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2 things you need to know before accepting a crash settlement

After a car crash, you may not work for weeks, maybe longer if your injuries are severe. You will also have a lot of expenses to cover all at once, ranging from the cost to tow your vehicle to a repair shop to the medical bills that keep coming in

What does “good faith and fair dealing” mean?

Insurance companies operating in Louisiana typically have to comply both with federal law and with Louisiana state laws regulating their industry. The regulations that apply to the insurance industry largely govern how they handle their policies, especially when someone makes a claim. After all, companies that provide insurance obviously make

Factors that increase truck driver fatigue

Truck drivers provide a vital service across our country. They deliver the goods that stock the shelves in grocery stores and much more. Needless to say, this involves a lot of work. For the most part, truck drivers carry out their duties in a safe manner, but this isn’t always

Should you listen to music when you run?

When people decide to go for a run for exercise, they often choose to listen to music. For those who simply want to cover a lot of distance, music is a way to make it less boring. For those who want to get faster and in better shape, music can

2 reasons people lose limbs or extremities in car crashes

Loss or amputation of a limb is an extremely traumatic injury. The injury itself can cause life-threatening blood loss or put someone in shock, which is also very dangerous. Emergency trauma care is necessary, and someone could spend days, if not weeks, in the hospital. Individuals who experience a traumatic

What damages can you claim in a personal injury lawsuit?

One of the first questions that usually comes up when someone looks into a personal injury lawsuit is how much their case is worth. The answer to this isn’t always easy to determine because there are several factors that come into the picture. The factors that are included in the

The long-term impact of serious burn injuries after a crash

If another driver’s negligence resulted in a car accident, you might have life-changing injuries. An example is second and third-degree burns over most of your body. When these injuries occur, you must undergo painful and expensive treatment. Unfortunately, burn victims will likely experience many other challenges for the remainder of their lives.

How is fault determined in a Louisiana car accident?

Accidents happen all the time. However, no two accidents are the same. If you are involved in a car accident that is not your fault, you deserve compensation for your damages. Establishing fault in a car accident can be difficult, especially if no one wants to own up. To establish

2 things to know about lost wages in wrongful death claims

Wrongful death claims are a way for those struggling with a recent loss to seek justice. A successful claim can provide closure for grieving family members. There is some relief that comes from have a judge or a jury finding that the business or individual who wrongfully caused the death

3 tips for driving around semitrucks

Semitrucks play an important role in commerce, but they are also very dangerous simply because of their large size and heavy weight. Anyone who’s driving through Baton Rouge will see plenty of these vehicles on the interstate. Everyone on the roadways must ensure they’re as safe as possible. There are