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Proving A Car Accident Negligence Claim

Negligent driving can include not being vigilant, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, distracted driving, driving while texting, disobeying traffic signals or laws, being out of control of the vehicle, not using a vehicle’s safety features, or simply failing to use normal care and caution while operating a motor vehicle. Understanding how to prove a car accident negligence claim can help you determine if you have a strong case to receive compensation for your damages and your injuries. Proving Negligence There are four elements you must prove in a car accident negligence case in order to attempt to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Contacting an experienced personal injury attorney

2020-01-14T14:32:33+00:00December 13th, 2019|

Common Spinal Cord Injuries Car Accident Victims May Sustain

Some severe car accidents can cause catastrophic injuries to drivers and passengers. Some of the most common injuries include spinal cord injuries that can be permanent and life-threatening. The following are the most common spinal cord injuries suffered after serious car accidents by victims. Whiplash The most common form of spinal cord injuries suffered in a car accident are whiplash injuries. While the focus of the impact is on the neck, whiplash can also affect the spine. In fact, many victims will experience several spinal cord injuries simultaneously which can exacerbate their whiplash injuries. Some victims suffer from chronic whiplash which is a permanent and lifelong injury that causes both physical and emotional distress. Herniated Disc and Ruptured Discs Discs

2020-01-14T14:29:15+00:00December 3rd, 2019|

What to Do After a Hit and Run Accident

Within the State of Louisiana, hit and run accidents are widespread and common. Each year, more than 22,000 accidents in Louisiana are hit and run accidents causing property damage, injuries, and fatalities. If you were involved in a hit and run accident, you experience all of the suffering and stress of a typical car accident, compounded by a profound sense of injustice that you may not have a driver from whom to receive compensation. Before making any decisions, here is what to do after a hit and run accident. Seek Safety and Call the Police If you were in an accident, you may be disoriented and unsure of your next steps. Make sure to move the car from the roadway

2020-01-14T14:28:00+00:00November 23rd, 2019|

What Are Secondary Car Accidents?

While there are many different ways a car accident can occur, the initial accident between two or more drivers is typically considered a “primary” accident. These accidents can lead to “secondary” car accidents, caused as a direct result of the initial, primary car accident. Secondary car accidents can be just as catastrophic, causing injuries, property damage, and even death. Secondary Car Accidents A secondary car accident is one that occurs as a direct or indirect consequence of a previous accident, known as the primary accident. These secondary accidents typically happen shortly after a primary accident, and in the near vicinity of the primary accident. According to the Federal Highway Administration, up to 20 percent of all traffic accidents are secondary

2020-01-14T14:25:57+00:00November 13th, 2019|

Lawsuit claims hospital negligence led to babies’ deaths

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Louisiana parents who have experienced premature birth can likely remember the range of emotions they felt during their child's time in the hospital, and particularly the worry that their baby may not emerge from the situation happy and healthy. Sadly, some premature babies become quite ill during their hospital stay, and some parents endure the worst possible outcome. Recently, a number of parents in a different state filed a lawsuit claiming hospital negligence after eight babies became ill and three of those babies died in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after all were exposed to the same bacteria. According to doctors at the hospital,

2019-12-13T22:34:21+00:00November 13th, 2019|

Patient files lawsuit claiming breach of standard of care

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Surgical Errors on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Many Louisiana residents have experienced joint replacement surgery at some point in their lives. Due to a rapidly aging population and an increase in life expectancy over the last few decades, this type of surgery is likely becoming more common. As with any medical procedure, most patients undergoing a joint replacement feel some trepidation before putting their well-being in the hands of the medical professionals responsible for their care. However, most patients trust that the physicians and others involved in the process will provide the expected standard of care to ensure a successful outcome. Unfortunately, such was not the case for a man

2019-11-20T22:54:13+00:00November 6th, 2019|

Different Types of Birth Injuries

During that time when you are the most excited to welcome your new family member, tragedy strikes and your child is diagnosed with a birth injury. Birth injuries are typically a type of claim that is brought under medical malpractice law. If your baby has any of the following types of injuries, you should speak to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer about whether you have an actionable birth injury claim. Cerebral Palsy Unfortunately, cerebral palsy is one of the most common types of birth injuries. The term cerebral palsy actually refers to a group of disorders that will affect a person’s posture, their mobility and ability to maintain balance. Cerebral indicates that the condition has to do with the brain,

2020-01-14T14:14:21+00:00November 3rd, 2019|

Medical malpractice suit blames first responders for death

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Many Louisiana residents have experienced childbirth. Either they have given birth themselves, or they have witnessed a partner or close family member or friend do so. They know that such an experience usually passes with no negative impact on the mother, but that sometimes, she will suffer from complications during or following the birth, even several days later. This may have been what happened when a young woman died not long after enduring a Cesarean section. Her mother recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit, claiming first responders' negligence led to her death. The 30-year-old woman had given birth to her son just a few

2019-11-20T22:58:41+00:00October 29th, 2019|

Jury awards $9 million in wrongful death medical malpractice case

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Many Louisiana residents turn to urgent care clinics when they are experiencing health problems, and the physicians at such facilities, typically, are competent professionals. However, patients who visit these clinics often do not see the same physician each visit, which can sometimes result in inconsistencies and less than ideal treatment. Recently, a jury returned a record-breaking $9 million verdict in a wrongful death medical malpractice case after a woman died following a visit to an urgent care clinic. The woman visited the facility in Dec. 2014 complaining of sharp chest pain, difficulty breathing and coughing. The physician she saw performed an exam, prescribed an antibiotic

2019-11-20T23:00:37+00:00October 23rd, 2019|

How Car Accident Laws in Louisiana Differ from Other States

Some Louisiana laws relating to car accidents are very different from other states. Understanding Louisiana law can help you understand your rights if you have been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence. Direct Action Louisiana is a very unique state in the sense that it allows an injured party to directly name an insurance company in a court case regarding a car accident. This significant difference in Louisiana law allows victims to often receive more compensation as the judge or jury knows that there is an insurance company, rather than an individual, to compensate the injured party. Oftentimes a judge or jury may be sympathetic to a negligent driver and issue smaller judgments. However, if an

2020-01-14T13:55:52+00:00October 23rd, 2019|