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National Birth Defects Awareness Month

childrens-feet-883100_1920 National Birth Defects Awareness Month is an annual observation that occurs in January. It is a time to reflect on one of the most crushing types of tragedies that anyone can face and to provide support to those affected. A Major Problem A baby is born with a major birth defect every 4.5 minutes in the U.S. Birth defects are the leading cause of death among infants in our country and account for approximately 20 percent of all deaths within a baby’s first year. For those who... Read more

When to Contact a Lawyer for Your Flood Insurance Claim

Insurance policy Louisiana has seen its share of tragic flooding events in recent years, and millions of people have had to deal with high water on their property and in their homes. While you would think your flood insurance carrier would be helpful during this type of event, the unfortunate truth is that many flood insurance claims are reduced drastically or denied entirely. If you ever have problems with your insurance company after a flood, the Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm may be able to help. How Flood Insurance... Read more

Types of Product Liability Claims

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Each year, whether due to manufacturing defects, misleading marketing or one of several other issues, many people in our country are harmed by dangerous products — which results in serious injury or even death in some instances. If you have suffered harm, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit. These are just a few of the kinds of products that can lead to legal action. Products Designed for Children Thousands of children are seriously hurt each yea... Read more

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