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How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

how to choose the right lawyer If you’ve been injured in an accident, it may be beneficial for you to hire an attorney. Getting legal assistance is particularly helpful if you believe the other person is at fault and caused the accident happened in the first place. The first item to consider when deciding whether or not you should seek a personal injury attorney is to judge the severity of the injuries sustained. For instance, if you experienced a fender-bender car accident without significant injuries, you may want to let the insurance companies hash out the recovery. However, if the accident resulted in multiple injuries, even ... Read more

How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take?

personal-885542_960_720 If you have suffered a serious injury and decided to file a personal injury claim, you're probably wondering when you can expect to see your settlement or your court win. In many cases, you require the settlement money to pay for bills, medical costs and other expenses. You may not be able to work due to your injury and may be worried about supporting your family. Unfortunately, personal injury cases can take months or even many years. How long your case will take depends on several factors: 1) The complexity of the case. Some cases rely on very precise technical inf... Read more

What Is Corporate Negligence?

life-864367_960_720 If you're injured in a hospital, who is responsible? The doctor treating you or the hospital itself? Before 1991, the answer was the doctor. Since doctors and surgeons are not technically the employees of the hospital and may in fact work for multiple facilities, hospitals would separate themselves from medical malpractice lawsuits and other lawsuits by claiming doctors were not employees, and therefore hospitals were not technically responsible for the negligent or reckless actions of their surgeons or medical professionals. This changed in 1991, with the case Thompson v. Nason Hospital, where a ... Read more

Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

lawyers-1000803_960_720 Serious injuries happen every day in Louisiana and across the country. Injuries can happen due to:
  • Sports
  • Falls
  • Workplace accidents
  • Violence or assault
  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Pedestrian accidents
In many cases, if your injuries were caused by someone's recklessness, wrongful act or negligence, you may be able to launch a personal injury lawsuit. You could launch the claim yourself by filing the paperwork at court, gathering the evidence and pursuing the case. Howeve... Read more

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: June 15

hands-981400_960_720 June 15 is world elder abuse awareness day, but unfortunately many people aren't aware of the significant abuse senior citizens in our country and around the world face. One in three nursing homes may be guilty of abuse according to one study, while another study reveals about half of nursing home residents have reported being abused. Types of Elder Abuse Elder abuse can take many forms. It can include:
  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse, including assault, punching, hitting and other forms of violence Read more