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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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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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Louisiana Punitive Damages

Punitive damages (also called “exemplary damages”) are designed to punish particular conduct or make an example of certain offenders. The idea is that doing so will deter such behavior for the benefit of society. But, even though they serve an important purpose, Louisiana law generally does not allow for the recovery of such damages. In fact,

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Studies Show Decline in Fatal Truck Accidents

Everywhere you go on the road, you see 18 wheelers, tractor-trailers, and other large commercial trucks. This is especially true when you travel on the interstate for long drives. These vehicles serve an important function but can also be the cause of serious, and at times fatal, accidents. Truck accidents can happen because of distracted

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Third Party Insurance vs. First Party Insurance

Accidents happen every single day. If you are the victim of an accident, you will want to make sure that there is plenty of insurance coverage to pay for your losses. On the other hand, if you accidentally cause an injury to somebody else, you want to make sure that there is plenty of coverage

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Why Should I Have UM Coverage?

Louisiana law requires drivers to maintain liability insurance on their vehicles. This requirement protects the public in the event of an accident. Complying with Louisiana’s insurance requirement is not cheap, as Louisiana has the fourth highest average insurance premiums in the country. Given the amount that drivers are already spending on insurance, they may be hesitant

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UM Tenders in Louisiana

In addition to liability coverage, insurance companies will also offer coverage for accidents with uninsured or underinsured drivers. Some states differentiate between uninsured motorist coverage (protects against accidents with drivers who don’t have any insurance) and underinsured motorist coverage (protects against accidents with drivers who don’t have enough insurance). Louisiana, however, doesn’t make this distinction and treats the two

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Have You Been Injured in a Passenger Accident?

The typical car accident scenario involves the driver of one car being injured by the driver of another car. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes passengers are also injured in auto accidents. While this seems like it should be fairly straightforward, it can actually get pretty complicated when trying to figure out who should be

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Airbnb and Uber Liability Issues

Several companies have capitalized on technology, particularly the widespread use of smart phones, to connect consumers with services. For example, Uber essentially turns every vehicle owner into a cab driver by using its app to connect them to consumers needing rides. Similarly, Airbnb has allowed property owners to turn their homes into hotels by simply providing

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