Power of Attorney in Louisiana: What You Need to Know

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Practically speaking, a power of attorney is kept on a shelf until it is needed. But when you need one, you REALLY need one, thus it’s important for your Power of Attorney to be efficient and trustworthy. A Power of Attorney is one of the most important legal documents that every person should have in…

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What is Subrogation in Insurance?

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Subrogation, often shortened to subro, is the right of your insurance company to request reimbursement from the liable party after they’ve covered your claim. Usually, that reimbursement comes from the at-fault party’s insurance company. After your insurance company’s subrogation claim is approved, those proceeds can help cover the cost of your deductible. These costs are…

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Gordon McKernan and Team Give Back to the Communities with GMIA Gives

GMIA Gives Giving back comes easy to the Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys team. Every year, each of the law firm’s offices teams up for one large community volunteer initiative, but this past year, Gordon McKernan wanted to do something different. McKernan, inspired by his charity arm, Gordon Gives, launched a new initiative called GMIA Gives.…

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How is Louisiana Law Different from Other States?

downtown New Orleans Louisiana Mardi Gras Decoration

There are a lot of things Louisiana is known for: its delicious food, the party atmosphere, its French influence, and oddly enough, its legal system. While every other state uses Common Law, derived from English law, Louisiana uses French Civil Law, which is derived from the Napoleonic Code. Legal theory and the role of legal…

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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King, who devoted his life to peacefully protesting racial injustice at the state and federal levels, played a key role in the American Civil Rights Movement. Inspired by his Christian…

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Trucking Companies in the US

A tractor trailer crash on highway with a skid mark of the swerve

Recent research has shown the importance of trucks to the American economy: over 70% of all goods shipped in the U.S. spend some of their time on a truck. Because they hold so much economic power, trucking companies must be held to certain standards, not only to ensure their workers are treated well but to…

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What is Tailgating and Why is it Dangerous?

Under Louisiana law, tailgating is defined as a motor vehicle following another more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicle and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway (LA RS 32:81). Tailgating can lead to rear-end collisions, which according to the National Highway Transportation Safety…

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Understanding Assumption of Risk in Personal Injury Cases

While personal injury cases can be complex, some—such as a fender bender involving two vehicles—are generally considered simple. However, even these cases can become complicated when the parties dispute the accident’s cause, and lead to a bitter legal fight. In some personal injury cases, the defendant may assert the defense of assumption of risk. Depending…

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We Miss You, Stolen Santa!

Happy Anniversary, Stolen Santa! December 14, 2021: It was that jolly time of year again when we started to see holiday cheer everywhere we went! For Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, this includes festive decorations, our annual Christmas Bike Giveaway and our inflatable Santa Claus. The 20-foot inflatable that sat outside of our main Baton Rouge…

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Coach Kim Mulkey Gets It Done

Gordon McKernan has signed an official partnership agreement with Tigers’ Women’s Basketball Coach Kim Mulkey.  On Tuesday, Gordon shared a post teasing the partnership. Using a graphic featuring Mulkey’s silhouette, Gordon asked his followers to share their guesses on the attorney’s latest partnership.  A beloved Louisiana native and a critical figure in the success of…

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Louisiana Right of Way Rules: Explained

Whether you’re driving to work, taking a day trip to one of Louisiana’s beautiful parks, or walking in one of our bustling towns, you are subject to Louisiana’s right of way laws. A right of way rule defines who must yield to whom at a given intersection, and applies to everyone using the road, whether…

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15 Weird Laws in Louisiana

Louisiana is known for its good food, great music, a shared joie de vivre, and … weird laws? Louisiana’s legal system is based on the Napoleonic Code, as opposed to the rest of the country’s, which is based on English Common Law. What’s more, the unique history, culture, and wildlife of Louisiana have led to…

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Happy Gordon McKernan Day!

