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Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in Personal Injury, Traffic A new bill advancing through the Louisiana legislature would make it illegal to hold your cell phone while driving. The legislation is intended to make driving safer for everyone by cutting down on distracted driving. In Louisiana, it is already illegal to text and drive. However, for law enforcement this can sometimes be difficult to properly enforce. The proposed ban would help police more…
Posted on May 28, 2019 in Traffic Let’s start with the basics. Uber, Lyft and every state in the nation, including Louisiana, require drivers to have auto insurance. Drivers must comply with the minimum coverage requirements of the state in which they live to work through both platforms. Because some insurance providers exclude rideshare activities from coverage, both Uber and Lyft step in to fill the gap. When Does Coverage Kick in If There’s a…
Posted on May 24, 2019 in Criminal Defense, DUI/DWI, NOPD, Uncategorized Police stopping drivers at a DUI Checkpoint. If you are pulled over for a traffic stop, or at a DUI checkpoint, it’s important to know your rights in order to protect yourself and your property. You have the right to refuse to offer any information that may incriminate you. This is often referred to as the right to remain silent. Additionally,…
Posted on May 24, 2019 in Criminal Defense, DUI/DWI, NOPD, Uncategorized Police stopping drivers at a DUI Checkpoint. If you are pulled over for a traffic stop, or at a DUI checkpoint, it’s important to know your rights in order to protect yourself and your property. You have the right to refuse to offer any information that may incriminate you. This is often referred to as the right to remain silent. Additionally,…
Posted on May 20, 2019 in DUI/DWI The open container law in Louisiana prohibits car drivers as well as passengers from keeping an alcoholic beverage inside the vehicle in an open container while the vehicle is being driven on a public highway or road. The law also makes it illegal, not just for the driver, but also any passengers to consume alcohol while they are inside the vehicle and it is in operation. Exemptions to…
Posted on Apr 16, 2019 in Traffic, Uncategorized Former LSU running back Leonard Fournette was arrested last week, April 11,  in Jacksonville, Florida, according to the Advocate. Fournette, who now plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars, had been pulled over for a traffic stop when the officer realized that his driver’s license was suspended. He was arrested and taken to the police station. Fournette’s license was suspended for failure to pay a traffic ticket…
Posted on Mar 22, 2019 in Personal Injury In personal injury cases, you may seek compensation for damages done to you due to the negligence or wrongdoing of a person or group. Compensation may be sought for damages incurred in a car accident, a work accident, due to medical malpractice, and more. There are two types of damages in personal injury cases, economic damages and non-economic damages, also known as special and general damages respectively.…
Posted on Mar 20, 2019 in DUI/DWI At Bloom Legal, we have been helping clients fight DWI charges for a decade and a half. We understand that everyone makes mistakes, and we don’t think any person’s livelihood or wellbeing should be threatened because of it. If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you have a number of options for defense. One of the best things you can do for yourself is hire a New…