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Rental Bikes and Scooters in New Orleans – Who is Liable if a Crash Occurs?

A recent study at UCLA suggests that e-scooter injury rates are worse than those for motorcycles. As more rental bikes and scooters appear in New Orleans, who is liable if a crash occurs? There are a number of parties who could be at fault, and accurately determining who is responsible for a crash or injury […]

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Personal Injury Attorney

Is Settling an Injury Claim Better Than Going to Trial?

There is no definitive answer as to whether settling a car accident personal injury claim out of court or going through the trial process will get a better result for a claimant. It just depends. Generally speaking, the less severe the claimed injuries, the more likely a settlement can be reached out of court that […]

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Summertime and Water Recreation – Tips for Staying Safe

Louisiana offers Lakes, bayous, rivers, and ponds for summertime fun – pools are not always the only place to swim in the summer. Water areas are great for recreational opportunities. However, they can be dangerous for those that do not know how to swim or are not current with boating laws and state practices. Depending […]

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Car Accidents

Teens and the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer”

There are the “dog days of summer,” not to be confused with the “100 deadliest days of summer,” another summertime phrase that does not have a positive connotation. It refers to the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day each summer when fatal teen (between ages 15 and 18) car accidents increase in the United […]

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Personal Injury Attorney

Do Minors Have Longer to File a Personal Injury Claim?

The law provides a process for those who have been wronged by others to seek compensation for their losses. But that window of opportunity is only open for a specific period of time. If an action for the recovery of damages is not pursued in that limited time frame, the legal right to seek compensation […]

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Car Accidents

Summer Truck Tire Blowouts – Why They Occur and How They’re Dangerous

Springtime in Texas, on Interstate 10 outside Rose City, a 2004 Ford SUV traveled west just after lunchtime. The SUV’s rear left tire ripped apart with a loud boom. The driver weaved, out of control, into the center lane and smashed into a 2015 Dodge pickup. Behind them—a couple more pickups, a couple of small […]

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Car Accidents

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. […]

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Will the IRS Tax a Personal Injury Settlement in Louisiana?

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” But the taxes that can or cannot be incurred by the IRS for a personal injury settlement in Louisiana is an uncertain, complicated issue and worth looking into for added financial protection. No one likes the financial burden of paying taxes – especially […]

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Truck Accidents

Will Insurance Cover an Entire Truck Accident Settlement – Understanding Commercial Truck Insurance Requirements

Truck accidents are notorious for causing debilitating and life-threatening injuries. Between inpatient care and medical treatment, accident victims can find themselves sinking further into debt while waiting for their insurance claim to settle. Hurt individuals and families depend on truck accident settlements for reimbursement. If a claim payout cannot cover expenses, injured persons can suffer […]

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Car Accidents

Summertime And DUI Accidents – Holidays to Watch Out For This Season

Summer is the season for kicking back a few cold ones on a hot day with friends. It is also the time of year when more of those partaking in alcoholic beverages decide to get behind the wheel and are involved in Driving Under the Influence (DUI) car accidents, which is not a fun fact.  […]

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