The Legal Implications of Rideable E-Scooters in New Orleans: Safety, Liability, and Regulations
According to the US Department of Transportation, rideshare e-scooter programs have been adopted by 158 cities. Though the popularity with Americans of whizzing around on two wheels is undeniable, it hasn’t been that easy for residents of New Orleans to embrace this way of getting around. The love-hate relationship between New Orleans and e-scooters has […]Read More
Autonomous Car Features Are Advancing – Who is Responsible for a Crash?
In 2019, a young couple drove their Tesla Model 3 on an Indiana Interstate. Derrick (25) and Jenna (23) Monet used the sedan’s driver-assistance system, also known as the Autopilot function. Without warning, the Tesla inexplicably veered into a parked fire truck. Derrick fractured his neck, spine, and shoulder. He broke a leg and ribs. […]Read More
Why Estate Planning is Essential for Protecting Your Assets and Loved Ones
When the music legend Prince died suddenly in 2016, he had no will, spouse or children. The star’s lengthy career meant he had a sizeable estate with over $150 million in assets, and it took six years for a judge to approve how the cash, music rights, and other intangible items would be distributed among […]Read More
The Emotional Impact of Personal Injury: Recovering Compensation for Psychological Trauma
Personal injury accidents are often associated with physical injuries, but they can also have a significant emotional impact on the victims. This hidden cost can be just as debilitating and life-altering as any physical harm sustained. Emotional trauma may manifest as feelings of fear, sadness, anger, or even guilt, affecting an individual’s mental well-being and […]Read More
Securing Your Legacy: A Comprehensive Guide to Estate Planning in Louisiana
Creating a legal structure for family members and other loved ones to be taken care of after a person’s death is one of the best ways to create peace of mind for a parent or spouse. Despite this fact, many people neglect to create a comprehensive plan for their future. An estate plan provides a […]Read More
Bicycle Accidents: How to Stay Safe on the Road and What to Do if You’re Injured
In April 2023, on LA 541 near Robinson Avenue in Marrero, Pedro Manzueta, a 32-year-old from Belle Chasse, was cycling on the right side of the eastbound lane on LA 541 when a tractor-trailer driver attempted to overtake him around a curve. The trailer’s right side struck Manzueta, causing him to fall. Although he was […]Read More
Medical Malpractice: Common Examples and What You Need to Prove to Win Your Case
Berlin Hebert was an introverted Vietnam veteran that rode motorcycles and sported multiple tattoos. Richard Deakes was an outgoing bingo enthusiast and regular churchgoer. In spite of their differences, the two roommates at the Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home in Reserve became close friends. In April 2020, they contracted COVID-19. Sadly, they both became seriously […]Read More
Are Drunk Drivers Automatically Liable for Accidents?
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious crime and a major cause of road accidents. However, does it automatically warrant the drunk driver liable? The short answer is no. However, the intoxication of drunk drivers increases the likelihood that they will be held responsible. In 2020, alcohol-impaired drivers were responsible for 62% of fatalities […]Read More
What Is a Breach of Contract?
Discovering that a business agreement has gone awry is frustrating, to say the least. When one party fails to uphold their end of the deal, it can leave the other party feeling helpless and uncertain of what to do next. Enforcing a contract is a critical element of any legally binding agreement, and both parties […]Read More
The Impact of Social Media on Your Insurance Claim
Social media has become essential to our daily lives, allowing us to connect with others, share our experiences, and stay updated on current events. However, social media can do more harm than good regarding insurance claims. As revealed by Aviva–the insurance company, in a survey 36% of insurance claims are denied or reduced due to […]Read More