Personal Injury Attorney

  • Who is Liable For Injuries on Someone Else’s Property?

    Personal Injury Liability Law

    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

  • What are My Rights After an Injury on the Job?

    Work Injury Law

    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

  • With Christmas Approaching, Here are the Most Dangerous Toys for Kids

    Children Toy Personal Injury Law

    For 40 years, the non-profit organization World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H.) has been educating consumers about child safety and warning parents about potentially dangerous toys and recreational activities. The group arose from some of the problematic toys of the mid-20th Century. Toys like The Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab which contained real uranium ore

  • Generator Shut Off Switch Failures

    Generator Product Liability

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, invisible gas that is so toxic it can kill a person after only a few minutes of concentrated exposure. Gas-powered, portable generators produce carbon monoxide in sufficient quantities to poison and kill consumers who may misuse the device while not fully understanding the risk. Although manufacturers have implemented safety

  • Why the Jones Act is Important for Offshore Workers in Louisiana

    Offshore Personal Injury Lawyer

    Louisiana offshore crews must know Jones Act’s rights to proper medical and financial relief for shipping accidents. Vital provisions make negligent employers liable – this guide outlines how to gain entitled protections if injured on vessels or transport. Jones Act vs Typical Worker’s Comp Jones Act Typical Workers Comp Federal law only for seamen State

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Will the IRS Tax a Personal Injury Settlement in Louisiana?

    Paying taxes on settlement compensation after a Louisiana accident injury can be confusing, but understanding which portions may or may not be taxed can better prepare personal injury victims. Table Comparing Key Points Taxable Non-Taxable Punitive damages Settlements from insurance companies Interest gained on settlements Most physical injury settlements Non-physical injuries like emotional distress Physical

  • Why You Should Still File a Claim if You’re Partially At-Fault

    One of the most common reasons that injury victims wait to reach out to a personal injury attorney is because they are unsure whether they have grounds for a case. When you have been seriously injured and someone else is primarily responsible for the accident that caused your injuries, they should be held accountable to


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