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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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