Every state has its own laws and procedures for handling car accident claims. Most of the variations from state to state have to do with the role that fault plays in determining the value of a particular claim.
Have you ever read something line by line only to realize a few minutes later that you did not comprehend any of it? If so, you are not alone. Nearly everyone experiences this kind of dazed mental state on occasion.
If you believe someone is to blame for your injury, a Lafayette personal injury lawyer can help you make a strong case for compensation.
There are two categories of damages available under Louisiana law in personal injury cases: compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages include economic and non-economic damages; punitive damages intend to punish the defendant for reckless behavior. Pain and suffering is a type of non-economic damage meant to compensate you (the victim) for the physical, mental, and emotional pain …
When parts of a personal injury case hinges on others, many of our clients worry that witnesses, the negligent responsible party, and others will fail to provide accurate information, which could harm their case.
According to CNBC, medical bills are the primary reason why people file for bankruptcy.
Many people often use the terms bodily injury and personal injury interchangeably, but they have different meanings. Bodily injuries involve any type of physical harm or injury that a person suffers. In contrast, personal injuries can include all types of damages that a person sustains in an accident. As a result, when determining bodily injury …
A personal injury lawyer is your best line of defense when you are wrongfully injured due to the willful ignorance, incompetence, clumsiness, or disregard of another individual.
Who is at fault when you hit an animal on the road depends on whether that animal was: Wild Livestock A domesticated pet The issue of fault can vary greatly depending on the animal’s status. Our firm can help you navigate this tricky legal situation. Who is at fault when you strike a wild animal? …
At the start of this year, Louisiana’s Nursing Home Virtual Visitation Act went into effect, giving individuals the right to install cameras and monitoring devices in their loved ones’ rooms at nursing homes. Louisiana is one of only a few states with a nursing home camera policy, but many others are following behind. This law …
In the US alone, 4.5 million people suffer dog bites every year, and half of the victims are children. Even when a child is engaging with a familiar dog, they are vulnerable to attacks and more likely than adults to suffer serious injuries. 1 in 5 dog bite victims are left with injuries that require …
The time is almost upon us for residents of Louisiana to take to the streets in celebration of Mardi Gras, an iconic Carnival celebration ushering in the beginning of the Lenten season. While Mardi Gras is a time for celebration, however, there still are important laws to consider when planning for the festival to ensure …
Mardi Gras is a grand and celebratory holiday filled with parades, live music, picnics, and so much more. From the crazy costumes to the colorful floats, locals and tourists alike can find something to enjoy with the historic holiday. If you plan on participating in any Mardi Gras festivities, it is important to keep yourself …
When you sustain serious injuries, it can essentially halt your entire life. Your health suddenly becomes the only priority, and nothing else matters until you recover.
Motor vehicle collisions are inherently traumatic, and everyone handles the stress differently.
Millions of Americans sustain serious injuries in motor vehicle collisions annually.
If you are currently recovering from car accident injuries that have forced you to miss work, hiring an attorney to assist with the claims process may seem like a luxury that you cannot afford.
When it comes to insurance requirements and accident claims, every state has its own laws and proceedings. In regard to collision liability, though, states must adhere to just one of two systems.
If someone in your family sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI), it will ultimately be life changing for everyone in your household.
Chiropractic care can effectively treat all kinds of soft tissue injuries including strains, whiplash, and contusions. It can also relieve chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain stemming from various conditions.
Pursuant to the Louisiana Civil Code, accident victims have one year from the date of the incident to file a claim against the party liable for their injuries.
As a parent, you send your children off to school with a reasonable expectation of safety. For example, you trust that the bus driver will follow all local traffic laws and stay focused on the road at all times.
Over the coming weeks, children all over the state will be heading back to school, and that means motorists need to start looking out for school buses on the roads.
If your kids have not gone back to school yet, they will soon, and you are probably both looking forward to it and dreading it.
Personal injury law is a broad practice area that encompasses all kinds of scenarios, and as a result, there is no “average” settlement amount that you can reference when assessing the total value of your claim.