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Understanding The Housley Presumption in Louisiana Law

A critical issue in any Louisiana personal injury case is the damages that were actually caused by the accident. Generally speaking, this requires a determination of the extent of the injuries that a person suffers in an accident. This is typically established through testimony from doctors and other health care providers. But how do you

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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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