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When can families sue after the death of a loved one

It doesn’t matter how many years someone had before they died or how much time the family had to prepare for their loss, losing a cherished loved one is inevitably a catalyst for profound grief. The death of a family member often also leads to financial complications for those left

The link between acute orthopedic injuries and mental health

If you’ve suffered broken bones or torn ligaments in a car crash or other type of accident, you expect to be in pain, require medical treatment (perhaps even surgery) and have limited mobility for a period of time. You may even be looking at long-term or permanent effects. Researchers have

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

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

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,

When is a family member’s passing actually a wrongful death?

Anytime someone close to you dies, it definitely feels wrong. Some people will struggle to accept the reality of their loss, experiencing first denial and, then, profound depression after an unexpected death. Even those who recognize the reality of the situation may struggle to make sense of why their family

Boating this weekend? Watch out for drunk drivers

Although it’s normal to watch out for drunk drivers on the roads, you may not be as familiar with the risk of being hit by a drunk boater. Drinking alcohol on the water isn’t always treated the same as it would be in a land vehicle, but that doesn’t mean

Filing a Lawsuit if You Already Accepted a Settlement

Many personal injury claims end when both parties agree to settle. For example, in a car accident case, the victim often agrees to a settlement with an insurance company. The settlement basically ends the case. However, you may later discover other damages you were unaware of when you accepted the

Pre-Existing Conditions and Personal Injury Claims

There is high probability that an accident can further aggravate and cause harm to your pre-existing condition. Unfortunately, most insurance companies do not have this in mind when determining the value of damages. Insurance companies frequently try to use a pre-existing condition to lower the value of an accident claim.

Timeline of Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you have been injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, you may be considering filing a personal injury lawsuit. Though every case is unique, there are some core elements that will likely be involved. Below, we outline the process for you so that you will be ready