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Category: Personal Injury

What Should You Do After An Accident?

If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate position of being involved an accident, the first thing to do is to take care of your health. Make sure that you don’t do anything to cause further injury, both by getting to safety and avoiding any movement or activities that could aggravate your injuries. Then, while

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Scope of Uber Insurance Coverage

Uber is one of the fastest growing companies in America and has revolutionized the transportation industry. In many major cities, Uber has effectively replaced taxis as the primary method of transport. But, with that many drivers on the road, it increases the potential for a car accident involving an Uber operated vehicle. If you do

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Multi-Vehicle Auto Accidents

More often than not, car accidents will involve two cars and only one of the drivers will actually be negligent (ex. a typical rear-end collision). However, there are times where multiple vehicles are involved. These multi-vehicle auto accidents present a number of complicated issues. Understanding Multi-Vehicle Auto Accidents 1. Determining Who Is At Fault The first

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Issues Involved in Settling Car Accident Cases

If you have been injured in an auto accident, your goal will be to obtain as large of a recovery as you possibly can. While this may seem simple, it can (and does) get complicated. So, what are some of the issues that can complicate the process? Here are a handful of questions that you will

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What Is An Independent Medical Examination?

If you have been seriously injured in an accident, you will likely have significant medical bills and may even have doctors recommend that you get surgery. However, the insurance company may not agree with your doctors and may want to get a second opinion. This is called an independent medical examination (IME). What Is The

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Plaintiffs Awarded $13.6 Million in Williams Explosion Case

The first group of plaintiffs to go to trial following the deadly Williams Olefins plant explosion in Geismar, Louisiana in 2013 were just awarded $13.6 million by an Iberville Parish jury. Defendants Cannot Take Advantage of Workers’ Compensation Immunity in Williams Explosion Case Williams had previously argued that the injured workers could not bring their claims because

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Effect of Later Accidents on Your Personal Injury Case

If you’ve been injured in an accident, one of the questions that you may have is how a later accident will impact your case. The short answer is: it depends. Subsequent Accidents and Louisiana Personal Injury Cases The insurance company and their lawyers will undoubtedly say that your subsequent accidents cut off their responsibility for

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Vices, Defects, and Ruin Under Louisiana Law

Property owners generally take care to make sure that their properties are kept up and free of dangerous defects that can hurt other people. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes people get hurt because property owners fail to undertake necessary maintenance or otherwise let their property fall into a state of disrepair. Thankfully,

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Williams Olefins Explosion Case to Go to Trial

In 2013, an explosion at the Williams Olefins plant in Geismar, Louisiana claimed the lives of 2 workers and injured 114 others. Following the accident, numerous lawsuits were filed by those injured in the blast. Now, after years of litigation, it appears that one of those cases will finally go to trial. Williams Loses Motion for

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Tesla Autopilot Death Raises Liability Issues

Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors has engineered some of the most amazing vehicles on the road today. Putting aside the remarkable performance and lack of fuel costs, one of the innovative features devised by Tesla is its autopilot function. Tesla Autopilot Capability and Potential Dangers The autopilot function has only recently become available on Tesla vehicles. It utilizes

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