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Simien & Simien Personal Injury Law Blog

What should you do if insurance denies or delays your claim?

People who suffer an injury during a car wreck will expect that they can turn to the insurance company for coverage of their bills. While this usually happens without any issues, there are times when the insurance company may drag its feet. This can put you in a difficult position

Taking extra precautions to stay safe while riding a motorcycle

People who ride motorcycles know there is a particular enjoyment about experiencing the open road and wind. If you’ve ever ridden on a bike, you’re probably aware of the additional risks associated with riding. An accident on a motorcycle is 28 times more likely to result in death than a car accident.

Being in a motor vehicle collision can make you afraid to drive

If you are involved in a motor vehicle collision that happens due to another driver, you might sustain bodily harm coupled with emotional suffering. One after-effect that can have an enormous, perhaps harrowing impact on your life is the fear of driving, called vehophobia. It can develop following a crash. This

2 mistakes that can potentially ruin your personal injury claim

No one leaves home looking for an accident. Unfortunately, thousands of car accidents happen every day. If you are involved in a car accident that was not your fault, Louisiana negligence laws allow you to hold the liable party financially responsible for the resulting damages. The moments following a car can leave

What is a wrongful death claim?

Nobody lives forever, and the vast majority of deaths are unavoidable. Illness, congenital conditions and unfortunate accidents can rob us of our loved ones. While tragic, most of the time, there is nobody to blame when someone passes away. But sometimes, a death occurs that could have been prevented. When

What constitutes ‘bad faith’ with an insurance company?

There are some kinds of insurance you have to carry under the law (i.e., you can’t legally drive without liability coverage). Other kinds of insurance are necessary because of contractual agreements. Your landlord may require that you carry renter’s insurance, or your mortgage company might require that you purchase a homeowner’s insurance

How long do you have to file an injury claim in Louisiana?

From car wrecks to cycling accidents and slips and falls, accidents happen when they are least expected. If you are hurt in an accident that is not your fault, you need to file a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party so you can recover compensation for your damages. However,

Helping your teen deal with their first crash

It’s been estimated that about one-fifth of all teen drivers are involved in a crash within a year of first getting behind the wheel. A crash – even one that doesn’t result in serious or long-term injuries – can be traumatic for anyone. However, a teen’s first crash can seriously

What do you do if the insurance company is too slow?

After you’re hurt in a serious accident or have a claim for damages to your property, the last thing you need is an insurer that tries to take advantage of you. They do so, but trying to quickly offer you an inappropriate settlement amount or by failing to respond to

Drivers, watch for school buses and children walking

For some parents, the fact that schools are now back in session – or will be soon – is a welcome relief from their children’s refrains of “I’m so bored!” Others may lament that it seems the kids return to school earlier with each passing year. But regardless of where you fall on that