Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on December 31, 2018When you receive a mesothelioma diagnosis, you go into survival mode. At first, you may worry only about treating this serious form of cancer, which is often caused by long-term exposure to asbestos. But soon, you will wonder how to provide for your family while you get treatment. You may feel angry about the circumstances of your illness, too, and decide to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking damages. Or, perhaps you have a loved one who died of this terrible disease, and you want to file a
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on December 27, 2018Mesothelioma is a serious form of cancer often caused by long-term exposure to asbestos. You can file a personal injury lawsuit stemming from the development of mesothelioma, or you can file a wrongful death suit if a member of your family has died from the disease. If you file a lawsuit, you may get offered a settlement by the place you sue for responsibility for the mesothelioma, such as an employer whose work conditions included exposure to asbestos. A settlement is an agreement the two disputing parties reach that ends the lawsuit. Often, the parties can hammer out a settlement faster than awaitin... Read more
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on December 19, 2018Mesothelioma is a serious and often fatal cancer that affects the mesothelium, or the layer of tissue that surrounds your major internal organs. The most common form of mesothelioma attacks the lungs, though in rare cases, it may happen in the tissue around the testicles, heart or abdomen. Mesothelioma often occurs due to asbestos exposure. If you have developed mesothelioma following asbestos exposure on the job, you may want to file a lawsuit, but be advised you only have a limited time to do this. Those who miss the deadline for filing may lose their ability to recover any damages. Read on to learn everything you need t... Read more
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on December 14, 2018Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) provides benefits for those who cannot work due to injury or illness. If you are a resident of Louisiana and have been out of work at least a year because of a medical condition, you may qualify to collect disability. To do so, you will need to meet a few other requirements, including earning the requisite work credits and having a condition eligible to receive SSD. The next step is actually filing for the benefits. We've put together this in-depth guide to assist you with this process.
Steps for Applying for Social Security Disability in LouisianaFiling for SSD in Louisiana has four possible steps:
- Initial Application: You can file your application over the phone by calling 800-772-121... Read more
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on December 10, 2018It happens all too often in LA. You get hit by car, but before you can even react, the car squeals away from the scene of the accident, leaving you in shock and uncertain what to do in these traumatic circumstances. The other car has damaged your own, and you yourself may even have sustained an injury. You've become the victim of a hit and run, and while you may be scared, you need to keep your wits about you to protect yourself, your vehicle and perhaps even your property, depending where the accident occurred. Read on to learn what to do after a hit-and-run car accident.