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Negligent Security and Premises Liability: Protecting Your Rights in Louisiana

Premise Liability |July 6, 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 27, 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 14, 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 5, 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..

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

Car Accident |May 26, 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 14, 2023

What price for an injured back or totaled car? “Damages” in personal injury refers to compensation – economic, non-economic, and punitive – that negligent parties may pay. Grasping these distinct categories is key to balancing the scales after an accident. Comparing Key Points Type o..

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

Personal Injury |May 3, 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 13, 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 3, 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 24, 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’..

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