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How Does Attorney-Client Privilege Benefit Personal Injury Victims?

Injury victims need to be cautious about sharing information about their accident. Saying too much to the insurance company or on social media could do serious harm to a claim for compensation. However, you do not need to be cautious about what you say to your attorney. Conversations with your attorney about your accident claim... Read more

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Do You Need an Expert Witness for Your Personal Injury Claim?

Your medical records and some other basic evidence can sometimes be enough to successfully recover compensation. However, there are some claims that are more difficult to prove. For example, claims involving permanent injuries and a significant amount of non-economic damages. Your attorney may need to bring in expert witnesses to help build a strong case.... Read more

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Can I Seek Compensation if I Suffer Whiplash in an Auto Accident?

When one car collides with another, such as in a rear-end crash, it causes the driver’s head to whip forward and back. This quick motion can stretch the muscles, discs and tendons in the neck. Victims can suffer intense pain, headaches, blurred vision and other serious symptoms as a result. Those who have experienced whiplash... Read more

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Why Drunk Driving Crash Victims Need an Injury Lawyer

Drinking and driving is one of the most reckless behaviors anyone can engage in behind the wheel. While the driver is at risk of getting into a crash that could cause him or her to suffer severe or fatal injuries, the driver could also cause others to suffer severe or fatal injuries. That is why... Read more

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Filing a Claim for Compensation After a Multi-Vehicle Collision

Car accident claims can get complicated even if there are only two vehicles involved. That means claims involving three or more vehicles are even more complicated. These types of collisions can result in serious injuries. More than one driver may be at fault for these crashes. That means the victim may be able to seek... Read more

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How Refusing Medical Treatment Could Hurt Your Claim for Compensation

Some injury victims refuse treatment at the scene of the crash, or they refuse some of the treatment their doctor recommends. Injury victims may not think their injuries are serious or they think their injuries will heal without treatment. While decisions about medical treatment are up to you, it is important to understand how your... Read more

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Understanding Your Duty to Mitigate Damages After a Car Accident

One of the main reasons crash victims should seek out an experienced attorney is because they need guidance on protecting their legal claim. The things you do and do not do as the victim could greatly affect your ability to recover maximum compensation. For example, did you know you have a duty to mitigate your... Read more

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Are Crash Victims Required to Give Insurance Companies a Recorded Statement?

Generally, crash victims in Louisiana are not required to give a recorded statement to the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Insurance companies know this, but they still ask for a recorded statement hoping you will say something they can use against you. Below, we discuss the risks of giving a recorded statement to the insurance company... Read more

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Who May be at Fault for a Right-Turn Car Crash in Louisiana?

Right turns are generally not as dangerous as left turns. During a right turn, you are turning with the flow of traffic instead of crossing in front of oncoming traffic like you do when making a left turn. Drivers who make left turns are often crossing multiple lanes of traffic. Drivers who are making right... Read more

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What Could Your Loss of Earning Capacity Be Worth in a Personal Injury Claim?

While some personal injuries may affect you for weeks or months, others could affect you for quite a long time, even the rest of your life. An injury this severe could dramatically alter your physical and cognitive capabilities, making it difficult, if not impossible, to continue the job you were doing before the accident. You... Read more

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