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Injured in a Trucking Accident Caused by a Company Driver

April 30th, 2020

If you were involved in an accident with any kind of commercial truck, you likely suffered devastating injuries and property damage. While the driver of the truck may have operated the truck in a reckless manner, you may also be able to file a claim against the driver’s employer, the trucking company. Determination of Liability Trucking accident cases are different in many ways from those of two passenger vehicle accidents. One significant difference is that a victim may be able to file a claim not only against the driver of the truck but in most cases against the trucking company. The legal concept of holding an employer responsible for their employees’ behavior is called respondeat superior. Employers have a duty......

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How Coronavirus Is Impacting Louisiana Insurance Settlements

April 17th, 2020

If you suffered injuries related to a car accident, you may be in the middle of negotiations with an insurance company regarding a settlement offer for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Now, with the new COVID-19 virus impacting everyone in the United States, many people have been furloughed, laid off, or simply fired. In many cases, the reduction in hours or being laid off may have to do with the fact that certain businesses have been deemed “non-essential.” With the lack of revenue and income, businesses simply had to shutter their doors either temporarily or permanently, and the employees feel the financial devastation as well as the owners. However, if you have a pending insurance settlement......

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A Message Regarding Coronavirus to Our Clients, Prospective Clients, Colleagues, and Friends

March 13th, 2020

As lawyers with significant experience with litigation involving the last pandemic in 2009 (H1N1), we would like to share our perspectives on the coronavirus which has now entered the Firm’s geographical practice areas. It has often been said that the coronavirus poses a low risk to healthy individuals, but this is little consolation to the aged or immunocompromised who are at risk for severe outcomes if exposed to the virus. Many coronavirus patients will require advanced medical care to survive. It is the task of the government, the healthcare industry, businesses, and society at large to assure that the number of new infections requiring advanced care do not exceed the system’s capacity to provide that care. If the coronavirus outbreak......

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