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4 Types of Wrist Injuries Often Caused by Car Accidents

The delicate bones, ligaments, muscles and other parts of the wrist can be easily injured in a car accident. Wrist injuries may lead to lasting pain and side effects that disrupt your daily life, health and ability to work. Simien & Simien’s licensed… Read More

8 Steps to Take After a Commercial Truck Accident

Victims of truck accidents often do not know what to do in the minutes and hours after the crash. Unfortunately, this often causes people to do things that hurt their chances of pursuing a case against the truck driver or other parties responsible for… Read More

7 Steps When Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you sustain an injury caused by another person’s negligence, a personal injury lawsuit may be an option that allows you to pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Depending on the severity of your injuries and… Read More

Offshore Oil Rig Explosions and How They Affect Workers

Working on an offshore oil rig is extremely dangerous. Even if you carefully follow all health and safety procedures, something could go wrong and cause an explosion or other problem that puts you at risk of suffering a serious injury, like brain damage… Read More

Understanding the Oil Pollution Act

Oil spills can cause significant damage to the environment and natural resources. That is one of the reasons the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) was created. The OPA was meant to improve the federal government's ability to prevent and respond to these disasters.… Read More

Takata Airbag Recall Expands Further, Adding 3.3 Million More Airbags

Last week, airbag manufacturer Takata Corporation expanded its defective airbag recall by adding approximately 3.3 million airbag inflators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will not identify the specific vehicles affected by… Read More

What Motorists Need to Know About Wrong-Way Driving Accidents

Wrong-way car accidents are one of the most dangerous types of crashes that occur on our nation's roadways. These accidents kill between 300 to 400 Americans every year, according to the Federal Highway Administration. If you were injured or lost a loved… Read More

Basics of Louisiana Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Insurance

One way to try to protect yourself financially if you are ever in an accident with an uninsured driver is to purchase uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.   The experienced Baton Rouge auto accident attorneys at Simien & Simien may be able to help… Read More

Can I Obtain Compensation for a Motorcycle Accident if I Did Not Wear a Helmet?

Louisiana is one of 19 states in the nation with a universal helmet law that requires anyone who rides a motorcycle to wear a helmet, with few exceptions. That is why many riders are unsure about whether they can obtain compensation after a motorcycle… Read More

Do I Need to Hire a Workers' Compensation Lawyer?

You may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you were injured on the job or diagnosed with a work-related illness or medical condition. However, the process of filing a workplace injury claim is complicated and time-consuming. This is why… Read More