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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…