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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Can Minors Seek Compensation for a Personal Injury on Their Own?

Serious accidents can happen to people of any age, but when they cause harm to children, the injuries are often much more severe than injuries to adults. Their bodies are not yet fully developed and are often more vulnerable. Despite the fact they are not legal adults, children have the same right to seek compensation... 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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What Happens in an Appeal of a Louisiana Personal Injury Verdict?

Insurance companies do not like awarding full compensation to an injury victim. However, they may be particularly unhappy if the case goes to trial and the jury awards even more compensation than the insurer would have paid in an out-of-court settlement. Fortunately for the insurance company, they may be able to file an appeal of... Read more

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Questions You Should Have About a Settlement Offer

While there are some personal injury cases that end up in court, most end when the victim accepts a settlement offer from the liable insurance company. Accepting a settlement offer from the insurance company means you receive compensation and release the insurance company from further liability related to the accident. Since you will not be... Read more

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What Are Your Legal Options if You Think the At-Fault Driver is Lying About the Crash?

In Louisiana, the driver who is found at fault for a crash is financially liable for the damages that result. The victim can file a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company to recover compensation. A claim against a driver’s insurance is most likely going to result in an insurance premium increase in the future.... Read more

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Can You File an Injury Claim for the Aggravation of an Existing Medical Condition?

Sometimes personal injury accidents aggravate the victim’s existing injuries. For example, a car crash victim’s back injury may have been made worse by the trauma he or she suffered in the crash. The victim may have had a herniated disc before the crash and the collision may have caused more damage to the disc. While... Read more

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Assessing Fault for a Crash in a Louisiana Intersection

An intersection can be a dangerous place for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists. When multiple vehicles pass through intersections going in opposite directions or making right or left turns, drivers not actively paying attention to other road users can cause serious, potentially fatal crashes. When it comes to crashes at intersections, assessing fault will depend on... Read more

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Who Could Be Held Liable for a Sideswipe Accident in Louisiana?

Drivers often view certain types of crashes as minor accidents that are not that big of a deal. For example, many people think of rear-end accidents or sideswipe collisions as fender benders. While it is true some of these crashes are not that severe, others can be quite dangerous. Sideswipe crashes, for example, could result... Read more

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