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Posted on Jan 16, 2019 in Legislation, Local Issues Did you know that the Law of Louisiana is unique from all other state laws in the US? It’s true! That’s because whereas the other 49 states base their interpretation of the law on what is referred to as “common law,” Louisiana law derives from Napoleonic Code. To learn why this is, we have to look back in history a little bit. Louisiana adopted its…
Posted on Dec 28, 2018 in Personal Injury Unless the leading car is backing up at the time, the trailing vehicle in a rear-end accident is the one that collides with the car in front, not the other way around. For this reason, most people presume that if they are the driver of a trailing car in a rear-end accident, they are automatically at fault and will be held responsible for any damage or injury…
Posted on Dec 21, 2018 in Uncategorized The debate as to whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie has raged on for decades. The two sides, unwavering, seem destined to battle each other until the end of time or movies (whichever comes first). In the spirit of giving, I’m here to give you four more movies to argue about. Here are four movies you didn’t know were Christmas movies, but actually are. Feel free to…
Posted on Dec 14, 2018 in Personal Injury If you were dining at a restaurant and someone walked by your table, knocked over a full glass of iced tea into your lap, and just kept on walking, you’d be pretty angry and indignant. That situation, in the big scheme of things, is a relatively minor annoyance and inconvenience. But if a negligent or reckless driver hits your car, seriously injures you or your passengers, and…
Posted on Nov 30, 2018 in Personal Injury After you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident or other traumatic incident, not all of your losses show up on hospital bills, receipts, or the paychecks you lost because you were unable to work. You may have lost mobility or the ability to do the day-to-day routines of ordinary life. You may be in constant physical pain. Perhaps the emotional and psychological scars you suffer are…
Posted on Nov 29, 2018 in Criminal Defense, Disturbing the Peace, Mardi Gras, NOPD New Orleans is a premiere destination for tourists from all over the world. People come to the Big Easy for the culture, food, music, and party atmosphere. New Orleans has a reputation for being a place where anything goes. It’s true, we know how to have a good time down here. But even New Orleans has rules. By…
Posted on Nov 23, 2018 in Personal Injury If you use the internet, which you likely do, you likely also post pictures and comments on social media. Those posts can reflect your state of mind, your mood, where you’ve been, who you were with, and what you were doing. Imagine that a driver and their insurance company were being sued by someone who claims that they were seriously hurt in a car accident; that they…
Posted on Nov 19, 2018 in Criminal Defense, NOPD Modern day Bonnie and Clyde? Not quite. A couple was arrested in New Orleans earlier this month after taking selfies on a stolen phone, according to NOLA.com. The couple allegedly assaulted a 61-year-old woman just before 2 A.M. on October 1st. They physically attacked her and stole her purse. The incident took place downtown on Tchoupitoulas Street. The woman reported the crime to the…
Posted on Oct 31, 2018 in Personal Injury If you’ve suffered injuries in a car accident or other incident, one of the first steps towards obtaining compensation from those responsible for your losses is to meet with a personal injury lawyer. But making that first call or having that first consultation doesn’t mean that you and your New Orleans personal injury attorney will wind up in court months or years later presenting your case to…
Posted on Oct 22, 2018 in Personal Injury If our court system worked as it does on TV legal dramas, personal injury lawsuits would go from beginning to end in less than an hour. Unfortunately, courts in Louisiana – and everywhere else in the country – don’t run on a prime-time schedule. Even “simple” personal injury cases can take many months and sometimes several years before an injury victim sees money in their pocket from…