Bloom Legal LLC

We are a full service law firm located in New Orleans, LA. Our exceptional service is only surpassed by our concern for our clients. Bloom Legal was founded in January of 2004 with a mission to provide citizens in the state of Louisiana and the greater New Orleans area with comprehensive and exceptional legal service. Our firm concentrates in criminal defense, personal injury and insurance claims. We aim to get our clients the results they expect in a professional and efficient manner. As a New Orleans based firm, we are committed more than ever to the rebuilding process and the people that make up our unique and wonderful city.

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Posted on Mar 26, 2020 in Local Issues In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. John Bel Edwards has issued a stay-at home order and quarantine. Only essential services, like grocery stores and pharmacies, are to remain open. At Bloom Legal, we see our work, advocating for and protecting the legal rights of New Orleans residents, as an essential service. As such, we have transitioned to a completely remote operation in order to continue to…
Posted on Mar 25, 2020 in Local Issues Earlier this week, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a statewide stay-at-home order for Louisiana. All residents are to stay in their homes as much as possible. They should only leave for quality of life reasons like getting food, medicine, or exercise. When outdoors or in public, all individuals should practice social-distancing, keeping ample space between themselves and others. Only essential businesses will remain open. This means grocery…
Posted on Mar 19, 2020 in Uncategorized Orleans Municipal and Traffic will be closed until further notice due to the coronavirus quarantine. Jefferson Courts are closed for the next 30 days. What will this mean for those with traffic tickets or upcoming court dates? What about people who are arrested or charged during the quarantine? We have been getting a lot of calls from people who are understandably concerned about what the court closures means…
Posted on Mar 17, 2020 in Uncategorized When it comes to rideshare services, the main focus tends to be toward the safety of the passengers. It is true that Uber or Lyft drivers in Louisiana must take precautions to ensure passengers’ safety but the same goes for their own safety as well. From making sure they satisfy their job requirements to making sure your seatbelt is on, there are certain Uber safety precautions drivers need…
Posted on Mar 12, 2020 in Personal Injury Uber, Lyft, and other rideshares are a convenient platform with many upsides. But what happens if there is an accident and you sustain a rideshare injury? Insurance claims for Uber and Lyft injuries can be complicated affairs. We have broken down how various coverages work in rideshare accidents in another blog. Here, we will discuss what steps you should take immediately after a rideshare injury. Take…
Posted on Feb 28, 2020 in DUI/DWI An arrest for drunk driving can have major consequences. The loss of your license can follow swiftly after an arrest and you can face criminal charges that could possibly land you in jail. Costly auto insurance could be your new reality for many years, and if convicted, your criminal record could cost you many opportunities.  You don’t want to take a chance of an arrest and a possible…
Posted on Feb 19, 2020 in Criminal Defense, Mardi Gras In life, there are many great questions. Where do we come from? Why are we here? Why do you drive on a parkway and park in a driveway? In New Orleans, there’s another timeless question: where the heck do you go to the bathroom at Mardi Gras? The city places porta potties at various locations around the city, but they are not always easy…
Posted on Feb 19, 2020 in Criminal Defense If you made a mistake a while back and broke the law without getting caught, you may feel like you are in the clear. Don’t be so sure, though. Louisiana prosecutors usually have years to arrest and charge someone for committing a crime. For the most violent crimes, you could be charged decades after the fact. Statutes of limitations are laws that establish set periods within which…
Posted on Feb 6, 2020 in Criminal Defense, Traffic What happens if an Uber, Lyft, taxi or other rideshare gets pulled over? Can the officer search the passengers or arrest them? In the grand scheme of things, rideshare services are still pretty new. As such, much of the legal specifics surrounding the services are still somewhat unclear. In many cases, there are not specific laws relative to rideshare services. However, the existing traffic laws…