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Category: Personal Injury

Lake Pontchartrain Gas Platform Explosion Injures Workers

A Lake Pontchartrain gas platform explosion on October 15, 2017 sent several workers to the hospital with a variety of injuries. The cause of the explosion is not known at this time but early reports indicate that workers were cleaning the platform at the time of the explosion. As of the writing of this post, one worker

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Intentional Tort Exception to Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Claims

The law is clear that if you are injured on the job, you generally cannot bring a negligence claim based upon the actions of your employer or one of your co-employees. Instead, your remedy against your employer is limited to a Louisiana workers’ compensation claim, which pays for a portion of your lost wages, your

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Which Experts Will I Need for My Personal Injury Case?

Most personal injury cases will not require expert testimony. But, in more serious cases, there will be issues that may need to be addressed by expert witnesses because they are beyond the understanding of lay people like you and I. Deciding which experts you will use in your personal injury case will be up to you

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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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