Who is Liable For Injuries on Someone Else’s Property?
In the Donna Hale vs. Sierra Orlando Properties case, taught us you can claim compensation for injuries sustained on someone else’s property. In this case, Donna Hale, a visitor to a convention center, tripped over loose wiring and broke her foot. The property owner had not provided warning signs or secured the wiring to prevent […]Read More
What are My Rights After an Injury on the Job?
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is just one of the few catastrophic workplace incidents causing injuries that ever make front page news. There are other prolific examples. Each passing day, thousands of Americans face injury-causing hazards in the workplace yet many go unreported. Despite the circumstances surrounding your injury on the job, you have legal rights […]Read More
Understanding Uninsured Motorist Coverage in New Orleans
Understanding Uninsured Motorist Coverage in New Orleans Did you know that almost 14.8% of drivers in Louisiana are rolling the dice and driving uninsured, according to the Insurance Information Institute? That’s almost one in every seven drivers! In comparison, the national average for uninsured drivers is nearly one in eight. It pays to be prepared […]Read More
What Safety Features Should Motorists Look Out For When Buying A Vehicle?
Airbags Airbags have been standard in all new passenger vehicles since the 1998/1999 model year. Front airbags reduce driver fatalities in frontal crashes by 29%, and side airbags protecting the head can reduce the driver’s risk of death in driver-side collisions by 37%. When shopping for a car, be sure to check for both front […]Read More
Are There Limits to Insurance Coverage After A Car Accident?
In 2021, Louisiana saw 914 car crashes on public highways, with a total of 997 fatalities. Having the right automobile coverage can help protect drivers’ vehicles and personal finances in the aftermath of a car accident. Maintaining state-required minimums of liability coverage or even more can also help ensure everyone in the accident receives the […]Read More
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Suit in Louisiana?
In the event of death caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another person, it may be appropriate to file a wrongful death lawsuit in order to seek justice and compensation for the losses suffered. But who is eligible to file such a suit in the state of Louisiana? When is the right time […]Read More
How to Handle Insurance Adjusters After a Car Accident: Tips from a New Orleans Car Accident Lawyer
You’ve left your home to get your child to school. You make sure that your child is properly secured in the rear seat, you adjust your mirrors and seat belt, you place your cell phone out of reach so you will not be distracted while driving. You have done all the right things. Unfortunately, what […]Read More
How Long After an Accident Can You Sue in New Orleans?
In Louisiana, a vehicle accident case must be filed within a year of the accident’s date of occurrence. If hurt in a car accident, the injured party might be entitled to financial compensation for their losses. The claim must be filed with the proper court before the statute of limitations runs out. If not filed within the time […]Read More
When to Get a Lawyer in a Car Accident in New Orleans
2021 was the deadliest year in more than a decade for New Orleans drivers, with 69 people dying in car crashes, the highest amount of fatalities since 2004. According to the New Orleans Health Department and the Department of Public Works, that is a 35 percent increase from 2020. In addition to that, 338 people […]Read More
What Do You Do After A Car Accident In New Orleans?
Learning what to do after a car accident before one actually occurs can help keep a bad day from getting worse. Get to Safety Right after an accident, the first concern is whether there is any danger of additional injury. Vehicles stopped in the roadway may be in danger of being hit again by other […]Read More