Louisiana Personal Injury Blog

How to Deal with a Car Accident in a Parking Lot

A large number of car accidents occur in parking lots. Accidents that occur parking lots and accidents that occur on public streets, roads and highways are similar in a number of ways. For example, regardless of where a car accident...Read More

City of Miami Battles Against Discriminatory Lending Practices

On Monday, May 1, 2017, the United States Supreme Court upheld the City of Miami’s standing to sue Bank of America and Wells Fargo under the Fair Housing Act for the issuance of discriminatory mortgages.  It was a big victory in...Read More

What is the Duty of a Hotel to Protect its Guests?

With stories in the news about celebrities being robbed or unknowingly captured on video in their hotel rooms, you may wonder – What is the duty of a hotel to protect its guests from theft or harm? While generally a...Read More

Tipping Points: A Manufacturer’s Duty to Produce Safe Products

Is the recall of 29 million dressers, a $50 million settlement, and $250,000 in donations to hospitals and charities enough? That’s the question three families and furniture manufacturer/distributer IKEA are left to reflect upon in the wake of a two...Read More

The Dangers of E-Cigarettes – Burn Injuries

E-Cigarettes have become very popular as an alternative to smoking. Sales have grown rapidly since they became available in 2007. While the health effects of the vapor and the danger of nicotine overdose are still the subject of ongoing review...Read More

Will a doctor lose his or her license if found at fault in a medical malpractice case?

Just because a court finds that a doctor committed medical malpractice, this does not mean the doctor will lose his or her medical license. Actually, in the vast majority of cases where the doctor is found to be guilty of...Read More

Fear Not: Utilizing Mediation as an Alternative to Litigation

Fear of the unknown is a powerful and paralyzing force. To many people, the legal system is an enigma that contains countless unknowns. Understandably, there can be a lot of fear and anxiety involved when one is thrust into a...Read More

How does the cap on Louisiana medical malpractice cases affect your case?

 In Louisiana, the total amount recoverable for medical malpractice claims for injures to or death of a patient, not counting future medical care and related benefits shall not exceed $500,000, plus judicial interest. This means that the highest judgment one can...Read More

How Long Does It Take For a Personal Injury Claim To Settle Or Go To Court?

The time it takes before you receive a settlement from a personal injury or time it takes for your case goes to trial will depend on several factors like what type of case you are involved in and the facts...Read More

Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property Damages Settlement Program Overview

Claims Program Update Program begins to accept claims June 2012. First eligibility notices issued July 15, 2012 First payment issued July 31, 2012 Current Statistics Total number of claims – 386,107 Eligibility notices issued – 152,010 Denial notices issued –...Read More