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 …
Whether you will file a first-party vs. a third-party personal injury claim depends on who is responsible for your injury. For instance, in a first-party claim, you sue the party that is directly responsible for your injuries, such as the driver of the car that hit you. In a third-party claim, you sue a party …
Never underestimate what we cannot control and don’t get complacent. Photograph the exteriors of your home to document pre-storm conditions. Tape your windows at a minimum and board your windows if the storm becomes a Category 1 or greater. Locate and make a copy of your insurance policy and declaration page. Above all, stay safe …
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.
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.
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.
Debilitating car accident injuries can be exorbitantly expensive to treat. Unfortunately, not all victims know their rights when it comes to pursuing compensation from the party who caused their injuries.
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.
Calculating economic damages, such as medical bills and lost wages, is fairly straightforward when building a personal injury claim, but what about determining non-economic damages like pain and suffering?
There are several legal specialties under the umbrella of personal injury law. These include car accident claims, medical malpractice, product liability, premises liability, and others.
Confusion, depression, frustration—these are just a few emotions that you might feel after an accident.
It’s easy to underestimate the amount of damage a fall can cause until you experience one firsthand.