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How Car Accident Laws in Louisiana Differ from Other States

October 23rd, 2019

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......

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Family of nearly brain dead woman files medical malpractice suit

October 15th, 2019

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Many Louisiana residents can relate to the feelings of excitement and anxiety that come with the anticipation of childbirth. Although parents who are expecting worry about the outcome, in most cases, the experience ends with both mother and newborn happy and healthy. However, sometimes complications arise and the long-awaited event ends quite differently. In a tragic example, a woman endured a birth experience that left her in a vegetative state. Her family recently filed a lawsuit accusing her doctors and the hospital of medical malpractice. In July of last year, the 34-year-old woman was admitted to......

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Car Accident Settlement Process in Louisiana

October 13th, 2019

A settlement is a legal term used to define any agreement between two or more parties that avoids or drops a pending lawsuit and instead awards compensation out of a court setting. Knowing the settlement process in Louisiana can help you understand your rights and what your next best steps should include. Steps Before Settlement Before the settlement process can proceed correctly and legally, certain steps must occur to ensure that the victim is eligible to receive compensation for damages and injuries. The following steps need to be taken before the settlement process can begin. Report the Accident to Police. Reporting a car accident in Louisiana is the important first step in the process. Contacting the police will establish an......

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