Did you know that December 8 marks Gordon McKernan Day? Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome honored McKernan’s presence in the local community with a day proclamation. It’s no wonder that Gordon McKernan falls on the eighth day of the month given his locally famous phone number 888-8888. The day proclamation exists as a testimony…

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Suing for Emotional Distress in Louisiana

After you’ve been hurt due to someone else’s negligence, you probably know you can be eligible for damages caused by your physical injuries and property damage. However, you might find yourself asking, “Can I sue them for emotional distress caused by my accident?” In short, you can sue for emotional distress and mental trauma caused…

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I-10 East Closed Following a Big Truck Wreck

Between Lake Charles and Sulphur, on December 1, 2022, an accident involving two semi trucks and a truck towing a boat trailer occurred as reported by 107 JAMZ. Responding to the accident, Louisiana State Police closed down I-10 eastbound and diverted traffic to I-210 while cleaning up the mess. Luckily, no injuries were reported in…

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Five-Star LSU Commit Shelton Sampson Jr. Got It Done

Keep ’em coming! We’ve signed a Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deal with Shelton Sampson Jr., a Louisiana high school wide receiver and one of the nation’s top receivers in the class of 2023.  Baton Rouge native Sampson is a senior wide receiver for Catholic High School’s football team. Rated 5 stars by ESPN, Sampson…

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Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Placing your elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted living center can be a difficult but necessary decision. Many families turn to the assistance of a nursing home only when their loved ones lose the ability to care for themselves and need care the family simply cannot provide. While the vast majority of…

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ULM Star Wide Receiver Tyrone Howell Got It Done

Go Warhawks! We’ve signed a Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deal with Tyrone Howell, a wide receiver for the University of Louisiana Monroe’s football team.   Since signing his first NIL deal with Tigers Women’s Basketball star Alexis Morris in December 2021, Gordon has taken Louisiana’s NIL scene by storm. Given his continued success with his…

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What To Do After Being Hit by an Uninsured Driver in Louisiana

Car accidents can have severe consequences for victims and their families. Not only do survivors have to face the physical pain and mental trauma of their injuries, but a car crash can result in thousands of dollars in medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs. Accident victims can usually file an insurance claim with the…

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Gordon Gives Annual Bike Giveaway Event

Happy Holidays! We’ve launched our annual Bike Giveaway event, which will provide 425+ free bikes in 7 different cities across Louisiana.  This year marks our firm’s tenth annual Bike Giveaway event. What started out as a 94-bicycle giveaway in the Greater Baton Rouge area has since grown into a 425+ bicycle giveaway in multiple cities…

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Angel Reese Joins The G Team

Buckets! Tigers women’s basketball forward Angel Reese has signed a Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deal with our frim. Rated the No. 2 overall player in the class of 2022 by ESPN, Reese deservedly earned her spot at the top. She led her high school basketball team at Maryland’s St. Frances Academy to three IAAM…

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10 Steps to Take After Being in a Motorcycle Accident

Nobody expects a motorcycle crash to happen to them, and yet thousands happen every year in the state of Louisiana. If you’ve been the victim of a motorcycle crash, you could be seriously injured, in physical pain, and unsure of what to do next. All too often at , we hear our clients saying that…

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Tigers’ Defensive End BJ Ojulari Got Gordon

We scored big, again! Tigers Football defensive end Jamiu Bolaji “BJ” Ojulari has signed a Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deal with Gordon McKernan. Rated a 4-star prospect and the No. 9 weak side defensive end by 247Sports, Georgia native Ojulari has transcended as a Tiger. After playing in all 10 games during his freshman…

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True Freshman Mason Taylor Signs NIL Deal With Gordon McKernan

Mason Taylor, a true freshman tight end for the Tigers, signed a Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deal with our firm! Taylor got his start at south Florida’s St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Starting as a tight end for the 2020 7A Florida state champion team and named to the Miami Herald All-Broward 8A-6A first-team,…

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LSU Running Back Josh Williams Gets It Done

Welcoming Tigers Football running back Josh Williams to The G Team! Born and raised in Texas, Williams attended Houston’s Kinkaid High School, where he played on the baseball, basketball and football teams. Despite his diverse athleticism, football always played a key role in Williams’ life. Williams, whose father is former Oakland Raiders running back, Jermaine…

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5 Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Louisiana

Every year, nearly 2,000 Louisiana motorcyclists are involved in traffic accidents, suffering injuries, busted bikes, and for more than 80 of them, wrongful death. While there are a variety of reasons that can contribute to a motorcycle accident, nearly all of them can be attributed to driver negligence. The majority of motorcycle accidents are the…

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LSU Tigers QB Jayden Daniels Signs His First NIL Deal with Gordon McKernan

