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

Personal Injury Law: Assumption of Risk

Picture this -- you own a property that includes a decrepit old house. It sits empty and uninhabitable, with rotting floors. It’s full of hazards, but whether it’s because you want to restore it one day or you can’t afford demolition, it has been sitting on your land for many years. Then one Halloween, someone decides it would be fun and exciting to explore the old “haunted house.” They fall through a second story Read More

Understanding How Good Samaritan Laws Can Affect a Personal Injury Case

When you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, it’s natural to want to recover compensation. That is the purpose of most personal injury lawsuits. However, there are some people who may have been involved in your situation and even may have caused you additional injuries, who are protected from civil liability.  Good Samaritan law was created in order to allow bystanders to attempt to help Read More

The Complete Car Accident Checklist

Car accidents are incredibly scary, and after such a shock, it can be difficult to think clearly. Would you know the proper measures to take in the immediate aftermath of a car accident?  It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the steps to take after an accident so that if this scary situation ever befalls you, you won’t have to stress about not knowing what to do.  If you are injured and need immediate Read More

5 Common Causes of Louisiana Motorcycle Accidents

Part of what makes riding a motorcycle so invigorating is the openness -- you are not enclosed in a structure and can feel the wind on your skin as the scenery of the road rushes past you. Unfortunately, this openness is also what makes motorcycling so dangerous. Since you are not enclosed when you ride a motorcycle as you are in a car, it is much more likely that you could be injured or killed in an Read More