Analyzing Recent Changes in Louisiana’s Personal Injury Law: What You Need to Know

personal-injury
|January 01th, 2024

Recent legislative changes in Louisiana have significantly altered the landscape of personal injury claims. A notable reform, the Civil Justice Reform Act of 2020, which became effective on January 1, 2021, introduced several key modifications. These include lowering the threshold for jury trials in..

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Cruise Ship Accidents: Navigating the Legal Waters for Compensation

personal-injury
|October 10nd, 2023

Embarking on a cruise ship often conjures images of relaxation, adventure, and luxury. However, accidents can happen even in such idyllic settings. In August this year, a P&O cruise liner sailing off the coast of the Spanish island Mallorca collided with a fuel tanker, causing minor injuries for..

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Construction Site Injuries: Understanding Your Rights as a Worker

personal-injury
|October 10th, 2023

Earlier this year, a Louisiana man was tragically killed at a Chevron Phillips facility construction site in Orange, Texas. In the aftermath of a construction site injury, workers often find themselves overwhelmed and uncertain about their next steps. Fortunately, various legal protections exist to ..

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The Legal Impact of E-Scooter Accidents: Liability and Compensation

personal-injury
|October 10th, 2023

E-scooters have taken New Orleans by storm, offering a quick and convenient way to zip through traffic. Whether visiting the Big Easy or looking for something fun to do locally, there are at least six e-scooter rental companies in the city.  These compact vehicles are especially popular among young..

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Traumatic Brain Injuries: Long-Term Effects and Rehabilitation

personal-injury
|September 09th, 2023

The Brain Injury Association of Louisiana is an organization supporting Louisianans living with brain and spinal cord injuries. One of the board members, Jamie Dupelchine, was injured in a car accident at the age of 15. Although her injuries were severe, Jamie was able to adapt to her new way of lif..

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Understanding Premises Liability in Elevator and Escalator Accidents

personal-injury
|September 09th, 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 ..

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The Opioid Crisis and its Impact on Personal Injury Claims

personal-injury
|August 08st, 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..

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

personal-injury
|August 08th, 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..

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Suing the Government for Personal Injury: Understanding Sovereign Immunity

personal-injury
|August 08th, 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..

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Blueprints for Safety: Identifying and Mitigating Construction Site Dangers

personal-injury
|July 07th, 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..

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