents |April 13th, 2023

Sheng Du was awarded a $20 million settlement after riding his bicycle into an open construction trench on Sorrento Valley Road in 2017. The plaintiff suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the neck down. This injury occurred when Du’s bicycle tire hit an open trench in a p..

How New Orleans’ Unique Laws Impact Your Personal Injury Case

Personal Injury |April 03rd, 2023

When a New Orleans resident shouts the Cajun French phrase “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” (Let the good times roll!) the expected answer is “Oui, cher” (“Yeah, you’re right.”) If it happens to be during Mardi Gras, and the good times result in a stumble an..

What Can You Do If Someone Refuses to Give You Their Insurance Information?

Uncategorized |March 24th, 2023

According to the Insurance Research Council (IRC), In 2019, about one in eight motorists in the United States were uninsured. This means nearly 12.6% of road drivers don’t have insurance coverage, which can be a problem for those involved in a car accident. While getting the other driver’..

How Long Does It Take To Resolve A Typical Vehicle Accident Claim?

Uncategorized |March 06th, 2023

Thanks to the rippling effect of inflation, analysts at Bankrate expect insurance rates to increase by nearly 14 percent in 2023 compared to 2022. While it’s true that motorists will likely see an increase in their insurance premiums, there is no assurance that vehicle accident claims will be ..

How Comparative Negligence May Affect Your Case

Personal Injury |February 23rd, 2023

In 2019, a woman, Gemma Brushett, was injured while crossing a busy street. She claimed that the cyclist, Robert Hazeldean, failed to yield and hit her, causing her serious injuries. However, it was later discovered that the woman was texting and not paying attention to her surroundings at the time ..

Does Louisiana Have Punitive Damages For Personal Injury Cases?

Uncategorized |February 13th, 2023

In Louisiana, a boat passenger died in a boating accident caused by a loss of hydraulic fluid from the boat’s steering system. The passenger’s father sued the steering system manufacturer for compensatory and punitive damages. Was the father successful in his lawsuit to obtain compensato..

Can I Sue If My Child Was Hurt at School

Personal Injury |February 04th, 2023

According to Stanford Medicine, child injuries cause over 12,000 deaths in the United States each year. At least a quarter of these injuries happen on or near school grounds. This statistic is not surprising, given that children spend most of their active time in school. But who is responsible when ..

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