Personal Injury Basics: Duty of Care

Imagine that you’re driving home one evening after a late night at the office, anticipating a relaxing dinner with your spouse. Suddenly, at the intersection of Highway 90 and Gravier, a distracted driver runs the red light and hits your vehicle, leaving you with head trauma and other serious injuries. Every day, people across Louisiana are injured in accidents caused by another party’s negligence. If this happens Read More

Three Things to Consider Before You Accept a Settlement from an Insurance Adjuster

If you have filed a lawsuit due to an accident or injury related to the actions or negligence of another party, you will likely have an insurance adjuster contacting you about your case. In the vast majority of situations, this adjuster will make you a settlement offer to try to close your case out as quickly as possible. When handled properly, a settlement can be beneficial to both you and the insurance company. You Read More

Four Reasons Not to “DIY” Your Personal Injury Matter

If you’ve recently been injured in an accident or if you’ve been harmed due to a doctor’s mistake, you should work with an attorney to seek justice. The attorney plays an extremely important role in this process, but unfortunately, many people make the mistake of trying to handle their personal injury case on their own. In today’s blog post, we’re looking at four reasons NOT to DIY your personal injury matter.  Read More

Four Safe Driving Tips: Protect Yourself and Others

At The Bagneris Firm, we are passionate about helping those who have been injured. As a result, we see up close just how life-altering a single mistake while driving can be to the driver, their passenger, and anyone else on the road. In today’s blog post, we’re doing what we can to prevent accidents from occurring by reminding our audience of some important driving safety tips. Whether you’re a new driver and still Read More

What is an Independent Medical Examination?

An Independent Medical Examination (IME) is, as its name suggests, a medical exam undertaken by a neutral, third-party physician. This type of examination comes into play in personal injury cases, especially when the issue of workers’ compensation is activated. Any evaluation made by a doctor after a workplace injury should cover the extent of the patient’s injuries, medical care needed, and overall prognosis of the Read More

What Are Medical Illustrations and How Can They Be Used in a Personal Injury Case?

How do you best explain an injury? How do you communicate the pain and suffering someone has gone through as a result of a serious injury or incident of medical malpractice? This is a question we often ask ourselves as personal injury attorneys. We are often tasked with the job of helping judges, jurors, insurance adjusters, and others more clearly understand what has happened to our clients and the significance of Read More

Who Is Really At Fault In A Car Accident?

To determine who is “at fault” when you’ve been injured in a car accident, you need to determine who behaved negligently. For many people who have been injured the actual accident itself becomes a blur. That’s why it’s important to consult other resources to determine who was at fault.  Police Reports The first place to look to determine who was at fault is in the police report. Typically, if an accident is Read More

What to Know If Someone Else’s Negligence Has Caused Your Child Harm

Sometimes when a child is injured, it can be difficult to get the full story. Children tend to keep quiet about what happened, particularly when their injury was caused by a bully. Has your child been injured while someone else was supposed to be caring for them? If so, you likely feel overwhelmed with emotions like confusion and frustration. You’re likely desperate to determine who is responsible and how you can get Read More

Self-Employed and Injured: Four Steps to Calculate Your Lost Income

Whether you were injured in a car accident, a slip and fall, or any other incident where another person’s negligence caused you to get hurt, the goal of a personal injury case is to hold the faulty parties responsible and get compensated for the expenses connected to your injuries. One of the major losses you’ve faced is likely lost income or lost wages. This refers to the money that you would have earned if you had Read More

Pedestrians vs. Cars: Who Has Right of Way

Any accident involving an automobile has the potential to be extremely dangerous, but when the accident involves a vehicle and a pedestrian, it is often devastating. Even at low speeds, a car hitting a person can cause very serious injuries, and even death. There are many laws designed to help minimize the risk of this type of accident, and having a good understanding of these laws is essential for both drivers and Read More