Touchdown! We’re thrilled to share that we’ve secured a Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deal with Tigers Football quarterback Jayden Daniels, which marks Daniels’ first NIL partnership.  With three seasons of starting experience under his belt, Daniels has quickly proved himself a valuable addition to Coach Brian Kelly’s offense. On November 5, the LSU Tigers…

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We’re Giving Louisiana Veterans Free Pizza

To commemorate and honor those that have served in the military, we’re partnering with Lit Pizza to give free pizzas to the first 20 veterans at every Lit Pizza location in Louisiana. Veterans Day is a nationwide, annual celebration that exists to honor those who have sacrificed their lives to protect our country. In recognizing…

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Gordon McKernan Is Voted Baton Rouge’s Favorite Attorney

We’re excited to share that Gordon McKernan was voted Baton Rouge’s “Favorite Attorney” in Baton Rouge Parents Magazine’s annual Family Favorites contest. Every year, the magazine invites the community to nominate its favorite educators, restaurants, programs and businesses for a chance to earn the title of “Family Favorite.” The public can nominate businesses and services…

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Our NIL Partners Helped Us Raise Thousands of Dollars for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we partnered with our Louisiana student-athlete partners across the state to launch a campaign benefitting local cancer organizations. Gordon has dominated the local Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) sphere by building our firm an impressive lineup of student-athlete partners. Spanning from Louisiana State University to University of Louisiana…

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6 Safety Tips for Driving at Night

Staying safe while driving is often as simple as following the rules and best practices of the road: stay focused, follow the speed limit, and drive defensively. However, driving at night poses its own challenges, and with the days getting shorter, it’s important to drive safely at all times of day. Driving at night is…

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Injuries Reported in a Big Truck Wreck on I-12

Early Friday morning on October 21, multiple people were injured in an I-12 eastbound tractor-trailer crash, as reported by WWLTV. During the crash, one vehicle was overturned, which could have resulted in further injury and property damage. According to a Facebook post by the Tammany Parish Fire District, one person had to be airlifted to…

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2 People Airlifted from Amtrak-SUV Crash Just South of Amite

On Thursday, October 20, an SUV collided with an Amtrak train outside of Amite. As reported by WAFB, this accident caused two people to be airlifted to the hospital, at least one of which with critical injuries. According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred just after 1:00 P.M. Thankfully, authorities have reported…

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Tanker Truck Crash on I-10 Westbound Temporarily Closes Two Lanes

A tractor trailer crash on highway with a skid mark of the swerve

On October 18th, Lafayette police reported an accident involving a tanker truck and a vehicle travelling westbound on I-10 temporarily closed two lanes around mile marker 104, according to The Advocate. While there have been reports of injuries, there has been no clarification on the state of the individuals involved in the crash.  Commercial or…

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Accident on I-12 Leaves Six Horses Injured and One Dead 

During the night of October 18th, a pickup truck from Texas crashed into the treeline on I-12 near Sherwood Forest Blvd while pulling trailers carrying seven wild horses. Luckily, East Baton Rouge Animal Control and a local man were able to successfully locate and wrangle the horses. As reported by WBRZ, six horses were rushed…

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State Rushing Record Holder Trey Holly Joins Our Get Gordon Athletes

Our lineup continues to grow! We’ve signed a Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deal with Trey Holly, a Louisiana high school running back and the state rushing record holder. Holly, a native of Farmerville, Louisiana, is a senior running back for Union Parish High School’s football team. Rated 4-stars by ESPN, Holly played on his…

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Louisiana Crime Rates and Statistics

Violent crime has been on the rise around the country since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. According to the FBI, 1.3 million violent crimes were reported that year—a 5% increase from 2019. While the national violent crime rate is still below the high of the 1990s, some states, like Louisiana, have experienced stronger…

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A Guide to Car Insurance Laws in Louisiana

Whether you’re buying a new car, being gifted a used car, or bringing your car to Louisiana from out of state, Louisiana law dictates that you’ll need some form of auto insurance. Like every state, Louisiana has insurance minimums that all drivers are required to carry in order to drive on the roads. Not only…

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Talcum Powder Lawsuit Updates (2022)

Talcum Powder

Talc is a mineral that’s widely used in baby powder, facial powders, beauty products, and other products for personal use, and in various other industrial uses, for hundreds if not thousands of years. During that time, it’s mostly regarded as generally safe for use, but beginning in the 1970s, researchers began linking its use to…

