Auto Accidents

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 Happens in a Car Accident Deposition?

Depositions are an important part of the legal process and can be used to gather information about a car accident case. A series of questions are asked by both sides under oath outside of a courtroom for discovery purposes. Understanding how a deposition works can help you know what to expect and how to best... Read more

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Could a Car Repair Shop or Mechanic Bear Liability for an Auto Accident?

The short answer is yes, a repair shop or mechanic could be found liable for damages from a car accident. However, it is important to remember this is rare. Drivers are usually the ones who are found at fault for crashes, as their negligence directly led to the accident. If a mechanic is found to... Read more

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Challenges of Building a Case Against a Drowsy Driver Who Caused a Crash

We live in a chronically sleep-deprived society – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that more than 35 percent of Americans get less than the recommended seven hours of sleep each night. This does not stop people from engaging in their normal routine, which includes driving. A CDC survey found that... Read more

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