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..
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..
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..
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..
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 ..
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..
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 ..
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’..
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..