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We’re Teaming Up with 14 Athletes To Raise Money for Breast Cancer Awareness

We’re Playing for Pink! We’re excited to share that we’re teaming up with 14 of our student-athlete partners to support local cancer organizations across the state in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since signing our first NIL deal with Tigers basketball star Alexis Morris in December 2021, we’ve signed 30+ student-athletes, and counting, across…

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Alexis Morris Renews NIL Deal Ahead of Tigers Women’s Basketball Season

Guess who’s back?! We’re excited to share that Tigers women’s basketball star Alexis Morris has renewed her Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) contract with our law firm. In December 2021, Morris became the first Louisiana college athlete to sign a NIL deal with us. Since then, our partnership has proven to be an exciting endeavor. Together,…

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No. 1 Women’s Basketball Recruit Mikaylah Williams Joins the G Team

Buckets! Our law firm is excited to share that we’ve signed a Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deal with Mikaylah Williams, the nation’s No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2023 for women’s college basketball. Williams, a native of Bossier City, Louisiana, plays as a senior guard for Parkway High School’s Lady Panthers basketball team.…

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

When we send our children to school, we hope that they’ll make friends, learn a lot, and generally thrive. However, according to research by the Institute of Education Services, around 20% of students from the ages of 12–18 are bullied at school. This statistic might be surprising, but the sad truth is that many of…

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Celebrating 30 Years of Gordon McKernan

30 Years of Getting it Done This year marks Gordon’s 30th year of practicing law! This milestone anniversary serves as a testament to the reliability and longevity of Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, which has aimed to provide the highest quality of legal service, compassion, and support to Louisianans since day one. Our History GMIA was…

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Louisiana Ranked in Top 10 for Worst Roads

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If you’ve driven for any length of time in Louisiana, you’ve probably noticed the poor state of our roads. In fact, a new study has found that Louisiana is the second-worst state in the country as far as quality of roads is concerned, behind only Rhode Island. Our poor road quality doesn’t help when it…

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Baton Rouge Traffic Ranked Fourth Worst in US

If you’ve been frustrated at the sometimes glacial pace of your morning commute in Baton Rouge, you’re not alone. A study performed by TomTom, the GPS and travel company, has found that Baton Rouge has the fourth-worst traffic congestion in the country, behind only New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. In 2021, Baton Rouge drivers…

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Important Warning Signs & Symptoms of a Head Injury After an Accident

patient with head injury due to recent accident

If you’ve hit your head, it’s likely you’re in pain and annoyed. However, if you’re experiencing other symptoms, even if it’s a few hours or days after your accident, you could have experienced a concussion or another brain injury. Even though concussions are frequently described as “mild traumatic brain injury” (mTBI), there’s nothing mild about…

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6 Common Types of Brain Injuries

4 panel brain scan from brain injury in baton rouge

A brain injury is one of the worst injuries anyone can suffer. While broken bones may heal and property can be replaced, a brain injury can impact victims for the rest of their lives. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, you could be facing years of therapy, expensive medical treatments,…

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Enter Our Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway

It’s Giveaway Time! Hispanic Heritage Month is a month-long celebration that exists to honor the history, culture, achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans. In honor of this special celebration, we’re launching a Hispanic Heritage Month giveaway. Giveaway Rules: Like our Spanish Facebook page Share our Hispanic Heritage Month giveaway post Comment your nationality and your…

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Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Every year, the United States observes Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. The celebration exists to honor the history, culture, achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans. The History In 1968, what is now Hispanic Heritage Month started as a week-long celebration under President Lyndon Johnson. In 1998, President…

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Top 5 Companies Making Self-Driving Trucks in 2022

While self-driving cars, like recent offerings from Tesla, GM, Waymo and the like, are getting all the headlines, the autonomous vehicles most likely to be ready for prime time soon are autonomous trucks. That’s right—within a few years, you could be driving down the highway next to a fully automated tractor-trailer, or one that’s part…

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I-55 shut down for nearly 12 hours after a chemical spill near Kentwood

Last Wednesday, September 7th, a commercial truck hauling hospital supplies was involved in a crash on I-55 between Kentwood and Osyka, Mississippi. Among the supplies on board, the truck was hauling 6,000 gallons of chemical cleaner that spilled onto the road after the truck collided with the back of a tanker. After the incident, two…

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United States Commercial Trucking Accident Statistics

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The United States economy depends on trucking to move its freight around. In fact, about 70% of everything you buy has reached the store where you bought it in a commercial truck. Trucking as an industry is not only foundational to American capitalism; it also provides thousands of well-paying jobs to American men and women…

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Hit and Run Accidents in Louisiana: What evidence do you need for a case?

