Gordon McKernan Covers the State in Stars and Stripes for the Fourth

The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, commemorates the ratification of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. This document spoke as the 13 colonies’ official claim of independence from Great Britain and pioneered the birth of our independent and flourishing nation. Americans typically celebrate the Fourth of July with boat days, cookouts and…

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5 Tips to Stay Safe After a Hurricane

Hurricane season is here again in Louisiana, and this year is slated to be a big one. So big, you might need a hurricane claim attorney. Scientists predict that there will be up to 20 named storms in 2022, with 10 hurricanes and 5 major hurricanes. While we can’t be sure where they’ll hit, Louisiana…

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What are the Pedestrian Laws in Louisiana?

Because of pedestrian injuries, Louisiana is the seventh-deadliest state in the country for pedestrians: according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 118 pedestrians were killed in our state in 2019. That’s 2.54 deaths per 100,000 people. This grim statistic is a stark reminder of the importance of traffic and pedestrian safety in Louisiana,…

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Vote Gordon McKernan as the Best of Alexandria

We’re thrilled to share that Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys has moved on to the voting round for The Town Talk’s 2022 Alexandria’s Best of the Best contest! Every year, the magazine invites the public to participate in its community choice awards, which allows the community to honor its favorite businesses by nominating and voting them…

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Damages in a Wrongful Death Case

When filing a Louisiana wrongful death case, the types of damages plaintiffs can seek usually fall into two main categories: those generated by the victim before their death, and those suffered by their surviving family because of  their death.  These damages can include economic damages, with measurable losses, as well as non-economic damages, or subjective…

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Track Star Sean Burrell Wins NCAA Title

Tigers Track star and #GetGordon athlete, Sean “Squirrel” Burrell, earned his second 400-meter hurdles win at the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Last week, college athletes across the nation joined to compete for the esteemed title of National Champion. The 2022 National Championship took place from Wednesday, June 8 to Saturday, June 11 in Eugene, Oregon.…

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I-10 West Shuts Down For Nearly Fours After 6-vehicle pileup in Whiskey Bay

On Friday, June 10th, at Whiskey Bay, a 6-vehicle pile-up closed the west lane of Interstate 10 for nearly four hours, resulting in twelve people injured. While the cause of the accident and the severity of the damages is still unclear, officials reported that five people were sent to the hospital after the multiple crashes…

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FedEx Driver Crashes Into Pickup, Leaving 1 Dead in Lake Charles

At 5:00 pm on June 5, a tragic accident involving a FedEx truck and a pickup occurred on Highway 12 in Beauregard Parish. A 21-year-old operating a Fed Ex truck side swiped the Chevy Silverado when attempting to pass it illegally on the eastbound lane. While the FedEx worker and driver of the Chevy truck…

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