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Proving Fault in a Slip and Fall Personal Injury Claim

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else's property, you may have a claim against the owner if his or her negligence caused your accident. For example, if the owner failed to clean up the spill you slipped on, he or she could potentially… Read More

Can a Passenger File a Personal Injury Claim After a Car Accident?

Although many people may associate car accident claims as being filed by an injured driver, passengers may also be able to pursue compensation after a collision However, passengers are often unaware about their rights after a car accident. This includes… Read More

What Are Louisiana’s Pedestrian Laws?

When a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, it can result in the pedestrian suffering serious life-threatening injuries. To reduce the risk of pedestrian-vehicle accidents, it is important to know and follow Louisiana’s pedestrian safety laws while walking… Read More

What Evidence Can Help Me Prove a Car Accident Claim?

If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. However, you must be able to establish through evidence that the car accident was the other driver’s fault. Gathering… Read More

How to File a Workers' Compensation Claim in Louisiana

After a work-related injury or illness, you must follow a specific process to apply for workers’ compensation benefits in Louisiana. If you file your claim incorrectly, you may not receive the benefits you are entitled to. Simien & Simien’s Baton Rouge… Read More

What You Need to Know About Hospital Infections

Every day, approximately one in 25 patients contract one or more hospital-acquired infections, according to an estimate from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These serious, sometimes life-threatening infections can be caused by the… Read More

How Are Workers' Compensation Medical Benefits Paid?

Workers’ compensation insurance provides compensation for medically-necessary treatment of workplace injuries. However, Louisiana has specific rules on submitting claims for payment, when payments will be made and selecting medical providers. If you… Read More

Can I Appeal If My Workers' Comp Claim Is Denied?

If you applied for workers' compensation benefits but were denied, you still have the right to file an appeal with Louisiana's Office of Workers' Compensation Administration (OWCA). If your appeal is successful, you should receive the compensation needed… Read More

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