Traffic accidents are some of the worst experiences you can have—even if no one is hurt, you could be saddled with hundreds or thousands of dollars in repair costs, increased insurance premiums, and more. Of course, if you’re less lucky, you could be facing thousands in medical bills, ongoing physical therapy, lost wages, permanent disability,…

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An Attorney’s Guide to Catastrophic Injury Claims

As you prepare your personal injury claim, it’s important to consider if your injury is catastrophic. A catastrophic injury can be compensated differently, and usually has different caps on damages and other legal considerations. Determining whether your injuries are catastrophic or not can make a significant impact on your personal injury claim process—but how can…

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We’ve Partnered with Lit Pizza to Give Away One Hundred Pizzas

We're teaming with Lit Pizza to get it done for the Hammond community by giving away 100 free pizzas on September 1.

We’ve partnered with Lit Pizza to get it done for the Hammond community by giving away 100 free pizzas on Thursday, September 1! Our team of local, hometown team of attorneys have served the Hammond community for years. We aim to show our appreciation for the community and support for one of Hammond’s newest businesses,…

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Is Louisiana a No-Fault State?

It’s essential to know the answer to the following question if you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in Louisiana: Is Louisiana a no-fault state? At , we’re here to help, and want to be your source for information! So, first things first—Louisiana is NOT a no-fault state when it…

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What are Louisiana’s Traffic Laws?

While some may have a general understanding of the rules of the road, they may not know the exact traffic laws in Louisiana. So, before driving through the famous Pelican State, it’s important to learn the particulars of Louisiana road laws. Being well-informed could save you from unintentionally breaking the law and even help prevent…

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We’re Partnering with Lit Pizza to Give Away One Hundred Pizzas

It’s pizza time! Our firm is thrilled to partner with Lit Pizza to give away 100 FREE pizzas to the Hammond community. The giveaway will take place on Thursday, September 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Lit Pizza on SW Railroad Ave. in Hammond. Anyone who visits Lit Pizza during the event will win…

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Overview of Workers’ Compensation Laws in Louisiana

If you’ve ever been hurt on the job, then you’re aware of just how damaging and alarming those injuries can be. For instance, accidents that happen at work can turn into injuries serious enough to cause someone to be disabled and unable to work for a certain period of time.  Many businesses in Louisiana have…

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Common Dental Injuries in Car Accidents

Injuries resulting from a car accident can range from the relatively minor to completely disabling. Among these, dental injuries can be some of the most serious. While you may not realize it daily, your teeth and dental health have a major impact on your overall quality of life. When your teeth are damaged, broken, or…

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Tigers Defensive Lineman Maason Smith Gets Gordon

Maason Smith, a top-rated sophomore defensive lineman for the Tigers Football team, joins our Get Gordon Athlete lineup. Smith joins fellow Tigers defensive lineman Jaquelin Roy, who signed an NIL deal with our firm earlier this month, as a Get Gordon Athlete. Together, the two powerhouse defensive players are sure to score big both on and off the…

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We’re Giving Away Seven Footballs Autographed by No. 7 Kayshon Boutte

Lucky No. 7! We’ve partnered with Tigers Football wide receiver Kayshon Boutte for a giveaway featuring seven autographed footballs to celebrate Boutte’s new No. 7 uniform number. Schools across the nation place a special value on certain uniform numbers for college football athletes. For the LSU Tigers, one of those numbers is No. 7. The…

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Freshman Offensive Lineman Emery Jones Gets Gordon

McKernan partners with hometown hero Emery Jones ahead of his first season as an offensive lineman for the Tigers.

