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What is Negligence Per Se in Louisiana
Personal Injury

What is Negligence Per Se in Louisiana?

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s actions or lack thereof, you are now under the sway of Louisiana tort law–and, more specifically, negligence law.  Negligence law is the statute by which the courts determine liability in personal injury claims involving a negligent party. Within this law, there is a classification of negligence known as negligence per se, which occurs when a judge has

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Baton Rouge Reaggravated Injury Lawyer
Car Accidents

Can I Sue for a Reaggravated Injury After a Car Accident?

Car accidents can cause severe injuries to those involved. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of another driver, you have the legal right to pursue compensation for your injuries. But what about a pre-existing injury or pre-existing condition that becomes worsened after an accident? After spending the time and money to recover from a previous injury, a car accident can reverse all the

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South Louisiana Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Pedestrian Accidents

Going for a jog or a walk to the store is more dangerous than ever

Regular walking is a basic form of exercise. Medical professionals and publications tell people that they should get 10,000 steps a day or more if possible. Most adults also realize that walking is cheaper and better for the environment than driving every time they need to take a short trip somewhere. Whether you walk for exercise or practical reasons, you take personal risk when you

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South Louisiana Motorcycle Injury Lawyers
Motorcycle Accidents

What to know about internal injuries after a motorcycle wreck

On average, riders tend to suffer more severe injuries than occupants of closed vehicles. This is because a motorcycle lacks most of the safety features found on a standard car. It means that even with the correct gear, there is a chance that you will still suffer injuries following an accident. Therefore, it is important to get cleared by your doctor even if you feel

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Personal Injury

Epiphany marks the start of the Mardi Gras season in Louisiana

January 6 is known as the Feast of the Epiphany, or alternatively, Three Kings’ Day, all over the world. It marks the end of the 12 days of Christmas. But down here in South Louisiana, January 6 is an important date for another reason. It’s the kickoff for the annual Carnival season that culminates this year on March 1, Fat Tuesday. After last year’s mandate

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Drowsy drivers are putting themselves and others at risk

Drowsy driving is a major problem that is putting people at risk every day. Particularly now, as the days get shorter in the winter and more people are driving when it’s dark, drowsiness plays a heavy role in the number of crashes taking place. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that around 100,000 crashes happen annually as a result of drowsy drivers. Around 1,500

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Delayed symptoms are possible after a brain injury

A car wreck jars the body, especially when it occurs at high speeds. The violent jerking motion that happens in a crash can fling the body around, which is especially problematic for the head and neck. Because of that fact, it’s possible that a person will suffer a brain injury even if they don’t hit their head on anything in the crash. Many injuries will

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How does Louisiana’s comparative fault system work?

Every state has it’s own way of handling personal injury claims, including the way it apportions responsibility for a car crash. Louisiana follows a doctrine known as “pure comparative negligence.” In practical terms, that means that (barring an instance where the other party intentionally caused your injuries) you can generally expect any damages you’re awarded in a car accident lawsuit to be reduced by whatever

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Why bigger vehicles cause more fatalities and serious injuries 

Americans love big vehicles. You constantly see people driving around in massive SUVs and pickup trucks, even if there’s only one person in the vehicle and they’re not carrying anything or pulling a trailer. These vehicles are just “daily drivers” and they use them to go everywhere.  Vehicle preference aside, is this a safe decision? Or is this fascination with large vehicles costing lives? Mass

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Recovering from the trauma of an accident should be a top priority

Accidents come in many forms: truck, car, motorcycle, pedestrian, bicycle, boating accidents and even dog bites. No matter the cause of the accident, one thing is for sure: the effects can be more than physical. Our minds and emotions are often affected and need special care and consideration. We are more than human bodies; we have minds and emotions. The body and the mind do not

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Hurt outside the state? You can still pursue a claim

Since you live nearby to Florida, you decided to take a trip from your home state of Louisiana and head down south to more tropical weather. Unfortunately, while you were there, another driver suddenly slammed into the side of your vehicle. This left you in the hospital for much of your vacation, and you now have to think about how you’re going to get back

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Blunt-force trauma abdominal injuries and motorcycle wrecks

One of the most dangerous types of injuries that someone may suffer in a crash is blunt-force trauma to their abdomen. Any incident resulting in such an injury may cause patients internal organ damage and hemorrhages, both of which can put their lives in peril.  Data published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health in 2016 highlighted how an estimated 17% of

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