Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on October 23, 2018New Orleans Car Accident Lawyer You’re on your way home from work in New Orleans. Traffic is heavy but not too bad. You estimate you’ll be home in about half an hour. You’re are paused at a stoplight, waiting for it to change, when suddenly the car behind you slams into you. The other driver wasn’t paying attention. Perhaps they were approaching the stoplight too quickly and didn’t leave themselves enough time to stop. Perhaps they were texting someone while they were driving. Perhaps they were fiddling with the radio. It doesn’t matter. You have been involved in a car accident in New Orleans, Louisiana. What should you do? Louisiana has ve... Read more
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on October 15, 2018The most vulnerable people in this world are the very young and the very old. When you put your parents or grandparents in a nursing home, you do your research beforehand and try to choose the most responsible and caring facility. However, it's impossible for you to know what goes on behind closed doors and you may begin to notice worrisome changes in your loved one. They may seem more fearful or more withdrawn. Are they suffering from nursing home neglect? Here are six indicators of abuse you should keep an eye out for no ... Read more
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on October 10, 2018Your dream vacation can turn into a nightmare when your cruise ship gets into an accident. You may have seen stories about cruise ship disasters on the news, but you never thought it could happen to you. Unfortunately, it's very possible for things to go wrong on your floating paradise. Here's a look at the different types of cruise ship accidents.
Gangway AccidentsWhen you embark or debark from the ship, you walk down the gangway. Most of these can be detached when the... Read more
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on September 15, 2018When you get in a car accident, you may be in shock and feel as though you're moving in slow motion. You may have been hurt, you may be confused about what happened and you may be concerned about your passengers. While it's natural to feel this way, you need to clear your head in order to ensure you do all the things that need to be addressed after a car accident. Take a few deep breaths and then run down this list to protect yourself.
1. Do Not Leave the SceneEven in the c... Read more
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on September 12, 2018You come out of a procedure with more problems than you went in with. The operation didn't seem to fix your issue, and you have developed others stemming from your hospital stay. Is this simply a reflection of the imperfection of modern medicine? Or is this an instance of medical negligence? It can be difficult to determine if you have a medical malpractice case because the law does allow some leeway for the complications that can occur with any treatment, through no fault of the physician. The human body cannot be entirely understood, and the laws are not unsympathetic to surprise developments no one could have ... Read more