Callin’ Baton Rouge! Our law firm is excited to share that we’ve signed a Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deal with Emery Jones, a Baton Rouge native and freshman offensive lineman for the Tigers Football team. Growing up between Plaquemines and Baton Rouge, Jones’ heart has bled purple and gold from day one. Jones received…

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Meet The Newest Members of Our Tigers Football Lineup

And then there were 11… In anticipation of the 2021 college football season, our firm has secured Name, Image & Likeness (NIL) deals with an impressive lineup of key players from the Tigers Football team. Committed to the G Team, Kayshon Boutte, Greg Brooks, Kyren Lacy, Miles Frazier and Malik Nabers have renewed their deals,…

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Celebrate National Traffic Awareness Month With Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys

August is National Traffic Awareness Month and brings our focus to, you guessed it, traffic safety! Each day, both drivers and pedestrians become victims when they experience a car wreck that could have been avoided by the other party involved. Unfortunate events like this can turn out to be detrimental, physically and emotionally. It can…

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Tigers’ Running Back Noah Cain Joins the Get Gordon Athlete Lineup

What a catch! Noah Cain, a Penn State transfer and Baton Rouge-born running back for the Tigers Football team, joins the Get Gordon Athlete lineup. Originally from Baton Rouge, Cain’s family moved out of Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. Cain attended one of the top preparatory schools in the nation, Florida’s IMG Academy, where he exceled…

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DOTD is Installing Speeding Cameras in Atchafalaya

Drivers commuting from Lafayette to Baton Rouge or vice versa will hopefully be a little safer, starting August 2022. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) will be installing speed cameras on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge—the “new bridge” on I-10—hopefully within the year. Governor John Bel Edwards signed the bill, SB435, into law in…

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What to Do If Your Child is Injured at School

You send your child to school every day with the implicit trust that they’ll be safe within those walls. When that trust is broken, it can be hard to know where to turn. If your child was injured at school, there are a number of things to keep in mind as you work to receive…

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What are Punitive Damages in a Lawsuit?

If you’ve been injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of someone else, you could be eligible for compensation from multiple types of damages: Economic, or special damages, which can help pay for medical bills, the cost of lost wages, and other costs that can be documented Non-economic, or general damages, which account for the…

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GMIA Named Best in Central Louisiana

We won! Our firm is pleased to share that Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys has won the title of Best Law Firm and Best Personal Injury Attorneys for The Town Talk’s Best of Alexandria. “The firm is thrilled to earn this distinction. Our team aims to provide the highest quality of legal service and compassion to…

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PACT Act Gives Justice for Camp Lejeune Veterans

On August 10, the PACT Act of 2022 was signed into law by President Joe Biden. This new law delivers a long-awaited and well-deserved victory for veterans and their families who still suffer from the damaging and irreversible effects caused by the water contamination at Camp Lejeune.   Water Contamination at 476 Camp Lejeune In 1982,…

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Tigers Defensive Lineman Jaquelin Roy Joins the G Team

Two birds, one stone! We’re thrilled to share that we’ve signed an NIL deal with Jaquelin Roy, a defensive lineman for the Tigers Football team and McKernan family friend. Gordon’s relationship with Jaquelin started long before any of his other NIL partners. Gordon first met Jaquelin through his son, John Gordon (JG), who played high…

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Injured On Vacation? | Gordon McKernan Billboards

Injured On Vacation? You may have seen our latest creative billboard while driving around the state of Louisiana. To continue our trend of pushing out billboards inspired by well-known movies, we decided to create a National Lampoon’s-inspired billboard. Vacations often lead to an increased risk of accidents and injuries. With this in mind, a team…

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Train crashes into salt water truck and closes Highway 1

Last Friday, a KCS train heading south on Highway 1 crashed into the cab of a big rig traveling west, temporarily closing a section of Highway 1. The tank of the salt water truck ruptured at the moment of impact, and Life Air Rescue, North Caddo Medical, Caddo Fire District, and SWEPCO were then called…

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Motorcycle Safety Tips and Requirements

Riding a motorcycle can be one of life’s most enjoyable experiences. Motorcyclists enjoy the thrill of the open road, the feel of the wind, and the greater freedom that comes with riding on two wheels instead of four. However, riding a bike comes with its fair share of dangers and considerations too. Motorcyclists are much…

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How Many Wrong Way Driving Accidents Happen in Louisiana?

