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August 2016 - Simien & Simien, LLC

Ashley E. Philen Named One of 10 Best for Client Satisfaction in Louisiana

Simien & Simien is pleased to announce that the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) has chosen Ashley E. Philen as one of the 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Louisiana for Client Satisfaction. The AIOPIA annually selects the “10 best” personal injury attorneys for each state to help

Serious Crashes Leave Two Drivers Dead, Three-Year-Old Injured

This week, two car accidents left two drivers dead and a 3-year-old in the hospital in stable condition. The first accident happened on Sunday night just before 11 p.m. on the eastbound side of Airline Highway in Baton Rouge. A 1996 Cadillac Deville veered into another lane and hit a

Survey: Disconnect Between Drivers Beliefs and Actions Related to Distracted Driving

In a new survey from auto insurer Everquote, 96 percent of respondents said that they consider themselves to be safe drivers, even though more than half of them said they use their phones when they are driving. This is particularly troubling given the increase in fatal accidents involving distracted driving.

The Recent Rain & High Waters Have Caused Severe Damages and Losses in South Louisiana with Thousands Needing Insurance to Recover Their Damages from What’s Being Called “The Historic Flood of 2016”

After several days of continual rain throughout South Louisiana tens of thousands of residents in the Northshore, Hammond, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Iberia areas have been displaced from their homes because of damage to their roofs and properties from high flood waters in what is being called “The Historic

Traffic Fatalities Increase Sharply

According to recent data released from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Safety Council (NSC), there has been a significant increase in auto accident deaths in recent years. According to final numbers from the NHTSA, 35,092 people died in auto accidents on U.S. roads last year.

Fracking in the Gulf of Mexico Has Released Billions of Gallons of Waste

An attorney from the Center for Biological Diversity says that fracking released more than 76 billion gallons of waste into the Gulf of Mexico in 2014, with much of the waste coming from fracking wells off the coast of Louisiana. These wells were approved by the U.S. government, which issued

New Study Reveals Road Debris Crashes Are Growing Threat to Safety on the Road

The number of car accidents involving road debris has increased by 40 percent since 2001, according to a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. These types of car accidents caused 500 deaths and 39,000 injuries between 2011 and 2014. In more than one third of the accidents where

Judge Grants $20 Billion Settlement Approval for 2010 BP Oil Spill

After years of litigation, a New Orleans federal judge has approved a $20 billion settlement that BP must pay. The settlement is for the destructive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Included in the settlement is $5.5 billion for Clean Water Act civil penalties, along with billions more dollars to

Thousands of Gallons of Oil Spilled into Louisiana Waterways

In the past two weeks, approximately 9,000 gallons of crude oil have been spilled into Louisiana waterways and marshes in three separate oil spills. The first spill happened last week when a Hilcorp Energy pipeline spilled between 1,160 and 4,200 gallons of crude oil into Barataria Bay. The spill affects