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June 2020 - Simien & Simien, LLC

Supreme Court rules in favor of upholding DACA protections

On June 18, the Supreme Court gave relief to hundreds of thousands of immigrants who arrived as children in the US without documentation when it ruled against the Administration’s efforts to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). In a 5-4 decision, the Court found that the Administration’s efforts to

Fatal truck crashes buck accident trend, rising again during 2019

Roadway accidents involving large trucks in Louisiana and nationally are simply different from crashes featuring smaller passenger vehicles. That’s obvious, right? An 18-wheel rig, tractor trailer or other commercial truck commands dimensions that flatly dwarf those of cars sharing the road with them. A large truck can weigh scores of

What to do when someone follows too closely behind you?

There are many things that can go wrong on the roads, and it only takes a brief second for a serious collision to occur. One of the more intimidating feelings, when you’re driving, occurs when someone follows too close behind you, is also one of the more dangerous ones. This

A compound fracture is much more than just a broken bone

The injuries suffered by people involved in car accidents vary widely, and it seems as though there is no rhyme or reason to them. One person can walk away relatively unscathed while someone else could suffer serious injuries. Even when vehicle occupants suffer similar injuries, they can range from minor

Working on onshore oil rigs presents plenty of dangers, too

The dangers of working on offshore oil rigs have gained quite a bit of attention in recent years due to some serious accidents. These accidents gain attention due to their size, environmental concerns and the loss of life and injuries involved. While companies ought to address those dangers, the risks

How do you keep the kids optimally safe in the car?

Precious cargo. That’s what your children are when riding with you in the car, right? Candidly, how many times have you simply taken their safety for granted while you’ve been interacting with other drivers in traffic on a Louisiana roadway? It’s likely that just about every mom and dad has

What is going on with bill to limit accident victims’ recoveries?

Ask Louisiana State Senator Kirk Talbot (R-District 10) what exactly is driving confusion regarding a recently authored bill on so-called tort reform he is sponsoring. Many other people don’t seem to know. That legislation – Senate Bill 418, formally entitled the Omnibus Premium Reduction act of 2020 – is a

Always a Louisiana concern: roadway work zones

Some states confine their road-improvement efforts to a handful of months following an annual dose of rough winter weather. That is largely not the case with Louisiana, where highway/street work zones – some marked by significant size and complexity – routinely confront drivers across the year. Ironically, that commonality can