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Can Social Media Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

According to Pew Research Center, in 2014, 74 percent of adults who used the Internet also used social media sites, a number that has continued to rise in recent years. Social media is a valuable tool for keeping in contact with your friends, family and others as well as for networking and connecting with others. But you should be wary of social media if you are involved in a personal injury claim, because the things that you post could affect your case. When a person files a personal injury claim, it is usually because that person has suffered physical injuries and is seeking damages to cover things like medical bills, lost wages and more. Injury victims may also seek noneconomic damages for pain and suffering. To substantiate these damages, the injury victim will call on medical experts, witnesses and more to testify on behalf of the claimant. But while the…
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What Are Damage Caps in Louisiana Personal Injury Cases?

Some states have limits on the amount of damages a person is able to recover from certain types of personal injury lawsuits, particularly medical malpractice lawsuits. In Louisiana, for example, there is a cap on the amount an injured patient is able to recover from medical malpractice cases. The cap is $500,000. There is also a cap of $500,000 on damages for claims against government agencies. Louisiana also limits damages in car accidents under a “no pay, no play” rule. This rule makes it so that drivers cannot collect the first $15,000 of bodily injury damages if those drivers are uninsured or underinsured. Arguments Over the Constitutionality of Non-Economic Damage Caps The constitutionality of non-economic damage caps in medical malpractice cases has been under vigorous debate for decades. Some states, like Louisiana, have upheld the constitutionality of these caps. Others have struck them down under various arguments, a few of…
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Injured in Another Country: Glass Door Harms Canadian Man in Louisiana

A man from Ontario, Canada recently filed a lawsuit in New Orleans alleging negligence at a hotel he was staying in. On October 16, 2016, the plaintiff was injured due to a sliding glass door falling off its hinges. He has accused the hotel and its managing companies of failing to ensure that the hotel room was safe as well as failure to warn of the dangerous condition posed by the broken sliding glass door. This kind of case would typically fall under the umbrella of premises liability – but what do you do if you are not a United States citizen and you are injured while visiting? Injured While Visiting the United States Even if you are not a United States citizen, you still have rights if you are injured while visiting. Even if you are an undocumented resident, you still have the right to file a personal injury…
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