Wrong-way driving accidents are fairly rare—but they’re some of the deadliest crashes you can experience. Wrong-way drivers are a leading cause of head-on collisions, which accounted for 10.5% of fatal crashes in the US between 2019 and 2020. This is despite the fact that head-on collisions were less than 1% of all motor vehicle collisions…

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Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Louisiana

On sunny Louisiana days, you may feel tempted to cast your helmet aside and take off on your motorcycle to enjoy the breeze. While this may seem like a good idea, neglecting to wear a helmet or the proper protective gear is very dangerous to yourself and others surrounding you on the road in the…

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What are the Motorcycle Laws in Louisiana?

Many Louisianians enjoy motorcycling around our beautiful state, and it’s easy to see why. Our miles of scenic coastline; our highways running through marsh, swamp, and bayou; and our wide-open roads lend themselves to some of the best motorcycle riding you can enjoy. However, to safely ride in our state, you need to be sure…

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ExxonMobil worker injured on the job at Baton Rouge plant

Early Tuesday morning, an ExxonMobil worker sustained an injury at the plastics plant in Baton Rouge. The company reported that the worker received medical attention on the scene before going to the hospital but has not released any more information regarding the incident.  The investigation into the cause has yet to begin, but the accident…

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Louisiana Car Crashes Expected to be Up in 2022

2022 is shaping up to be a record year for fatal crashes on Louisiana interstates. Even though the number of deadly crashes this year has so far been low, experts predict that the number will continue to grow through the end of the year. One of the main reasons behind fatal crashes is drunk driving.…

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What Will Insurance Reimburse Me for After a Hurricane?

Hurricane seasons in Louisiana seem to get more serious every year, so you need to make sure you’re prepared! Experts predicting a 65% chance of the 2022 season being “above average” in terms of named storms and other activity. In addition, while the traditional hurricane season is defined as running from June to November each…

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Tips to Prepare for a Hurricane in 2022

Hurricane season is upon us. Every year, Louisianans brace for high winds, heavy rains, and the other effects of hurricanes and tropical storms on our coast. This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts another “above-normal Atlantic hurricane season,” with a 65% chance of above-average hurricane intensity and frequency. In fact, some forecasters…

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Did We Take Your Breath Away? | Gordon McKernan Billboards

We’re celebrating the recent release of Top Gun: Maverick in the best way possible: billboards! Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to the renowned 1986 action film, has been all the buzz. We knew we had to do something to celebrate this blast from the past, so our marketing department, in collaboration with Lamar Advertising, launched…

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Plywood falls off of 18-wheeler on I-10 and crushes 2 cars

On Monday, a piece of plywood fell off an 18-wheeler crushing two cars on I-10 East. One person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, while the truck driver was ticketed for recklessly operating his vehicle.  Common causes of 18-wheeler accidents vary from distracted driving, improper cargo handling, and poor maintenance. No company was…

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Overturned 18-wheeler on Twin Span Bridge shuts down I-10

On Sunday morning, July 10th, an overturned 18-wheeler closed I-10 West as it was coming from Slidell towards New Orleans. The cause of the initial crash remains unknown, but reports state that the trailer of a tanker truck detached and slid 20 feet down the bridge. While the cab went down into the lake, thankfully,…

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Introducing the Gordon Gives Backpack Giveaway Event

We’re thrilled to launch the Gordon Gives Backpack Giveaway, our newest community-based event. In light of back-to-school season, we’re giving away over 1,000 free backpacks filled with school supplies to students across the state! The event will provide students from kindergarten to fifth grade with backpacks and school supplies to help them succeed both in…

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Fuel Up with Gordon’s Gas Card Giveaway

In light of the high gas prices, our Gordon Gives team is launching a series of gas card giveaways on our social media pages. Throughout the month of July, we’re giving out a total of ten $100 gas cards to Louisiana residents. Gordon’s Gas Card Giveaway series is made up of four rounds. The giveaway…

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The Difference Between Wrongful Death & Personal Injury

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The main difference between personal injury and wrongful death claims is who is able to bring the case. If the victim survives the accident, they can file a personal injury claim in Louisiana themselves. However, if the victim succumbs to their injuries and passes away, their family or estate can file a wrongful death action…

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Louisiana Car Traffic Deaths Up in 2021

According to our car accident experts who studied a report from the Louisiana Department of Transportation (DOTD), a staggering 997 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2021. This tragic toll breaks the record previously set in 2007, and is over a hundred more people than died last year in crashes. The Governor of Louisiana,…

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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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