Nine Factors That Determine Your Injury Settlement

If you have been hurt in an accident and believe it was caused because of something someone else did, you could make a personal injury claim in the hope of getting compensation. However, every case is entirely unique, and there are many factors that the courts take into account when determining how much, if anything, any individual or group of individuals should be awarded in damages. Truthfully, it is impossible to Read More

Understanding Negligence

Put simply - negligence occurs when a person who has a responsibility to take proper care, fails to do so, and puts others at risk because of it. In Louisiana, if you are hurt because of someone else’s carelessness, you may wish to speak to a personal injury lawyer to ascertain whether you have a case for compensation. Examples of Negligence Texting while driving Failing to clean up a spillage  Leaving Read More

Spot the Red Flags: 7 Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Putting a loved one into a nursing home can be an upsetting and stressful experience, and you’ll no doubt want to ensure that the one you choose will provide the best care for them. Most nursing homes pride themselves on providing excellent services and are trustworthy and reputable establishments. Unfortunately, there are instances where people take advantage of their position and neglect or abuse those in their Read More

5 Common Causes of Louisiana Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are, unfortunately, a common occurrence in Louisiana, and indeed the country as a whole. In 2017 there were 152,637 crashes involving large trucks causing 4,539 fatalities and 74,947 injuries in the United States. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) and focuses their efforts on how to make the vehicles and their drivers safer on the Read More

Hurt in a Slip-and-Fall Accident? Take These 6 Steps Immediately

Being injured in a slip and fall accident due to someone else’s negligence may mean that you are entitled to compensation for any damages or financial losses you suffer because of your injury. In Louisiana, there are specific legal rules that are crucial to note as they could affect your case. The most important being the deadline for filing a lawsuit, which usually falls one year after the date of the accident Read More

7 Common Medical Errors That Could Warrant a Malpractice Suit

Doctors and other medical professionals have a great responsibility to their patients to give them the very best care. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. If a doctor makes a mistake that has a damaging effect on their patient’s life, that patient has a right to make a claim against them and seek compensation for their injuries. Some medical errors sadly seem to come up time and time again. Here are some Read More

Know What’s Coming: An Overview of the Types of Damages Available in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

In a personal injury lawsuit, you may be entitled to compensation for any damages incurred. These could include personal injury as well as damage to property or another kind of loss. The different types of damages that a plaintiff may seek fall under two categories, namely compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages are where the injured party receives reimbursement for the harm they have experienced. These Read More

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a type of injury that can cause many different symptoms and side effects. A person with a traumatic brain injury is likely to suffer devastating impacts to their life and rely on friends and family to help them continue to go about daily activities. The consequences of a traumatic brain injury can affect mobility, speech, and even change a person's personality. Brain injuries Read More

Hurt in an Accident? 8 Things You Should NOT Do

If you've been hurt in an accident, your primary concern will be your recovery. However, if your injuries have caused lasting or permanent physical or emotional damage, you’ve had to pay medical bills, you haven’t been able to return to work, or you believe that the accident could have been avoided if it weren’t due to the negligence of others, then you may need to make a claim. If you need to make a personal Read More

Understanding Attorney Fees

When people think of going to an attorney, one of the most common worries is how much it will cost. This is not only because lawyers can be expensive, but also because the ways clients are charged can be confusing. If you have experienced a personal injury and need to talk to an attorney, understanding the different fee options is very important. Hourly with Retainer Most attorney’s fees are based on an hourly Read More